Professional Teeth Cleaning And Polishing

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Professional teeth cleaning prevents gum disease. 

Many people don’t realise the importance of professional cleans. Sometimes there is a misconception that brushing at home is all that’s needed to maintain dental health.

Although good oral hygiene at home is very important, hard tartar (also known as dental calculus) cannot be removed without a professional clean.

Dental calculus can get trapped in the pocket between the gums and the teeth. Untreated calculus buildup will cause gum inflammation (gingivitis) in the short term and will cause receding gum disease (periodontitis) in the long term. The calculus is removed with a professional sonic scaler and usually causes minimal discomfort. If your teeth are especially sensitive we can always provide you with options such as conscious sedation (Valium) or local anaesthetic.

Professional cleans will also get rid of those hard to remove tea, coffee and red wine stains!

  • Visible tartar buildup
  • Visible stains
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Painful gums

Signs that you may need a professional teeth cleaning

MR. R presented to us complaining of bleeding gum and bad breath.
The Diagnosis – Dental calculus build-up causing severe gingivitis and bad breath.
The Treatment – Comprehensive cleaning under local anaesthetic.
The Outcome – The bleeding and bad breath vanished within a matter of days.


Being a dentist in the Melbourne CBD, many of Melbourne’s great attractions are at the doorstep of our dental clinic. Admire the architecture of Flinders St. Station, shop in the Collins St. or Bourke St. shopping precincts or simply have a barista made coffee and relax along Degraves St.