1. What services do Independent Registered Dental Hygienists perform?
    • Assessment of oral conditions
    • Oral cancer screening
    • Teeth cleaning
    • Stain removal
    • Teeth whitening
    • Fluoride treatments and desensitizing
    • Custom sports mouth guards
    • Sealants
  2. Are independent dental hygiene services covered by dental insurance?
  3. Major insurance companies now accept claims for services provided by independent dental hygienists. We will help you to find out that information.
  4. Do I need to see the dentist for check ups?
  5. After a thorough assessment we will refer you to a dentist as necessary.
  6. How come your services are cheaper than a dental office?
  7. Independent dental hygienists work independently from a dentist, so there are no additional expenses. We follow the current suggested fee guide from The Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association. You may find this fee guide at www.odha.on.ca.
  8. Do you take x-rays?
  9. Independent dental hygienists in Ontario are not regulated to take x-rays. If necessary, we will refer you to a dentist.
  10. What are the side effects for teeth whitening?
  11. Some people experience temporary teeth sensitivity during the treatment. It usually goes away within 1-4 days after interruption or completion of treatment.
  12. Who is not a good candidate for teeth whitening?
  13. People with extensive crowns, bridges and fillings. People that have cracks in the enamel and sensitive root surfaces. Women who are nursing or pregnant.
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