Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is the best way to prevent tooth decay and other common oral health problems.

When you visit Swish Dental for your regular check-up, our experienced Dentists in Brisbane can also offer professional teeth cleaning and hygiene treatments. These can remove plaque that's built up since your last visit and help to protect your teeth against bacteria. We'll also offer personalised dental hygiene advice to you and your family, to help you take better care of your teeth and gums at home.

You don't have to be an existing patient at Swish Dental to have your teeth professionally cleaned. Book a dental hygiene appointment at our Everton Park or Mitchelton clinic today.

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Do I need dental cleaning?

dental cleaningEven if you're brushing and flossing correctly, there may still be parts of your mouth that your toothbrush and floss can't reach. If plaque has already hardened on your teeth, you won't be able to remove it yourself.

Teeth cleaning can also help to freshen your breath and lift surface stains left by food, drink and tobacco. If you're dealing with an oral health problem such as tooth decay or gum disease, or you're at high risk of developing a condition, we may recommend dental cleaning as part of your treatment or preventive care.

What happens at my dental hygiene appointment?

When you visit our Everton Park or Mitchelton clinic, you'll meet our dental hygienist who'll guide you through every step of your appointment so you know what to expect. This normally includes:

Oral health assessment

We'll check the health of your teeth and gums and look out for any possible signs of dental problems. This may involve x-rays to give us a closer look and help with our diagnosis. If we think you could benefit from a treatment, we can discuss your options and arrange a follow-up appointment.

Teeth cleaning

When you feel comfortable and relaxed, we can begin your dental cleaning treatment. This involves removing plaque and calculus deposits that may have accumulated on your teeth surfaces since your last hygiene visit.

Teeth polishing

When the plaque has been removed, we can polish your teeth using Air Flow. This technique uses a special powder, pressurised air and water to help remove stains from your teeth and restore their natural shade.

Fluoride treatment

If we think your teeth could use a little extra help keeping plaque at bay, we can apply a fluoride solution at a safe concentration. This helps to strengthen your teeth against bacteria, decay and gum disease.

Home care advice

We'll discuss your daily dental hygiene routine and any areas that may need to be improved. We can demonstrate the correct brushing and flossing techniques, offer dietary advice or recommend products that could help you and your family to improve your oral health.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

We recommend that you have professional dental cleaning every 6 months. This helps to prevent plaque from building up and can lower your risk of dental disease.

What are the risks?

Dental cleaning and hygiene treatments help to lower your risk of tooth decay, tooth loss and other problems.

While these treatments are safe, your teeth may feel more sensitive after cleaning. You should let our dental hygienist know if you have sensitive teeth or gums so we can tailor your treatment to minimise discomfort.

What do hygiene treatments cost?

Check-up and clean appointments for adults and children are covered by most health funds. We'll make sure you have all the information you need about costs before you agree to any treatment. We also offer flexible payment plans.

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Talk to our dental hygienist in Brisbane

If it's been over 6 months since your last check-up and clean, contact Swish Dental to arrange an appointment at a time that's good for you.

Call our Everton Park clinic on (07) 3355 1422 or our Mitchelton clinic on (07) 3354 3341.

Book a consultation to see how our dentists can help you maintain your teeth.

Fluoride Treatment for Patients

At Swish Dental we encourage preventative fluoride treatments for patients as it: a) Reduces the risk of tooth decay & tooth loss significantly b) Reduces tooth sensitivity & strengthens tooth enamel and c) Reduces the risk of further dental treatment

How can fluoride help you?

Once we have seen you for a dental examination we will determine how likely you are at developing tooth decay. We will then advise you on what type of fluoride application is best for you.

Fluoride Trays

Fluoride Trays

For patients who at a high risk of tooth decay fluoride trays may be made. This ensures a high fluoride dose regularly at home to ensure the teeth are constantly getting the maximum preventative effects from fluoride.

Fluoride toothpaste

Fluoride toothpaste

Colgate makes a high strength fluoride toothpaste called Neutrafluor 5000. We may prescribe this to you to use instead of your normal toothpaste. This has the highest amount of fluoride in any toothpaste.

Fluoride Foam

Fluoride Foam

Fluoride foam is applied to your teeth at your 6 monthly checkups to help strengthen the teeth.