What to expect during a professional teeth cleaning appointment

Are you thinking about booking a teeth cleaning appointment at The Practice West End, but don’t know what to expect? Teeth cleaning is a great way to maintain your oral health and it plays a crucial role in keeping your smile bright and healthy. 

To ensure you’re prepared for your appointment, here’s what to expect during a professional teeth cleaning appointment.


When you arrive at our West End dental practice, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff. We’ve made our state-of-the-art dental clinic as comfortable as possible to ensure you feel relaxed and at ease during your visit. Our reception team will ask you to fill out any necessary paperwork and let us know about any potential changes to your details. 

Review your concerns 

At the beginning of your appointment, your dentist will ask you if you have any specific concerns, that way they can tailor your treatment to your individual needs and address any issues you may have. 

Oral examination

Every teeth cleaning appointment also includes a thorough oral examination of teeth, oral tissues and tongue, checking for cancer and skin, including palpating the tissues around the head and neck. We’ll check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues. If there are any concerns, we may need to take a closer look with an X-ray. 

Teeth cleaning

Now it’s time for your teeth cleaning, which involves key steps, including: 

  • Plaque and tartar removal: Your dentist will use specialised tools to gently remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. This helps to prevent cavities and gum disease, which can lead to more serious issues. 
  • Polishing: After your dentist has removed any plaque and tartar, your teeth will be polished to remove any surface stains and create a smooth, clean surface. 
  • Flossing: Your teeth will be flossed to ensure any food and plaque is removed from between your teeth. 
  • Fluoride treatment: Your dentist may apply a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your teeth’ enamel and prevent cavities. 

Treatment plans

If your dentist identifies any potential issues during your visit, they will discuss your treatment options. This may involve scheduling a follow-up appointment for fillings, crowns or any other recommended procedures. 

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Oral health advice

At The Practice, our dentists have years of experience in all aspects of dentistry. They love to share important tips to help you maintain your oral health and take care of your teeth at home. They can help you with how to brush your teeth, the best way to floss and what to eat to maintain healthy teeth and gums. 

Before you leave, our reception team will ask you if you’d like to schedule your next check-up and teeth clean. We recommend visiting our South Brisbane dentists every six months to ensure your oral health and identify any potential issues before they become serious problems. 

Teeth cleaning appointments at The Practice are more than your regular dentist check-up. It’s a comprehensive oral health examination to assess your oral health. Our dedicated team of West End dentists is committed to ensuring your teeth cleaning appointment is as comfortable as possible and goes above and beyond to meet your needs. 

To schedule a teeth-cleaning appointment, call The Practice 07 3733 3223, or book online.

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