Take advantage of our fully computerized office in Alexandria! At The Polished Tooth Dental Hygiene Center, you'll be treated with the most up-to-date equipment available. You will be able to see your mouth through the lens of an intra-oral camera, or experience a high-pressure cleaning to remove those stains away with our baking soda polisher.
Full Spectrum of Oral Hygiene Aids
For your convenience, we stock all the oral hygiene aids that we recommend: no need to search high and low for the tools that you need to keep your mouth healthy. A full range of dental hygiene tools and specialty products is available for purchase on site. The biggest pet peeve clients have shared over the years is the frustration of trying to find the gadgets we recommend. Whether you need interdental tools, fluoride rinses, or new heads for your electric toothbrush, you can restock when you come for your regular visit, at a price that will keep you smiling.
For our mobile clients, we can deliver your order when we come for your regular cleaning visit.
Comprehensive Oral Hygiene Services
With 15 years of experience in advanced oral health care settings, we will help you achieve a healthy smile, in a relaxed and caring atmosphere. During your dental hygiene visit, you can expect our professional staff to:
At The Polished Tooth Dental Hygiene Center, we offer bilingual customer service and a full range of dental hygiene services, including:
Our cleaning services include gentle scaling of your teeth using a combination of hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers. We also offer selective polishing of remaining stains and plaque using a traditional rubber cup or advanced baking soda jet polisher.
After a thorough assessment, we will let you know if we find any signs or symptoms of gum disease. If we do, we will offer you individualized treatment options (regular cleanings and good homecare), designed to help improve and control this common disease.
There are many ways to brighten your smile—we’ve all seen “Extreme Makeover”. Although there are many “fast” ways to whiten your smile, the safest and most effective way is supervised whitening by a dental hygienist or a dentist. There are two ways to whiten your smile professionally: traditional tray whitening and in-office whitening.
Some in-office whitening methods include the use of UV light to activate peroxide. Much of the initial whitening effect of UV-accelerated whitening treatments tends to fade and needs “finishing” with tray whitening. In our office, we have chosen a product that doesn’t require the light, using 40% hydrogen peroxide to whiten your smile. The results are comparable to tray whitening, and you'll be able to see 90% of the results while still here in the office for your 2-hour appointment.
Our tray whitening system involves using custom-fabricated trays to whiten your teeth over a 14-day period at home. This involves your commitment to complete the treatment.
We have chosen the safest and most effective whitening products on the market to ensure great results, as well as a choice of strength, to ensure you aren’t too sensitive during treatment.
We will take a starting shade photo before you begin your treatment, and do the same after your treatment. Touch-up kits are available for those once-in-a-while retouches.
Do you play an organized contact sport? Have you attempted to make a “boil-and-bite” mouthguard at home? Our custom-fitted mouthguards will be a refreshing change! We take impressions of your mouth and fabricate a mouthguard that fits like a glove, and is designed to protect, not annoy!
All teeth have grooves and pits on the surface. For children, these can be the hardest areas to clean, since new teeth can have cavities before they get a chance to grow fully into the mouth. Our special fluoride release sealants fill the grooves with a special plastic that seals and protects teeth against cavities!
Fluoride helps protect against cavities, we all know that, but not everyone knows that it helps with sensitivity as well. Ask our dental hygienist if fluoride is right for you, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Though we all think about it, not many of us want to talk about it… Is my breath fresh? There are many ways to improve your breath and your confidence! Some of these are home-care habits that are easy to add to your daily routine. We also have fresh breath kits with specialized toothpaste and mouth rinse for anyone who needs to treat a more serious problem.
Signs and symptoms of bad breath may include:
Oral Hygiene Instruction/Nutritional Counselling
Are you getting a lot of cavities and can’t figure out why? We are always here to help! Sometimes hidden things in our diets make a big difference, and you can count on us for help in figuring out what is causing the cavities, not just fixing the symptom.
Dental Hygiene Tools and Supplies
There is a ton of different oral hygiene tools on the market these days. It's wonderful to have such choice, but leaves many of us wondering which tool is the best choice for my mouth? And how do I use it? We are here to figure out what tools are great for your specific situation, and give you a “How to” course. With all this choice, we’re sure to find something you’ll like!
Sources: Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist- Esther Wilkins, Canadian Dental Association, The Canadian Dental Hygiene Association.