Scale and Clean
Make a Healthy Change for Your Smile With Scale and Clean
There are instances that plaque buildup and tartar can be impossible to remove by simply brushing your teeth at home.
Leaving this plaque between your teeth and gums for a long may lead to irritation and gum disease. If it’s not treated in the early stages, it can compromise your dental health, such as tooth loss and bad breath, and more serious health problems.
Scale and Clean at Comfort Care Dental is a professional cleaning technique that removes hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth. Our experienced dentists use this advanced cleaning method to help you get your oral health back on track.
Dental Problems that a Scale and Clean Can Manage
Gingivitis is a mild type of gum disease. The buildup of plaque and bacteria on your teeth can lead to dental tartar, which causes inflamed and tender soft tissue around the gum line. If left untreated, this condition may advance to periodontitis. Your dentist will remove stubborn plaque through a scale and clean.
It occurs if the dental tartar remains between the teeth and gum line; unlike gingivitis, periodontal disease is when the bone, gums, and other oral tissues that support your teeth are damaged. With professional cleaning, this condition may be addressed and avoid tooth loss.
If you have poor dental hygiene, then you may suffer from bad breath. Bacteria that are present in plaque and tartar can produce a foul odour. One of the goals of scale and clean is to help patients have fresher breath.
Tooth decay is a condition in which the mouth's bacteria cause damage to teeth by creating acids that attack their surface or enamel. This can lead not only to cavities but also to far more serious issues such as tooth loss. Scale and clean can help prevent or lowers risks for tooth decay.
Why Choose Comfort Care Dental
Scale and clean involve cleaning below the gum line, which may be invasive. But with modern equipment and techniques, our dentist can numb the area. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology, so you can feel confident about receiving reliable scale and clean treatment from us.
Experienced Dental Team
Over two decades, dental professionals in Comfort Care Dental have experience performing professional teeth cleaning, which allows them to enhance their skills. Our dentists use professional tools to remove plaque from hard-to-reach places to prevent cavities or gum disease problems.
It's important for us to make you feel comfortable during your appointment. If you're feeling anxious about receiving a scale and clean, we offer sedation and sleep dentistry that can make you feel calm. Ask our dentists today to learn more.
Flexible Payment Plan
Getting dental treatments can be costly at times. To provide more efficient and accessible procedures, our clinic prepares flexible payment plans for you. You may also get coverage from your health funds with us, depending on our current plan. Ask our team today!
All Payments and Healthfunds
Comfort Care Dental is a trusted dental practice in Balcatta. We offer flexible payment options and accept all major health funds.
We understand that dental services can be costly. Hence, we provide financing alternatives to make oral care more accessible for everyone. We partnered with the most popular buy-now-pay-later options like Humm and Afterpay to make quality dental care more affordable to all individuals.
We are also a preferred provider for Medibank, HBF, HCF, CBHS, and NIB.
FAQs About Scale and Clean
- Have a Brighter Teeth
When plaque builds up on your teeth and is left unremoved for a longer period, it can harden and turn into calculus, or tartar. These can make the surface of your teeth look yellowish. Your dentist can remove this hardened calculus and then polish your teeth to lift some surface stains so you can avoid tooth discolouration and enjoy fresher, brighter teeth.
- Better Gum Health
Plaque and tartar can be harmful to your teeth and put your gums at risk of inflammation and irritation, which may result in gum disease if left unchecked. Regularly removing this calculus and sticky substance with bacteria and the risk of infection will reduce the chance of gum issues.
- Have a Fresher Breath
Calculus, which are tiny amounts of bacteria found on your teeth, may be one of the reasons you’re experiencing bad breath. When these tartars are mixed with your saliva, it can produce a foul odour, which can also be a concern for your health. With the scale and cleaning, you can avoid this problem and have cleaner breath.
- Prevent Oral Problems
The dentist may detect other oral complications such as cancer, broken fillings, and cavities early during your dental scale appointment. This is important because it helps avoid complicated procedures like root canals or extractions that could otherwise save you money in costly treatment later on down the road if detected soon enough!
- Better Overall Health
It’s no secret that proper dental care can have life-saving benefits for your overall health. Scale and clean should be used regularly to remove tartar buildup from between the teeth as it may progress to tooth decay and cavities and, without treatment, it may allow bacteria to enter your body.
Bad breath is a prevalent issue that can be hard to self-diagnose. Many factors can lead to such oral problems, but the most common are caused by poor oral hygiene and the kind of food you always eat. This also plays a vital role in this condition. Bad breath may also indicate an underlying health condition, and you should seek help from your doctor.
The majority of bad breath cases are caused by something happening in your mouth or throat. Other possible reasons why your mouth produces foul odours are the following:
- Dry mouth
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Poor-fitting of an oral appliance.
- Mouth infection
- Intestine problems
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Having low carbs in the body.
When deciding on how often you should visit your dentist, you will weigh different factors.
For instance, the frequency of your appointment for a scale and clean will depend on the health of your gums and teeth and how rapidly the buildup of tartar occurs.
Generally, professionals suggest that patients go to the dentist for a professional cleaning every six months. While this is ideal for most individuals, some may need to make an appointment every three months, or nine to twelve months for others.
For some people, calculus may appear as early as three to four months. If you’re a smoker, there’s a high chance that the buildup happens quicker than usual, and you should visit a dentist more often.
The estimated cost of scale and clean may range between $215 and $280, which may include the dental checkup or oral examination, removal of calculus, and application of topical remineralisation.
The cost of your treatment will depend on your case and if you have a present health fund that may cover the expense. This average price may differ from the actual quote from your dentist. You may ask the clinic before your appointment to get an idea.