Dental & Oral Hygiene

Keeping Your Smile Bright & Clean


Dental hygiene is essential to remaining healthy, and yet many neglect even brushing their teeth daily. Brushing and flossing is still one of the most effective means of maintaining a beautiful smile, yet it’s quite easy to miss areas in your mouth leading to the build up of plaque and tartar. Regular appointments with a dentist can keep your mouth healthy, maintain the highest standards of oral hygiene, and prevent cavities from forming.

    dentist with patient at dental clinic


    Good dental hygiene and regular visits (every 6 months) to your hygienist and dentist are imperative to good oral care.

    The care of your teeth at home through regular brushing and flossing is the most efficient method of dental care available. Despite this home care, calculus / plaque will build up on everyone’s teeth over time, in hard to reach places and areas that you may miss when brushing and flossing. If this tartar gets below the gum line, bacteria will enter this area which can lead to a host of other dental issues. The friendly, gentle and professional hygienists at Preston Dental Centre will examine and treat these areas, helping to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.

    Amongst the many tasks the hygienists perform at Preston Dental Centre, they will be responsible for a thorough and professional cleaning, taking X-Rays, examining your bite, and applying fluoride treatments and sealants.


    We only trust your dental & oral hygene with certiried and trained dental hygenists. 

    Our regular hygene cleaning includes scraping Plague and tartar, which is a combination of bacteria, sugars, and bodily acids that causes bad breath. After wards, we use a polishing tool to remove any extra plague and stains. Then we finish our procedure with a flossing to remove any remaining plague buildup.

    A Regular cleaning plus dailing brushing, flossing and antibacterial rinsing will help expel any bad bacteria away from your gums and keep your breath smelling fresh



    PDC is a strong proponent of proactive dental hygiene. To us, this is a holistic approach, one that takes place not only at the clinic but more importantly in your home.

    Oral hygiene care is best achieved through prevention. Rather than reacting to dental matters that may arise, we recommend a preventive course of action that gets out ahead of the issues, promoting proactive oral care. By managing factors that lead to dental disease, you’re more likely to prevent its occurrence.

    One of our dental hygienists would be happy to speak with you about putting together the best plan for your ongoing oral care. Dental hygiene is about more than just cleaning your teeth, though of course we do that as well.

    smiling dental patient in a dental chair after a hygiene checkup


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    Dental & Oral Hygiene FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How often should you visit a dental hygienist?

    Visiting a dental hygienist twice a year allows for regular examinations to check for mouth swelling, inflammation, bleeding and other dental issues. Our staff will check for any signs of periodontal disease, serious plaque build-up and cavities. Deep cleaning allows for removal of plaque and tartar build-up. Dental hygienists can also review your tooth brushing and flossing techniques and provide useful tips to keep your mouth clean and healthy.

    What can I expect for my first visit to the dentist?

    At your first dentist appointment you will meet with our certified dental hygienists to receive a full cleaning followed by our dentist for an oral exam. If you are nervous or concerned about visiting the dentist for the first time do not worry! Our team is trained and has your best interests in mind. We are simply there to help you maintain strong and healthy oral care.

    Can a hygienist damage your teeth?

    Dental hygienists are professionally trained to carefully handle your teeth to avoid any damage during scaling and polishing.

    Do you really need teeth cleaning every 6 months?

    Receiving professional teeth cleaning every 6 months not only ensures that your teeth are looking good, it also helps to prevent serious long-term teeth, gum and oral health problems.

    How often should scaling be done?

    Scaling should be down around twice a year to prevent plaque build-up which can lead to tartar and more serious oral and gum issues down the line.

    When Should My Kids Get Their First Cleaning?

    We usually recommend waiting until your child is at least three years old before their first trip to the dentist, but it’s important to start forming healthy dental habits early to ensure good lifelong dental health.

    Contact us today to set up their first dental appointment!