Scale and Clean in Maylands

Brighten your smile with a scale and clean at Maylands Dental Centre. Your happy, beautiful smile starts here.

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Maintain Healthy Teeth With A Scale and Clean In Maylands

We all know that the best way to maintain healthy teeth is through regular brushing and flossing. However, it cannot remove hardened plaque or tartar.

Many people don’t realise that the most common causes of tooth decay are not sugary foods or drinks, but plaque and tartar on your teeth. This can only be removed by a dental professional during a scale and clean appointment.

Maylands Dental Centre offers an affordable, high-quality scale and clean service. A scale and clean will eliminate plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas of your mouth that are impossible to reach with regular toothbrush. We will use specialised instruments to remove plaque build-up on your teeth, as well as polish away stains caused by coffee or tea drinking. By booking an appointment at least once every six months, you’ll ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Contact us today at 08 9370 5464 to schedule an appointment.

Reasons Why You Would Need Regular Scale and Clean

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Why Us

Why Choose
Maylands Dental Care

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A Comfortable Clinic Setting with Cutting-edge Technology

We offer our patients the latest technology in dentistry, and our friendly staff will make your experience as comfortable as possible. Maylands Dental Centre is the modern dental clinic of choice for Maylands and surrounding areas.

Highly Trained and Compassionate Dentists

We’ve helped thousands of people overcome their fear of the dentist, and we can help you, too! Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care in a relaxing environment.
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Registered With All Health Funds

We accept all private health insurance and are a preferred provider for HBF, HCF, NIB, smile.com.au, and CBHS. We offer on-site claims processing using HICAPS at our dental practice.

We accept all health
funds, and are
preferred providers.

We’re committed to providing the best possible care for all of our patients no matter their health insurance provider. We accept all healthfund providers and are a preferred provider for HBF, HCF, NIB, and CBHS. We also have a HICAPS machine for easy and fast claims.

FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions

It is usually recommended that you get a scale and clean twice a year, unless otherwise specified by your dentist. If you have had periodontal disease in the past, we might recommend you get a scale and clean every 3 to 4 months.

A dental cleaning procedure involves cleaning around the gum line on the back and front of your teeth to remove plaque and tartar. Usually, the dentist will begin by removing any calcified plaque deposits stuck on the teeth.
A scaling device, such as an ultrasonic scaler, can help loosen and remove sticky substances. This is combined with a micro-spraying of cool water to remove plaque from between your teeth as well as food debris.

After the dental cleaning, your dentist will polish them. A slow-speed handpiece is used for polishing, which features a soft rubber cup that spins at the end. Prophylaxis paste is scooped into the cup and swirled around on the teeth to make them smooth and glossy.

After the scale and clean, your dentist will provide dental health care tips and instructions to help you maintain good oral hygiene. You may also opt for an additional fluoride treatment.

We often see dental anxiety preventing people from getting the dental treatment they need, resulting in the worsening of their existing conditions. To avoid this, we offer the option of sedation dentistry with the use of IV sedation, administered and supervised by a qualified, experienced, and medically trained anaesthetist. 

The anaesthetist uses sedative drugs (local anaesthetic, general anaesthetic) and pain-relieving drugs to put you into a calm, relaxed state while you undergo dental treatment, which is often known as “conscious sedation.”

Oral sedation can be taken the night before or an hour before your dental procedure, depending on the level of sedation needed. Additionally, we provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for individuals who wish to have a continual boost throughout the dental procedure.

Professional scaling and cleaning is essential to your oral health. If you’re consistently skipping a scale and clean appointment, your gum health may be at risk. Tartar forms and gum recession may occur. Also, you might get problems like bad breath, tooth decay, tooth loss, infection, and heart disease.

The average price of a regular dental check-up that includes a regular scale and clean treatment is typically between $200 and $275 per appointment, depending on the severity of the problem and the plaque build-up. If an x-ray is needed, the cost could range between $300 and $400.

Most dentists, including general dentists, can perform scaling and cleaning. However, if you have severe gum disease or periodontitis, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist for a more thorough, deep cleaning and treatment.