Checkup and Clean

You’ve likely heard the saying, “prevention is better than cure.” We agree. At Smile Creation, we encourage patients to take a preventative approach to their oral health. Coming into our office two times a year for a checkup and clean is one of the best ways to ensure your teeth, gums and mouth stay healthy!

The Filling Procedure

The following will take place at your checkup and clean appointment:

Checkup and Clean Teeth

Frequently Asked Questions

While adopting scrupulous oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily are critical, professional cleans are necessary to remove tartar buildup.
Yes, but we do not take X-rays on pregnant patients. Because the hormones in your body can negatively impact the gums during pregnancy, it’s critical to see a dental professional. During pregnancy, there’s a greater likelihood that gums become inflamed, infected and bleeding, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time using toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  •  Floss your teeth once a day.
  •  If you play contact sports or grind your teeth, wear a protective mouthguard.
  •  Don’t smoke, vape or chew tobacco.
  •  Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary snacks and junk food.

If your mouth is healthy, brushing twice daily and flossing once a day are typically all that you need to do when it comes to oral hygiene habits. You can certainly include an over-the-counter mouthwash as part of your oral care routine if you like; it’s just a preference, but using mouthwash isn’t necessary.


When choosing a mouth rinse, select one that doesn’t contain alcohol. For years, many over-the-counter varieties contained alcohol, which can dry the mouth and be harmful in other ways.

For those patients with gum disease, we may prescribe a medicated mouth rinse to maintain a healthy mouth.

Using a mouth rinse should never be considered a substitute for brushing and flossing.

Book an Appointment

Contact our team today to book your appointment. We have a conveniently located practice in Bundoora and accept all health funds. Call today!

Keep your teeth in tip-top condition. Contact our Bundoora dental office today to schedule a convenient appointment. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Checkup and Clean Bundoora, Mill Park, Greensborough VIC | (03) 9467 5548