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About Cleanings & Exams

Dental Cleanings & Exams

At Bathurst College Dentistry our team of dentist and hygienists will make sure that your smile stays healthy and strong. We recommend regular visits to our office for dental cleanings and exams. As preventative and therapeutic measures, we scale your teeth and take X-rays of your mouth to promote oral health. Professional dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Every time you visit our dental office for your regular checkup, we will provide you with a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam to help your smile stay bright and healthy.

Professional Dental Cleaning


Professional dental cleanings are typically performed by highly trained registered dental hygienists at Bathurst College Dentistry.

Calculus (tartar) removal

Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now rigidly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Plaque removal

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 removal of stains and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Professional Dental Exam


Comprehensive dental exams are routinely performed by our dentists at Bathurst College Dentistry.

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 screenings

We check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, soft tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.

Gum disease evaluation

Assess 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. We recommended that you visit us at least every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. We may suggest more frequent visits if necessary, and we also encourage you to contact us if you suffer from a dental emergency, pain, or injury.