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21st Century Dental Centre

Dental Cleaning For All Ages in Surrey

A healthy smile takes regular care and maintenance. At 21st Century Dental Centre, we help our patients understand the importance of regular dental visits and proper brushing and flossing at home.

Oral Hygiene and Cleaning

It’s important to visit 21st Century Dental Centre for regular dental hygiene visits.


You already know the importance of daily brushing and flossing, but there’s more to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It’s very important to come into the 21st Century Dental Centre for regular hygiene visits.


These appointments provide your teeth and gums with a thorough cleaning, inspection, and preventative maintenance. Our friendly dental hygienists will "scale" your teeth — removing tartar build-up — and polish the surface — removing minor stains. You may also receive a fluoride treatment to help fight decay.


But hygiene visits are about much more than just cleaning. They give us an opportunity for us to tell you if you are brushing and flossing correctly, and examine your teeth and gums for potential problems.

If your teeth require restorative work, it's important we find out as soon as possible in order to prevent decay from spreading. It's also important to have your gums checked, because periodontal disease (gum disease) can lead to serious health problems — including heart disease.


Regular hygiene visits with the 21st Century Dental Centre team allow us to spot problems and take action immediately — preventing the issues from getting worse.


Contact 21st Century Dental Centre today to schedule a hygiene visit or learn more about our oral care program.

FAQs — Click Question to Reveal Answer

  • Q: I Often Hear My Son Grinding His Teeth While He Sleeps. Does He Need a Bite Appliance?
    A: Bite appliances are not usually suggested for children with baby, or mixed dentitions, as they can restrict the growth of their jaw and the normal loss of their teeth.
  • Q: Should My Daughter Come to the 21st Century Dental for Her First Dental Visit Before Her First Birthday?
    A: We usually recommend a child come into the 21st Century Dental for their first visit when they are old enough to sit in the chair and open their mouth without too much fuss — and that’s usually around their second birthday. If you’re not sure if your child should come in for a visit, just call or email our Surrey team.
  • Q: I’m Scared Whenever I Go to the Dentist, and I Always Have Been. How Do I Prevent My Children from Being Afraid, Too?
    A: It’s very important that you try not to pass your fear of the dentist along to your children. Maintain light, relaxed conversations about dental visits. Keep all comments breezy and positive, and show your children that going to the dentist is a fun experience.
  • Q: My Nine-month-old Baby Has Five Teeth. Do I Need to Brush Them?
    A: You should begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they have them. Contrary to popular belief, even babies can get cavities — it’s often referred to as “baby bottle rot.” Sugars from milk and juice settle on their teeth and can begin to cause decay. Since babies tend to suck on bottles slowly, we recommend that parents encourage their baby or toddler to finish a drink within 20 minutes. Then the parents should wipe their baby’s teeth and gums to clean them, using a soft infant toothbrush or a wet washcloth. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle of milk or juice.
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