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Dental Checkups at
First Impressions Dental

Scale and Cleans in Perth

To keep your smile healthy, we recommend scheduling a checkup, scale and clean every six months. This preventative care appointment plays a vital role in limiting your risk of common oral health concerns, such as gum disease, tooth decay and loss.

What’s Involved in a Check and Clean?

During your appointment at First Impressions Dental, we will tailor the services to meet your individual level of oral health. For instance, some of our patients require diagnostic X-rays each year to screen for cavities, while others are at a lower risk and do not need them as often.

Multi-generational family sitting in the grassSome of the steps you can expect to be involved in your visit with our dentists and hygienists/oral health therapists include:

  • Gentle preventative clean and polish
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodontal evaluation
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Oral hygiene education

As we discuss your daily habits, our friendly staff will guide you through establishing good home practices to promote a healthy smile that lasts for life.

Screenings for Gum Disease

Periodontal disease (the most severe form of gum infection) is a significant risk to both your oral and overall health. While it is the common cause of tooth loss, periodontitis can also strain your immune system and make it more challenging to manage other medical conditions. In advanced cases, it can increase the risk of issues such as stroke, heart attack, diabetes, pneumonia and infertility.

Symptoms of advanced gum disease include bleeding gums, bad breath, tooth mobility and gum recession, among others.

Because periodontal disease affects the quality of life — and integrity of teeth — for our patients, we perform a thorough gum disease screening on an annual basis. If symptoms of infection are present, we’ll recommend a therapeutic deep clean (scaling and root planing) to stop and reverse disease while it’s still an option.

See Your Family Dentist Twice a Year

Book your next checkup with our team of family dentists today. New patients are always welcome!


Dental Checkups Perth, Padbury WA | (08) 9448 0804