Dental Cleaning in Surrey: Book Every Six Months for Optimal Oral Wellness

September 21

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning? If the answer is over six months, you’re overdue. Simply Smile offers comprehensive, affordable dental cleaning in Surrey. With specialized services for adults and kids, our hygienists are serious about preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Dental cleaning is more than just scaling and polishing at Simply Smile. Our hygienists also use this as an opportunity to check oral health. Using a mirror, they work to catch a glimpse of all areas plaque and tartar may be hiding and ensure the mouth is free of trouble–swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer. Several studies link poor oral hygiene to severe illnesses—bone loss, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancers, and many other problems. Yes, brushing and flossing at home help, but even the fiercest flosser will still have trouble reaching certain areas of the mouth. In these pockets, the colourless sticky film known as plaque can harden into the bacteria-laden, cavity-causing tartar.

At Simply Smile, we’ve optimized oral wellness through a complete and thorough approach to dental cleaning in Surrey:

  1. We begin by taking your oral history.
  2. Step two assesses teeth and gums, including a TMJ and visual oral cancer screening. We will discuss any concerns, referring patients to specialists as needed.
  3. We scale using two methods to remove tartar and plaque build-up: we begin with the Ultrasonic Scaler from Dentsply Sirona and finish with finer scaling performed by hand.
  4. Plaque and stain surfacing are polished away.
  5. A complimentary fluoride application helps remineralize enamel, protecting teeth from cavities.

Through regularly scheduled dental cleaning, we keep smiles healthy and free of plaque and tartar. Besides losing the crummy feeling of a crusty blanket on your teeth, tartar is a serious health concern that can lead to receding gumlines and tooth loss. It’s also a primary culprit in tooth decay and gum disease. The build-up of bacteria not only causes bad breath but can also lead to conditions like sensitivity, cavities, and eventually tooth loss.

Plaque can harden into tartar in hours, so daily brushing and flossing work hand-in-hand with a regularly scheduled dental cleaning. Once tartar forms, you can’t get rid of it at home—it requires a dental professional to carefully scrape it away, without damaging enamel.

Six Ways to Fight Tartar

Although removing tarter requires a professional, there are a few tricks you can try that make it harder for tartar to form:

  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Use a tartar control toothpaste
  • Drink a cup of bacteria-reducing green tea
  • Enjoy fresh fruits and veggies—the saliva production helps wash away some bacteria causing plaque
  • Use mouthwash—ingredients like cetylpyridinium, chlorhexidine, and certain essential oils can fight plaque and tartar build-up.

Oral care is an essential part of your overall health and wellness. At Simply Smile, we keep dental cleaning in Surrey accessible and affordable. All patients without insurance receive 30% off the cleaning costs outlined in the BC Fee Guide. Additionally, for low-income children under 19, we bill MSP directly for cleaning procedures.

All services come from certified, compassionate hygienists who work to help you understand your oral health and develop personalized care routines to keep your smile bright and healthy—book today to get started.

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