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Dental clean (scale and polish)

Plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits build up on the teeth over time. Saliva contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth, and while this is a good thing, it also means that calcium deposits build up on the teeth. These build ups allow bacteria to grow and thrive next to the gums.

 

A cleaning or ‘scale and polish’ involves removing the plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, and leaving the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.

Your Fono dentist will use special tools to gently remove these deposits without harming your teeth.

A standard clean includes:

  • Scaling to remove build up / deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces
  • Polishing to make teeth shiny and smooth

A deep clean / deep scale and polish includes:

  • Scaling to remove build up / deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces
  • Polishing to make teeth shiny and smooth
  • Root planning - typically used for those afflicted by periodontal problems (supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them)

Access this service
Self-referral
Eligibility 
No restrictions

Cost
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Locations Available
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