Professional & Affordable Dentist Teeth Cleaning, Brisbane Southside
Want to know the secret to long lasting dental health? Here at Central Dental, we tell our patients that coming in for a professional dental checkup and teeth cleaning every six months is the tried and tested way to maintain healthy teeth and gums and catch potential dental problems before they become serious.
What do dentists do during a dental checkup? The first step is to closely examine the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. Dentists check your teeth, gums, tongue, lymph nodes and insides of your cheeks.
Our dental team takes the time to get to know you, discuss your oral hygiene habits and make suggestions that help you improve your complete oral health. At Central Dental, it is our mission to provide personalised dental care to each patient.
Next, the dentist will perform a thorough dental cleaning. A tooth cleaning involves scaling and cleaning your teeth using an ultrasonic scaler designed to remove plaque and tartar. Patients who experience sensitivity during this procedure can opt for a desensitising paste that numbs the area slightly.
How Long Does Dental Cleaning Take?
Going in for a dental checkup is a quick, easy and painless process. An appointment typically takes 30 minutes but could take longer if there are other dental issues to address.
If you or your child experience dental anxiety during checkups, Central Dental is trained in the proper administration of safe and effective Happy Gas (nitrous oxide) for patients of all ages.
Do I Need a Dental X-Ray
While there is normally no need to take an X-Ray every time you visit the dentist, your dentist may recommend one to diagnose, to treatment plan or to monitor treatment or lesion development. An X-ray helps the dentist see beneath the surface or the teeth and gums.
Benefits of a Dental Checkup
Studies show that cavities usually take about 6 months to develop. Getting your teeth checked twice a year lets the dentist can diagnose and repair cavities before they become serious. Solving a dental problem early is not only less painful, but also saves time and money. Tooth decay can eat through the enamel of the tooth and may require invasive root canal or extraction procedures if ignored.
How Often Should Adults and Children Have Them?
For adults, your dental check up and cleans should take place every six months.
These visits can vary depending on a patient’s individual dental situation but in most cases, we recommend that plaque build-up is best removed every six months.
For children, we encourage parents to begin dental checkups as early as 1.5 – 2 years of age. Little ones can begin by coming in with their parents for a ‘ride in the chair’. The more familiar a child is with the dental environment, the less likely they are to become anxious about visiting the dentist.
Professional Dental Cleaning for All Ages
Contact Central Dental today for a wide range of dental services in Brisbane. Call our friendly staff today on 07 3343 2100 to discuss your individual needs and get a free quote on your next dental appointment, or simply book your appointment online.