Dental Check Up And Clean

For Long-Lasting Good Oral Health

Good oral health starts at home, with you. Though even the most dedicated tooth-brusher shouldn’t skip a regular dental check-up and clean. Regular dental visits It is one of the most important steps to having long-lasting good oral health. In a check-up and clean appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums and mouth, checking for any potential problems. Remember prevention is always better than cure!

At Ed Square Dental, our aim is for all our patients to achieve and maintain their best possible oral health and a beautiful smile. We recommend that you have a dental check-up and clean 1 to 2 times a year. It is the foundation of good dental care.

If it’s been too long since your last check-up, contact us for an appointment today!

Why a Regular Dental Check-Up and Clean is Important

Regular visits to your dentist, combined with good at-home oral hygiene habits, is the best care you can give your teeth. A regular check-up and clean with your dentist can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you can prevent dental problems or at least intercept them early, you can save yourself a lot of money and discomfort.

The mouth is full of bacteria. If left to build up, it creates acids that eat away at the enamel on your teeth. It can cause tooth decay, gum disease and infections. This is why a regular check-up and clean is so important. You can prevent these things from happening, maintaining a healthy, happy smile.

What Happens at a Dental Check-Up and Clean

A dental check-up and clean is a quick and easy appointment. Your dentist and dental hygienist will check, scale and polish your teeth.

A woman smiling while having her dental check up at Ed Square Dental

1. Check

Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth, checking for any signs of decay or disease. We will also speak to you about any concerns you may have with your teeth or gums. We can answer any question and give you tips on keeping your teeth healthy. Your dentist may take some x-rays if necessary, to examine your teeth in more detail. After this, your teeth will be cleaned.
3d render illustration of scaling tartar

2. Scale

This step involves removing plaque and tartar build-up. Most people get a little of this build-up around the gumline. Plaque and calculus can both cause damage to your teeth, so it is important to clean them regularly.
A woman undergoing a tooth polishing

3. Polish

Your dentist will clean your teeth with a professional-grade electric toothbrush. This removes any superficial stains and cleans off any residual build-up. You’ll walk out of your appointment with a smooth, sparkling smile.

Extra Services

During a regular check-up, your dentist may require x-rays of your teeth or recommend a fluoride treatment.

Dental X-Ray

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while your dentist may recommend x-rays be taken. This gives them a more thorough look at your teeth. It also enables them to see any previous dental work. This type of X-ray is called an Orthopantomogram (OPG for short) and gives us a panoramic view of your jaw. These images can be added to your file and can aid in any future treatment.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to strengthen our teeth. It is recommended that you use fluoride-based toothpaste and drink tap water regularly. Tap water in Australia contains this essential mineral. Every so often your dentist may recommend a professional fluoride treatment if they think your teeth require it.

We use professional-grade fluoride which is highly concentrated. It is applied with either a swab, mouthwash, brush or tray. It takes just a few minutes. You will need to avoid eating for 30 minutes after the treatment to allow the fluoride to absorb.

At Ed Square Dental your oral health is our priority. Book in for your next check-up and clean with one of our friendly dentists.

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