Cleanings and Preventative Dental Care

Your North Calgary Choice for Cleanings and Preventative Care!

Healthy gums and teeth are integral to the beautiful smile and good oral health you desire. That is why SmileCode Dental is committed to the maintenance of your gums and your overall dental health. By providing you with dental hygiene appointments and exams on a regular basis, SmileCode Dental is here to help you obtain and sustain optimal oral dental health.

Preventative Care and Cleanings | SmileCode Dental | NW Calgary | General Dentist
Cleanings and Preventative Care | SmileCode Dental | NW Calgary | General Dentist

Why are Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams Important?

SmileCode Dental is committed to maintaining and improving your dental hygiene and overall oral health. While a regular home maintenance routine is integral to overall oral health, it concentrates only on areas of the tooth that are above the gum line (known as scaling). Professional cleaning by our dedicated team not only cleans your teeth above the gum line but below the gum line as well (known as root planning). Done on a regular basis, scaling and root planing can successfully remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria from areas below the gum line that are hard to reach so that you can achieve healthy gums from top to bottom!

What is The SmileCode Dental Cleaning Process?

At SmileCode Dental, our cleaning and preventative care appointment involves more than just cleaning your teeth. A thorough assessment of your oral health, including your gums, tissues, and teeth will be done. The hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar on your teeth through the process of scaling. Patient education is also a priority during these visits so that you will have the tools, knowledge, and services you need to keep your mouth healthy at home. Our Hygiene team also offers extra services such as oral cancer screening, whitening procedures, sealants to prevent decay, laser therapy for advanced gum disease, and much more.

Preventative Care and Cleanings | SmileCode Dental | NW Calgary | General Dentist
Your cleaning appointment usually takes between 30-60 minutes. It is a simple and painless procedure that includes the following:
  • A complete assessment of your gum health
  • Examining your mouth for any gum recession
  • Examining for the presence of gingivitis
  • Taking digital x-rays (when needed)
  • Measure the depth of periodontal pockets
  • Checking for loose teeth or bleeding gums
  • Eliminating tartar or plaque above and below the gum-line
  • Fluoride treatment (if required)
  • Talking with you about the effectiveness of your home-care routine
  • An oral cancer screening and exam, checking the tissues of the jaw area, neck, and head
  • An intra-oral exam to check the tongue, gum tissues, and lips
How Often Should You Visit us for a Cleaning and Preventive Care Visit?

SmileCode Dental understands that every patient is unique and will therefore require a unique hygiene schedule. Many patients come in twice a year for a hygiene appointment, while it might be beneficial for other patients to visit us every 3-4 months. Others still might only require a hygiene appointment every 9-12 months. How often you see us for a Cleaning and Preventative care visit will ultimately depend on your individual circumstances, lifestyle, and oral health needs. The SmileCode Dental team will discuss with you how often you should have a dental cleaning based on your unique needs and goals.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call SmileCode Dental at
(403) 453-4557 to book a Cleaning and Preventative Care appointment!