Check-Up and Clean

Everyone deserves a stunning, radiant smile that’s full of confidence. This is why we provide preventative dentistry services such as scale and cleans. Also known as a professional clean, this simple procedure removes the stubborn or hard-to-reach plaque and tartar that your at-home routine might miss.

Your Regular Clean at Shellharbour Dentist

If you don’t attend our practice for a regular, twice-yearly check-up and clean, then you’re putting your oral health and hygiene at risk. Not only can stains and discolouration occur, but a build-up of plaque and bacteria can cause concerns such as decay, infection and gum disease.

At your routine scale and clean, your dentist has a thorough look at each of your teeth and all surrounding structures. We’ll also screen you for other health issues (such as oral cancer and sleep apnoea) and detail all of our findings to you. In some cases, digital imagery may also be required to gain a more comprehensive overview of your mouth.

Early detection means that any problems discovered will require less invasive treatment and we will be able to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible. Remember, you can make this a great opportunity to ask your dentist any questions relating to your dental health.

Do You Need a Scale and Clean?

While the easiest way to stay on top of your routine examinations is to book one every 6 months, we understand time can get away from us all. If you can feel a layer on your teeth which brushing doesn’t eradicate, then this can indicate a build-up that requires a professional clean. Additionally, if you experience any pain or discomfort (such as jaw pain) or find your teeth are discoloured, then it’s best to give us a call.

When was the last time you visited Shellharbour Dentists for a routine scale and clean? Simply call our friendly team to schedule an appointment for you or your loved ones.

If you’re experiencing dental pain or discomfort, or fear you may have an infection, don’t delay seeking professional advice! Please call (02) 4216 9911 today to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist.

New Patients at Shellharbour Dentist

Welcome to Shellharbour Dentist! We look forward to meeting you and appreciate the trust you place in us when you become a patient at our office. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment to complete your paperwork.

Please bring in your health fund membership card and, if you have a complex medical history, a list of your medications.

Your First Visit

We’ll have you fill out paperwork on an iPad, which is uploaded directly to your patient file. You’ll meet your dentist, who will sit down to have a chat with you. We’ll discuss your dental history and what’s brought you in, then start on a comprehensive examination. We check your entire mouth, taking pictures of your teeth with an intraoral camera, and take X-rays with our OPG machine.

Then, we’ll go through all results with you, explaining so that you understand the state of your oral health. If further treatment needs to be done, we’ll detail your options. Your dentist will also advise you on your oral hygiene. If there is no further treatment required, we’ll proceed with a cleaning. Otherwise, we’ll set you up with any more necessary appointments and do a cleaning on a follow-up appointment.

Sit Back and Relax

We have a television in the ceiling above your chair playing Netflix, so you can pick something to watch during your treatment. We want you to be comfortable in our spacious rooms and offer nitrous oxide sedation. We can also arrange treatment at an area hospital if you prefer general anaesthetic.

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