Scaling, polish & flouride therapy
Full-service dental clinic providing scaling, polish & flouride therapy in Thornhill
Tooth polishing is a dental procedure that leaves you with a glossy-clean tooth enamel. Typically, tooth polishing is performed in a routine cleaning appointment. However, it gets better! When combined with dental scaling, this procure not only polishes your smile aesthetically but it also refreshes your breath and helps avoid tooth decay.
A typical tooth cleaning routine involves three steps:
- Your teeth are inspected for decay and weaknesses in the enamel.
- Plaque and tartar are scraped from the surfaces of your teeth in a process called scaling.
- Lastly, your teeth are buffed and polished to remove staining before being flossed and topped with a protective layer of fluoride.
Although regular tooth polishing alone does not prevent gum disease, having your teeth polished and scaled can significantly decrease plaque buildup on your teeth. Having less plaque will better preserve tooth enamel (which is impossible to restore once it is gone). Tooth polishing also removes bacteria from the surface of your teeth and leaves a smooth finish which makes it difficult for bacteria to stick onto your teeth in the future.
Scaling is the procedure in which tartar and plaque are scraped from the teeth. Special tools are used to reach the places your toothbrush might miss. When combined together, scaling and polishing bring out a healthy smile with a smooth and clean finish to the teeth.
Tooth polishing is generally considered a safe procedure for all and does not require any special preparations. It is important to note that polishing alone does not prevent tooth decay unless it is combined with a cleaning routine that includes scaling and flossing at the dentist’s office.
If a patient has severe erosion or wear on their teeth, polishing may be limited. Furthermore, for patients with highly sensitive teeth, cup polishing may be recommended as it is more gentle.
To keep your teeth clean and their glossy best, a routine involving polishing and scaling is recommended every 6 months. For those with a faster accumulation of plaque buildup, or with periodontal issues, polishing may be recommended up to every 2 months.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used as an essential part of oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy teeth by strengthening the enamel to better protect the teeth from harmful bacteria (tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of each tooth).
Fluoride is especially important if you’re at a high risk for developing cavities. Cavities occur when bacteria build up on the teeth and gums and form a sticky layer of plaque. Plaque produces an acid that erodes teeth and gum tissue. If plaque breaks through the protective enamel layer, bacteria can infect and harm the nerves and blood at the core of the tooth.
Our dentists provide professional fluoride treatments using a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish.
These treatments deliver fluoride at a concentration that exceeds that in water and toothpaste, making it a much stronger treatment than anything at home. Fluoride treatments only take a few minutes to apply, and you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes until the fluoride is fully absorbed.
You can get fluoride in two ways:
- Topically from toothpaste and treatments from your dentist
- Systematically from water and dietary supplements
It’s best to get fluoride both topically and systemically.
It is recommended that you have fluoride treatments every 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on your oral health. If you’re at a high risk for cavities, a fluoride rinse or gel may be prescribed to you for regular use at home.
The following can increase your risk of cavities:
- excessive drug or alcohol use
- eating disorder
- poor oral hygiene
- lack of professional dental care
- poor diet
- dry mouth, or decreased saliva
- weak enamel
Common sources of dietary fluoride include:
- food cooked in water
- fish eaten with their bones
- infant formula
At Emerald Dental Clinic, our specialized staff is ready to bring your oral health to its absolute best! Book an appointment for our dental cleaning treatments and experience the refreshing feeling of running your tongue along a glossy-clean, smooth set of teeth!
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Emerald dental care is a state-of-the-art dental clinic with incredibly friendly staff and qualified doctors.
I’ve had nothing but great experiences with this office. Doctor Shawn Groyeski is so kind and knowledgable, and I can say the same for hygienist. Facilities are spotless and clean. any procedure I’ve had has been fast and virtually painless. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for top-notch dentists.😊
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Last Friday for the first time appointment I went to Dr Shawn Groyesky for a quick consultation about my front teeth which he Reshape and smooth the fillings on my front teeth to improve the esthetic appearance.
Dr Shawn was very professional & friendly which made me go back to him today and I would highly recommend him to all family & friends who they are looking for a good dentists .
I had a couple of fillings done by dr. Shawn Groyeski last week. I was not too sure first about the procedure but him and his team made me feel extremely comfortable.
Overall I was very happy with the treatment I received. The staff were friendly and professional.
I Would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for an amazing dentist
This is the most comfortable dentist office I have ever been to. The dentists are absolutely fantastic and professional. The dental assistants are just as gifted. The hygienist is always so nice and gentle when cleaning.The front desk staff are friendly and helpful . I feel comfortable enough during covid to continue to get my regular cleaning and check up as the place is super clean .I highly doubt I will ever be as satisfied by another dental office.
Thank you to Dr. Shawn Groyeski and his staff for a good dental experience.
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