Give your mouth the best chance to be its healthiest self.
The most important role of a dentist is to ensure that their patients’ teeth are healthy and functioning correctly. In doing this, they can prevent problems occurring in the future and maintain optimal dental health. For this reason, preventive dentistry in the form of regular check-up and cleans can be one of the most important treatments for both dentist and patient.
At Complete Dental in Coorparoo & Elanora, we offer comprehensive, professional and thorough check-up and cleans to maintain oral health and the function.
What can a check-up, scale and clean involve?
The first part of a check-up, scale and clean may involve an assessment of your dental health history, as well as a discussion about the areas of your mouth that are troubling you.
Scale and Clean:
Surface problems of the teeth, like plaque, tartar and calculus build-up will be removed by your dentist, providing a thorough clean above and below the gum line. This is largely done using an ultrasonic scaler that sprays a fine mist of water, so it is virtually pain-free and as comfortable as possible.
Once the plaque, tartar and calculus have been removed, your dentist can clearly examine the true condition of your teeth and gums, looking for things like cavities, swollen gums and discolouration.
X-rays: Your dentist may request X-Rays to thoroughly assess the areas between the teeth that cannot be seen by the human eye.
Polish and fluoride:
Another ultra-sonic tool is used to polish the cleaned tooth. Your dentist may apply fluoride to the teeth in this process, to give them an extra level of protection and to leave you with the healthiest smile.
What are the benefits of a dental check-up, scale and clean?
Help to prevent gum disease:
Tartar and plaque build-up between teeth and gums are some of the most common contributors to gum diseases. An important part of a dental check-up, scale and clean, is the removal of plaque build-up, commonly found towards the gum line of the bottom teeth, to stop its accumulation.
Detect or prevent dental problems:
Dental problems like tooth decay can cause significant problems if left untreated. Holes can form in the teeth, causing deterioration. It is crucial that this is caught early. Catching problems like this can only happen with regular dental check-up, scale and cleans. Your dentist can recommend a prompt course of action if a problem is detected early. This may include anything from fillings to a full root canal treatment.
Plaque, calculus and tartar build up can all contribute to an unhealthy, discoloured smile. When combined with teeth that are already stained from things like coffee or smoking, the result can be a worn-looking, unhealthy mouth.
A thorough scale and clean at Complete Dental Coorparoo & Elanora, can give your smile the lift it needs. Teeth generally appear whiter, healthier, cleaner and shinier, without the need for any whitening treatments.
Significant, surgical dental treatments can be expensive, especially if the condition has been left untreated or unnoticed for a substantial amount of time. Regular dental check-ups can catch oral health problems before they are able to grow into something more sinister. This means that in the long-run, you can save money by treating these problems before they develop.
If you haven’t had a check-up, scale and clean in the last six months, it is time to book one now!