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Scale and Cleans at East Adelaide Dental Studio

Most dental problems are preventable. Our hygienists are here to help you lower your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. When you schedule a checkup every six months, we’ll evaluate your overall smile to identify areas that may need a little extra attention before they turn into bigger issues later on.

During Your Checkup

In addition to regular exams, your checkup will consist of preventative measures like:

  • Clean and Polish — Our hygienist will scale away soft and calcified buildup, then polish off surface stains to reveal a fresh, bright smile! We’ll also talk you through an adapted oral hygiene plan to manage buildup in any specific problem areas.
  • Oral Cancer Exam — Risk factors like viruses, sun exposure, genetics or tobacco and alcohol use can significantly increase your chances of this deadly disease. To save your life, early diagnosis is crucial.
  • Digital X-rays — Low-radiation X-rays make it possible to screen for issues that aren’t visible during your clinical exam. We need X-rays to check for cavities between teeth, evaluate bone levels and identify abscesses or impacted teeth.
  • TMJ Evaluation — Your jaw joint is responsible for thousands of movements per day. The way it functions affects everything from your tooth wear to headache risk. During your exam, we’ll check for symptoms of TMJ disorder, popping, irregular deviation and more.
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants — Easily block out cavity-causing bacteria with a protective sealant. These preventative coatings take only a few minutes to apply to your tooth.
  • Fluoride Treatment — Reduce your risk of cavities and manage tooth sensitivity with a professional fluoride application every six months.
  • Periodontal Assessment — As we measure multiple points around each tooth, our hygienists can assess the levels of gum attachment to pinpoint gum disease when it first starts.

What is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease is an infection of the supporting gum and bone structure around your teeth. It’s caused by bacterial-induced inflammation and results in tissue detachment. If not treated quickly enough, gum disease eventually leads to tooth mobility, gum recession and tooth loss.

Regular scale and cleans with our hygienist help to minimise the amount of buildup under your gums, lowering your risk of periodontitis. If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, be sure to let us know! This common symptom could mean that you have something more than a minor case of gingivitis.

A Risk for Your Overall Health

Active gum disease is closely linked with major health problems like diabetes, pneumonia, heart attack, stroke, infertility and premature labour. Treating periodontal infections isn’t just about saving your smile; it’s essential to having a healthy life.

We’re Multi-Lingual!

Our dentists and dental hygienists are fluent in English, Greek, Korean and Chinese.

Thanks to our diverse team, we’re able to serve a broader variety of patients and their families in the area.

Schedule a Checkup Every Six Months

Plan to book a visit every six months to stop common dental problems before they start. For Scale and Cleans Glenside, contact us today.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Scale and Clean Glenside, Fullarton, Burnside, Adelaide Surrounds SA | (08) 8379 3529