Teeth Cleaning

Our dentists provide a range of cleaning treatments, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, and any problems that may be appearing.

During your regular check-up, we will check your mouth for any issues and advise you on the level of cleaning you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Regular cleaning

Every person should get a regular dental clean about every six months to remove build-up along the gumline and on teeth surfaces.

Healthy gums:

  • are pink in colour
  • have very little tartar build-up
  • don’t not bleed
  • are not sensitive. 

Deep cleans

A deep clean includes scaling and cleaning 1–3 millimetres under the gumline to remove tartar, infection or bacteria beneath your gumline that is irritating the gums. This could be causing inflammation and bleeding.

A deep clean is vital if you’re developing gingivitis – the early stage of gum disease. Read more about deep cleans and root planing.

Tooth polishing

Healthy teeth and gums can make a person feel more confident. But, over time, tooth enamel can turn dark and yellow, or stained due to food and drink, and smoking.

Our tooth polishing procedure involves smoothing and cleaning your teeth surfaces to remove stains and corrosion, and give you shiny teeth and a beautiful smile.

Our dentists usually include tooth polishing as part of a regular clean. We use an abrasive paste – like a gritty toothpaste – and a hand-piece with a soft spinning cup to polish your teeth and make them clean and smooth.

Can cleaning be painful?

Generally, people find our cleaning procedures to be pain free and love the smooth feel of their teeth afterwards.

However, sometimes exposed dentine or sore gum tissue can cause a little pain. If any part of our procedure causes you pain or discomfort, let us know immediately.

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