Dental Check-ups and Cleanings

Discover the Key to Lifelong Oral Health and Confidence

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Smile with Dental Check-ups and Cleanings

Welcome to Innova Dental, where your smile is our priority. We aim to provide the highest standard of oral care. Regular dental visits are essential for maintaining optimal oral health and preventing dental issues before they escalate. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout your journey.

We understand the importance of preventive dental care. Our approach focuses on proactive measures to preserve your natural smile and enhance your overall well-being. Let us guide you through the benefits of regular dental check-ups and cleanings, ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Revitalize Your Smile with Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleaning is a cornerstone of preventive dental care, essential for achieving and maintaining optimal oral health. Our dental hygienists perform thorough cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains, leaving your teeth feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

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Removal of Plaque

Our hygienists meticulously remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth, preventing gum disease and cavities.

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Polishing of Teeth

Using advanced tools and techniques, we polish your teeth to remove surface stains and achieve a smooth, lustrous finish.

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Flossing & Cleaning

We meticulously clean between your teeth and along the gumline, ensuring no area is overlooked for a comprehensive clean.

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Application of Fluoride

To strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay, we may apply fluoride treatment as part of your cleaning procedure.

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Oral Health Education

Our hygienists provide personalised oral hygiene instructions and tips to help you maintain a healthy smile between visits.

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Based on your unique oral health needs, we may recommend additional treatments or products to enhance your dental hygiene routine.

Benefits of Routine Dental Care

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Regular check-ups allow us to detect dental problems in their early stages, preventing them from worsening and requiring more extensive treatment.

Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of gum disease and promoting healthy gums.

Routine care helps maintain optimal oral health, preventing tooth decay, cavities, and other dental issues.

By removing bacteria and food particles, regular cleanings help combat bad breath, leaving you with a fresh, confident smile.

Preventive care is more cost-effective than treating advanced dental problems, saving you both time and money in the long run.

Dedicated Care for Your Little Ones

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We know that children have unique dental needs, and we are committed to providing gentle care to their comfort and developmental stage. Our team understands the importance of early dental visits to establish positive oral health habits and ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.

During your child's dental check-up and cleaning appointments, our friendly and experienced staff create a welcoming environment to help ease any anxieties they may have. We take the time to build trust and rapport with your child, explaining each step of the process in a way that is easy for them to understand.

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Our dental check-ups for children focus not only on assessing their oral health but also on educating both parents and children about proper oral hygiene practices. We emphasise the importance of brushing, flossing, and maintaining a balanced diet to prevent cavities and gum disease. Preventive treatments such as fluoride applications and dental sealants protect your child's teeth from decay are recommended.

We believe in the power of positive reinforcement and praise to encourage children to take an active role in their oral health care. We celebrate their accomplishments, no matter how small, and strive to make each visit a positive and enjoyable experience. With our comprehensive approach to pediatric dentistry, we aim to instil lifelong habits that will support your child's oral health and overall well-being.

Understanding the Need for Dental Cleanings

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Periodontal Disease

Those with gum disease may require more frequent cleanings to manage the condition and prevent its progression.



Smokers are at higher risk of developing gum disease and may benefit from more frequent cleanings to maintain oral health.

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History of Cavities

Individuals prone to cavities may require more frequent cleanings to remove plaque and prevent decay.

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Medical Condition

Medical conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders, may increase the risk of oral health issues, necessitating more frequent cleanings.

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Compromised Immune Systems

Those with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to oral infections and may require additional cleaning to maintain oral health.

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Dental Restorations

Individuals with dental restorations, such as crowns or bridges, may benefit from more frequent cleanings to ensure their longevity and functionality.

Exploring the Different Types of Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings, also known as prophylaxis, are typically performed every six months to maintain optimal oral health. 

  • Routine Dental Cleanings: 
    Routine dental cleanings, also known as prophylaxis, are performed every six months to maintain optimal oral health. A dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of the teeth, along the gum line, and in between teeth. 

  • Deep Dental Cleanings: Deep dental cleanings, or scaling and root planing, are for patients with gum disease or excessive plaque and tartar buildup below the gumline. Root planing smooths the root surfaces, preventing bacteria from reattaching and allowing the gums to heal.

  • Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings: Periodontal maintenance cleanings are for the treatment of gum disease, root planing or periodontal surgery. Scheduled every three to four months to monitor and maintain gum health. The dental hygienist focuses on removing plaque and tartar buildup and checking for signs of inflammation or infection with oral hygiene instructions.
  • Prophylaxis Cleanings: Prophylaxis cleanings are preventive cleanings performed for healthy gums and minimal plaque and tartar buildup. These cleanings aim to remove surface stains and polish the teeth for oral hygiene. Prophylaxis cleanings play a vital role in preventing the onset of dental problems.

  • Laser Dental Cleanings: Laser dental cleanings use advanced laser technology to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the teeth and gums. The laser energy eliminates harmful pathogens without discomfort. Laser dental cleaning is preferred for sensitive gums and is a less invasive approach to dental care.

  • Air Polishing Cleanings: Air polishing cleanings use a dental tool that emits a stream of water, air, and fine abrasive particles to gently remove surface stains, plaque, and biofilm from the teeth. This technique is particularly effective for cleaning hard-to-reach areas. Air polishing cleanings make the teeth smooth, clean, and refreshed. 

Your Oral Health Checklist


  • Visit your dentist for routine dental checkups at least twice a year.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in circular motions.
  • Schedule professional dental cleanings with a dental hygienist. Professional scale and clean treatments help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
  • Fluoride varnish or liquid fluoride treatments can strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding tobacco use.
  • Listen to your dentist's advice and recommendations regarding oral hygiene practices, dental treatments, and preventive measures.


