New Patient Information

MYRDH understands that dental hygiene practices may be a newer concept to you. You may have questions about fees, services, insurance and more. We offer comprehensive dental hygiene services in a spa setting. We are more than happy to answer your questions as we want to leave you feeling confident about your dental hygiene choice.

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Your Health

Oral Cancer

  • Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. 
  • To help prevent oral cancer:
  • Ask about oral cancer screenings at your dental appointments
  • Stop using tobacco products – ask about tools to help you quit
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Limit sun exposure and use U/V protective lip balms
  • Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Check your mouth regularly for signs or symptoms and report any changes in your mouth to your dentist right away.


  • Halitosis is bad breath
  • It is usually caused by food particles, dry mouth, dental issues, and/or medical issues
  • With assistance, education, and minimal interventions, this can be treated


  • ​Characterized by inflamed gums, this is the first stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is the only stage of the four that is reversible with constant care and attention
  • It is unusually painless and therefore goes undetected and untreated for long periods of time. It usually involves red, swollen, sometimes tender, bleeding gums and bad breath

Gum Disease

This is a progressive state of gum infection, bacteria infiltration and bone loss. This disease commonly has 4 stages which involve various clinical evidence. Unfortunately this cannot be cured, but can be treated to a manageable stateDry Mouth

  • Side effects of medicines.  Hundreds of medicines can cause the salivary glands to make less saliva.  High blood pressure and depression medication often cause dry mouth
  • Disease.  Some diseases affect the salivary glands.  Sjogren”s Syndrome and HIV/AIDS can cause dry mouth.
  • Radiation Therapy.  The salivary glands can be damaged if they are exposed to radiation during cancer treatment.
  • Chemotherapy.  Drugs used to treat cancer can make saliva thicker, causing the mouth to feel dry.
  • Nerve damage.  Injury to the head or neck can damage the nerves that tell salivary glands to make saliva.

MYRDH offers our patients who have confirmed dental insurance the ability to use their coverage immediately at an appointment. Please make sure to give your primary and secondary insurance plan number, breakdown, and we can save you from paying out of pocket and waiting for a reimbursement cheque.

The following dental insurance companies currently accept claims from Independent Hygienists.  If you don’t see your dental insurance company, please contact them and ask if they accept dental claims from Independent Hygienists.

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Benecaid
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • ClaimSecure
  • Co-operators Insurance
  • Coughlin & Associates Ltd.
  • Cowan Benefits Consulting
  • Desjardins
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • FAS
  • Federal Pensioners Dental Plan
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Group Medical Services-GMS
  • Group Premier Medical
  • Healthy Smiles Ontario Program
  • Humania Assurance Inc
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnston Group
  • Manion Wilkins
  • Manulife
  • MDM Insurance
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • NexGenRx
  • NIHB
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) ACCERTA
  • Ontario Ironworkers
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Pacific First
  • PBAS
  • Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP)
  • RWAM Insurance
  • Saskatchewan Blue Cross
  • SSQ
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Symbility Health
  • Sysco
  • The Empire Life Insurance Company
  • The Great West Life Company
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Wawanesa

Why choose MYRDH Dental Hygiene Spa for your Dental Hygiene Care?

Dental Hygienists are primary health care professionals. Regulations enacted under Ontario’s Health Professions Act in 2007 enabled Registered Dental Hygienists to practice independent of a dentist.

Prevention is our focus.  Each person is different, with different needs and our treatment plans are tailored to these specific needs.  We have a variety of treatment options from needle-less anesthetic to preventing cavities in deep grooves (sealants) to help you achieve and maintain oral health.

With no dentist onsite, we offer a unique, calming atmosphere with spa music, and diffused essential oils.  This is especially appealing to people who experience dental anxiety.   

Can you refer me to a dentist?

Yes, we can refer you to a dentist.

After a complete dental hygiene assessment, we will discuss our findings with you and provide you with a referral to a dentist or other appropriate health care provider if required.

Payment Options

We direct bill to insurance.  All co-payments or deductibles must be paid date of service.  Insurance claims will either be sent electronically or mailed to your insurance company.  With less money used from your insurance plan on dental hygiene care, more remains available should major work be required such as crowns or bridges.

For your convenience, we accept cash, e-transfer, debit, Visa, MasterCard.  

How soon can I get an appointment?

We provide flexible hours and appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule. MYRDH is open Monday to Saturday with early morning, evening appointments available.  Call or book online.

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