Scale & Clean
Getting a scale and clean regularly is an essential part of good dental body maintenance. Scaling and cleaning regularly will help maintain healthy teeth and gums. Contact our friendly team to book in your scale and clean appointment today.
What is a scale and clean?
A dental scale and clean involves removing the plaque and scale that builds up on teeth over time. Scale and clean is very different from the teeth cleaning that you do at home by brushing and flossing. Especially tartar, a hard build-up, can’t be removed with brushing and flossing. Leaving tartar and plaque on your teeth can lead to an increased chance of tooth decay.
In addition, studies show a link between gum disease and other systemic diseases (such as heart disease and diabetes). Whilst there is no definitive cause and effect relationship between the two, it emphasises the importance of oral health for your general health.
Pain-free scale and clean
At Camira Dental, we strive to make the procedure of teeth cleaning as pleasant as possible. This can be achieved by using relative analgesia (happy gas) and topical desensitising paste. Please notify your dentist before the cleaning if you would like these used for your scale and clean.
Whether you have sensitive teeth or simply feel nervous about your appointment, our friendly team is here to help and listen.
What to expect on your visit
If you suspect you might need to visit the dentist, whether for a regular check-up or a specific problem, the first step is to give us a call. Our friendly dental assistants can help you with most inquiries, booking you in for a further consultation or treatment.
When you come in, your dentist will have a discussion with you about your needs and propose treatment. At Camira Dental, we take pride in telling the truth about patient needs, never engaging in up-selling.
You’ll get an upfront quote on the full cost of treatment before starting. If needed, it’s possible to prioritise treatment to spread out the cost. We won’t start any treatment without your verbal consent to proceed with the plan.
We use innovative pain-free techniques, providing gentle care. If you have sensitive teeth or a fear of the dentist, don’t hesitate to let our team know. We’ll do our best to make you feel comfortable during your visit.
Join our regular dental check-up scheme
At Camira Dental, we generally recommend booking in for a dental scale and clean every six months. However, this will differ based on your situation, such as how prone you might be to tooth decay or gum disease. That’s why we encourage everyone to join our regular dental check-up scheme as a way forward to good dental and general health. This way, we can monitor and maintain your oral health over time.
Please note that when you sign up the regular check-up scheme, appointments are bulk billed to your health fund (conditions apply).