The Canadian Dental Association recommends that you have your teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months. Some patients may require more frequent cleanings, depending on their oral hygiene needs. Oral hygiene exams can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and our cleanings can remove any excess tartar that your teeth may have. While brushing and flossing removes plaque, buildups can occur. Once plaque hardens into tartar, it is much more difficult to remove without professional attention.
When you visit Upper Ottawa Dental we will ensure that your smile is as strong as can be, and we will work for you to prevent complications down the road. After a professional cleaning, scaling and polishing of excess tartar and any discolourations, we will take X-ray images of your mouth. Our team can examine these to ensure that no oral cancer or gum disease are developing. We also offer fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth against acids and sugars, and we can provide instruction on proper brushing and flossing techniques. The best defense against tooth decay is prevention, and that is what we're here for!