Check ups and cleans
Look after your teeth and they’ll look after you. Regular check ups and the proper treatment of any issue helps you achieve a life long smile and good dental health. We recommend regular dental examinations every 6 to 12 months. Regular visits allow our dentists to detect of any potential complications in their early stage.
Dental examinations check:
- the health of your teeth
- the condition of your gums and surrounding soft tissue
- your jaw position and occlusion
- how your teeth fit together when you bite
- overall aesthetic look of your teeth
During the examination, we may also schedule a full set of x-rays should they be deemed necessary.
A professional clean, also known as a scale and clean, is designed to remove plaque and tartar that is unable to be removed with normal everyday brushing at home. Such regimes will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
For patients with private health insurance including dental cover, the cost of teeth cleaning is often covered by the health fund’s preventive dental benefits. This often means patients will have no or very limited out of pocket costs associated with a professional scale and clean. Further information on what your fund covers is available from your individual health fund.