Dental Check-up and Clean

At Ashgrove West Dental, we take an honest and conservative approach to treatment

During a check-up and clean, also known as an oral examination, a dentist will screen for any dental issues. If detected early enough, a dentist can provide preventative non-invasive advice to help avoid future problems and dental work. Just like with anything, the earlier it is picked up and treated, the better the long-term result.


Our thorough examinations screen for:


  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ or Jaw joint) and Muscle related issues

  • Oral Soft Tissue Exam for Mucosal Lesions, Tumours and Cancer

  • Sleep Apnoea and Airway Assessment

  • Gum and Periodontal health

  • Bite and Occlusion Analysis (static and dynamic)

  • Saliva Quantity and Quality

  • Oral Hygiene Check (plaque and tartar)

  • Teeth Charting (decay, tooth wear, chipped or broken teeth/fillings, missing teeth, wisdom teeth etc)


Our dentists will usually provide a scale and clean to remove and plaque and tartar at the same time of the examination. In most cases, it allows us to view the teeth and gums better and is a more efficient use of time.



TMJ Temporomandibular Joint
Oral Cancer, Oral Soft Tissues
Gum Disease, Periodontal Health