Scale and Clean in Brabham
Keep your teeth clean and sparkling with a scale and clean at Brabham Smiles! Our scale and clean service will keep your teeth looking their best. We use the latest technology and equipment to make sure your smile shines bright.
Keep Your Mouth Healthy and Fresh with a Scale and Clean
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth, and tartar is hardened plaque that has been allowed to accumulate. If not removed, plaque and tartar build-up can lead to bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.
A scale and clean, also known as professional teeth cleaning, is an invaluable part of keeping your mouth healthy. While regular brushing can remove plaque, only specialised dental instruments can remove tartar. During a scale and clean, your dentist will gently and thoroughly remove plaque and tartar off your teeth with an ultrasonic scaler. This will keep your teeth in pristine condition and prevent gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay. At Brabham Smiles, our experienced dentists will remove all calcified plaque from your teeth and polish them to ensure there is no place for bacteria to attach or food to get stuck.
Dental Problems that a Scale and Clean Can Address
Bacteria and tartar build-up are often behind bad breath, so you need to remove the build-up from your teeth and gums to reduce the problem. A scale and clean can remove the source of bad breath and make your breath fresher.
Bleeding gums can be a symptom of gum disease, which is usually caused by plaque that has accumulated on the gum line. A scale and clean will remove any tartar that has built up, and any other problems can be spotted before they worsen.
Plaque and tartar build-up can cause inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), which can lead to more severe problems such as periodontitis. By removing these deposits through a scale and clean, we can help reduce the risk of gum disease and improve your oral health.
Tooth sensitivity and tooth decay can also occur due to not practising proper oral hygiene and not visiting a dentist for regular exams and routine cleanings. A scale and clean will relieve pain and sensitivity by removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums and will help prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.
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Scale and Clean
A regular scale and clean, also known as prophylactic cleaning, removes the plaque and tartar that cling to your teeth and gums. The procedure is relatively superficial and non-invasive. Calculus and surface stains are primarily removed from above or just under the gum line, depending on the situation.
First, your dentist will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove the plaque deposits caught on or between the teeth. This will be followed by oral irrigation, which involves squirting a tiny spray of cool water between your teeth to remove plaque and food particles.
Plaque and tartar will then be scraped off your teeth with a small instrument called a scaler. Your dentist may also use an ultrasonic cleaner at this point to clean below the gum line. Then, your dentist will polish your teeth. Usually, a soft rubber cup with a slow-speed handpiece with rotating blades is used for polishing. To make teeth shiny and smooth, prophylaxis paste is scooped into the cup and rubbed on the surface of the teeth.
Finally, your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment. A fluoride gel will be applied to your teeth to protect them from bacteria and acid. During the fluoride gel application, you will be asked to swish this product around in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds and spit it out. The fluoride treatment will be followed by 30 minutes of no eating, drinking, or rinsing.
We all know that regularly brushing and flossing your teeth is important for maintaining good oral health. However, even if you brush and floss religiously, getting a scale and clean from your dentist on a regular basis provides many benefits.
- A scale and clean can remove the stubborn plaque and tartar that can build up on your teeth, even in hard-to-reach places.
- It helps keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy and reduces the risk of gum disease.
- A scale and clean can also keep your smile looking healthy and bright. The procedure can remove the stains on your teeth caused by coffee, tea, and other tooth-staining foods and drinks.
- Bacteria can breed on plaque and tartar, accumulating on teeth over time and causing bad breath. Scale and clean removes bacteria, leaving you with cleaner, fresher breath.
- A scale and clean is an easy and relatively inexpensive procedure that can save you a great deal of money in the long run. This is because it prevents serious dental problems.
So, for your smile to stay healthy and beautiful, we recommend regularly visiting your dentist for a scale and clean.
A routine dental examination with a scale and clean typically starts at $200. The price will likely be higher if you need an x-ray, have significant plaque build-up, or require other dental work. We encourage you to visit Brabham Smiles so that one of our experienced dentists can examine your teeth and provide an accurate quote.
To welcome new patients to Brabham Smiles, we offer a New Patient Check-up and Clean for only $99 (terms and conditions apply).