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Checkups and Cleans at Junction Village Dental

The best way to keep your smile healthy is to screen for common oral health concerns on a frequent basis. For most people, it’s best to schedule a checkup, scale and clean every six months. During your visit, we’ll provide crucial preventative techniques such as:
Dental hygienist with patient

  • Exams — Thorough monitoring and evaluation of your smile ensure that potential concerns are intercepted as early as possible. During your checkups, we’ll compare our findings to previous visits, so that new developments can be addressed when they’re smaller and more affordable to correct. Ultimately, we want to focus on preventative care strategies by avoiding aggressive dental problems from developing in the first place.
  • Scale and Clean — When you brush and floss, there’s usually a small amount of plaque biofilm accidentally left behind. After 24 hours, that soft buildup begins to calcify into tartar (calculus), which can’t be removed with conventional oral hygiene aids. During your visit, we’ll use special tools to clean away buildup to keep your smile healthy and avoid the onset of gum disease. People with generally healthy teeth and gums should schedule a scale and clean every six months. If you’re currently recovering from gum disease, it’s best to see you about every 3-4 months instead.
  • Fluoride Treatment — Sensitive teeth and enamel demineralisation can be reversed or better managed with prescription-strength fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a natural mineral that, like calcium, is essential for building strong teeth and bones.
  • TMJ Evaluation — Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) pain, headaches, jaw soreness and limited range of motion can affect your everyday quality of life. In most cases, an occlusal splint or orthodontic therapy can offer relief. Anti-wrinkle injections are also available to help. When placed near the TMJ, these products naturally relax muscle tension, which is a common cause of migraine headaches and joint pain.
  • Gum Disease ScreeningPeriodontal disease is an aggressive gum infection that causes bone deterioration, tissue detachment and tooth loss. Regular screenings help to prevent severe damage. You’ll hear us call out a series of numbers, which are precise measurements of the gum levels around each of your teeth.
  • Custom Mouthguards – Prevent excessive tooth wear or fractured caused by clenching and contact sports. Our custom mouthguards and bite splints fit comfortably and securely, offering added protection for your smile when you need it the most.
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnoea – SomnoMed snoring and sleep apnoea dental appliances are also available!

Book Your Checkup Today

Has it been longer than six months since your last exam and cleaning? If so, request an appointment now for a checkup and clean The Junction.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Dental Checkup and Clean The Junction, Merewether, Newcastle NSW | (02) 4962 1621