Dental Hygiene & Professional Teeth Cleanings

At Deer Valley Dental Care in South East (SE) Calgary, our team of dentists and hygienists provide thorough dental hygiene consulting and teeth cleaning during every checkup.


Check out answers to our most commonly asked questions about what to expect at your teeth cleaning and dental checkup appointment.

How often should I visit the dentist for a checkup?

We highly recommend visiting our office for a professional teeth cleaning and dental checkup at least twice a year, or once every 6 months.

How long will my visit take?

The time of your first visit may vary, but the minimum time is 60 minutes.

Do you offer hygiene only appointments?

Yes! If you are looking for a hygiene only appointment, please contact our office.

What is scaling?

A regular cleaning focuses ensures the surfaces of the teeth are cleaned and the space between the teeth, above the gum line. A regular cleaning also includes teeth polishing. A cleaning with scaling is needed in order to remove bacteria, plaque, and debris that has collected under the gum line.

Will I have to get x-rays?

X-rays are an important part of your complete oral exam as they provide us insight into what's going on with your teeth.

Is my visit covered by insurance?

If you have insurance, please ask us about coverage and we are happy to review your options with you.

Can I ask questions at my appointment?

Our friendly and welcoming team is happy to answer any questions you may have about your oral health and dental care.

Will I be asked about my health history?

It is important for your dental care provider to have a thorough understanding of your health history. Your information is always kept confidential.

Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleaning in Calgary SE

Causes of tooth decay

The two primary causes of tooth loss: decay and gum disease, are caused by bacteria in the mouth.

Both of these problems can be minimized or prevented through proper dental hygiene.

Some of the elements of proper dental hygiene include:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Limiting between-meal snacks
  • Seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam

Keeping your teeth healthy

Additional preventive methods include the application of dental sealants and exposure to fluoride in the form of fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwash, or fluoride treatments directly applied by your dentist.

Our professional dental team will help you learn more about proper brushing and flossing, gum disease, tooth decay, dental sealants, and the relationship between smoking and oral health and gum disease.

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