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Get a Check-up, Scale & Clean* without paying a cent.
*providing you have health insurance cover
Book an appointment now for a checkup & clean and get:
- Scale and clean
- Bite wing/OPG
Mills Road Dental is covered with all health insurance funds!
No private health cover? No problem. We’ll cap your fee at $149.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Treatment will only be administered at the discretion of our dental professional.
See more money-saving dental deals & benefits!
We know you want to keep costs down, so we have great deals for new patients, a Rewards Program for referring friends/family, and if you qualify, you can bring your kids here for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), allowing up to $1000 over two calendar years per child.
Preventative dentistry is about taking good care of your teeth and oral hygiene. By taking care of your teeth, you prevent excessive plaque buildup, bacterial infection, cavities, bad breath and even the overall health of your body.
Good oral health helps prevent gum disease
Poor oral hygiene is a major contributor to bacterial infections, decay and gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is classified in two stages:
- Gingivitis – symptoms are bleeding gums, soreness, swelling and redness
- Periodontitis – symptoms are bad breath, receding gums, wobbly teeth and even tooth loss
Mills Road Dental is located in Martin, just minutes away from Gosnells, Orange Grove, Seville Grove, Southern River, Roleystone and Maddington.
What does a dental check-up cost? (exam/scale/clean/etc.)
A dental exam, scale and clean, including bitewing/OPG x-rays and fluoride usually cost around $350. But, for new patients without health insurance, we have a special offer for this service costing only $199. If you have health insurance, you may receive your scale and clean free – at least once a year. Please check with your health fund for more information.
If you start to experience symptoms of gingivitis, you can usually remedy your problem by good oral hygiene. However, if you allow your condition to worsen, your gum disease will lead to periodontitis which will then require treatments by a dentist.
Some individuals are more prone to gum disease than others, due to external factors such as genetics, health conditions or lifestyle factors.
If you are prone to gum disease, you may need to be extra vigilant, and your dentist may recommend more frequent checkups.
Either way, maintaining good oral health gives everyone the best possible chance of preventing other problems down the track.
Our preventative dental care program
At Mills Road Dental, we offer preventative dental care appointments which cover the following:
- Educational information – regarding at-home oral care – with twice daily brushing and flossing
- Regular oral examination (check-ups) – (typically) biannual checks at the clinic
- Professional in-chair cleaning (scale & clean) – removing plaque and stains that cannot be removed by brushing alone
- Diagnostic examination – to identify small issues early, before they develop into more major (and costly) concerns
- Oral cancer screening – inspecting all soft tissue such as your tongue, lips and cheeks for early detection of tissue changes or cancer
- Preventative care and education for senior citizens – including denture care and recommended cleaning protocols
- Custom mouthguard fittings – for teens and adults playing contact sports
- Oral hygiene education – promoting proper dietary nutrition for healthy teeth and gum
FAQs on professional teeth cleaning
Why do I need a professional dental clean?
Regularly brushing and flossing helps eliminate bacteria and keep plaque buildup at bay. However, you can’t remove all plaque through brushing and flossing alone. Plaque is a sticky substance made of bacteria that builds up on your teeth. Over time, it hardens and turns into calculus (hardened plaque), which is even harder to remove and can only be removed through a professional clean. Additionally, a professional clean will help remove staining on your teeth, leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile.
Is professional teeth cleaning painful?
Professional teeth cleaning, or a clean and scale, should not be painful. You may feel vibrations on your teeth during the clean, but cleaning will rarely be painful. However, if you have gum disease, your gums may be sensitive, and you may require a touch of local anaesthetic.
How long does it take for an exam, scale and clean/polish?
An exam, scale and clean at the dentist is usually completed within 60 minutes.
What sort of instruments are used in a scale and clean?
These days, we use an ultrasonic device for much of your professional clean, which is faster, more effective and less painful than traditional methods. Additionally, we may use manual instruments to help remove calculus that lies under the gums.
What does fluoride do?
The American Dental Association refers to fluoride as “nature’s cavity fighter”. A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride helps prevent cavities by making your enamel more resistant acid attacks, which cause decay. When fluoride is applied to the teeth, it ‘remineralises’ the enamel, providing a protective barrier.
Do adults need fluoride?
Adults need fluoride, as do children. Fluoride may help prevent tooth decay in adults. Providing you drink fluoridated tap water, regularly brush with fluoride toothpaste, and have the right treatment with your professional scale and clean, you should get enough fluoride to protect your teeth.
Why do some adults need extra fluoride treatments?
Some adults may require additional fluoride treatments to protect their teeth for various reasons, for example, if you live in an area without fluoridated water or drink only bottled water; take medications to cause dry mouth or have a disease that causes dry mouth (your saliva neutralises acids in your mouth to wash away food particles so without adequate amounts, you’re more susceptible to developing tooth decay); your gums have receeded causing tooth roots to become exposed; you wear braces or orthodontic appliances which can trap bacteria or if you had radiation therapy to the neck or head which can damage the salivary glands.
Book your Scale & Clean today!
Remember, prevention is better than cure. And if you have health insurance, your treatment may even be free!