Professional Dental Scale and Clean
Oral health plays an important factor in our everyday life. Every year, millions of people go to their dentist for a check-up and Scale & Clean. This is quite important as our overall health is related to our oral health. The build-up of bacteria and/or plaque in the mouth can travel to other parts of the body, causing serious health problems.
It is important that you see your dentist twice a year for an overall check-up of your dental health as well as having your teeth professionally cleaned. If you don’t already have an appointment for your next visit, feel free to call us here at Carrum Downs Dental Group.
For a limited time we offer Check-up, Scale & Clean and Fluoride treatment from $99 normally $180
What is a Professional Clean?
Professional cleaning is also called as dental prophylaxis, it’s refers to removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth both above and below the gum line. It also involves scaling and polishing to remove plaque as well as to keep it from attaching itself to the teeth in the future.
What to Expect during your Scale/Clean at Carrum Downs Dental Group
Your dentist will usually do a thorough check-up of your teeth and gums, possibly followed by a taking x-rays (if required) to ensure that you do not have any cavities in your teeth. If the x-ray does show a cavity, your dentist will correct that problem, or any other dental problems he may find, before the cleaning is done.
Cleaning the teeth involves the following steps:
- Your dentist will inspect your mouth for bleeding or inflamed gums, infections, sores, or any other concerns.
Your dentist will then use a cleaning agent that will free any deep level plaque that has grown around your teeth or gums.
By scraping along the teeth and gums, your hygienist will remove even more of the plaque that is difficult to remove.
Your dentist will floss your teeth to be certain every area has been thoroughly cleaned of all plaque.
A fluoride treatment may be applied at this time if your dentist thinks it’s required.
At the end of your professional cleaning, your dentist will discuss your oral condition with you if she has not already done so, as well as any other treatments you may need. Before you leave the office, this would be an excellent time to schedule your next professional cleaning and check-up at Carrum Downs Dental group to ensure your smile stays beautiful and healthy.