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Checkup and Clean

Dentist pointing at xrayYour mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Having healthy teeth and gums lowers the number of bacteria that can spread elsewhere — like your heart and lungs — to balance your overall wellness. With good oral hygiene and routine checkups, you can lower your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay.

Preventative care is at the foundation of everything that we do. By scheduling routine checkups and cleans, we’re able to help you keep your smile strong for years to come.

What to Expect During Checkups

Existing patients can generally plan on about a 45-minute appointment for their scale and clean. During each visit, we’ll perform a thorough examination and update any required X-rays. Be sure to make us aware of any updates in your medical history. If we notice changes in your oral health — such as areas that may need more attention — we’ll discuss steps you can take to improve your dental hygiene.

New patients can plan on reviewing their full dental and medical history, taking X-rays if needed and discussing specific concerns or treatment needs. A comprehensive checkup is performed at every visit to monitor changes in your oral health from one appointment to the next.

Assuming there’s no aggressive gum disease present, we’ll complete a thorough scale and clean to remove tartar, plaque and stain deposits. Most of our patients with healthy teeth and gums benefit from a checkup every six months. We’ll also work with you to adapt your home care routine to target any problem areas.

Preventative dentistry lowers your chances of expensive dental treatments, emergencies and tooth loss in the future. Our team works with each individual to monitor their smile’s health and manage risks before larger problems develop. With therapies such as fluoride treatments and fissure sealants, you can statistically lower your chances of developing tooth decay and sensitivity. Caught early enough, enamel demineralisation can even be reversed.

If therapeutic or restorative care is required, we’ll create a plan that outlines the time and costs involved so that you can book those services at a separate appointment. Our office gladly accepts all health funds and offers flexible payment options for families without coverage.

Taking periodic dental X-rays allows us to see and evaluate areas that aren’t visible during a clinical exam. That way, issues such as tooth decay, bone loss, cysts or abscesses can be pinpointed as early as possible.

When intercepted earlier, it prevents unnecessary discomfort and added treatment expenses. Plus, digital imaging significantly lowers the amount of radiation used and provides instant information, helping to shorten the overall time you spend in the dentist’s office.

Feeling Nervous? We’ll Keep You at Ease!

Our goal is to help each patient enjoy as pain-free a dental experience as possible. When you feel more comfortable and confident about your dental visits, it’s easier to relax. But we also provide gentle analgesia options like happy gas (nitrous oxide) as needed. If you feel nervous, you can request this light sedation at any time.

Book Your Checkup Today

Has it been longer than six months since your last checkup? For a scale and clean Gosnells, contact Ashburton Dental Centre today!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Checkup and Clean Gosnells WA | (08) 9490-8777