Comprehensive Exam & Clean
A check-up and clean lays the foundation for us and projects the start of your dental journey. In this appointment we would like to get to know you and as well as any concerns you have with your mouth and what goals you want to achieve with your mouth
Here is what a check-up and clean entails
2 X-rays. One on each side of your face
Thorough examination of each tooth
Analysis of your Gums
Evaluate current dental work
Scale and Clean and Polish
Application of fluoride gel
Oral Hygiene Instructions tailored for you
It is essential that you visit a dentist for a check-up and clean every 6 months. This to prevent plaque from building up in the mouth. If left unchecked, plaque can harden and stick to your teeth which would be impossible to remove with normal brushing at home and so you need to visit a dentist to scale it away. This ‘hard plaque’ is known as calculus. This is why before you visit a dentist, even though you cleaned your teeth as much as you could we as dentists can still determine you haven’t been brushing properly or you haven’t been seeing the dentist often. We look for the calculus!
Why Do I Need X-rays?
Digital radiography allows us to see areas throughout your mouth that aren’t visible during a regular exam. Small cavities, cysts, bone loss and abscesses are just a few examples. Fortunately, today’s technology uses as much as 90% less radiation as conventional dental X-rays, making them safer than ever.
Since digital imaging is instantly available, you’ll enjoy a more efficient appointment and be able to co-diagnose your condition alongside our dentists.
449 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill, NSW, 2203
(02) 9569 1398
Monday, Thursday, Friday 8AM – 6PM
Saturday 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday and Wednesday - CLOSED