Scaling, Polishing, Preventive Care, Gum Treatments

Dental Cleanings/Scale and polish/preventive dental treatments

Regular dental check-ups and professional dental clean-ups are one of the best investments you can make today towards,

  • improving your oral health
  • reducing the cost of dental treatments
  • Identify any potential problems and provide treatment at an early stage

It will also help you to prevent oral health issues such as:

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum swelling and receding
  • Loose teeth

This is the basic, but most important preventive treatment.


During the appointment the dentist will,

  • Clean your teeth by removing plaque and tartar build-up (also called dental calculus which can only be removed by professional clean up),
  • Polish your teeth for a healthy and bright smile
  • Examine your teeth for signs of any dental issues such as caries
  • Educate you about maintaining your oral hygiene at home and the cleaning aids suitable to your mouth. E.g. Inter-dental brushes, dental floss
  • We ensure the comfort of our patients throughout the clean-up process

Regular dental cleanings and check-ups are essential to make sure that any damaging conditions are treated as early as possible.

Our dentist recommends that you visit us every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam.

To schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact us today 09 475 6535 or 027 250 7553.   We look forward to caring for your smile!

Gum treatment/ Periodontal treatment

When the calculi deposits are not removed by professional cleaning, the gums can become infected causing gum disease.

The early stage of infection is called Gingivitis (bleeding and swelling of the gums, bad breath). Following a gum treatment and proper home care, the gums can heal back to normal.


However, if the gingivitis left without treatment, it develops into the next stage called “Periodontitis”. This is an infection in tissues that are supporting the tooth including gums and surrounding bone. The damage is irreversible, but proper gum treatment and home care will prevent further destruction.

Dentist will assess the level of breakdown of the gums by measuring them and by x-rays analysis.

The gum treatment involves:

  • removal of tartar build-ups above and below the gum levels
  • removal of plaque and infected tissue from the gum pockets under the gum level.

The team will ensure the whole procedure is pain-free and comfortable. After care is provided and you will be educated to maintain home care.

To learn more about the gum treatment, please call our friendly staff on 09 475 6535 or 027 250 7553 or visit us today.