Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining a healthy smile and preventing oral diseases from occurring. The best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to visit our dental professionals at Ashburton Dental Centre regularly. We use the latest technology for thorough cleanings and examinations.

What to Expect During a Dental Check-Up

Our dentists will check for cavities during the dental checkup. Dental x-rays may be taken to detect cavities in your teeth. The examination will also include a check of your teeth for plaque and tartar. Here’s what to expect for new and existing patients.

Why Choose
Ashburton Dental for A Dental Check-Up?

The Ashburton Dental Centre team is focused on two primary areas: affordability and quality. Our goal is to provide effective and safe dental care to all patients, and exceeding beyond budget is not necessary to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
The dental clinic is equipped with the latest information and tools to aid in accommodating the specific needs of each patient. We’ll also work with you to adapt your home care practice to address any oral problems.
Preventative care is at the heart of everything we do. We can help you keep your smile bright and strong for years to come by scheduling routine checkups and cleanings.

FAQ's About Dental Check-Up in Gosnells

The cost of a general checkup is determined by various factors, including cleaning, scaling or x-rays if required. According to the 2020 national dental fee survey, an adult’s teeth cleaning in Australia can cost up to $312. This includes a basic checkup as well as a fluoride treatment and cleaning. An extra $118 may be charged for two x-rays.

The average cost of a dental checkup in Western Australia is the following, but may vary depending on your situation:

Comprehensive oral examination: $64.83

Topical Remineralising: $35.28

Removal of Calculus-First Appointment: $118.75

Your dentist will ask you about your medical history, medication, and any difficulties since your last visit during your regular check-up. A dental appointment can include oral prophylaxis, a checkup, or scaling and root planing if necessary.

  • Checkup

Your dentist will examine your teeth for cavities and plaque — the clear, sticky layer of bacteria. The dentist then examines your gums to discover if the spaces between your teeth and gums are shallow. When the gaps between the teeth become deeper, gum disease becomes visible. The dentist also examines the tongue, throat, face, and neck for signs of problems or swelling, as well as indicators of oral cancer.

  • Cleaning

Regular cleaning removes soft plaque and tartar above the gum line. With appropriate home oral hygiene, tartar buildup is minimized. As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, this procedure is a preventative and maintenance measure. The process causes minimal or no bleeding. Regular cleaning shines the teeth but does not remove bacteria. Depending on your dental health, you should get a dental cleaning twice a year.

  • Scale and polish

Plaque or tartar buildup must be eliminated. Thus, the dentist uses special equipment, such as an ultrasonic scaler, to painlessly break loose any bigger particles of tartar and give a deep cleaning above and below the gum line. After all, surfaces have been smoothed, and they are polished to remove stains from the teeth using a slow-speed handpiece with a spinning soft rubber cup. Inside the cup is a polish made of abrasive toothpaste-like material and fluoride, which spins around on the teeth to make them smooth and shiny.

A dental checkup may usually take about 45 minutes, including scale and clean. The process may vary depending on your case and whether additional treatment for other oral problems is necessary.
Generally, we recommend that you visit a dentist every six months. It may be necessary to be monitored more frequently if you have existing dental issues or are at a higher risk for problems such as periodontitis.
Routine checkups can be done during pregnancy. It is advised that you see a dentist while pregnant since the hormones in your body may harm your gums. During pregnancy, they are more likely to become inflamed, infected, and bleeding, which can result in gingivitis or periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Book An Appointment With Our Gosnells Dental Team Today

We're located in the Ashburton Village Shopping Centre next to the Ashburton Primary School. If you have questions about getting the dental care you need, call or book online today!

(08) 9490-8777 Or   Book Online