General Dentistry

Scale & Clean in Darch

Keep your dental health in check with a regular scale and clean from Darch Dental Centre. A clean and healthy mouth can lead to a more enjoyable life!

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Scale and clean for healthy teeth

It’s no secret that regular brushing and flossing is essential for good oral health, but even the most diligent brusher can miss plaque and tartar build-up.
Over time, plaque and tartar can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Left untreated, these problems can lead to more serious health issues.
A scale and clean at Darch Dental Centre can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Scale and clean, also known as professional teeth cleaning, is designed to remove plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing alone. The build-up occurs above and below the gum line and can only be removed with specialised dental instruments. Your dentist will gently and thoroughly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth with an ultrasonic scaler during your scale and clean. Our team of experienced professionals at Darch Dental Centre uses the latest equipment and techniques to clean plaque and tartar off your teeth so you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.

Benefits of a Scale and Clean

A scale and clean treatment is important in maintaining dental health. It removes tartar and plaque build-up, leaving your teeth feeling clean and fresh.
  • Scale and clean treatments can reduced the unsightly stains on your teeth caused by coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco. Our experienced dentists at Darch Dental Centre will make sure you get the best results possible in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • A scale and clean procedure helps remove the build-up of tartar and plaque on your teeth. This is the leading cause of gum disease, so getting this done regularly is recommended.
  • Bad breath can be reduced or eliminated by scale and cleans since they get rid of the bacteria that cause the problem. At Darch Dental Centre, we use the latest technology and techniques to get the job done right, so you can feel confident about your smile.
  • A scale and clean is an affordable way to keep your teeth healthy. Maintaining good oral health and having a scale and clean on a regular basis can help you avoid spending a lot of money on other dental procedures.
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Darch Dental Centre

Darch Dental Centre offers scale and clean services that can help get rid of plaque and tartar build-up. You will leave our dental clinic with fresh breath and a confident smile!
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Experienced and Gentle Dentists
Darch Dental Centre has 50 years of combined experience in helping patients maintain optimal oral health. Our experienced dentists provide a thorough and gentle service that will leave your teeth feeling clean and healthy.
Multiple Payment Options
We believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy smile, so we offer various payment options to make dental care affordable. We accept health funds and certain government benefits, and we also offer convenient financing options through Afterpay.
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Sedation Dentistry
Many people have anxiety about visiting the dentist, so we offer various sedation options to help you relax. Our caring team of professionals will work with you to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

FAQ's About Scale & Clean

A regular scale and clean by a dentist is essential to oral health for many reasons:

  • It helps to remove tartar, a build-up of plaque on the teeth that has hardened. This can lead to gum disease if not removed, as it provides a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.
  • A scale and clean also helps to prevent bad breath, as tartar can cause an unpleasant odour.
  • In addition, it can help remove any surface staining on the teeth, giving them a brighter appearance.
A scale and clean is generally recommended every six months in order to maintain good oral health. However, a scale and clean every three to four months is recommended if you have had gum disease in the past.

Many people worry that a scale and clean will be painful, but the procedure is usually relatively comfortable. Your dentist will use a local anaesthetic to numb your gums before starting the procedure. You may feel some pressure during the cleaning, but it should not be painful. If you do experience any discomfort, be sure to let your dentist know so they can adjust their technique.

Your dentist will usually start by removing plaque deposits caught on or between the teeth. An ultrasonic scaler will be used to loosen and remove the sticky substance. This is followed by a therapeutic wash and flush, which uses a small spray of cool water to eliminate plaque and food particles between your teeth.

Next, plaque and tartar will be scraped off your teeth using a small tool called a scaler. At this point, an ultrasonic cleaner can also be used to clean below the gum line. Once all the surfaces of your teeth are smooth, your dentist will polish them. For polishing, a slow-speed handpiece is used with a soft rubber cup that rotates at the end. Prophylaxis paste is scooped into a cup and rubbed on the teeth to make them shiny and smooth.

Fluoride treatments are usually offered after a scale and clean. Your dentist will apply a fluoride-infused gel to the surface of your teeth to protect them from bacteria and acid. You will be instructed to swish the fluoride gel around in your mouth for 30-60 seconds. You will then be asked to spit out as much as you can. Fluoride strengthens enamel surfaces by protecting them from the acids in tartar and plaque. In the 30 minutes following the fluoride application, patients should avoid eating, drinking, or rinsing their mouths.

A routine check-up and scaling and cleaning usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
Extras health insurance policies can include scale and cleans. It is best to check with your health fund provider if a scale and clean is covered under your policy.

Good oral hygiene is essential for keeping your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy. There are a few simple things you can do to take care of your oral health:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between them.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.

By following these simple steps, you can help keep your mouth healthy and free of disease.

A routine dental examination with a scale and clean can cost between $170 and $220, depending on your dental needs and plaque build-up. If an x-ray is needed, the price will likely range from $250 to $350.