Scale and Clean


Improve Your Oral Health With Regular Scale & Clean At South Lake Smiles

You’ve been putting off your dental checkups because you’re afraid of the dentist. You know that if you don’t go to the dentist, it will only get worse and more expensive in the future.

Imagine walking into a comfortable office where everyone is friendly and helpful. The hygienist takes her time cleaning your teeth so they are as clean as possible before she finishes up with a professional polish. When you leave, your mouth feels fresh and clean!

At South Lake Smiles we believe everyone deserves to enjoy healthy teeth and gums! We provide professional scale & cleanings in South Lake so you can avoid dental problems! Schedule an appointment today

The Benefits of A Scale and Clean

Good oral health is essential for everyone. Daily brushing and flossing are definitely at the top of the list. Regular professional cleaning from the dentist is the next most essential factor in ensuring optimal dental health.
It is recommended by the Australian Dental Association to have your teeth cleaned professionally by the dentist.
A dental scale and cleaning may be recommended during your routine dental appointment with the dentist for a number of reasons. One of the reasons is to use special dental equipment to remove tartar build-up along your gum line. Here are some of the advantages of the procedure:

1.) Plaque removal

Plaque can be removed with regular cleaning and flossing. If left untreated, plaque can begin to release toxins that irritate your gums and produce an acid that causes tooth decay. The most prevalent sites of tartar build-up are between teeth and other difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth. Few people are capable of entirely removing plaque, which is why dental scaling and cleaning are recommended.

2.) Healthy gums

Plaque build-up happens when stubborn food debris is left in your teeth. It is a sticky film found between your teeth and gums that is made up of bacteria. As mentioned, plaque can become tartar over time, which may produce signs of gingivitis or irritate your gums. Professional cleanings reduce the risk of advanced gum disease and tooth loss.

3.) Removing light stains

Some of the foods we eat on a regular basis are responsible for tooth discolouration. Tea, coffee, tobacco, and red wine are examples of such foods and drinks. Staining is more of an aesthetic problem than a health issue. Following the procedure, you will have a clean, bright smile.

4.) Dental Complications Are Detected Early

Your dentist can detect broken fillings, cavities, and other oral problems only if you visit them for a dental scale and clean or checkup. Early diagnosis of such problems helps prevent costly dental procedures, including root canals, tooth extractions, and gum surgery.

Why Choose South Lake Smiles
for A Scale and Clean in South Lake

Curious about how to improve your oral hygiene routine?
To keep your teeth sparkling and healthy, you should visit a dentist at least twice a year. Besides, brushing and flossing alone aren’t enough to remove hardened plaque and tartar that have built up over time
Our dental team will look at different factors to consider prior to the procedure to ensure your safety and the efficiency of professional cleaning. During your appointment, our dentist will gently remove plaque and tartar using modern dental tools. We also follow updated regulations to avoid compromising your health during each dental service.

You are in good hands at South Lake Smiles! We can help you alleviate any signs of tooth decay or gum irritation you may be experiencing. Call us at (08) 6495 4004 today


Frequently Asked Questions

A general dentist and a dental hygienist can both perform dental scaling and cleaning. They begin with an assessment of your entire mouth before beginning the cleaning process.

Cleaning and scaling your teeth provides several benefits for your teeth and overall oral health. It is recommended to visit a dentist twice a year to have them cleaned professionally by your dentist. Common signs that you need to scale and clean include the following:

  • Plaque or calculus/tartar on your teeth that won’t come off with brushing and flossing
  • You want to take preventive measures to keep your teeth healthy.
  • You have stained teeth due to cigarette smoke.
  • Symptoms of jaw joint pain (temporomandibular joint).
  • You stain your teeth after drinking coffee, tea, or red wine.

People with healthy teeth and gums usually require a scale and clean every six months. However, if you’ve had gum disease in the past, your appointments should be spaced three to four months apart.

It is important that our patients understand what to expect during their scale and cleaning appointment so they are fully aware of the procedure and are not surprised once they arrive at our office.

Regular preventative dental examinations and cleanings are beneficial for detecting problems before they lead to serious complications. Your dentist will examine your teeth for decay, the health of your gums, your jaw movement, any swelling, your bite, and your medical history. The process of scaling and cleaning may vary depending on the dental clinic and dentist. It may include but is not limited to the following:

  • X-rays should be taken to see if there is any deterioration behind the gum line or between the teeth.
  • Look for symptoms of gum disease or inflammation in the gums and bone around the teeth.
  • Examine any existing fillings, crowns, or extraction sites.
  • Remove any plaque that has accumulated below and above the gum line. (When rushing, it is possible to overlook difficult-to-reach areas that must be removed using specific dental devices.)
  • The dentist will polish your teeth to remove stains and plaque.
  • Following the cleaning, the dentist will give oral hygiene advice such as correct brushing and recommend certain oral hygiene products.

A fluoride treatment can help to protect your teeth from decay by restoring the surface enamel of your teeth. It can also fight bacteria that may harm your teeth and gums. The dental professional may recommend fluoride treatment if they determine you are at high risk of developing cavities.

A basic dental check-up with a scale and clean treatment normally costs between $200 and $275 per session, depending on your dental needs and the severity of plaque build-up. We can discuss with you the average cost of your treatment.

Avoiding a scale and clean appointment means you’ll have much more buildup over time, which can result in further complications that require more invasive procedures. Untreated tartar and plaque may lead to the following:

  • Early stage of gum disease or gingivitis.
  • Periodontal disease or the advanced type of gum disease.
  • Bad breath or halitosis
  • Gum recession
  • Teeth discolouration that may need teeth whitening to eliminate hard stains.

Skipping professional cleaning can put your overall health at risk.

Take the first steps toward your

perfect smile today!

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