Affordable Dental Checkup & Teeth Clean by Experienced Dentists
& Friendly Support Staff
Your regular dental checkups & clean is much more than a chance to showcase your winning smile. It is vital to maintaining your overall health. However, more and more Australians are skipping this important dental check-up & clean, jeopardising not only their teeth but also putting themselves at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
According to Australian Dental Health Foundation, 6 monthly checkup & clean is recommended to maintain your healthier life. General brushing & flossing does not get all of the plaque out of your teeth.
Often, dentists are also capable of identifying potential problems that patients are not yet able to see or feel. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe.
WHY Uplus Dental?
- Open 6 Days
- 24-hour online booking service
- Complimentary parking at the Building or Strathfield Plaza
- No weekend or public holiday surcharges
- All major health funds accepted
- Instant HICAPS health rebate claiming
- Instant Children Dental Benefits CDBS claiming
- Highly qualified and friendly team
- ADA/AHPRA Accredited practitioners
- All emergencies are given Priority
- Pain relief provided
- Specialists in treating anxious patients
- Book online, call us or via e-mail
Uplus Dental is located in Strathfield NSW with a modern, beautiful surgery facility including latest state of art equipment required for surgical, implant procedures and complete dental treatment.
“The staff were absolutely amazing, very thorough and gentle, told me any work I needed but didn't push it on me, I will definitely go back.”
“Very pleasant and the dentist was very informative. Did a great job with the teeth whitening. Also squeezed in my son for a checkup and extraction.”
“Thank you for going over and behond. Excellent service.”
“I went for the first time today and I was extremely nervous as I had not been to a dentist in 4 years due to moving here from Ireland. They made me feel really comfortable and the dentist and dental nurse were very friendly and explained everything to me very well. I couldn't recommend this dentist enough. The receptionist also was very helpful and friendly. Waiting time was not long.”
“The Dentist did a good job, identified some filling issues and did the fillings on same day charging less money. The workplace was Neat & Tidy. All staff very polite and welcoming. Overall a nice Experience.”
Cleaning Service - Ali
Great Staff & Dentist. Very friendly and explained everything very clearly. Very Happy with the service. Thank you.
Also: VERY PROFESSIONAL.
Uplus dental has provided a very Professional & gentle dental service. Great consultation with the patient.
New Patient Experience
Once you arrive at the practice you will be greeted by our friendly staff and asked to fill in our Digital New Patient Form. It is important for us to collect this information not only for your health but also to gain an understanding of your previous dental experiences and treatment to ensure we can plan your treatment.
You will then meet with your dentist for approx. 10-15 minutes to discuss in detail your needs and requirements. We will collect all relevant information, which will include a full examination, OPG or single x-rays and digital pictures if the dentist thinks it is necessary. All this will be collated and we will go through any treatment recommendations, covering everything from tooth brushing techniques to your diet and nutrition, alcohol intake, and smoking.
What happens after the check-up?
After the examination & consultation, your dentist will proceed with cleaning, scaling, polishing and fluoride treatment.
If you require a further treatment, with your consent/time permits, we can proceed with the treatments. However, if the treatment requires extended time such as filling or root canal therapy, we can reschedule for a subsequent appointment suitable for you. For more complex work, your dentist may refer you to a specialist such as an orthodontist, periodontist, oral surgeon or an endodontist.
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Plaque and tartar removal
Removal of calculus (tartar)
Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Removal of plaque
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Routine Dental Checkups
At your appointment, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination, looking for problems such as decay, erosion, cracks, chips, and misalignment. For the most accurate and efficient diagnosis possible, we may use one or more advanced imaging technology, including:
- Intra-oral cameras: These tiny, handheld cameras fit comfortably in your mouth, and they can provide a detailed image of a single tooth to reveal the early signs of decay or other damage.
- Digital x-rays: Like traditional x-rays, digital images give your dentist a detailed view of individual teeth and your maxillofacial structure. However, these images are much sharper and can be magnified many more times than film x-rays.
- OPG x-ray: is a special type of x-ray that produces a panoramic view of the facial structure looking at lower face, teeth, jaw joints and maxillary sinuses.
Do I need an X-ray?
A dental X-ray may be required depending on your oral exam, dental history and any risk for developing cavities.
An X-ray will provide your dentist a better understanding of your jaw alignment, decays between teeth and any impacted teeth, abscesses, or cysts on the roots of your teeth.
Your dentist will assess and recommend if you would benefit from taking an x-ray at the time of checkup.
Importance of Regular Dental Visits
Regular dental visits are one of the most important aspects of your oral health. When you come to Uplus Dental for your visit, you will receive a thorough dental cleaning and checkup, using the latest diagnostic technology.
With regular care, we can help prevent decay and detect dental problems before they cause widespread damage. Calcium and other substances from the saliva in your mouth continually bathe your teeth, helping to keep them strong.
Whilst this is a good thing, over time it can lead to a build-up of plaque and hard deposits called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing or flossing and if allowed to accumulate provides the ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive on the teeth and gums. If it’s not regularly removed by a dentist it can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss.
That’s why we recommend a six monthly dental checkup & clean. Not only will your teeth and gums feel polished and fresh, it also gives our dentists the chance to spot any other problems, like tooth decay, so they can be addressed early with the least amount of fuss and cost.
Oral Cancer Screenings
In addition to examining your teeth, your dentist will also check your soft tissues to look for the signs of oral cancer. These can include lesions, red spots, white patches, bleeding, and missing teeth, among others. Although sores and lesions typically turn out to be harmless, your dentist will order a biopsy to make sure that these areas are non-cancerous.
Early diagnosis is the key to a favourable prognosis and recovery. Therefore it is highly important to schedule your routine dental visits, particularly if you are a smoker or you have a family history of oral cancer.
Deep Cleaning and Periodontal Care
If bacteria remain on your teeth, they could also spread below your gum line and cause gum disease. As the pockets of bacteria grow, you could experience a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Tooth loss
- Receding gum line
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Oral sensitivity
- Jawbone recession
Scaling and planing is one of the most effective treatments for gum disease. Your dentist will carefully remove the bacteria from your gums.
To eliminate a potential haven for bacteria, he or she will also smooth rough patches on your dental roots. Scaling and planing, also known as deep cleaning, may be completed in one treatment or several, depending on the severity of your condition.
Please note that extra charges will be incurred for a deep teeth cleaning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Even if you brush and floss after every meal and before bed, bacteria-harbouring plaque can accumulate in the tiniest crevices, grooves and pits. Over time, the teeth will begin to decay in those areas, which may result in pain and partial or total tooth loss.
In between dental cleanings and consultations, be sure to maintain good oral habits at home. This includes daily flossing and brushing after meals. It’s also important to drink fluoridated water and use a fluoridated toothpaste.
The Australian Dental Association recommends that both children and adults receive professional teeth examination and cleaning twice a year. Patients with a history of periodontal disease or another recurring oral disease or condition may require more frequent treatments.
The human mouth is full of bacteria. Some forms of bacteria are beneficial to your oral health, while some can be extremely damaging. When harmful bacteria accumulate on your teeth, they release acids that erode dental enamel and inflame the gums, causing tooth decay, periodontal disease, discolouration, and tooth loss. Other oral diseases may also develop as a result of these conditions. Practising good oral hygiene at home and receiving regular dental cleanings help to remove harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your mouth and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Also, help you avoid paying for expensive dental procedures in the future. For example, when gum disease is left untreated, you may require deep cleaning (scaling and root planning), gum grafting, bone grafting, or a tooth replacement.