More About Cleaning

At Dr Grebe & Associates, we provide services to ensure that your dental hygiene needs is on par with a healthy, happy smile. Dental hygiene or oral hygiene means maintenance of the mouth, teeth and gums. Oral hygiene is made up of at-home daily maintenance and regular visits to your dentist. The daily brushing and flossing you do at home combined with the professional cleanings provided by your dentist and dental hygienist will ensure you keep your natural teeth for a life time.

The Dental Hygiene process

No matter how thorough an at-home brushing and flossing routine may be, calculus will build up on the teeth over time. As calculus builds below the gum line, bacteria eventually invade the area with the potential to create a host of dental problems. A dental hygienist is trained to eliminate this calculus buildup and eliminate this threat to ones health.

Dental hygienists are trained at scraping away the hard plaque and removing calculus deposits. They also take X-rays and look for changes to the patient's bite.

When the hygienist is done cleaning, the dentist will conduct further examination of the gums and mouth for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. The Canadian Dental Association suggests patients schedule a visit to the dentist and dental hygienist twice a year to guarantee good oral hygiene.

Please bring the following to your first dental visit:

- Your insurance card

‚Äč- Your completed patient information form (Download Form)

Cancellation and No Show Policy:

We require at least a 24 hour notice for any cancellations. After 24 hours, a fee is charged, which will not be covered by the insurance.

Financial Policy:

We do not offer a payment plan but we do have a dental financing company that does. Information is available at Dental Card or please call 1-888-689-9876 for details. We accept all Visa, Mastercard, American express and debit cards, and most insurance plans. We charge using last year's fee guide to help our patients in the current economic situation.