Dundas Dental - Whitby

Teeth Cleanings in Whitby

Prevent dental issues with cleanings every 6 to 8 months for a radiant smile and peace of mind.
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Take Care Of Your Teeth And Gums

Having routine teeth cleaning and a checkup is one of the most critical steps you can take to preserve your oral health including not just your teeth but your gums and the rest of your mouth– inside and out. Cleaning removes plaque, tartar and bacteria that cause decay, gum disease and chronic bad breath. A hygienist is able to get into areas that aren’t easy to reach with routine brushing and flossing at home. A thorough cleaning and exam give the hygienist and dentist the perfect opportunity to monitor your oral health and spot problems that can be resolved or avoided altogether before they become painful and expensive.

Plus, regular teeth cleaning can help your teeth look whiter and brighter naturally, without the need for bleaching treatments.

  • Eliminates plaque, a sticky substance containing bacteria that eats away your enamel.
  • Removes tartar build-up, plaque that has hardened and could lead to gum disease.
  • Gets rid of coffee, tea or other stains on your teeth.
  • Check for receding gums, chipped or broken teeth and other signs of disease and infection.

What to Expect At a Teeth Cleaning Appointment?

Gum Health

Your gums are vital for supporting your teeth and framing your smile. During your visit, we’ll thoroughly assess your tongue, gums, teeth, and the entire mouth, with a special focus on the gum line. Our goal is to ensure your oral health is at its best, free from any signs of inflammation or impending gum disease. Don’t worry; we won’t be too hard on you about your flossing habits!

Plaque & Tartar Removal

Plaque, that soft, sticky film on your teeth, can harden into stubborn tartar if not regularly cleaned through brushing, flossing, and professional care. Tartar often hides in hard-to-reach places like the gum-line. Our skilled hygienists use specialized tools to gently remove plaque and tartar, leaving your teeth polished and stain-free.


Following your teeth cleaning, it’s the ideal time for a dentist’s examination. Your dentist will review your chart and x-rays, focusing on any problem areas or concerning trends. They may recommend further treatment or provide valuable tips to combat tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease. If you have any questions or have experienced discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain, we’re here to listen and address your concerns.

Investing in Your Oral Health: Teeth Cleaning Costs in Whitby

Routine checkups and cleanings are a proactive approach to maintaining your dental health, and most insurance plans generously cover them as part of regular care, typically every six months. If you don’t have dental insurance, the cost typically ranges from $120 to $300 and may vary, especially if it’s your initial visit or your first cleaning in a while.

The actual cost of your treatment depends on several key factors, including:

  • Your current oral health.
  • The necessity for new x-rays.
  • The time needed by our dental team to cater to your unique requirements.
  • The equipment and supplies required to ensure comprehensive care.

These routine appointments are of utmost importance to us, as they are the most effective means of preventing more extensive treatments, averting dental discomfort, and ensuring your happiness and overall well-being.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most people should have checkups every six months, but your dentist may recommend a different frequency based on your specific needs.

A typical checkup includes a thorough examination, cleaning, x-rays (if needed), and discussions about your oral health.

Yes, modern dental x-rays emit minimal radiation and are safe. We take precautions to further minimize exposure.

Maintaining good oral hygiene through regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings is key to prevention.

Yes, we can diagnose the cause of sensitivity and recommend treatments like desensitizing toothpaste or dental procedures.

Yes, dental cleanings are safe during pregnancy and important for maintaining oral health during this time.

Our hygienists will provide personalized after-care instructions, including tips on maintaining oral hygiene at home.

Yes, most dental insurance plans cover routine teeth cleaning appointments. We can assist you in verifying your coverage.

It’s best to avoid eating a heavy meal immediately before your appointment. Drinking water is generally fine.

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