The True Cost of a Scale and Clean

Your teeth naturally accumulate plaque and tartar over time. Daily brushing and flossing are essential in preventing a build-up of bacteria. They’re also vital in maintaining good oral health throughout your life. However, even the most rigorous of oral care routines can’t completely protect your mouth from plaque, tartar and other harmful bacteria.

This is where scaling and cleaning become integral. A professional clean will remove the build-up of bacteria. It will help ensure you maintain optimal dental health throughout your entire life.

What’s Involved in a Scale and Clean?

Scaling and cleaning is a process which only your dentist or hygienist can perform. It requires special instruments that allow for a thorough cleaning of your entire mouth. When visiting Dr Olstein for a clean we will first examine your mouth and overall oral hygiene. This will help us determine which areas require the most thorough cleaning.

We then use an ultrasonic dental instrument to gently remove any build-up of tartar, followed by a rubber brush that gently rotates to remove any leftover stains. After removing plaque and tartar from areas where there is a build-up, we use a cool mist spray to wash away any extra debris that may remain in your mouth.

The reason we recommend paying Dr Olstein and our friendly team of experienced dental hygienists a visit every 6 to 12 months is because processes like scaling and cleaning are integral in maintaining optimal oral hygiene. They can help prevent serious dental conditions in the future.

At Dr Olstein’s dental clinic, we provide scaling and cleaning services at general check-ups where necessary. If we think you are showing signs or symptoms of a serious condition like gum disease, then we can also perform a deep dental clean. This involves all the same process as scaling and cleaning, in addition to a technique known as root planning. This allows us to remove all the plaque and tartar from the root surfaces of your teeth in order to prevent bacteria from collecting and spreading further.

The Cost

At Dr Olstein’s dental clinic we strive to offer treatments at reasonable and affordable prices.

The important thing to remember with a scale and clean is that, while there may be an upfront cost for the service, by having a regular professional dental clean you can save yourself a big dental bill long-term. Regular cleans help prevent major, costly dental issues in the future.

The Benefits

Oral health is intertwined with our general health and wellbeing, which is why it is so important that we stay on top of our dental hygiene. When you organise routine visits with Dr Olstein, you are also ensuring that you receive regular scaling and cleaning services that will aid in preventing a build-up of plaque and tartar over time.

Our friendly and experienced dental hygienists work closely with Dr Olstein to ensure we provide the best services we possibly can when it comes to dental hygiene. As you age, many issues like gum disease and discolouration can become more prominent. This is particularly true if you haven’t properly cared for your teeth during your earlier years. That’s why we advocate so strongly for the consistent maintenance of your oral hygiene throughout your life. Many gum diseases and dental issues are easily preventable—if you exercise caution and care when it comes to oral hygiene.

Scaling and cleaning is mostly beneficial in removing built up plaque and tartar which cause bacteria to build-up around your teeth and gums. When plaque isn’t removed, it becomes a hard and crusty substance called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed through brushing alone.

When a build-up of tartar occurs, it can lead to bleeding gums, permanent jaw bone loss, pain, loose teeth, necessary tooth extraction and other conditions. If you regularly visit Dr Olstein’s dental clinic, we can remove any build-up of plaque or tartar. This can prevent these issues from arising again in the future.

When you receive regular scale and cleaning procedures on your teeth, Dr Olstein and our friendly dental hygienists are also happy to help provide you with any information regarding your at home oral care routine.

To book your next appointment with Dr George Olstein simply book online using our simple online booking request form. Or, if you have any questions about how a scale and clean could benefit you, call us on 03 9510 1644.

To Our Valued Patients

Dr George Olstein takes the health of his patients and employees very seriously. Due to COVID-19, we understand there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty regarding the situation at the moment. We are being consistently updated from the Australian Dental Association and DHHS in Victoria with regards to any changes in practice from a health and hygiene perspective.

Dr George Olstein is monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from our patients.

We would like to reassure our people, patients and the broader community that Dr George Olstein has always had, do and will continue to have exceptional clinical standards. We are highly commended for our robust policies and procedures, particularly around infection control including hand Hygiene.

The recent events associated with Coronavirus have seen Dr George Olstein develop an additional comprehensive policy specifically considering the virus, which has been adopted by all our team.

This includes but not limited to;

  • Avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing.
  • Please use the provided antimicrobial hand rub before entering the clinic and before leaving the clinic.
  • Please be aware that we will be conducting regular disinfection of the surfaces at the reception, waiting areas, water station, washroom and the entry doors.
  • Similarly, we are also working closely with our business partners to guarantee the continued supply of masks, gloves and other infection control items.

We consider you part of the Dr George Olstein family and your safety, together with that of our team’s, remains our highest priority.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit and will continue to update you on any further developments.

If you have any further questions, please contact us –

Best regards,
Dr George Olstein