Scaling and Cleaning
Good oral hygiene habits are essential in keeping your teeth strong and healthy. But even religiously following good oral practices does not guarantee you a lifetime of healthy pearly whites.
To ensure healthy pearly whites and a dazzling smile, you need help from Your Gold Coast Dentist in Parkwood. Enjoy our preventative dentistry treatments and treat your pearly whites to the care they deserve!
What is scaling and cleaning?
Often called deep cleaning, dental scale and clean refers to the removal of all plaque and tartar build-up surrounding the teeth and below the gum line.
Plaque is a white, sticky film of bacteria. It is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. With regular and proper brushing, plaque can be removed from the teeth. But since there are some areas in the mouth that are difficult to brush, unremoved plaque can develop into tartar, which can only be removed by your dentist.
In a dental scale and clean, your dentist removes the plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth using ultrasonic tools to knock off larger pieces of plaque. A handpiece sprays washes the debris away, leaving only the small deposits of plaque. Fine hand tools are used to remove and scrape all plaque.
After this, the surfaces are smoothed to make it difficult for plaque to stick. Those with gum disease are given extra care by cleaning deep below the gum lines or into the pockets.
Effects of unremoved plaque and tartar
The food we eat can leave food debris in the mouth. Fondness for sweet foods accelerates negative effects, as bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these kinds of foods. Acid is produced in the process and attacks the enamel. Over time, enamel corrodes revealing the dental pulp inside.
Unremoved plaque and tartar can lead to:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth sensitivity
- Periodontal disease
- Dental abscess
- Infected dental pulp
How Often Is A Dental Scale And Clean?
Regular dental check ups are scheduled once every six months. Most dental appointments include a dental scale and clean, but the decision depends on your dentist. Your teeth’s condition will be assessed and your dentist will decide whether or not you need a dental scale and clean.
Benefits of Dental Scale and Clean
Dental scale and clean is part of our preventative dentistry services and offer the following benefits.
- Cleans teeth
- Halts tooth decay and other dental problems
- Removes plaque causing stains
- Fresher breath
- General wellbeing
Preventive Dentistry Services At Your Gold Coast Dentist
The following are other preventative dentistry services performed in our office.
- Children’s dentistry
- Family dentistry
- Oral hygiene instructions
- Scaling and cleaning
- Mouthguards and splints
- Dental sealants
Quality Preventative Service at Your Gold Coast Dentist
At Your Gold Coast Dentist, we encourage everyone to take advantage of our preventative dentistry services for healthier and stronger teeth. The benefits are many and long term.
- PAY NO GAP – NO GAP for Check-Up and Clean (every six months and with any health insurance)
- NO HEALTH INSURANCE? – Only $149 for Check-Up and Clean
Call (07) 5594 6699 or visit us at Gold Coast Parkwood Piazza, Shop 10/300 Olsen Avenue in Parkwood on the Gold Coast.
Evening and Saturday appointments available!