Teeth Cleaning with GBT in Montréal

What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning Appointment?

When you come for a teeth cleaning appointment at Dr. Lenny Slepchik’s office, the goal is to eliminate tartar, plaque, and any excess buildup. We will take our time and give you a break if you need it. We will answer your questions and make sure you are comfortable.

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Your Teeth Cleaning Appointment At Dr. Lenny Slepchik’s Office


With our newest team member, our GBT system, you will have a surprisingly easy dental cleaning appointment. GBT is a more comprehensive approach to your dental cleaning that uses advanced technology to detect and even remove the invisible bacteria and biofilm that may cause oral health problems. The airflow system uses a special formulated powder to blast away the biofilm from the surface of the teeth.

Using the Optragate (retractor), your mouth remains open automatically. It also allows us to see all your teeth, gums, and tongue. This system itself has been created to be more thorough, which means it accomplishes a deeper cleaning with less discomfort for you. It is the least invasive method with the best results. Once the biofilm is removed, it is gone. Biofilm is the bacteria present in your mouth. We now have the ability to eliminate it. Studies have shown that this process improves your dental health. You will be amazed at the experience.

Most people find cleanings painless and even enjoyable. However, if there is gum recession (root exposure) or inflammation, it may feel sensitive. Our hygienist has many options to make you comfortable. They can use a topical anesthetic, or Dr. Slepchik can freeze the hypersensitive areas. The most popular method would be to use Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as Laughing Gas, in order to help you relax. Nitrous Oxide works quickly and is reversed 100% at the end of your appointment so you can resume your daily activities immediately.

We take pride in our thoughtful and thorough dental cleanings.

How Often Should I Have My Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

Many people may not understand the importance of seeing the dentist every three or six months for their professional dental cleanings. They feel they do a good job with their home hygiene, so they may put off scheduling their professional cleanings and exams with Dr. Slepchik and our hygienist.

Why is three or six months the timeline for these exams and cleanings? It’s not an arbitrary number. Six months is about the length of time it takes plaque to harden into tartar to a degree in your mouth that it should be removed. While daily brushing and flossing remove plaque every day, that same plaque hardens into tartar if you don’t brush enough and in some hard-to-reach places. Tartar can only be removed by a professional using specific dental instruments When you get beyond six months, tartar can begin to creep under your gum line, which signals the beginning of gum disease.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends seeing the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam every three to six months.

How Long Does A Regular Cleaning And Exam Take?

Our professional dental cleanings and exams at our downtown Montréal offices usually take about one hour. It may be longer if it’s time to take your digital x-rays.

What Happens If I Have Dental Anxiety?

If you’re nervous or anxious about seeing the dentist, you’re not alone. Dr. Slepchik and his team are very knowledgeable and experienced in welcoming anxious patients. The best thing you can do for yourself is tell us this is hard for you. We understand and know exactly how to make you feel comfortable and relaxed.

We will go as slowly as you need, giving you breaks in your appointment if you need them. We also offer noise-reduction headphones, and you can play music from your phone through them. Many nervous patients request Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for their appointment. This light sedation completely removes your anxiety, yet you are awake the whole time. Plus, the effect of the gas wears off almost instantly when the mask is removed, so you don’t have to worry about any after-effects or downtime.

If you’d like to use Nitrous Oxide during your cleaning and exam, please tell us. Our front desk concierge will reserve it for you. We'll also use the Dental Vibe and the Wand for the most gentle injection you’ve ever experienced. You will feel nothing. The technology in our office allows our patients to feel more comfortable during their dental appointments.

How Soon After My Cleaning Can I Eat?

There aren’t any restrictions on how soon you can eat following a routine cleaning and exam. The one exception is if we have applied a topical fluoride to your teeth. If so, you shouldn’t eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after leaving our office. That allows the teeth to fully absorb the fluoride.

Are Dental Cleanings Painful?

The main goal of a dental cleaning is to break off any tartar that has accumulated in the usual places in your mouth, particularly the inside of the lower front teeth. Tartar forms when plaque is allowed to sit on your teeth. The calcium combined with saliva hardens into tartar. Once tartar has formed, you cannot remove it with dental floss and brushing; it needs to be removed by your dental hygienist.

Patients sometimes assume this must be painful. It isn’t. Tartar breaks free from the tooth with a slight amount of pressure from the Piezon. Scraping is no longer necessary when using the GBT system. There isn’t any pain involved in a cleaning and exam.

How Should I Maintain My Teeth After A Professional Cleaning?

The key to optimal dental health is your home hygiene. Start by flossing your teeth once a day. Move the floss up and down the sides of the teeth and under the gums. This removes plaque and food residue between your teeth. This also stimulates your gum tissue, which is important for health.

The goal is to brush your teeth for two minutes twice daily. You should brush with an electric toothbrush using toothpaste with fluoride that has been approved by the Canadian Dental Association or the American Dental Association. Their oscillating heads (often combined with ultrasonic energy) do an excellent job of removing plaque and keeping your gums healthy. Most electric toothbrushes have built-in timers to tell you when you’ve brushed the right amount of time. Many also have pressure sensors to tell you if you are pushing too hard, which can lead to gum recession.

If you follow this home hygiene regimen daily, you’ll only need to see Dr. Slepchik and our friendly team at our downtown Montréal offices for routine cleanings and exams. You’ll likely be able to avoid issues such as gum disease, heavily decayed teeth, bad breath, and all the other problems that come with poor dental hygiene.

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What People Say About Us!

"This is the best dental practice in Montreal! Quality dental service, excellent communication with their customers, friendly staff and clean environment. Dr. Slepchik and hygienist Kinga are amazing people! Super friendly and professional! I highly recommend this place to anybody!"

- Wayne Y.

Schedule A Consultation

For more information about our general dentistry services, contact Lenny Slepchik, DDS, at 514-875-7971 or email us at reception@smilesbydrslepchik.com to schedule a consultation. We are located in downtown Montréal, next to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel across from Place Ville Marie, Metro McGill, or Metro Bonaventure.

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