  • Don't skip regular dental checkups, even if your teeth and gums appear healthy.
  • Avoid ignoring any signs or symptoms of dental problems such as toothache, bleeding gums, or persistent bad breath.
  • Avoid delaying or skipping professional dental cleaning as it is essential for removing tartar and plaque buildup.
  • Neglecting oral hygiene can lead to plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease.
  • Don't underestimate the importance of fluoride in maintaining oral health.
  • Certain medical conditions and lifestyle factors can affect your oral health, so take proactive steps to maintain overall health to support a healthy mouth.

Dental Checkup for Optimal Oral Health 

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Visual Examination of Teeth and Gums

Our dentists visually inspect your teeth and gums, checking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

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Assessment of Oral Hygiene Habits

We discuss your oral hygiene practices and guide effective brushing, flossing, and other preventive measures.

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Assessment of Bite and Jaw Functionality

We evaluate your bite and jaw function to identify any issues such as TMJ disorders or misalignments that may require intervention.

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Screening for Oral Cancer

As part of your check-up, we perform a thorough oral screening to detect any abnormalities early when treatment is most effective.

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Evaluation of Existing Dental Work

Any existing dental work, such as fillings or crowns, is examined for signs of wear or damage to ensure continued functionality.

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Dental X-rays

Depending on your dental history and current oral health status, our dentists may recommend dental X-rays to obtain detailed images. X-rays help in diagnosing hidden dental problems such as cavities, impacted teeth, or jawbone issues.

Cost and Insurance 

Curious about the investment in your new smile? We provide transparent information on the cost of Invisalign treatment and offer financing options to make achieving your dream smile a reality.

Take it from our patients

Samina Alam
I've been Dr. Amir's patient for a while now. He always takes the time to explain the processes in detail and really shares his wisdom to keep teeth healthy.
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Codie Kringle

Emergency same day treatment of the front tooth. Jess and assistant was lovely and kind. Jess work is amazing and so gentle. Going back in the future.

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Lacie Hall

Absolutely amazing, Lauren the receptionist was so lovely and Dr Olan (I think that was her name) done such a great job with me, so gentle, polite and comforting.

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Brad Bell

Great experience and always friendly staff 👍🏼

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Linda Cundall

Great work
Made me feel as comfortable as he could as I get very nervous.
Next day it feels great isn’t as sore as I was expecting.

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Tracey Wheatley

Amazing service, would definitely recommend this dental surgery. Made me feel super comfortable and relaxed. I’m actually looking forward to my next appointment!

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James_T _Ripper

My experience with Dr. Jess was great. I found her not only to be incredibly professional but also kind and helpful with even the dumbest if questions from me.
I cannot recommend this place enough.

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Di Robbie

Excellent communication and front desk service. Dr Ha was very thorough and approachable.

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Chloe Wilson

Amazing experience at Innova!

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Joel Baker

Highly recommended, I’ll definitely be staying with Innova Dental. Great people

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Andrea Dawkins

I had 4 wisdom teeth out under a local and didn’t feel a thing. The team are amazing, ensuring you feel safe and comfortable. Can’t recommend this dentist enough.

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Gregory Potters

Dr. Xuan Xi is a great communicator, a gentle practitioner, and his work is always perfection.

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Jason Barber

Top class facilities and friendly staff from reception to the dentists and assistants. State of the art equipment. Very comfortable experience! Super nice people :)

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Steph Brake

Great service, very friendly. Explained everything really well and went above and beyond with their quality care

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Debbie Strange

Made me feel at ease, very happy with my visit.

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Jen Evans

Dr Olan and her team provide professional and friendly service. I’m delighted by the dental work I received and can highly recommend.

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Taryn Visser

There is definite soreness from where the teeth were taken, but all of the bleeding has stopped and there’s not too much bruising. A really good experience

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Helen Morice

Excellent service provided and would highly recommend Innova Dental Launceston

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Denise Hay

Easy access to last minute appointment, gentle, thorough and welcoming.

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Elizabeth Skirving

You feel cared for by the team at Innova Dental, Dr Ha is very professional, efficient and has a lovely approach when looking after my teeth.

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Frequently Asked Questions


The recommended frequency of dental check-ups and cleans may vary depending on factors such as your oral health status, age, and risk factors for dental problems. In general, most individuals should visit their dentist for a check-up and clean every 6-12 months.

Dental check-ups and cleans are typically not painful, as they are performed using gentle techniques and local anesthesia if necessary. Some individuals may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during the cleaning process, but this can usually be managed with proper communication with your dentist.

In addition to regular dental check-ups and cleans, practicing good oral hygiene habits at home is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, avoiding tobacco use, and using fluoride-containing oral care products.

Fluoride treatment helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay by remineralizing the teeth. It is often applied topically in the form of a fluoride varnish or as a liquid fluoride rinse during a dental checkup.

Yes, dental checkups often include a thorough examination of the mouth, including the gums, tongue, and soft tissues, to detect any signs of oral cancer or precancerous lesions.

If you experience dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, it's essential to communicate your concerns with your dental provider. They can offer strategies to help you feel more comfortable during your appointments, such as using relaxation techniques or sedation dentistry options.

Many health insurance plans offer coverage for dental checkups and cleanings as part of preventive care. It's advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.

Business Hours

Mon – Thu 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Our Address

97 Bathurst Street,
Launceston TAS 7250

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