Costs of Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning Cost​

Many people wonder about the total cost of dental cleaning. There are many things done in a dental exam and cleaning and the associated costs may seem confusing. Some patients have insurance coverage and are concerned about how much of the costs are covered if any at all.

This article will help explain all of the costs associated with a basic dental cleaning and what is covered by your insurance company.

Sun Dentistry performs the highest quality of dental cleaning. We have over 100+ years of combined dental experience. With that, we strive to provide the best patient care, this includes a detailed explanation of the exams being done. During your time here, our receptionist will provide you with an official receipt with the cost details and pricing of the exam. We will happily answer any questions related to the cost and price!

To book a dental cleaning appointment, feel free to contact us or give us a call at any of our locations: Burnaby (604-559-9937) or Richmond (604-273-6011).

How Much Does Teeth Cleaning Cost​

Teeth cleaning is a great way to keep on top of your oral health. You can save a lot of time and money with preventive oral care. Read more about the benefits of teeth cleaning.
During a dental cleaning, many different things are done.

This includes:

  • ​Using special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth
  • Examination of teeth and gums
  • Radiographs (X-rays)/Panoramic X-Rays
  • Fluoride Treatment

For more information and detail on the specifics of a dental cleaning, visit our dental cleaning page.

Sun Dentistry follows the British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) Fee Guide. The prices are determined by the BCDA along with specific examination codes. All of these fees are readily available to the public.

Teeth cleaning costs range from $150-$500+ depending on the specific services performed. For all new patients, a complete oral exam is done to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. X-rays will be taken if not recently done. As well as up to 1 hour of cleaning and polishing and fluoride treatment.

It is important to note, if you have insurance coverage, the cost of what you will pay will vary. Most insurance companies will pay for all, percentage, or a sum of the dental cleaning.

Here is an example of the cost of teeth cleaning with insurance coverage:

Dental Cleaning Cost: $150

– Insurance Coverage: 80%*

– Total Covered by Insurance Company: $120

You Pay: $30

*Taken from Pacific Blue Cross Dental Coverage

Dental Cleaning and Scaling Cost

Sun Dentistry dentists are registered with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC). They are experts in dental cleaning and will work with you to get you the best oral health.
​Dental scaling is often performed during routine dental cleaning. It is a deep cleaning of the gum line of your teeth. Either a manual instrument, ultrasonic instruments, or both are used to accomplish this.

​Scaling varies depending on the health of your teeth and gums. It is an essential process that reaches areas that can’t be reached by traditional brushing and flossing. The price of scaling usually starts at $25.30 based on the BCDA fee guide.

Dental Cleaning Price

The price of dental cleaning can easily be offset by the amount of money you would save by keeping your teeth healthy and looking white.

It is recommended that you have your teeth cleaned twice a year to ensure oral health. You can save a lot more money long-term if you have your teeth cleaned regularly. You can prevent many problems including cavities, gum disease, and root canal therapy. To treat these problems, they cost more than dental cleanings which is why it is a good idea to see our dentists regularly.

Sun Dentistry recommends biannual cleanings to most of its patients. When our dentists see you, they will examine your teeth and help you achieve the best smile. To serve you better, we have appointments 7 days a week with morning and afternoon appointments available. If you have tooth pain or problems we also have emergency dental appointments.

Book at any of our locations including Burnaby 604-559-9937 or Richmond 604-273-6011.