Teeth Cleaning & Dental Exams


Professional Teeth Cleaning - Starting from $199.00

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Cleaning

- How much does a Dental Cleaning Cost? 
Cost of Dental Cleaning starts from $199.00 Please call our office today to make an appointment so that we can access your needs and provide you with ultimate dental service.  Call us at 905-232-4007

- Is Dental Cleaning Covered By My Work Insurance?
Yes, many dental insurance plans cover dental cleaning. 
We will be glad to call your insurance company and provide you details for what is covered.  Please call us and provide us your insurance information in order for us to look into it.

- What is the Average Cost of Dental Cleaning?
Every individual is different and everyone has different needs.  Even though our basic dental cleaning starts from $165.00 but some people might need more that just a basic session.  Our dentists and hygienists will be able to give you the right recommendation after accessing.

- What is covered in a Dental Cleaning? 
Many people don't look forward to teeth cleanings (dental cleaning/prophylaxis).  Teeth Cleanings are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists who put you at ease and make your teeth cleaning experience a simple and painless.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • A Physical Exam: Prior to starting with your teeth cleaning, the dental hygienist will start with a physical exam of your entire mouth. The dental hygienist checks your teeth and gums for any signs of gingivitis (inflamed gums) or any other concerns.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.  The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.  This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease! The hygienist uses a scaler to get rid of the plaque around and in between the teeth and along the gum line. 
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.


Professional teeth cleaning is a very important part of maintaining good oral health.

Visiting your dentist and dental hygienist for a routine cleaning will keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy by getting rid of bacteria, preventing tooth decay and periodontal disease

A Registered Dental Hygienist or a Dentist are the professionals who does teeth cleaning. Teeth Cleaning gets rid of unwanted food and bacterial deposits from one’s mouth. Sometimes there are some post operative symptoms after cleaning.

Side effects are usually temporary and depend on the patient’s oral health. The type of teeth cleaning performed can also affect the types of side effects which are experienced.

Getting regular dental care will reduce the chances and intensity of these symptoms/side-effects.


Does Professional Teeth Cleaning Have Side Effects?

Most common side effects of or in more professional term post-operative symptoms of a professional teeth cleaning are:

1.    Sore Gums: After deep cleaning gums may feel sore for up to a week. Bacteria, plaque and calculus sometime develop under the gums. Gums may become sore temporarily in the process of removing these subgingival deposits. Painkillers can be taken if needed.

2.    Bleeding Gums: Patients with regular dental checkups will experience minor bleeding after a deep cleaning. Patients who have sever periodontitis or who have not received dental care for a long time can bleed after a deep cleaning.

3.    Sensitive Teeth: Gum recession can result when the teeth have been covered with plaque or calculus for a long time. Once the calculus layer is removed the teeth become exposed to air and foods which can lead to the teeth being sensitive or a few days to couple of weeks.  This is one of the most common side effects. This duration and intensity of this temporary side-effect is dependent on the patient’s gum health.  Patient’s with regular dental care may experience no to very minimal sensitivity as compared to those who have not seen a dentist for years.

4.    Swollen Gums: Scraping of deposits and bacterial layer, may result in slight gum swelling which will last for few days and usually gets better on its own.

5.    Gap Between Teeth: There are always small space between teeth. Food deposits in these areas which could lead to gums receding and giving space for plaque and calculus to deposit. After a good teeth cleaning, these food and bacterial deposits are removed, and small gaps/spaces may become noticeable. Sometime gums grow back and fill up these spaces.


How to take care of these side-effects?

  • Your dentist or hygienist may recommend using an anti-sensitivity or desensitizing toothpaste.  There are many kinds of such toothpastes available over the counter.
  • Your dental office may recommend antimicrobial mouthwash. Using the recommended mouthwash may help lower the gum disease causing bacteria in your mouth.
  • You can do warm salt-water rinses 2-3 times in a day for few days. This will also protect from bacterial invasion and swelling.
  • Over the counter pain killers may help alleviate pain or soreness.
  • Most important step is to follow specific instructions given by your dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Proper home care and good oral hygiene techniques of brushing and flossing should help.

If you need a professional teeth cleaning, make an appointment now at Square One Health Group Dental. 

Professional Teeth Cleaning Methods

Teeth cleaning can prevent a wide array of conditions from tooth decay to gum disease. You may have heard that gum disease can lead to heart problems.

Routine vs. Deep Teeth Cleaning

Routine teeth cleaning is not intended to address bacteria which lies beneath the surface of the gums. Its purpose is to eliminate any plaque, calculus or tartar buildup, remove stains from tooth surfaces, and polish the teeth.

Deep teeth cleaning addresses problems such as gum disease and periodontitis. This method is much more in-depth and may be split into two appointments depending on the extent of the cleaning and the patient’s comfort level.

Routine Teeth Cleaning: A regular, superficial cleaning that removes plaque, calculus or tartar (hard mineral buildup) and any stains on the surface of your teeth.

  • Also known as preventive cleaning
  • Includes a cleaning and polish
  • Does not require anesthetic
  • Depending on your oral health the dental professional will recommend how often the routine teeth cleaning should be done for each patient

Deep Teeth Cleaning: A more intensive type of cleaning which is used for people who are in the early stages of gum disease or gingivitis

  • Usually includes scaling and root planing
  • Scaling: removal of tartar from tooth surfaces
  • Planing: smoothing of root surfaces, as well as the removal of any infected parts of the tooth
  • May involve cleaning of gum pockets, the area immediately below the gums
  • Aims to stop and reverse the progression of gum disease
  • Also known as periodontal cleaning
  • Local anesthetic may be used
  • May be used as part of the regimen to eliminate gingivitis or periodontitis

Costs of Professional Teeth Cleaning

The cost of professional teeth cleaning varies depending on who you visit and whether any x-rays or other tests need to be performed. A deep teeth cleaning is more expensive than routine or preventive cleaning.

Call us today to make an appointment for teeth cleaning in Mississauga.


Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will perform the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.


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