Cleanings

 

If you ever run your tongue over your teeth and they feel a little fuzzy, what you’re feeling is plaque—a soft, sticky film of bacteria that thrives on sugars and starches in the food we eat.

Unless it is removed through regular brushing and flossing, plaque can build up over time and lead to cavities and gum disease. Even with careful cleaning, however, it can accumulate in hard-to-reach spots and harden into tartar—an irritant that weakens the tissue around the teeth and can only be removed by a dental hygienist.

That’s why we recommend that you come in for a professional cleaning every three to twelve months, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. Our hygienists use a range of tools to remove stains, plaque, and tartar—both above and below the gum line—and examine your mouth for any sign of problems.

After your teeth have been polished to a silky smooth finish, you’ll be advised on how to care for any trouble spots at home and offered a fluoride rinse for extra protection between cleanings. If your teeth ache when they come into contact with heat or cold, our hygienists can also apply a special solution to their roots to reduce sensitivity.

 

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  • Metropolitan Dental—Now Open

    To all of our valued patients of Metropolitan Dental:

    Hello everyone! This is coming to all of you with good news! We have finally received official approval to head back to work. We have been closed for almost three months. Needless to say we are all quite excited to head back to Metropolitan Dental and to once again see all of you for your dental needs.

    COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us, including the shut down of dentistry across the province. We understand that many of you have been forced to wait for your dental care and we deeply appreciate your understanding and patience while we were closed. Your health and well being continue to be our highest priority as we carefully prepare and update our practice procedures. Please be assured that we will be taking care of you, just as we will be taking care of our families and ourselves.

    We know that our capacity of getting back to work will not be 100% initially, but we will be working hard to see all of you. We have opened our doors as of June 8th. We ask, unless you are experiencing an emergency, please wait for us to call you, instead of you calling the office. This will help to make our job of scheduling and re-scheduling patients easier. If you would like to email us to schedule or update an appointment click here.

    There are some new protocols that have been put in place by the Minister of Health for your next dental appointment, so we will be emailing these out to you prior to your appointment. These new screening processes are important for everyone to follow, we thank you for your co-operation.

    Once again, we thank you for your trust and patronage over the decades. Please remember as businesses continue to re-open, the DENTAL office is one of the cleanest and most sterile places that you will encounter. We have been working hard to ensure that commitment to you.

    We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces again.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Barton Walters, and Dr. Andrew Kaplan

    And the entire team at Metropolitan Dental

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