Your smile is important. That's why it is necessary to have your teeth cleaned and looked at by professionals. At Sun Dentistry, we offer dental cleanings in Burnaby and Richmond.
Regular visits allow you to keep that smile bright and take action immediately to prevent problems from getting worse. Our Richmond and Burnaby dentists and hygienists have over 50+ years of experience with dental cleanings.
We are open 7 days a week and offer direct billing to your insurance companies. Affordable payment plans are also available. For information of dental cleaning costs, read more here.
What Is A Dental Cleaning
Dental cleaning is a procedure also known as 'dental hygiene'. This involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains to retain healthy teeth and gums. Our toothbrushes at home can't remove all the buildup of debris that you can't reach or see. With our advanced dental knowledge and tools, we are able to get to those hard to reach places as well as scan for areas that problems might develop.
Professional cleanings prevent cavities, inflammation of gums, bone loss, and bad breath. The Sun Dentistry team has a high attention to detail and will communicate throughout the exam so that you are well taken care of.
What Happens During A Dental Cleaning
During a dental cleaning, our team will evaluate your oral health. They will check for tartar and plaque on your teeth as well as check your gum health. Using special dental tools, our staff will start cleaning your teeth and removing stains. The spaces between your teeth will also be thoroughly cleaned as these spaces can be indicative of gum health.
Using a polishing tool and a gritty toothpaste, your teeth will start to shine as it begins to remove teeth stains. For extra detailed cleaning, flossing will make sure your teeth are clean as can be. Afterward, fluoride treatment to your teeth is done in order to strengthen them. Fluoride treatment is important to restore and reinforce your teeth. For children, our team may recommend dental sealant. Dental sealant adds another layer of protection for their teeth to help them protect their teeth for the years to come.
A crucial step to a complete dental evaluation is an X-ray image of the mouth. A dental X-ray is considered extremely safe. It uses a very low dose of radiation to produce an image that allows our dentists to check specific areas of concern such as cavities.
Other issues we can see include:
- Areas of decay, including fillings and between teeth
- Bone damage often associated with gum disease
- Masses or Abscesses related to root, tooth, gum infections
- Root canal issues
- Tongue, throat, neck, face, head swelling or oral cancer
Why they are important
Dental cleanings are important to help you maintain good oral health. This way, you can smile without worrying. It is the most efficient way to make sure your mouth is in good shape so you don't have to worry about your dental problems. We have Richmond dental cleanings and Burnaby dental cleanings available on weekdays and weekends. Evening dental cleanings are another option if that is more convenient for you.
One of the most common reasons you should have a dental cleaning is bad breath. Bad breath, also known as 'halitosis', is caused by a wide variety of problems. Curing bad breath can be quite simple and our team will work with you to a solution.
Bad breath can begin by infrequent brushing and flossing, smoking, diet, to more severe reasons such as gum disease. Another common cause is dry mouth. A dental cleaning is a great first step to resetting your oral health. Our experts will work with you to develop strategies, provide nutrition counselling and give you a plan to help you feel confident and comfortable. This problem is more common than you think so don't be afraid to bring it up with our staff!
Gum Disease - Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease or gum disease is a treatable problem if caught early. Bacteria found in plaque can spread below the gums, bone, and around teeth. When this happens, it causes teeth to break down and inflammation to occur. Teeth loss or loose teeth are symptoms of gum disease and are unfortunately late signs of gum disease.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms call Sun Dentistry to immediately book an appointment with our dentists. Earlier signs include receding gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, bad breath, or separating teeth. Many conditions of periodontal disease can be treated and prevented which is why it is important to schedule dental cleanings.
Sun Dentistry will work with you to create a treatment plan based on the stage of periodontal disease. Dental X-rays can helpful when determining staging of gum disease. Our periodontal staff can also assist you for that extra level of expertise and comfort. Instructions and items for specific homecare can help assist your recovery. Scheduling your dental cleanings in Richmond or Burnaby can help get you a head start in protecting your gums.
Whether its eating certain foods or drinking hot or cold drinks, tooth sensitivity can be treated. Fluoride is an effective way in preventing tooth sensitivity. During a dental cleaning, a fluoride treatment is performed at the end of the exam and can not only help your tooth sensitivity but strengthen your teeth as well. Let our staff know if you have tooth sensitivity. We can give you other suggestions as well such as toothpaste recommendations for sensitive teeth.
After A Dental Cleaning
Dental cleanings are the most important treatment when it concerns your smile. You not only get your teeth cleaned, but your health examined as well. Don't let these appointments pass because your teeth are important for years to come. We recommend dental cleanings at least every 6 months to as much as every 4 months. This is the best way to have healthy, beautiful, shiny teeth. Schedule your dental cleanings in Burnaby or Richmond, Vancouver. Our hours are flexible from the mornings to the evenings. You can even have your teeth cleaned on the weekends.