Dental Cleaning Services Kitchener

Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning Dental Services

A professional teeth cleaning is an important part of good dental hygiene, in addition to daily brushing and flossing. Regular cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup that you are unable to remove yourself, even with excellent dental hygiene, and provide an opportunity for a dental checkup to ensure everything is healthy.

Our dental hygienists provide dental hygiene services, while our dentist provides the checkup to see if you have good oral health and diagnose any issues as soon as possible.

The Benefits of Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings offer a wide range of benefits that go beyond just a brighter smile, although many patients appreciate the look and feel of their teeth after a professional teeth cleaning.

Prevention of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Teeth cleanings are a critical tool to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, which allow bacteria to sit on your teeth, causing a range of issues.

With a teeth cleaning, the plaque and tartar is removed to reduce the risk of cavities caused by acids produced by the bacteria, so teeth remain strong. Additionally, cleanings prevent bacteria-caused gum inflammation, or gingivitis, which is a precursor to a more advanced gum disease.

Bacteria and plaque are also associated with chronic bad breath, oral infections and sores, and other concerns, so a professional teeth cleaning will help prevent these issues, too.

Since cleanings can prevent gum disease, tooth decay and other issues, they then also reduce the likelihood of requiring more costly treatments, including root canal treatments, or tooth loss.

Comprehensive Examination and Screening for Early Diagnosis

During your cleaning appointment, we conduct a comprehensive examination, including gathering your medical history and completing radiographs and other diagnostics. This thorough assessment helps us diagnose cavities, assess gum health, examine your jaw and bite, and screen for oral cancer and other concerns.

This allows for issues to be identified early, for simpler, more cost-effective, and more successful treatment. In many cases, we can diagnose dental problems before you notice any symptoms.

The Dental Cleaning Process

Our dental cleanings are designed to leave your teeth and gums feeling fresh and healthy. Here's what you can expect your dental hygienist to do:

Surface Stains Removal

Surface stains on your teeth are polished away with polishing paste, leaving your teeth looking clean and shiny.

Plaque and Tartar Removal

Our dental hygienists remove the plaque and tartar, also known as calculus, on the surface of your teeth and below the gumline using dental hygiene tools. If it's been a while since your last cleaning, you may have noticed a rough surface on your teeth; this is tartar, which is removed during your teeth cleaning, so your teeth feel smooth again.


Your hygienist will then floss all the spaces between your teeth to remove all debris.


The elimination of tartar and plaque can result in a brief period of tooth sensitivity. The cleaning itself does not pose any problems. However, since tartar can conceal exposed roots and dentin, preventing hot or cold sensations from reaching the teeth, their removal restores these sensations. Fortunately, this sensitivity is typically temporary.

Fluoride Treatment and Fissure Sealants

For patients at higher risk of cavities or with sensitive teeth, we offer fluoride varnish applications to re-mineralize and strengthen your teeth, and fissure sealants to protect the deep fissures in molars. We also provide personalized hygiene recommendations based on your oral health and family or medical history.


After your dental cleaning, we'll conduct a thorough examination for cavities, gum disease, and screen for oral cancer and other concerns.

The checkup portion of dental hygiene services allow our dentist to detect early signs of any of these oral health problems. This enables prompt intervention and treatment, which can save you from pain and discomfort, and more significant oral health concerns that require costly procedures in the future. We use digital radiography, which exposes you to significantly less radiation than conventional x-rays, and other diagnostics.

Patient Education

We are firm believers in educating our patients, so our dentist will guide you on proper oral hygiene techniques for your individual circumstances. We provide friendly education for children, as well as their parents, to help promote lifelong habits for good oral health.

Book an Appointment

At Victoria Family Dental, we are committed to providing thorough dental cleanings and comprehensive examinations to help our patients. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take charge of your oral health.