The Four Types of Dental Cleanings  

Dental cleanings are vital to ensure the long-lasting health of your teeth and gums. Routine dental cleaning sessions with your dentist are essential to maintain the sparkle of your shine! Your dentist will consult with you and set up a dental care routine or procedure. In most cases, once or twice a month is suitable for most people

If you do not pay attention to your dental health, things will catch up very quickly. Before you know it, you will be confronted with a wide range of dental problems. Not only will it cost more eventually, but you may also suffer discomfort and pain. Torbram Dental in Brampton ensures that you do not have to go through these hardships. Torbram Dental will ensure you schedule routine dental cleanings and offer a comfortable setting to discuss which oral care methods work best for you.  

Below we will discuss the four most types of dental cleanings. Whether you are looking for preventative oral care or depending on the existing condition of your teeth and gums, one of these methods will suit your needs.  

Gross debridement 

If you have not visited the dentist in ages and have neglected your dental health, you should go for gross debridement. Gross debridement is a process that involves a thorough deep-clean of tartar and plaque from every corner of your mouth. If you are consistent and take regular care of your teeth, you would likely not need a gross debridement treatment. Your dentist will monitor the condition and progression of your dental health to determine whether or not you need gross debridement cleaning. 

Periodontal maintenance 

Many individuals suffer from severe and chronic dental conditions that require regular checkups from the dentist. An example includes those suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis. Both conditions will require periodontal maintenance to recover their dental health.  

If you are going for periodontal maintenance, you will need to visit the dentist very often, generally at a predetermined frequency. Periodontal maintenance treatment continues until all your dental issues are resolved. It is vital to cooperate closely with your dentist to facilitate the procedures correctly. 

Prophylaxis cleaning 

Suppose you take care of your dental health and follow good dental practices. In that case, your dentist is likely to recommend prophylaxis cleaning. You can think of it as regular maintenance of your teeth and gums with the help of an experienced dentist. The experienced dentists and dental hygienists at Torbram Dental will perform periodic cleanup of tartar and plaque deposits to give you the best prophylaxis cleaning experience.

People who go for prophylaxis cleaning usually already have good dental practices. They also go for other treatments like teeth whitening. If your dentist recommends you prophylaxis cleaning, you must already be following good habits. If you continue with these practices, you are likely to enjoy good dental health for a long time. 

Scaling and root planning 

Unlike the other procedures mentioned above, scaling and root planning involve treating the gums. It is a mildly invasive procedure but is non-surgical. The procedure cleans your gums, gum lines, and all the structures that support your teeth. The procedure usually needs multiple sessions with your dentist since the process is long and intensive. If you suffer from gum problems like gingivitis, scaling and root plannings are for you. 

Dental health is often overlooked in the busy schedule of our lives. Unfortunately, teeth and gum problems can be very severe if not treated correctly or at the right time. Regularly visiting your dentist is the best thing you can do to protect your teeth, gums, and smile. The range of treatments is expanding very fast, whether there is an increase of effective dental procedures or newer technology. Speak with a dentist today at Torbram Dental to determine which dental cleaning procedure is best for you. 


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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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