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There are some simple elements to showing off a healthy smile for life.

First, you need to brush your teeth and floss them regularly. Second, you should keep your regular checkup appointments at Six Twelve Family Dental. We suggest that you see us twice a year for these visits. We’ll evaluate your teeth and gums and make sure that no issues are present. If we identify any potential problems, they can be treated without delay.

Why You Need a Scale and Clean

Plaque is made up of bacteria and builds up on your teeth. This sticky substance turns into calculus when it isn’t removed. When it reaches this stage, the only way to clean your teeth is to have a professional dental cleaning.

Specialised instruments are used to clean every part of the tooth, including in between. With scale and cleans, you can prevent gingivitis, have healthy teeth and gums and avoid problems like decay and bad breath.

Applying Fissure Sealant

The back teeth have deep grooves and pits. In these areas, it’s easy for bacteria to live and multiply. That’s why your back teeth are more prone to cavities. A fissure sealant is a plastic material that is applied to teeth and cured with an ultraviolet light. After it’s been smoothed out, it leaves an easy cleaning surface that bacteria can’t easily penetrate. We often recommend these to people who have a high risk of tooth decay. They usually last for a few years, depending on your oral hygiene and what you eat or drink.

Fluoride Treatments

At your scale and cleans, we may recommend a fluoride treatment to you. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found in some soils or water sources. It can prevent decay and address early cavity detection. A topical treatment is applied to your teeth, done quickly and easily. It will strengthen the enamel of your teeth and can be done every six months.

Oral Hygiene Care and Advice

We provide personalised oral hygiene care advice to ensure you can continue to maintain good oral health and hygiene outside of our dental practice. The first step is to have a thorough oral examination that involves a radiographic X-ray assessment of all surfaces of your teeth. Then, we can give you individual advice such as hygiene measures or oral appliances that you can benefit from.

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Scale and Clean Hurlstone Park, Dulwich Hill, Ashbury NSW | (02) 9558 6656

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