Dental Check-Up & Clean

Here at Cotton Tree Dental, maintaining your oral health is our number one priority.

Regular dental examinations and cleans are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and can also prevent the need for major work in the future. We recommend that our valued patients visit our practice every six months to maintain the health and integrity of your smile.

During your appointment, you can expect a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth and gums, and you will be asked if you have any specific concerns or issues with your teeth. We look for signs of tooth decay, loose or broken teeth, damaged tooth fillings and prosthetics, and gum disease. Detecting these problems early can prevent them from escalating into more serious complications that may be harder, if not impossible, to repair.

Our professional cleans remove the plaque and tartar above the gum line that cannot be removed by brushing alone. Removal of tartar prevents diseases from occurring and can also prevent bad breath. Lastly, fluoride will be applied to your teeth to help remineralise the outer layer of your teeth, known as your enamel.

Contact our friendly staff today to arrange your next dental examination and hygiene maintenance appointment, and learn more about how you can take care of your oral health at home. We look forward to building a professional relationship with you to ensure your smile remains happy and healthy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I see the dentist?

We recommend 6 monthly visits to help maintain your teeth and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Regular preventative and maintenance examinations allows us to diagnose any dental conditions that may arise, and when picked up early enough means that treatment is much simpler and less costly.

How can I improve my oral hygiene?

To ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible, we recommend regular check ups, along with flossing and brushing twice daily. Limiting the use of mouthrinses, sugary foods, and tobacco products will contribute to maintenance of good oral hygiene.

What is included in a check up and clean?

The purpose of these appointments is to prevent any dental conditions and maintain the health of your teeth. We assess your medical history and discuss any problems or concerns that you may have with your dental health. Next we assess your teeth, gums and all areas of the mouth to ensure they are healthy. A thorough scale and clean will be done, followed by fluoride treatment. X-rays may also be taken at your initial visit with us, which are then updated every two years after that.

If I have a tooth ache or broken a tooth outside of your business hours, what should I do?

If you are having problems or concerns with your teeth, please call the practice and leave a message with your name and contact details, and our friendly staff will return your call the following business day. We can provide our patients with same day appointments for all tooth related emergencies. In the meantime, it is important to try and avoid the area as much as possible, including eating or drinking any hot or cold items as they may make your symptoms worse.

I have private health insurance, how do I claim my treatment?

Here at Cotton Tree Dental, we support a variety of health funds, and are also preferred providers for BUPA and HCF. For your convenience, we have HICAPS terminals to make instant claims. We simply swipe your health fund card, authorise the claim and the gap can then be paid either by cash, card, or cheque.