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Scale and Clean at Morton Dental

As a family-orientated practice, we make it a mission to provide gentle, prevention-based care to people of all ages. It starts with regular scales and cleans with our oral health therapist, booked about every six months for our healthy patients and every 3-4 months for individuals with a history of gum disease.

Your Check and Clean

Dr Lynda demonstrating technique to patientDuring your appointment, we’ll thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of disease, discussing any specific concerns or questions that you have. Next, we’ll clean your teeth to remove buildup that accumulated since the last visit and polish off any surface stains. We’ll also:

  • Perform an oral cancer screening
  • Evaluate your bone and gums for signs of periodontal disease
  • Assess the function of your TMJ
  • Screen for orthodontic concerns

Diagnostic X-rays

Digital X-rays make it possible to see areas of your oral anatomy that aren’t visible during an exam. For instance, signs of bone loss or cavities between teeth are usually spotted on an X-ray before we can see them clinically. In children, we use X-rays to ensure their adult teeth are erupting properly and developing on target.

X-rays also make it possible to provide accurate treatment planning in regard to dental implant placement, orthodontic procedures, etc.

Most people need X-rays about once per year, with a full mouth series every 3-5 years or so.

Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is a serious oral health concern as it is the biggest contributing factor in adult tooth loss. Diagnosing it early helps preserve your healthy teeth and limit the extent of costlier treatments down the road.

Illustration of the stages of gum diseaseGum disease treatments start with a series of deep scale and clean visits to remove the infectious bacteria inside your mouth. We’ll also discuss oral hygiene strategies to clean hard-to-reach areas, as well as adjunctive therapies that may be needed.

Let us know if you’re experiencing any of these common gum disease symptoms:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Heavy tartar buildup
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Tooth mobility

Little girl laying in the grass smiling

Your Child’s First Checkup

As a family practice, we see patients of all ages. Knowing you and your children make it easier to care for your primary goals in the most affordable manner possible. We recommend scheduling a checkup for your child when his or her first tooth starts to come in (or no later than their first birthday).

Book Today

Contact Morton Dental to book a scale and clean Noosa Heads appointment!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Scale and Clean Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach QLD | (07) 5455 3577