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Prevention is key to avoiding costly and serious dental problems and having a healthy and confident smile. Acqua Dental Centre  offers various dental services to keep your teeth healthy, from fluoride treatment to dental cleaning. Our trained hygienists will clean your teeth in a comfortable environment, and our staff will provide you with tips on how to clean your teeth properly at home.  

If you are looking for teeth cleaning services in Richmond and the surrounding area, contact us today. 
Serving South Vancouver and other cities nearby, Acqua Dental Centre cares about your oral health.  
Our preventive services include: 

If you have any questions about teeth cleaning and dental preventive services, reach out to us. Emergency appointments are available during business hours only. 


Our hygienist thoroughly cleans your teeth, then takes X-rays. Our dentist then will perform a comprehensive dental exam to see if there is a hidden cavity, tooth decay or gum disease.  
For a cleaning appointment, you will receive a dental exam, along with the following steps by a registered dental hygienist, including: 

  • Diagnostic x-rays 

  • Tooth decay

  • Existing restorations

For a cleaning appointment, you will receive a dental exam, along with the following steps by a registered dental hygienist, including:

  • Tartar removal

  • Plaque removal

  • Teeth polishing


Regular teeth cleaning is essential to improve your overall oral hygiene. It helps you have beautiful, healthy teeth and gums. We offer affordable and quality teeth cleaning services. Benefits of regularly cleaning your teeth:

  • It removes plaque and tartar

  • It helps you detect cavities early

  • Boosts overall oral health

Our team of professional and experienced dentists offers regular teeth cleaning services. Our services will help you remove tartar and plaque from your teeth and help you keep your teeth and gums healthy, clean and beautiful. In addition to helping you have a beautiful smile, teeth cleaning also helps our dentists to identify issues such as gum diseases or cavities at an early stage and suggest suitable treatments. Contact us now for more details. We serve patients in and around Richmond.


For new patients, we recommend a full mouth series of dental X-rays. However, if you are an existing patient, it will vary depending on your specific dental health needs. To safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and in order to provide a complete and accurate treatment plan, we use dental X-rays to find valuable information during your regular exam.

Dental X-rays can provide important diagnostic and preventive information : 

  • Bone loss

  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours

  • Decay between your teeth

  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

Digital X-rays
Dental exams and cleanings


Fluoride is an effective treatment to help prevent tooth decay. Our dentist or hygienist applies fluoride to your teeth after teeth cleaning. It is recommended not to take any drink or food for half-hour until fluoride is completely absorbed.  

Although this treatment will prevent cavities, please remember that fluoride alone won’t prevent tooth decay. Regular teeth cleaning, proper teeth brushing, and flossing are necessary to keep your teeth healthy. 


Our ultimate goal is that you have a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. To achieve this goal, it is important that you take care of your teeth daily, such as:  

  • Tooth brushing at least twice a day, especially before going to bed at night

  • Flossing daily prevents damage to your gums, teeth, and bone

  • Rinsing is important to do after brushing, and also after meals if you are unable to brush for whatever reason

Fluoride treatments
Daily Teeth care
How to properly brush and floss


When it comes to oral hygiene, brushing and flossing are the most important actions you can take. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally in the morning and before bed. Then, flossing is as important since it is a tool for preventing periodontal disease and limiting the depth of your gum pockets. Proper brushing and flossing will help prevent:

  • Tooth decay

  • Periodontal disease

  • Halitosis

  • Staining


While regular dental checkups are essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene, you can’t approach them as a fix-all solution. To prevent dental issues like periodontal disease, which is the main cause of tooth loss, you must maintain your daily oral hygiene habits. 
The most common oral hygiene aids you can use: 

  • Dental flosses

  • Interdental cleaners

  • Mouth rinses

  • Oral irrigators

  • Rubber tip stimulators

  • Tongue cleaners

  • Toothbrushes

Oral hygiene aids


Also known as Panorex® or orthopantomograms, panoramix X-rays are wrap-around photographs of your face and teeth, exposing hidden structures that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. Only taken on a case-by-case basis, these x-rays provide a better view of your sinus areas, nasal areas, and mandibular nerves. They are also used to:

  • Reveal gum disease and cavities

  • Expose impacted teeth

  • Expose jawbone fractures

  • Assess patients with an extreme gag reflex

  • Evaluate the progression of TMJ

  • Expose cysts and abnormalities 

  • Plan treatment (full and partial dentures, braces, and implants)


More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves in teeth. To protect your teeth, we can apply a sealant which is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars, and any deep grooves. While sealants can protect your teeth for many years, you still need to get them checked for wear and chipping during your regular dental visits. Some reasons to consider sealants include:

  • Children and teenagers: as soon as the 6-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear or any time throughout the cavity prone years between 6-16 years old

  • Adults: tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions

  • Baby teeth: occasionally done if teeth have deep grooves or depressions and the child is cavity-prone

Panoramic X-Rays


The VELscope® examination is a painless and non-invasive procedure that saves many lives every single year and only takes 2 or 3 minutes. To best stay protected, you should get an annual oral cancer screening, which most dentists perform during a regular dental checkup. Some of the advantages of using the VELscope® System include:

  • Detects problem areas that cannot be seen under white light

  • Exposes precancerous and cancerous tissue

  • FDA-approved

  • Helps dentists check that diseased soft tissue is completely removed

  • Helps diagnose oral cancer in its earliest stages, exponentially increasing the chance of survival

beautiful smile


Don’t wait until it’s too late. Dental prevention is important, so book your teeth cleaning with our dental office in Richmond today, or feel free to ask us any questions about your home care, including proper teeth brushing or flossing. Visit our clinic for reliable dental cleaning services. Learn more about payment options and how to use dental insurance here.

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VELscope® oral cancer screening
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