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Dental Cleaning

Dental hygiene forms an integral part of daily living. Keeping your teeth clean should be a no-brainer. Yet, it is surprizing how many people skimp over this extremely important habit. Dental hygiene is vital for maintaining your overall health and it is certainly not something that you can consider as optional.


Proper dental hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth and flossing, form a fundamental part of removing debris from your teeth. It is important to remember, though, that dental hygiene is not limited to brushing your teeth correctly. Even if you are super vigilant about your dental health, you may still not be able to get to the plaque and bacteria in the hard to reach places. After plaque is left on your teeth for a while, it hardens. Hardened plaque, or tartar, needs to be removed professionally.


Your teeth may start to become discolored or you may even end up with tooth decay, if you don’t get plaque and tartar build-up taken care of. Moreover, this type of build-up can lead to an array of dental problems and no-one wants a yellow smile. Dental cleanings are an effective solution in this regard. Your dentist can help you to get a healthier-looking vibrant smile!

Specialized equipment is used to eliminate plaque and tartar and, to boot, these tools can help to wipe out stains. Your dental hygienist or dentist will make it a priority to get your gums and teeth into good shape.


Did you know that bad breath is a well-known sign of periodontal disease? If you are serious about getting rid of your bad breath problem, regular dental cleanings are highly advisable. Repeat dental cleanings can help to prevent gum disease and boost your oral health.


Your dentist may advise you to have your teeth cleaned professionally once every six months. However, you need to remember that some people could need dental cleanings more often. It all depends on your unique dental health status.


If you are very precautious (as you should be) and you want to prevent future issues with your dental health, be sure to book regular dental cleanings!


At North York Smile Centre we take dental hygiene seriously. If you have any questions about the services we have to offer, contact us today. Make your dream smile a reality!

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We Believe in Your Smile!

Dear Smile Centre Family,

The Ontario Government has announced new restrictions in various regions of the province beginning Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. These restrictions include moving the regions of Toronto and Peel into Lockdown (maximum measures) status. You can find the status of all regions in Ontario here.

With the announcement that Toronto and Peel regions are heading into lockdown as of tomorrow, we wanted to let you know that all of our Smile Centre locations are still OPEN.

As medical/health providers, we have been classified as providing essential services and will continue to provide both preventive and restorative, as well as emergency treatment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we go above and beyond all of the recommended safety protocols to keep you, your loved ones, and our team healthy and safe. That is, and always will be our highest priority.

If you have not visited one of our clinics lately, here is a reminder of what you can expect at your next visit:

PRE-SCREENING:

A COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire will be sent to you prior to your appointment. Please ensure that you respond prior to your office visit. You will be screened again upon arrival and a team member will ask you some questions and take your temperature before you enter the treatment area. You will also notice signage throughout the clinics regarding safety measures in place in the facility, such as the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), physical distancing, and hand-sanitizing.

ARRIVAL AT CLINIC:

We ask that all patients please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive early, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle to reduce the number of people in the waiting area and to aid in social distancing. Please text or call us to let us know that you have arrived and we will let you know when it is ok to enter the office. You will be required to wear a mask at all times in the dental office, except for during treatment, in the treatment room. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.

WAITING AREA:

We have removed most of the seating from our waiting rooms. Whenever possible, we are having patients wait outside of the clinic until their appointment time. However, if you do need to use one of our chairs, please do so. We will ensure the surfaces of the chairs are sanitized after every use. Our receptionists have plexiglass shields in front of them at all times - we ask that you please respect social distancing, even at the front desk, and refrain from touching surfaces there whenever possible and stay behind the shields while speaking with the staff. Our debit/credit machines do accept tap, and are disinfected after every use. We can also offer contactless credit card payment using your smart phone.

DURING YOUR TREATMENT:

All of our clinical team members will be wearing full PPE, such as a mask, glasses and gloves, as well as a face shield with cap and isolation gown when needed. Our team members will let you know when it is safe for you to remove your mask and also when to put it back on at the end of the appointment. At the start of each appointment, every patient will also be given a pre-treatment peroxide based mouth rinse to reduce possible virus in the saliva during intra-oral treatment.

VIRTUAL VISITS:

In addition to in-office visits, virtual appointments are available for consultations and discussions regarding treatment, and may also be recommended in order to reduce your number of visits to our clinics. We have many different times available and all you need is a smart phone, tablet or a computer with a camera in order to have a virtual face to face meeting (no mask required).

CLEANING AND DISINFECTION:

Appointments will be spread out and schedules staggered in order to allow time for proper cleaning and disinfection. As always, all surfaces in treatment areas will be appropriately disinfected after patient visits in accordance with Public Health guidelines and high traffic contact surfaces throughout the offices will be disinfected at regular intervals throughout the day.

Continuing to follow these guidelines will help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Underneath these layers of extra protection, rest assured that we are still the same, caring, attentive providers we have always been!

Thank You for your trust in these uncertain times,

Your Smile Centre