Dental check up and clean

Dental check up and clean

The importance of regular dental examination

Scheduling routine dental examinations every six to 12 months is crucial for evaluating the overall health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. These examinations help in early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of any potential issues.

During your routine examinations, our dentists will thoroughly examine the condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth, while also performing a comprehensive scale and clean. Typically these dental checkups can be partially or fully covered by private health funds.

Our dentists have access to the latest dental loupe technologies. Dental Loupes are a magnification and lighting system so we have excellent vision.

In certain cases X-rays may be required to diagnose underlying problems such as jawbone damage, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts or tumors, and dental decay.

At Westcare Dental, we utilize state-of-the-art digital X-rays that provide high-resolution images to aid in diagnosis and preventive dentistry.


Professional Teeth Cleaning

We highly recommend professional teeth cleaning twice a year to eliminate calculus / tartar buildup. Calculus not only contributes to teeth discoloration but also causes gum bleeding, increases the risk of gum disease, and leads to bad breath.

Maintaining Good Dental Care At Home

The most vital aspect of maintaining a healthy mouth lies in the care you provide at home. That’s why our dentists at Westcare Dental focus on delivering expert advice and education on proper dental care routines for your teeth and gums. As part of our routine check-up appointments, the team at Westcare Dental provides comprehensive oral hygiene instructions and patient education. This ensures that you have the necessary knowledge and tools to maintain excellent oral health between appointments.

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Oral Health Exam

During your dental visit, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, bone, tongue, and other oral structures.

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X-rays are recommended every two to three years to check on the health of your teeth and jawbone.


Teeth Cleaning

Our skilled dental team will conduct a thorough teeth cleaning to eliminate plaque and calculus / tartar buildup, which can lead to dental diseases.


Oral Care Advice

We will provide you with the education you need to look after your gums and teeth at home.

A dental check up and clean to improve your overall health

During a routine dental examination and check-up at Westcare dental, your dentist will carefully assess your overall oral health and look for any potential areas of concern, including:

  • Dental cavities and tooth decay
  • Impacted Wisdom teeth that may lead to an infection
  • Gum disease
  • Loose or missing teeth


What are the benefits of regular check ups?

Regular check-ups offer several benefits, including early detection of dental issues, preventive care to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, gum health assessment, oral cancer screening, and personalised advice for maintaining a healthy smile.

How often should I have a check up and clean?

We recommended having a check-up and clean every six months for optimal oral health. Regular check-ups and cleanings help prevent dental issues, maintain gum health, and ensure early detection of any potential problems.

What is included in a dental check up?

A dental check-up typically includes a thorough assessment of your oral health. It involves examining your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other dental issues. Your dentist may take X-rays if needed to identify hidden problems. Additionally, a professional teeth cleaning is usually performed to remove plaque, tartar, and stains. Overall, a dental check-up ensures early detection of problems, preventive care, and personalized advice for maintaining your oral health.

How much does a dental check up cost?

A Dental check up is an affordable way to look after your oral health. Check ups are partially or fully covered by your health fund provider. Please call us for more information on the price of dental check ups and ask us about our New Patient Offer!

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