Many may confuse casual teeth cleaning and a professional dental cleaning, the two are very different. A professional teeth cleaning isn’t simply just brushing your teeth as you would do at home. When you come for a tooth cleaning appointment at Dr. Lenny Slepchik’s office, the goal is to eliminate tartar, plaque, and any excess build up with a thorough teeth cleaning appointment.
Teeth Cleaning vs Teeth whitening
Teeth cleaning and Teeth whitening are two different procedures that we offer here at Lenny Slepchik D.D.S. As stated earlier, our cleaning service focus on the physical health of your teeth, while the whitening service focuses on the aesthetics, eliminating coffee stains, red wine stains, and more.
Your Teeth Cleaning treatment With Dr. Lenny Slepchik
During this appointment, our hygienist removes plaque and tartar accumulated (calcified) on your teeth, because leaving it undisturbed will undoubtedly damage your gums and lead to gum disease such as periodontitis. The hygienist will first use an ultrasonic instrument that sprays a cooling mist of water, in order to break up larger pieces of tartar and loosen them.
Second, she uses fine hand instruments to remove smaller deposits lodged in tighter areas and smooth out the tooth surfaces.
Finally, she will polish further and remove stains with an airflow instrument ,which is a high pressured jet of water mixed with a powder containing baking soda. This will leave your teeth feeling soft and clean. Your first cleaning may take longer than usual if your last appointment has been over 3 months ago, as the calcified tartar tends to be harder to remove.
Most people find cleanings painless and even enjoyable. However, if there is gum recession (root exposure) or inflammation, it could feel sensitive. In such cases, the hygienist has a number of methods available to make you as comfortable as possible. She can use a topical anesthetic or Dr. Slepchik can freeze the hypersensitive areas. The most popular method though, would be the use of Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as Laughing Gas, in order to release tension, resulting in a more enjoyable dental experience. The Nitrous Oxide works quickly and is reversed 100 % at the end of this appointment ; you can resume your daily activities immediately.
We take pride in our thoughtful and thorough dental cleanings.
Teeth Cleaning Patient Testimonial
“This is the best dental practice in Montreal! Quality dental service, excellent communication with their customers, friendly staff and clean environment. Dr.Slepchik and Hygienest Kinga are amazing people! Super friendly and professional! I highly recommend this place to anybody!” – Wayne Y.