Scale and Clean

Keep Your Teeth & Gums Healthy With Scale & Clean in Currambine

Even the most dedicated brushers will experience mild amounts of build-up. Plaque build-up on your tooth enamel can lead to cavities and gum disease. If left untreated, these problems can lead to symptoms of gingivitis, such as swollen and bleeding gums, and tooth loss.
Fortunately, with preventive care, it’s possible to preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime. A scale and clean, also called professional teeth cleaning, helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. This dental procedure is designed to remove plaque and tartar that can’t be removed with regular brushing.
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Amazing Benefits of a Scale and Clean Treatment

A scale and clean is a great way to keep your teeth healthy and your gums healthy. It removes tartar and plaque build-up and leaves your teeth feeling fresh and clean. However, there are other benefits to receiving a scale and clean:
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Why Choose Us For Scale & Clean in Currambine

To ensure that your mouth remains healthy, we recommend a preventive scale and clean every six months, more often for those with a history of gum disease. During these visits, our general dentists gently remove calcified plaque and tartar build-up that has accumulated along the teeth and gums. Our dentists are highly trained, experienced professionals who will take great care of you every time you visit us.

Our team is committed to providing exceptional service and results that last a lifetime. Because every smile is important, we do everything possible to make sure each patient leaves happy and satisfied with their treatment plan.

We offer high-quality dental care that is affordable for everyone! Come see us today so we can help you get started on the path toward healthy teeth! We’re open late, and Saturday appointments are available.

Call (08) 9305 4888 to schedule an appointment at Smiles in Currambine!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

To ensure that your mouth remains healthy, we recommend a preventive scale and clean every six months if you have healthy teeth and gums.

If you have had gum disease in the past, we recommend a scale and clean more often every 3–4 months.

There is no pain involved with professional teeth cleaning. Your dentist can suggest several options to make the procedure more comfortable for you if you are experiencing discomfort. Your dentist can use numbing gel to reduce some of the sensitivity.
Plaque deposits caught on or between the teeth are usually removed first by the dentist. An ultrasonic scaler, which helps to loosen and dislodge the sticky substance, can be used to do this. This is combined with a therapeutic wash and flush, which uses a tiny spray of cool water to remove plaque and food particles from the spaces between your teeth.

The scaling phase of the operation involves scraping plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth with a small device called a scaler. The ultrasonic cleaner can also be utilized to clean below the gum line at this point. Your dentist will polish your teeth once all of the surfaces are smooth. A slow-speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins at the end is used for polishing. A specific gritty toothpaste-like material called prophylaxis paste is scooped into the cup and swirled around on the teeth to make them glossy and smooth.

Finally, you may opt for a fluoride treatment, which essentially involves your dentist applying a cool fluoride-infused gel on the surface of your teeth to protect them against acid and bacteria. The fluoride gel is swished around in the mouth for at least 30-60 seconds. Following that, you are instructed to spit out as much as possible. Because the acids from bacteria in tartar and plaque have damaged the enamel surfaces, fluoride helps to strengthen them. After the fluoride has been applied, it is advised not to eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes.
A routine dental check-up with a scale and clean treatment generally takes 30 minutes to one hour and is completed in one visit.

Depending on your dental needs and plaque build-up, a routine dental check-up with a scale and clean treatment typically costs between $200 and $275 per visit. If an x-ray is required, the price could range from $300 to $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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