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Le nettoyage dentaire et son importance



Think you don’t need a dental cleaning because you brush your teeth multiple times per day? Let’s explore why it’s important – and above all necessary – to maintain your oral health and comfort with dental cleanings. At the Carrefour Dentaire de Montréal, we pride ourselves on the quality of our care, the support we provide to our clients, and the promise of a healthy, radiant smile.


Why get your teeth cleaned by a professional?

While some people enjoy going to the dentist to get their teeth cleaned, others are afraid or simply not interested. However, this procedure is a key part of maintaining a healthy smile, since it helps eliminate plaque and tartar that build up between meals. We generally recommend getting 1 or 2 complete cleanings per year, because brushing and flossing every day is not enough to ensure impeccable oral hygiene. According to the Quebec Order of Dentists, it is recommended to have a routine oral examination at least once a year. Cleanings also help prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other severe gum diseases.


What happens during a dental cleaning?

Step 1: checkup and X-rays

This treatment unfolds in several steps. The first phase consists of a checkup and X-rays in order to obtain a general overview of your mouth. It’s also an excellent opportunity to examine your gum health.

Step 2: eliminate plaque and tartar

After your check-up, your specialist will begin cleaning your teeth. The dental hygienist will proceed to eliminate tartar and plaque that has accumulated between your teeth and gums over time. This is precisely why professional equipment and care are required to remove the bacteria that is responsible for cavities or gum issues; these tools help dislodge residue that is difficult to remove on your own. Once this step is complete, you will instantly feel fresher than before.

Step 3: polishing

Once your mouth is clean and tartar-free, the hygienist will polish the surface of your teeth using a small rotating brush covered in a slightly abrasive paste to make everything nice and smooth. This step is important because it allows the specialist to fine-tune the cleaning while removing stains and leftover debris, leaving you with a radiant and natural smile!

Step 4: verification and final look

To wrap up, your dentist will conduct a full oral inspection (teeth, gums, bone, tongue, inside of cheeks, joints, etc). This exam will allow the dentist to assess your overall oral health and provide advice and recommendations. If necessary, you will also receive a treatment plan tailored to your immediate needs.

Are dental cleanings painful?

Many people are afraid of experiencing discomfort during their visit to the dentist. Cleanings are generally quick and, for most patients, painless. If you have gum inflammation or cavities, your teeth may be more sensitive than average. In these cases, the dentist in charge of your care may recommend periodontics. This service includes a deep cleaning and analysis of your mouth, followed by targeted treatment and tangible solutions for the issues that are causing you discomfort.


How much do dental cleanings cost?

The cost can vary from patient to patient. If you have never visited the Centre Dentaire de Montréal, you will need a complete exam, which incurs some additional costs. Clients who already have already opened a file at our clinic typically pay between $200 to $250 for one hour of care.


Dental cleanings are essential for maintaining your oral health and hygiene. If you have more questions regarding this service or if you want to learn more about the Carrefour Dentaire de Montréal, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us