Dental Check-up & Cleaning
Call My Family Dental to schedule your dental check-up and clean session.
Dental teeth cleaning differs from your day-to-day teeth brushing. Getting your teeth cleaned by a professional helps eliminate tartar and plaque deposits on your teeth.
At My Family Dental, we have a team of dental experts who have the skills and specialized instruments to ensure a glowing smile.
Why Should I Do Dental Check-Up and Clean My Teeth Regularly?
We all understand the importance of brushing our teeth regularly, and today dental hygiene is a lot better than it was in years gone by, so why all this fuss about having a regular dental check up and clean? Your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria – it is warm and moist and regularly has food deposits and sugary substances in it that bacteria simply love.
Your teeth are always covered in saliva that contains calcium and other elements to help protect and strengthen your teeth. Over time, you’ll notice some calcium deposits, appearing like a chalky substance, building up on your gums and between your teeth. Dental check-ups and cleanings eliminate these deposits, including those that can’t be removed during regular teeth brushing at home.
If the tartar and plaque continue accumulating on your gums and teeth, it creates an ideal environment for harmful bacteria to thrive hence needing a dental filling treatment. If the condition remains untreated, the bacteria can grow in your gums, leading to inflammation and even gum disease.
Here are more reasons for regular dental checks and cleanups:
A Brighter Smile
Because the drinks and food you consume stain your teeth, scheduling a regular dental check-up and cleaning can get rid of the stains, resulting in perfectly polished teeth.
Puts an End to Bad Breath
If you are susceptible to bad breath, it’s essential to maintain clean teeth. A dental appointment goes beyond your daily flossing and brushing, offering you a cleaner, healthier mouth and fresh breath.
The build-up of plaque on your teeth could lead to tooth decay, which eats away your teeth and causes dental cavities. Scheduling regular dental visits will help prevent cavities and other harmful bacteria from building on your teeth.
When plaque builds up between your teeth and gums, there’s a higher risk of gum disease, a primary cause of tooth loss. Maintaining the right oral habits and carrying out regular dental cleaning prevents tooth loss.
Boosts Your Overall Health
There’s a remarkable correlation between your oral health and overall body health. Maintaining clean teeth lowers your risk of illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. What’s more, our dentists can detect some underlying medical conditions during oral exams.
What Should I Expect During This Check-Up Appointment?
During the tooth cleaning appointment, we will start with loosening up the deposits on your gums and teeth through the use of ultrasonic instruments, usually the most time-consuming part of the session. The time taken depends on the nature of the plaque build-up and how frequently you get your teeth cleaned.
Next, we will use a delicate hand tool, like a scaler, to gently scrape the smaller deposits between your gums and teeth. Once we have eliminated the build-up of plaque and tartar, we will polish your teeth and apply fluoride to boost their strength.
Do All Checkups Involve Teeth Cleaning?
A dental check-up may not necessarily include teeth cleaning. Usually, we will assess the health of your jaw, gums, and teeth to determine if it is necessary.
What's the Right Age to Start Booking Dental Appointments for My Child?
You can schedule your child’s first dental check with us immediately after the first tooth appears or any time after their first birthday. These early children’s dental visits are primarily to help kids become familiar with dental appointments.
The specialists at My Family Dental will assess how your child’s teeth are coming through and provide you with any necessary recommendations.
If you need a dental check-up and clean from a reliable dental facility, you don’t need to look any further. My Family Dental has experts with the right resources and knowledge to restore your oral health and maintain a beautiful smile.
Contact us today to schedule a visit or for expert guidance on maintaining good oral health. My Family Dental has dental clinics in Emerald, Bowen, Innisfail, Townsville, Ingham, and Bohle Plains for your convenience.
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Frequently Asked Questions
At each check-up, your dentist should: examine your teeth, gums and mouth. ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit. ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits. discuss a date for your next visit.
NICE guidelines recommend that dentists and patients agree on a suitable interval between check-ups. This interval ranges from every three months to every two years for adults. Most dentists encourage people to have check-ups every six months.
The Cost of a Dental Cleaning can varies: A routine professional cleaning in Queensland usually varies between $75-200 and on average will cost around $125.
Specialists at My Family Dental strive to ensure the teeth cleaning process is as comfortable as possible. Most of the patients we’ve served acknowledge that the process is enjoyable and completely painless. You’ll likely experience some pain if you have sour gum tissues, a condition that can be easily avoided by regular flossing. Soon, you won’t remember any discomfort once your teeth look clean and feel soft.
What Does Professional Teeth Cleaning in Townsville Involve?
Plaque and tartar can build up around your teeth and gums over time, and general brushing sometimes just isn’t enough to remove them, especially when you haven’t been for a dental check up in a while. As this plaque and tartar continue to accumulate, they create the perfect environment for harmful bacteria to thrive. The bacteria can grow and cause inflammation around your gums, and often people notice a little blood when they brush their teeth or are aware that they may have bad breath (halitosis). Left untreated this can lead to gum disease and eventually loss of teeth.
When you visit one of our QLD’s dental clinics for teeth cleaning in Townsville, you can expect the usual calm and welcoming environment we strive to create. At your appointment, we will start by using ultrasonic instruments to loosen up the deposits on your gums and teeth, and then gently scrape the smaller deposits using a hand instrument like a scaler. Once we have eliminated the deposits of plaque and tartar, we will polish your teeth and strengthen them by applying fluoride. For most people, this is not a painful process at all, and your teeth and gums will look and feel much cleaner. Read More
Where To Book a Dental Check Up in Townsville
My Family Dental offers a whole array of dental treatments, including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic, and restorative dentistry. Our highly trained team of staff and dentists use advanced technologies that produce quality results no matter what treatment your mouth requires.
To find out what treatment you require you will need to book a dental check up in Townsville, or at one of our other clinics if it is more convenient for you, and our dentists will be able to assess the health of your mouth and discuss what procedures are necessary.
Everybody should be entitled to optimal oral health, and that’s why we make payment plans available and accept all health funds. You can book a dental check up and clean online or speak to one of our friendly staff today. Get rid of the stains food and drink can cause, and smile with confidence once again!