Check-up, Scale and Clean

This part of our preventative service can be performed by Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and of course Dentists. As we have all three at our practice, we have a range of appointment times that suit your needs including late nights and saturdays.

A scale and clean involves the removal of tartar (calculus) from the tooth surfaces by special dental instruments. Plaque, a soft, sticky film containing bacteria which builds up on teeth, can be removed by normal brushing.

However, if plaque is not removed, it hardens to become tartar, and if left untreated, it will damage healthy teeth and gums, and can cause tooth decay, gum disease, supporting bone loss leading ultimately to tooth loss.

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