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Pearly White Smiles
Dental Hygiene Clinic
4430 Bathurst St #301
Toronto ON M3H 3S3
416.273.3626
416.273.2705
tania@pearlywhitesmiles.ca

 
 

 

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much is a regular cleaning?

  • This is the most common question asked. We cannot quote you on the phone just because everybody needs a different amount of time to be worked on. We can only give you an estimate. We work by the increments of 15 minutes. You may need 30 minutes; 45 minutes; 1 hour or 1.5 hours of cleaning to complete the treatment. We don’t know until we see you. Sometimes when it’s been over a year or longer since the last cleaning, people require a couple of sessions of 1 hour each time. It is very individual. It also depends on how you take care of your teeth at home as well.

  • We follow the current fee guide that is sent out every year by the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association. Sometimes fees stay the same and sometimes they go up by approximately 2 %.

  • To people with no dental coverage, we give 30% courtesy discounts off the current fee guide because we believe everyone should be able to afford a dental cleaning. If you need an extensive work done we will be more than happy to break the balance into a flexible re-payment plan.

The Dental Hygiene Clinics are something new to me. How come it’s available to the public now?

  • The Ministry of Health in Ontario has recognized the important role of a dental hygienist to the public and the amendment to the Dental Hygiene Act, 1991 was proclaimed on September 1, 2007. Therefore, registrants who have been approved by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario to self-initiate their authorized act of “scaling teeth and root planning” may do so without an order from a dentist subject to the regulation on contraindications.

Do you accept dental insurance?

  • We definitely welcome clients with dental benefits. Insurance companies accept claims from Independent Dental Hygienists. We are more than happy to send a claim for your treatment to your insurance provider. Please note: the responsibility for payment is yours on the day of the treatment. The insurance company will reimburse you by sending a check or directly depositing the money into your account.

Do I need to continue to see the dentist for check-ups?

  • You absolutely should, especially if during a dental hygiene assessment, the hygienist observes an area of concern that indicates immediate assistance of the dentist. If you wish you can go to your dentist or we will be able to assist you in a referral. Please, note: the dentist’s services are available within our clinic.

Do I have to get my teeth whitening in the office? Are there any other alternatives that do work?

  • No, you don’t have to have it done at the dental office. There are many products that you can use over the counter such as whitening toothpastes, whitening strips, whitening mouth washes. Do they work? Yes, to some extent. It depends on the results you want to achieve.

  • You will not see a dramatic change in color with over the counter products for a very simple reason; the chemical concentration of an over the counter whitening gel is very low as opposed to the professional whitening gel.

  • If you’d like to see a noticeable change in the color of your teeth – the in office professional system works faster and better! The results will vary from one person to another but results are guaranteed!

  • Not everyone is a good candidate for whitening! You are more than welcome to see us for a free no obligation consultation and find out if you are a good candidate!

Why should I choose your Dental Hygiene Clinic?

  • Our clinic is conveniently situated in a centre of a large community with great TTC access.

  • There is free parking available at the back of the building or right at the big plaza on the West North Corner of Bathurst and Sheppard.

  • We have flexible working hours and we give many services that are a courtesy to our clients. Dentist’s services are available as well.

  • Our office is paperless which means that we’re using computerized records and forms. We support our environment and we believe in preserving our clean ecological system for decades to come.

  • We like to stay current with the latest technologies in the dental field!

  • Don’t hesitate to ask us your questions by emailing to tania@pearlywhitesmiles.ca