Check Up & Clean

Check Up & Clean in Ashburton & Ashwood

Are you looking for a reliable dentist to perform your biannual dental check-ups and cleanings? If so, our team at Ashwood Dental can help. Learn more about our check-ups and cleanings, how you can benefit from them, and what you can do at home to maintain your oral health.

What Are Some Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

To stay on top of your dental health, you need to adopt a good oral hygiene routine. When you partake in good preventative care, you can avoid unnecessary dental problems down the road.

Here are some good oral hygiene habits to follow:

  • Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush twice a day.
  • Floss once a day using the correct type of floss. Patients with wider tooth gaps should use floss, while those with narrower gaps should use dental tape.
  • Use mouthwash sparingly, as it can wash away the concentrated fluoride in your toothpaste.
  • Attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings (usually twice a year).

Every patient’s oral health will look a little different, so our team will offer customised at-home care advice during your next visit to our office.

Do I Need Professional Dental Cleanings?

Even if you keep up with your oral hygiene at home, you still need professional dental cleanings.

Our team does more than simply clean and floss your teeth for you. During a check-up with us, we will:

  • Remove built-up tartar and plaque
  • Thoroughly brush your gums
  • Observe any abnormalities with your teeth and gums

If we find anything out of the ordinary during your check-up, we will inform you of the issues present and establish an effective treatment plan.

To ensure your oral health is where it should be, book an appointment with us today!

Do Dental Cleanings Hurt?

Depending on your level of pain tolerance and the condition of your teeth and gums, you may feel some discomfort during a cleaning.

Throughout your cleaning, we will inform you of everything we’re doing to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

How Much is a Dental Cleaning?

The cost of cleaning will vary depending on your unique needs and the current state of your dental health. Before we perform any work, we will discuss the costs with you upfront.

The cost of your cleaning may be significantly lower with health insurance, but you should always check with your provider to clarify.

Our X-Ray Services

Part of ensuring your oral health is up to par goes beyond general cleanings. Our team has access to the latest X-ray technology to get a more comprehensive look at your oral health. We can examine jaw placement, tooth decay, wisdom teeth, and other aspects of your oral health. We’ll use our findings to prevent problems before they develop into something more serious.

Most of our patients benefit from getting X-rays every couple of years, but we can perform them more often if you are at higher risk of dental issues.

To experience superior dental care by a team that adapts to your needs, book a check-up with us today.

Choose Us As Your Local Dentist

Our team of dental hygienist at Ashwood Dental is dedicated to preserving and improving your oral health. No matter if you need a general check-up, cleaning, or X-ray services, we are ready to step in. Contact us today to book an appointment and take control of your oral health!

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