Dental Check Up & Clean

Your dental check-up will involve a comprehensive dental exam and professional clean.

Why a regular dental check is important.

One of the most important things you can do to maintain oral hygiene is a regular visit to a dentist. Recommended every 6 months.

Removing tartar or calculus can only be done by a dentist. Also, having a professional regularly assess your oral hygiene will treat problems early to avoid more complicated and expensive treatment later.

Woman having a dental check up at the dentist

Your Dental Exam with Dr Finkelstein

At your check-up and cleaning appointment we will do a full oral examination. This will assess the overall health of your gums and soft tissue as well as diagnosing any tooth decay. He will also do a scale, polish and fluoride treatment of your teeth.

Step 1

Dental x-rays (radiographs)

X-rays reveal the positions of teeth and their roots. They are essential for the detection of decay, tumours, cysts, and detecting bone loss. Find out more about dental x-rays

Step 2

Oral cancer screening

The face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, gums and surrounding tissues are examined for any indicators of oral cancer.

Step 3

Gum disease evaluation

The gums and bone around the teeth are checked for any signs of periodontal (gum) disease.

Step 4

Examination of tooth decay

The outer, inner and biting tooth surfaces will be checked for decay using dental instruments.

Step 5

Examination of existing restorations

We will ensure that current fillings and crowns are in good condition.

Step 6

Professional clean

We ensure the removal of plaque and the hard to remove tartar. This is essential to preventing dental decay and gum disease. This is followed by a fluoride treatment which gives teeth strength and prevents the build up of plaque and tartar. Read more about the importance of fluoride
Dental examination
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Can I eat or drink after a dental exam?

It is advised to wait for half an hour after your dental exam to allow the fluoride treatment to treat your teeth effectively. 

Need a dental check up?

Get a comprehensive dental exam and professional clean with Dr. Finkelstein and maintain your oral health.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Dr Finkelstein will explain these to you carefully at the time of your consultation as well as address any questions you may have.  We also recommend before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.