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Oral Hygiene

Dental Cleaning in Mississauga

To prevent any cavities, tooth decay or infection, the first thing you need to do is maintain good oral hygiene. You can achieve this by scheduling regular dental checkups, brushing religiously and flossing regularly. Regular dental checkups will help you monitor your oral health. Dental checkups are also necessary to identify any potential decay or oral disease in time. Thus, dental or tooth checkups are the most efficient way when it comes to taking good care of your teeth. Harborn Dental offers effective dental cleaning in Mississauga to keep your teeth in good health.

Maintaining Oral Health

Practicing good oral hygiene with proper brushing and flossing methods can prevent tooth decay. We advise our patients to take the appropriate steps to reduce dental problems and stress on following good oral practices at home. Our dentists always stress the importance of brushing teeth after eating any kind of sweets. It is seen that people who brush their teeth regularly and receive comprehensive oral exams can decrease their chances of a serious health disorder. After all, your oral health speaks volumes about your overall health.

At Harborn Dental, our team of professional dentists will be happy to explain how you can maintain proper oral health at home. They also provide quality preventive dentistry tips during a routine checkup so that you can take good care of your teeth and gums. Maintain proper dental hygiene to keep your smile healthy and reduce the risk of cavities, tooth decay and other issues.

We offer you registered dental hygienists for a professional dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis). Our hygienists are highly qualified and friendly. They will spend time with you to demonstrate the right brushing and flossing techniques. The correct technique will help you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy between dental visits.

Dental Cleaning at Harborn Dental

Your cleaning and recall exam appointment at Harborn Dental includes the following:

Calculus (Tartar) Removal

When you leave the plaque on the tooth surface for some time, it hardens and attaches firmly to the tooth surface. Referred to as tartar or calculus, it deposits above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Plaque Removal

A growing ground of bacteria, saliva and food debris, plaque forms a sticky, almost invisible film on your teeth. Plaque causes inflammation in the gums as the bacteria produce toxins (poisons or irritants). This inflammation can lead to severe periodontal diseases.

Teeth Polishing

Teeth polishing helps in removing stains and plaque from your teeth that are not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Proper Brushing and Flossing Can Help

Two of the most important things that can help you maintain good oral hygiene are brushing and flossing. It isn't enough to brush and floss twice a day. The most important thing to take care of is the right technique. We recommend that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque or tartar. Proper brushing and flossing can help you keep your teeth and gums in shape while maintaining a sparkling smile and preventing serious diseases.

Proper brushing and flossing help you in:

Preventing Tooth Decay

Complex dental procedures are often required to treat tooth decay, which is a major cause of tooth loss. It can leave your smile unappealing.  The deposition of plaque on the tooth surface erodes the natural enamel of the teeth, which leads to tooth decay. Proper cleaning can prevent plaque from accumulating on the teeth surface, preventing tooth decay.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Plaque that gets accumulated on the tooth surface over time releases toxins, which can cause periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a severe and progressive condition that often leads to tooth loss, jawbone recession, and gum recession. It can cause serious health problems not only in the mouth but in other parts of the body too. An excellent way to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from the tooth's surface is with the help of a toothbrush. Using a toothbrush correctly can easily remove plaque before it gets accumulated.

Preventing Halitosis

Halitosis is also known as bad breath. Food particles that get lodged between teeth release toxins and are often the leading cause of bad breath. Regular brushing and flossing can easily remove these food particles, thus eliminating the issue of bad breath.

Preventing Staining of Teeth

Several factors can cause staining or yellowing of teeth. Smoking, drinking tea, coffee or wine are some of the significant factors. It is advised that you remove these agents regularly from the teeth with brushing to prevent teeth staining. Otherwise, these stains might become permanent, leaving your smile unappealing.

Oral Hygiene Aids

You can find several types of oral hygiene aids in the supermarket. This wide variety has made it difficult to determine which is best suited for your teeth.


Some common oral hygiene aids that you can pick up to take care of your oral health at home are:

Dental floss

Mouth wash

Interdental brush

Oral irrigators


Rubber tip stimulators

Tongue cleaners

Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dental hygienist. Our dentists will ensure that they give you the best treatment available.

Smile Better, Smile More

Periodontics can help you in restoring your beautiful smile at any age.

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