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What happens in a check-up & clean with a Henley Dentist in Homebush West? And why it’s so important

Maybe you’ve been putting off your next dental check-up for a while now (we get it – life’s busy!)

Or maybe you haven’t been to the dentist in years (don’t worry – we won’t judge!)

Whatever the reason, it’s likely high time you booked in a dental check-up and clean.

Because here’s the bottom line…

If you’re a person with teeth (yes, even baby teeth), you should have a dental check-up and clean every six months so your dentist can catch any small issues before they turn into big problems.

Keep reading to find out exactly what happens during a dental check-up and clean appointment at your local dentist in Homebush West and why they are essential for keeping your teeth in tip-top shape.

What happens during a dental check-up and clean appointment?

Here’s what to expect when you have a dental check-up and clean appointment at Henley Dental in Homebust West.

Step 1: Examination

Your dentist will take a good look at your teeth, mouth and gums to assess your overall oral health

Step 2: X-rays

Now we’ve seen what’s happening on the surface, it’s time to check out what’s going on below your teeth and gums — we may not take x-rays at every check-up appointment, but will do so regularly over time to monitor your teeth

Step 3: Cleaning

Your teeth and gums will get a gentle and thorough clean and polish to remove any plaque or tartar build-up and stains

Step 4: Fluoride treatment

Last but not least, you'll rinse your mouth with a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent decay

How long does a dental check-up and clean take?

At Henley Dental, your dental check-up and clean will usually take around 40 minutes. But if it’s your first visit, allow about an hour as we like to take a little extra time to get to know you and personalise your care.

Afterwards, you can jump straight back into your day as normal. No recovery or downtime required! Just avoid eating or drinking for at least half an hour so the fluoride treatment can work its magic.

How much does a check-up and clean cost?

At Henley Dental , a dental check-up and clean costs $180 for non-healthfund holders over 18 years old. We also offer flexible finance options so you can get the care you need now and pay in instalments.

Why are regular dental check-ups so important?

Of course, there’s nothing better than walking out of the dentist with a sparkling smile and that fresh, just-cleaned feeling. But there’s a much bigger reason why dental check-ups are so important.

Regular dental check-ups every six months allow your dentist to detect and treat any issues or early signs of decay before they become more serious (and more costly to fix).

If you want healthy and strong teeth for life, dental check-ups are a must. And don’t just take our word for it! See what the Australian Dental Association says about regular dental check-ups here.

‍Keep your pearly whites bright, healthy and strong by visiting the dentist every six months for a check-up and clean.

I’m hearing you say: “But, I brush my teeth every day, do I really need a dental check-up?”

Even if you’re an avid twice-daily tooth-brusher-and-flosser, you can’t remove all plaque with brushing alone. Plaque will naturally build up on teeth and turn into tartar (or calculus) over time. If this build-up of plaque and tartar is not removed with regular, professional cleaning by your dentist, it can irritate your gums, causing them to become tender and swollen.

And then? Well, you just might find yourself with a one-way ticket to early-stage gum disease.

Do children need regular dental check-ups?

100% yes! It’s essential for all children to have regular dental check-ups — even if they only have baby teeth.

Why? Because tooth decay and cavities can happen at any age. And if left untreated, it can turn into much more serious problems in future.

Starting dental check-ups early allows your child’s dentist to detect any risk factors or early signs of oral health issues and create a prevention plan. Plus, it sets your child up with a good oral health routine for life.

At Henley Dental, we offer no-gap kids’ dental check-up and cleans. We also participate in the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) for all eligible children — learn more about the CDBS here.

Do dental check-ups hurt?

No, a routine dental check-up and clean shouldn’t hurt. You may feel some sensitivity or mild discomfort as your dentist gently cleans your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar. But remember, you can always let your dentist know if you need to take a break or are feeling a little uncomfortable.

At Henley Dental, we’ve done everything we can to make our dental check-up and clean appointments comfortable and carefree. Once you pop on your noise-cancelling headphones and tune in to your fave show on Netflix, your appointment will be over before you know it!

Feeling nervous about your next dental check-up?

If you’re scared about visiting the dentist, even the most routine appointments can feel like a nightmare. But with our sleep dentistry options, dental check-ups can feel more like a dream — literally!

If you’d like to opt for sleep dentistry for your next check-up, we’ll discuss your needs and determine the right level of sedation for you.

Sleep dentistry can make your dentist appointments feel like a dream! Simply sit back and drift off while we take care of your smile.

How to find the best dentist in Homebush West for your needs

If you are due for a check-up and clean make sure to schedule an appointment with a Henley dentist in Homebush West today. Comprehensive check-up and cleans are an important part of maintaining your oral health and ensuring that your smile stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Book an appointment with the best dentist in Homebush West today at Henley Dental.

Call us on (02) 9763 7889 or book online today HERE!

See you soon,

The Team at Henley Dental


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