Dental check-ups and cleans are one of the best ways to maintain oral health, when combined with brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your dentist can prevent major dental issues from occurring; prevention is far more effective at saving you time and money in the long run.
We recommend you see your dentist twice yearly for a dental check-up and clean. These appointments take roughly 30 to 40 minutes for regular patients.
A dental check-up involves a bit more than just looking at your teeth! During the check-up, your wonderful dentist will discuss whatever concerns you may have, perform a dietary and hygiene assessment, and do a thorough examination of your jaw, gums, tongue, throat, face and neck. Then they will examine your teeth for signs of cavities, infection, cracks or excess plaque build-up.
At Polished Dental, we know that education is power, so we want you to have an understanding of your oral health and control of your treatment. If dental work is required, your dentist will go over it in detail and explain why it’s necessary.
If areas need to be addressed, your dentist will create a dental treatment plan with your input, allowing it to be shaped to your timeframe and budget. If further work is required, another appointment will usually be needed for the treatment to be carried out.
If you’re a new patient, we take the time to thoroughly address any concerns you may have and take an in-depth look at your mouth and oral health. If we feel there isn’t enough time to dedicate to your scale and clean, we’ll book you in for another appointment.
X-Rays may be required to give us a thorough overview of the condition of your mouth. They give us a better look at your teeth and allow us to see any decay or infection between or around the teeth that isn’t otherwise visible.
X-Rays allow us to find areas of decay before they are big enough to see with our own eyes! Having x-rays on file also allows us to compare and track any changes in your mouth.
Our terrific dentists will scale and polish your teeth to remove stains, plaque build-up and tartar. This is done with special ultrasonic tools and a gentle abrasive polishing paste; a lot more in-depth than when you brush your teeth at home!
After this, your teeth are smooth and shiny, and this slick surface makes it hard for new plaque to stick to your teeth. If you have a heavier build-up, or periodontal disease (gum disease), you may require multiple visits
At the end of your appointment, fluoride is applied to strengthen the enamel of your teeth. Please wait 20 minutes after the application of the fluoride before you eat or drink.
Easy payment options
Even though it’s the weekend, our amazingly flexible payment options are still available. You can pay for your Saturday dental treatment with Zip Money as if it’s a regular weekday. Dental treatments are important to your overall health, and it’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible. With Zip Money, the benefits include:
Health Fund Friendly
At Polished Dental, we accept all major private health funds and can facilitate on the spot claiming with HICAPS! We are also proud to be classified as Preferred Providers for several major funds, meaning our patients will usually have access to the highest rebates possible…