Scale and Clean


Have a Professional Scale & Clean For Your Teeth At South Lake Smiles

Some patients are frightened of going to dental clinics. Unfortunately, if you don’t go to the dentist, your dental problems will just worsen and become more expensive in the future.
However, you don’t have to worry anymore. All our dentists have gentle hands and will take care of your dental health. Our dental team will clean your teeth thoroughly to ensure they are as plaque-free as possible. Your mouth will surely feel fresh and clean when you leave!
At South Lake Smiles, we believe that everyone deserves to have healthy teeth and gums. In order to avoid dental problems, we offer professional scaling and cleaning for your teeth.

The Advantages of Scale and Clean

Brushing and flossing on a daily basis can maintain good oral health. Another way to maintain excellent dental health is through regular professional cleanings by your dentist.
For a variety of reasons, a dental scale and clean may be advised during your routine dental checkup with the dentist. Our dentists use specialised dental equipment to remove tartar buildup along your gum line. Here are more advantages of a scale and clean procedure:

1.) Removes Plaque

Plaque can be eradicated by brushing your teeth daily and by getting a professional cleaning from your dentist. If left untreated, plaque can start releasing toxins that can irritate your gums. Tartar buildup is common between your teeth and in other difficult-to-reach areas of your mouth. Therefore, a dental scale and cleaning is recommended by your dentist to completely eradicate plaque.

2.) Enhance Gum Health

Plaque formation occurs when some food debris is left in your teeth. Bacterial plaque is a sticky film that forms between your teeth and gums. Plaque can harden into tartar over time, causing gum irritation and gingivitis. Professional scaling and cleaning can help to reduce the likelihood of advanced gum disease and tooth loss.

3.) Removes tooth stains

Some of the foods you eat can stain your teeth and cause discolouration. Tea, coffee, tobacco, and red wine are just a few examples of such foods and beverages. Staining is primarily an aesthetic issue rather than a health concern. If you have a professional scale and clean, you will have a cleaner and brighter smile after the surgery.

4.) Avoiding Dental Complications

If you go for a scale and clean, your dentist will be able to discover broken fillings, cavities, and other oral problems. Early detection of such issues helps to avoid costly dental procedures such as root canals, tooth extractions, and gum surgery.

Why Should You Go To South Lake Smiles
for A Scale and Clean

Do you want to know how to maintain your dental hygiene routine?
Hardened plaque and tartar that have accumulated over time cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. If you want to maintain your perfect smile, you should see a dentist for a professional cleaning at least twice a year.
During a scale and clean, our dental experts will examine your dental health thoroughly to check the condition of your teeth. Our dental team will use advanced dental tools to carefully remove the accumulated plaque and tartar. We also have safety protocols to avoid compromising your health during each dental service.

At South Lake Smiles, you don’t have to worry anymore! We will do our best to assist you in treating all your oral problems. Just call us at (08) 6495 4004 right away to book an appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Dental scaling and cleaning can be done by a general dentist and a dental hygienist. Before beginning the cleaning process, they will do an examination of your entire mouth.

Cleaning and scaling your teeth has a number of advantages for your teeth and general oral health. It is advised that you visit your dentist twice a year to have your teeth thoroughly cleaned. The following are common indicators that you need a professional scale and clean:

  • You have accumulated plaque or tartar on your teeth that can’t be removed by brushing and flossing.
  • You are experiencing jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) discomfort symptoms.
  • You have teeth discolouration that is caused by food, beverages, and smoking.
  • You want to take precautions to keep your teeth healthy.
A scale and clean is normally required every six months for people with healthy teeth and gums. If you’ve previously experienced gum disease, your appointments should be every three to four months apart.

It is essential that our patients understand what to expect during their scale and cleaning appointments. Preventative dental checkups and cleanings are useful for detecting oral issues before they have significant complications.

First, your dentist will inspect your mouth for tooth decay, gum disease, and bite problems. The scaling and cleaning procedure usually includes the following:

  • Your dentist might recommend imaging studies such as X-rays to see whether there is any decay behind the gum line or between the teeth.
  • An examination of the gums and teeth is done to check for any signs of gum disease or inflammation.
  • Examination of any fillings, crowns, or extraction sites that are already in place.
  • Removal of plaque buildup beneath and above the gum line.
  • Using a tooth polisher to remove stains and plaque from your teeth.
  • After the cleaning, our dentist will provide you with oral hygiene recommendations, such as proper brushing techniques.

A fluoride treatment can help to protect your teeth from decay by repairing the surface enamel of your teeth. It also has the ability to combat microorganisms that can affect your teeth and gums. If your dentist determines that you are at high risk of developing cavities, he or she may offer fluoride therapy.


A standard dental check-up with a scale and cleaning typically ranges from $200 to $275 per session, depending on your dental needs and the level of plaque build-up. We can go over the average cost of your therapy with you.

If you skip a scale and cleaning visit, you’ll have considerably greater buildup over time, which might lead to additional issues that necessitate more complex and expensive operations. Untreated tartar and plaque can cause the following problems:

  • Halitosis or bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Teeth discolouration
  • Gingivitis (an early stage of gum disease)
  • Periodontal disease (an advanced stage of gum disease)

Take the first steps toward your

perfect smile today!

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