Dental Cleaning

A beautiful smile begins with having a good set of teeth.

During your dental check up, the dentist will do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Any areas that need special attention will be noted and addressed during the treatment.

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Teeth Cleaning Process

Here’s what you can expect from a routine dental cleaning service, which involves the two-part process of scaling and polishing plus application of flouride.

Teeth Scaling and Polishing

Scaling and polishing ranges from simple to complex, and the treatment process is usually gentle and painless.

Scaling and Polishing is important to minimise the risk of developing further tooth decay that will pose a problem for your general oral health. If required, you will need to visit the dentist for regular cleaning sessions and additional treatments to get your teeth and gums healthy again.

In the process, we will use an airflow prophy jet which will help with removing any stubborn stains that may have built up over time.

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Simple Scaling

For the simple version, your teeth will be professionally cleaned using special equipment and pastes that gently glide over your enamel, removing all the plaque and tartar built-up in the areas that are hard to reach using a toothbrush.

Complex Scaling

For complex scaling and polishing, besides more time being spent to remove the plaque and/or tartar build up on all your teeth – any additional risk factors will be highlighted and addressed during the treatment plan.

Flouride Application

Finally, we will apply a layer of fluoride onto your teeth.

Fluoride protects against cavities, remineralises your tooth enamel and prevents early tooth decay.

The application of fluoride will only take a few minutes and you are done!

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Final Step

Finally, your dentist will use a teeth model to demonstrate how to care for and maintain good oral hygiene at home. This includes the right technique to brush and floss, making both a regular habit, so that your teeth remain free from plaque in the future.

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Dental Cleaning Cost

The cost of a dental cleaning includes a dental check-up and then the deep cleaning of your teeth. Here are the prices.

Most people find dental cleaning to be a very relaxing experience. You recline in a comfortable chair with protective eye wear as the scaling and polishing begins.

For any specific hygiene needs, it is recommended that you come in for regular oral hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental cleanings necessary?

Dental cleanings are essential every six months for teeth cleaning, plaque removal, and tartar removal, preventing gum disease and tooth decay.

What is the normal cost for teeth cleaning?

At Gentle Smile Dental Studio, our dental deep cleaning procedure includes a check-up ($50), scaling and polishing ($130) and fluoride application ($40).

Will dental cleanings whiten teeth?

Dental cleanings can remove superficial stains, however, if your stains are deeply embedded, then you can consider our teeth whitening procedure.

Does a dental exam include cleaning?

Dental check-ups are part of the process of a dental cleaning. When our dentists examine your teeth, we’d give you recommendations on what you should do.

How long after dental cleaning can I eat or drink coffee?

Immediately, unless otherwise advised by our dentists.

Does dental cleaning hurt?

There might be some minor discomfort as we remove tartar and plaque during scaling, but otherwise, most patients without any special circumstances should experience little to no pain.

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