A scale and clean, also known as a professional clean, is carried out by our dentist at Wyndham Dental to remove any plaque or hardened tartar that you cannot remove with regular brushing and flossing at home. It’s quite natural for plaque and tartar deposits to accumulate over time because your oral hygiene routine can miss out on bacteria that lurk in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. If not removed, these bacteria can cause stained teeth, tooth decay and /or gum disease.
You might need a scale and clean if:
The entire process is quite simple. Our Werribee dentists will begin your scale and clean by using an electric scaler to crack the toughest calculus. Calculus is plaque that has built over time, so it has hardened and cannot be removed by your toothbrush. We will use the electric scaler, together with a jet spray of water, to soften this calculus and clean away any debris lodged between your teeth.
Next, we will use a manual cleaner to get at the plaque situated in more hard-to-reach positions between your teeth. The last step would be to scrub and polish your teeth in order to protect them from future decay. You can leave our clinic with a cleaner, whiter smile after your scale and clean is complete.
Regular checkups are a great way to stay proactive when it comes to your oral health. Our checkups aren’t just about a professional scale and clean, they’re tailored to each individual to meet your case needs. During your checkup, we take the time to discuss your oral health and dental goals to understand how we can help you leave our clinic with a healthier smile. We will also do a thorough examination, which will help us identify any budding dental issues in their earliest stages and devise a treatment plan accordingly. In addition, we will also screen for oral cancer in these checkups, evaluating any concerning changes in tissue noticed between appointments.
Other benefits of regular checkups and a professional scale and clean include:
The cost of a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning depends on certain factors. Oral exams and x-rays required, along with the severity of build-up on your teeth, are some of these factors. Visit our dentist for a consultation to get a more accurate cost.
We at Wyndham Dental are proud to be your trusted family dentist in Werribee. Our team of caring dental professionals has been helping people of all ages get happier, healthier smiles for over 30 years. We believe in keeping up to date with the latest methods and technology in order to give you top-notch diagnosis, prevention and treatment for all your dental needs.
While a scale and clean may seem like a small step, it is certainly one of the most important parts of your regular checkups. Call our friendly team today to schedule your next professional scale and clean. In doing so, you’ll be taking an important step towards maintaining your oral health for years to come.