Dental Hygiene Teeth Cleaning

Dental Hygiene / Teeth Cleaning

You only get one body in your lifetime, so it is important to take care of it as much as you can in order to life a happy, healthy, fulfilling life. One of the key parts of your body you need to maintain is your mouth, especially your teeth. Good dental hygiene is important in all factions of life, so keeping your teeth in tip top condition will help you live a healthy lifestyle, both physically and emotionally.

The health of your mouth can influence your general health, and often when your smile is healthy, so are you. Periodontal diseases are chronic bacterial infections affecting your gums and bone supporting the teeth. They can cause bad breath, loose teeth, and puffy, bleeding gums. Research has also shown a potential link between periodontal diseases and other inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.

But our hygienists will clean your teeth and check for signs of serious oral health problems, including cancer. During an oral visual exam, the hygienist will thoroughly check your teeth and gums, including under the gum line, the floor of your mouth, under the tongue and the soft palette.

Ensuring that you maintain regular visits with one of our hygienists is your best line of defense against serious oral health problems, because early detection means we can start treatment as soon as possible.

Teeth Cleaning FAQ

If I consistently take good care of my dental hygiene, do I really need to get a professional teeth cleaning?

Even if you make sure to brush vigorously and thoroughly twice a day, you still need to go in and have a hygienist give you a professional teeth cleaning. Even the most advanced and expensive toothbrush cannot reach every single hard to reach crevice, and you cannot get the same view of exactly what you are doing that your hygienist can. They have tools designed specifically to reach those hard to get to spots where most plaque and tarter builds up, and they have the knowledge of where to look and what to do to get rid of problem.

Can I remove plaque and tartar on my own?

Plaque is usually relatively easy to handle, as most brushes can wipe away troublesome plaque with a little elbow grease. Tartar, on the other hand, is a much more difficult nut to crack. These hardened deposits cling desperately to each tooth’s most vulnerable areas – the hard to reach spaces in the gum line or between individual teeth – and can only be removed when scraped off by a dental hygienist.

If you reside in the Grande Prairie, Alberta area and want to make your smile look as radiant as possible, contact Northern Dental Centre at 780-532-1786 and schedule an appointment for a professional teeth cleaning today. Then you will soon be ready to go around breaking hearts with your smile.

Contact Us

Northern Dental Centre
10014 102 Avenue Unit 201
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Z7


Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Open Select Saturdays
Sunday: Closed

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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!


  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Your Dental Team