General Dentistry

Dental Checkup & Cleaning

Children, Adults and Seniors

During your regular check-up our hygienists will update your medical history and assess the health of your teeth and gums. They will clean your teeth and scale them for any plaque &/or tartar build-up. Diagnostic x-rays are used as necessary to identify any problem areas of decay. The teeth are polished to remove staining. For children, fluoride treatments are usually advised and done by the hygienist. After your cleaning, your dentist and hygienist will review your status with you and make any necessary recommendations.


At Etobicoke Dental Health Centre, we use white fillings (also known or tooth coloured fillings) that are made of plastic and tiny glass particles. As well as restoring decayed teeth, they keep the natural appearance of your teeth. For this reason, our patients prefer white fillings to traditional silver fillings (amalgam fillings).

Besides the cosmetic benefit, there are other advantages to white fillings. Since they bond directly to the tooth, they are the best option for restoring weaker areas of the tooth. When preparing minor cavities, less tooth structure needs to be removed. Also, the cavity is near the gum line, white fillings cause less soft tissue damage.

Dental Cleaning

To maintain good oral health, your teeth need to be professionally cleaned regularly. Dental cleaning involves removing deposits that build up on the teeth over time. If these deposits, or tartar, is allowed to accumulate on the teeth, it will provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums.

Dental cleaning will leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that the bacteria are unable to stick to the teeth.