Scale and Clean
Professional teeth cleaning
Book your next appointment by calling us on (07) 3349 9334
Scale and clean
Welcome to the second phase of our Active Teeth Maintenance Program – scale and cleaning. Our skilled dentist or oral hygiene therapist performs a professional scale and clean, removing plaque, calculus (tartar) and stains from your teeth. This preserves and enhances your overall oral health.
What to expect
During the scale and clean session, we use specialised dental instruments, including ultrasonic scalers and fine hand instruments like periodontal scalers and curettes. Often, combining both instruments yields the best results. It all depends on how healthy your gums are.
The scale and clean treatment is completed with a gentle polishing using a slow-speed handpiece, leaving your teeth glistening and smooth. A topical application of fluoride may be offered to help promote remineralisation and further strengthen teeth.
Benefits of regular scale and clean
Consistency is key. We strongly recommend getting a scale and clean every 6 months. This routine is essential for preventing potential dental problems. Plaque and calculus that harbour living or dead bacteria can cause gum inflammation and tooth decay over time if left untreated.
- Improved overall and oral health
- Fresher breath
- Whiter teeth
- Early problem detection
- Future cost savings
- Professional advice
- Confident smile
Upper Mt Gravatt dental cleaning
TC Dental Group’s scale and clean treatment revitalises your smile and ensures a solid foundation for better oral health. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any dental enquiries or to book your next appointment.
Call us on (07) 3349 9334 to book your professional dental cleaning with us.
Frequently asked questions
Can dental cleaning make my teeth whiter?
Yes, dental cleaning can help whiten teeth by removing surface stains and plaque buildup, which can make teeth appear brighter. However, for more noticeable teeth whitening results, professional teeth whitening treatments such as in-chair and take-home kits are recommended.
Can dental cleaning damage teeth?
When performed by trained professionals, dental cleaning is generally safe and should not damage teeth. Routine dental cleaning is essential for your oral health, as it prevents potential plaque and tartar buildup. However, harsh or improper techniques may cause enamel erosion or gum irritation. Our certified dentists and dental hygienists prioritise the safety and efficacy of dental cleaning, minimising any potential risk to your teeth.
Will dental cleaning hurt?
Dental cleaning is typically not painful and is well-tolerated by most of our patients. You may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during the scale and clean treatment, particularly if there are areas of sensitivity or plaque buildup. However, the discomfort is usually minimal and temporary.
Before the cleaning process, you can discuss your concerns regarding potential discomfort with our dentist or dental hygienist. Remember that regular dental cleans are important for keeping your mouth healthy and preventing bigger problems in the future.The temporary discomfort and process is generally outweighed by the long-term benefits.
Can I eat after dental cleaning?
Yes, you can usually eat normally after getting your teeth cleaned. Most dental cleanings don’t require any downtime or restrictions on what you can eat.
However, you should wait a few minutes before eating or drinking if your mouth feels sensitive or if you have received fluoride treatment. We may recommend that you wait about 30 minutes so that the fluoride can work its full power on your teeth.
Is dental cleaning safe during pregnancy?
Dental cleaning is generally considered safe during pregnancy. In fact, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings are important for both the mother’s oral health and the baby’s overall health. Poor oral health during pregnancy has been linked to potential complications such as preterm birth and low birth weight.
However, it’s important to inform our dentist that you’re pregnant and provide them information about your pregnancy, including how far along you are and any specific instructions from your healthcare provider. This will allow our dental team to take any necessary precautions and ensure the treatment suits you best.