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Scale And Clean

Good oral hygiene and health is an important factor in deciding your overall health. It is not only your teeth that are critical, but your gums, jawbones, and every element of your mouth is too when it comes to good oral health.

At Mernda Smiles, we offer dental procedures and treatment options that improve the overall oral health of our patients. Regardless of the oral health condition, regular dental cleaning, and scaling every six months is vital for people to prevent them from various dental conditions, including gingivitis, dental decay, and gum disease.

Mernda Smiles offers professional teeth scale and clean services for the people of Mernda and other nearby suburbs. Our teeth cleaning and scaling can improve your quality of living and well-being as well.

Understanding Cleaning And Scaling

Dental scaling and cleaning are professional dental clean-up services to remove plaque and tartar build-up. Compared to a standard clean-up, scaling cleans your teeth from below the gum line and remove any traces of plaque. Note that it is a deep cleaning for your teeth beyond the general clean-up you receive during a regular check-up.

When you eat, food particles, sugar, and acids stick to your teeth, leading to the build-up of plaque. The bacteria in the plaque causes dental decay and gum disease. If you have healthy gums, the gum tissues are tightly attached around your teeth, leaving minimal room for plaque growth. Usually, gum tissues are attached 1 to 3 millimetres below the gumline.

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People who struggle with gum disease have loose gum tissues, leading to developing deep pockets in the gum line. Plaque can be filled in these pockets and can escalate the dental problems of the patients, leading to a wide range of issues such as gum disease, bad breath, and much more.

If your gum tissues are below 4 millimetres or more of the gumline or have plaque accumulation, your dentist will suggest a dental cleaning to remove the plaque build-up.

Mernda Smile’s Procedure

At Mernda Smiles, you will get a caring and custom teeth cleaning and scaling that is usually completed in an hour. Note that our dental therapists and professional dentists will work as a team and ensure proper removal of plaque and teeth cleaning. The procedure includes the following steps:

  • Before starting the scale and clean, our dentists will complete a quick dental check-up to ensure that you don’t have any serious dental issues.
  • After the dental check-up, we will use ultrasonic cleaning equipment to access the pockets and places below the gumline to remove plaque. Note that the equipment can reach and clean all the areas that are hard to reach for your toothbrush.
  • We will scale and clean your top jaw – both front and back – then move to your bottom jaw – front and back – to complete the process. This structured approach ensures that no places are left without scaling and cleaning.
  • You will also get a fluoride treatment, a gum check-up along with the scaling and cleaning process.

You can also choose a root planning treatment along with scaling so your gums can be reattached to your teeth.

During the root planning process, your tooth surfaces will be smoothed by dentists that allow the gum tissue to heal itself and reattach to your teeth. Your dentist may advise you to undergo a special dental routine to ensure quick healing.

Root planning may require an additional visit to our clinic and need to administer a local anaesthetic to numb the area.


What To Expect After Scaling And Cleaning

You may have some pain for two days and experience teeth sensitivity for a week after the deep cleaning. Even your gums may swell and bleed during the initial days. Your dentist will often prescribe you medication and mouth rinse to contain the pain and avoid infection.

Your dentist may also insert some medication to the gum pockets during the scaling process to ensure proper recovery.

In many cases, our dentists will ask the patients to make a follow-up visit. This helps us to evaluate how your gum pockets respond to the treatment, the rate of healing, and to measure the depth of the gum pockets. Note that deeper pockets often need advanced treatment options for a complete recovery.

After Care Tips

Good dental hygiene and care is vital for your overall oral health. Regardless of regular teeth scaling and cleaning, good dental care practices can help you to prevent most of your dental problems, including plaque accumulation, gum disease, dental decay, and much more.

Brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse your mouth after every meal, and avoid the use of tobacco products. Also, eat a balanced diet and drink enough water to ensure sufficient production of saliva. Most importantly, visit your dentist regularly – at least once every six months.


Hassle-Free Treatment Experience With Mernda Smiles

At Mernda Smiles, we are a team of highly experienced dentists, practice managers, and dental assistants. All of us are dedicated to offering a unique, personalised service experience to our patients.

Regardless of if you choose a dental scale and clean in Mernda or any other service, we will listen to your requirements and expectations, examine your oral condition, and provide you personalised treatment solutions that work best for you.

We have created a warm, friendly environment at our clinic to ensure hassle-free, cool treatment experience to our patients. Our clinic in Mernda is a state-of-the-art dental care centre with advanced tools, equipment, and systems and expert dental professionals.

We always search for ways to offer an extra mile treatment experience to our patients. Do you have any emergency dental requirements such as dental trauma or have had an accident? You can contact us for an emergency dental service and drive to our clinic in Mernda. We are happy to prioritise you and provide you with quick treatment solutions for immediate relief.

Book Your Appointment Today

Call us today on 03 9717 9696 or connect with us online to book your appointment for scaling and cleaning your teeth. Get an advanced, personalised dental treatment experience and care.