137 McKellar Street North

Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3Y9
(807)286-1133

Dental Hygiene Smiles

Community Dental Hygiene Clinic

Treatment for tooth sensitivity - Teeth that are sensitive to cold or to touch can be treated for relief.  

 

Sports Mouthguards Mouthguards protect teeth from breakage and/or nerve death.

Services

Dental Hygiene Examination and Assessment  - A procedure in which the oral condition is investigated and charted. Findings are discussed with you the client. An agreed upon treatment plan of action is established.

 

Stain Removal/Polishing - Regular brushing and flossing cannot remove all the stains caused by everyday food and drink. These stains can build up.  We polish your teeth with a rotating brush and paste to achieve maximum whiteness.

 

Fluoride - Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth's enamel layer through two processes, demineralization and remineralization. Minerals are lost (demineralization) from a tooth's enamel layer when acids -- formed from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth -- attack the enamel. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.

Teeth Whitening - A process to make teeth look whiter. 

**Teeth whitening is not safe or effective for everyone, so a person should have a dental hygiene exam before starting treatment.
** Women who are pregnant or nursing, people under 16 years of age, and those with an allergy to peroxide should not undergo teeth whitening

 

Pit and Fissure Sealants - A sealant is a strong, clear, or tooth-coloured coating that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where pit and fissures form.  A sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from bacterial plaque in these cavity-prone areas.