Scale and Clean in Kalamunda

A scale and clean dental procedure aims to remove plaque and tartar build-up. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth, and tartar is plaque that has hardened on teeth.

Plaque and tartar do not only contribute to tooth decay and gum disease, but they also cause a variety of dental problems. This is why it’s important to remove them regularly. Their removal can significantly help improve one’s oral health. A scale and clean procedure is performed by a dental professional using special instruments to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. It may also involve polishing teeth or removing stains.

Contact Hills Family Dental Centre today to book your scale and clean appointment.

Common Dental Problems that
Scale and Clean Can Address


Toothaches are generally caused by inflammation of the tooth pulp, the soft tissue inside the tooth. This inflammation can be brought on by several factors, including cavities, cracked teeth, or gum disease. One of the proven ways to prevent toothache is to practice good oral hygiene habits. Together with brushing and flossing, scale and clean treatments performed by a dentist can remove plaque and tartar build-up and help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Book An Appointment Today And Experience Amazing Dental Care

Book an appointment at Hills Family Dental Centre today and experience why we have been the trusted dentist in Kalamunda for over 30 years and have been servicing thousands of happy patients since we opened. Our dental clinic is proud to be family-oriented, and we welcome patients of all ages.

Why Choose Hills Family Dental Centre

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider choosing Hills Family
Dental Centre for your next dental appointment:

Hills Family Dental Centre is a dental practice providing excellent dental care to patients in Kalamunda since 1998.

At Hills Family Dental Centre, we are committed to providing only the highest quality dental care to our patients.

Here at Hills Family Dental Centre, we understand that quality dental care is important to you and your family.

ADA Accreditation is voluntary, and only a small number of dental practices in Australia have achieved this recognition.

Our clinic is dedicated to offering excellent services to our patients, and we are proud to have a team of experienced dental professionals who can offer a wide range of dental treatments. Whether you need a scale and clean or a more complex procedure, we are confident that we can provide the care and attention you need.

That is why we invest in modern and latest dental technology. With state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to provide for the needs of our patients. Aside from these, our dentists stay updated with the latest in dentistry through continuous education and training.

That’s why we offer a wide range of payment options so that you can get the care you need without breaking the bank. We are a preferred provider of NIB, Medibank, HBF and CBHS. We offer Fund My Dental payment plans, and we also accept CDBS, Supercare, and DVA card holders. So whether you’re covered by insurance or not, we can help you get the dental care you need.

ADA accreditation means that Hills Family Dental Centre meets the ADA Standards for Infection Control in Dental Settings, the gold standard for infection control in dentistry. This accreditation gives our patients the peace of mind that they are being treated in a safe and clean environment by dental professionals who are up-to-date with the latest infection control procedures. When you choose Hills Family Dental Centre, you can be confident that you will receive high-quality care from a team of experienced and dedicated professionals.

We Accept All Health Funds and
Have Multiple Payment Plan Options
To Suit Your Needs

Frequently Asked Questions
About Scale and Clean

It is recommended that patients visit their dentists for regular dental checkups and cleanings at least once every six months. However, patients diagnosed with gum disease and those at risk for gum disease may need to visit their dentists more frequently for dental scaling and cleaning. Some factors that put a patient at risk for gum disease include smoking, diabetes, genetic predisposition and certain medications.

A scale and clean is a common dental procedure involving removing plaque and tartar from the teeth. While this procedure is generally not painful, some patients may feel discomfort or experience tooth sensitivity. This is because we use sharp instruments to remove plaque and tartar and an ultrasonic scaler that vibrates, causing tooth sensitivity.

If you feel uncomfortable during the procedure, please inform your dentist so that we can make adjustments. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

The duration of scale and clean procedure will depend on the amount of plaque and tartar that needs to be removed. If you have a significant build-up of plaque and tartar, it may take longer for the dentist to complete the cleaning. 

In most cases, the scale and clean procedure should take about 30 minutes to an hour. However, it may take longer if you have more extensive dental problems, such as gum disease. Some cases may also require a second session of dental scaling and cleaning.

Taking care of your teeth and gums after a scale and clean is important. It will help maintain the health of your teeth and gums and reduce the risk of having dental problems. Here are some tips for taking care of your teeth and gums after a scale and clean.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Floss daily.
  • Avoid sugary food and drinks.
  • Visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

The cost of a scale and clean procedure can vary depending on several factors, including the amount of plaque and tartar build-up, the condition of your gums and the clinic location. However, the average cost of the procedure is between $210 to $280. 

Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of a scale and clean, so check with your insurer before scheduling an appointment. If you don’t have dental insurance, you can still get a scale and clean through other payment options, including Fund My Dental, Pretty Penny Finance and SuperCare.