Check-up and Clean Brisbane City

Don't miss your six-monthly check-up and clean

Dental teeth cleaning is different to your daily tooth brushing at home. When you have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist, it involves removing plaque and tartar (calculus) build-up on your teeth, with the use of specialised instruments.

Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help to strengthen and protect your teeth. Over time, this results in the build-up of calcium deposits which looks like a chalky substance in between your teeth and gums.

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How often should I have my teeth cleaned at the dentist?

At Bite Dental Studios we like to advise our patients to book in their teeth cleaning appointments every six months. Sometimes this may vary depending on your gum health and personal situation.

Frequently asked questions

What is plaque?

Plaque is a sticky substance that contains bacteria and food particles, and builds up on the surface of the teeth. The bacteria in the plaque, if left unremoved, can cause gum disease and tooth decay. If plaque is not removed by regular brushing and flossing as well as professional dental cleanings, plaque can harden into what is known as tartar. An accumulation of plaque and tartar can cause inflammation of the gums and lead to gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. We recommend that you come in for a dental teeth cleaning every six months to get rid of any plaque that has built up over time.

We recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day in order to maintain optimal oral health and keep the build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth under control. When you brush your teeth, it is important that you brush for a reasonable amount of time. A quick 30-second brushing of your teeth is not enough to properly remove plaque, so we suggest that you brush for at least two minutes each time.

An oral health exam at Bite Dental Studios involves:

  • Detailed review of medications, illness and allergies
  • Extra oral examination of skin, lips, jaw muscles and lymph glands
  • Check of jaw joints for arthritis, clicking or grinding
  • Oral / mouth cancer check
  • Full assessment of gum disease
  • Measurements of the amount of scale and oral hygiene levels
  • Assessment of any previous dental treatment
  • A check for wear and grinding of teeth and any cracked or fractured teeth

The benefits of regular dental check-ups and cleans can include: fewer cavities, less risk of oral cancer, gum disease or the need for root canal therapy.

Regular cleans from your dentist can remove plaque that brushing and flossing cannot remove.

Regular check-ups don’t only look at what’s visible above the gum line. With x-rays you whole mouth can be checked, allowing us to provide you with the best oral health care.