Scale & Clean

Scale & Clean in Iluka Can Keep Your Teeth & Gums Healthy

The best way to avoid tooth decay and gum disease is by consistently brushing your teeth. However, even the most diligent brushers will encounter some plaque buildup on their tooth enamel, resulting in cavities and gum disease. If left unchecked, these problems can lead to gingivitis symptoms, including swollen and bleeding gums and tooth loss.

Luckily, it is possible to retain your natural teeth for an extended period of time with proper preventive care. A scale and clean, alternatively referred to as professional teeth cleaning, effectively maintains the health of your teeth and gums. This dental procedure eliminates plaque and tartar that are not easily removed by brushing alone.

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The Surprising Benefits of a Scale and Clean Treatment

A scale and clean is an excellent way to maintain the condition of your teeth and gums. It eliminates tartar and plaque accumulation, leaving your teeth feeling clean and fresh. There are, however, excellent benefits to receiving a scale and clean treatment:

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Why Choose Us for Scale & Clean in Iluka

To keep your mouth healthy, we recommend a preventive scale and cleaning every six months, or more frequently if you have a history of gum disease. Our general dentists delicately remove hardened plaque and tartar buildup collected throughout the teeth and gums during these visits. Our dentists are highly qualified, experienced specialists who will provide excellent care each time you visit us.

Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and long-term results. We believe that every smile is valuable. That’s why we go out of our way to ensure that each patient is happy and satisfied with their treatment plan.

We provide high-quality dental care at a reasonable cost to everyone. Visit us now to get started on the journey to healthy teeth! We stay open late and provide Saturday appointments.

Make an appointment at Smiles in Currambine by calling 08 9305 4888!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have any inquiries about our dental services? We’re here to assist you! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or read on for more details.
If you have healthy teeth and gums, we suggest a preventive scale and clean every six months to keep your mouth healthy. However, if you have a history of gum disease, we recommend a scale and clean every 3–4 months.

Professional tooth cleaning is entirely painless. If you are experiencing discomfort, your dentist might offer several ways to make the procedure more comfortable for you. The dentist may apply the numbing gel to relieve some of the sensitivity.

The dentist typically removes plaque deposits stuck on or between the teeth first. This can be accomplished using an ultrasonic scaler, which helps to loosen and eliminate the sticky substance. This is combined with a therapeutic wash and flush, which utilizes a tiny spray of cool water to get rid of plaque and food particles between your teeth.

During the scaling part of the procedure, a small device called a scaler is used to scrape plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. At this time, the ultrasonic cleaner can be used to clean below the gum line. Once all of the surfaces of your teeth are smooth, your dentist will polish them. A slow-speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins at the end is employed for polishing. To make the teeth shiny and smooth, a particular gritty toothpaste-like material called prophylaxis paste is scooped into the cup and swirled around on them.

Finally, you can get a fluoride treatment, which includes your dentist putting a cool fluoride-infused gel on the surface of your teeth to protect them from acid and bacteria. For at least 30-60 seconds, the fluoride gel is swished around in the mouth. After that, you’re told to spit out as much as you can. Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel surfaces since the acids from the bacteria in tartar and plaque have damaged them. Furthermore, it is not recommended to eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after applying fluoride.

The length of the cleaning is determined by the condition of the teeth and the amount of plaque that needs to be removed. A routine dental check-up with a scale and cleaning treatment usually lasts 30 minutes to an hour and is accomplished in a single visit.
A routine dental check-up with a scale and cleaning treatment generally costs between $200 and $275 per visit, depending on your dental needs and plaque buildup. If an x-ray is required, the cost could range between $300 and $400.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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