You know that smooth clean feeling you get after visiting the dentist? The one where you can’t stop licking your teeth afterwards? At Mint*d we love helping patients get that hit of minty freshness. Here’s what it’s like to get a clean the Mint*d way…

What happens during a teeth clean?

You clean your teeth at home twice a day – or at least, we certainly hope you do! – so you might be wondering why a professional teeth clean is even necessary. Unfortunately your regular tooth-cleaning ritual can’t remove tartar, the yucky yellow-y stuff that can lead to cavities or gum disease if it’s not removed. That’s where Mint*d comes in. Our oral health therapists and hygienists (jargon buster: they are dental professionals who focuson prevention and treatment of oral diseases) get their kicks out of slaying tartar.
Here’s how it works. First, there’s a gum assessment to make sure there’s no inflammation, bleeding or periodontal disease (because if there is, we’ll do something about it). Then we take intra-oral photos to capture the state your teeth – these are close ups for your teeth – and show you how they look. Cool, right?
Then, we get busy.
'Using a special machine called the Airflow, we complete a polish of the teeth to remove any plaque and reduce the bacterial load in the mouth,' says Fani Sapountzis, an oral health therapist from Mint*d Miranda. 'Then a scaler is used to remove the hard calculus on the teeth and help the healing of the gums.'
To finish, a fluoride treatment can be placed in the mouth (if the clinician recommends it for you) to help stop decay from progressing, and then you’re done.

Hang on, what’s this Airflow business?

We’re so glad you asked. We pride ourselves on having the latest equipment to make your visit as comfortable as possible. One of our faves (called the EMS Airflow Prophylaxis Master if you wanna get fancy) gives you a deep clean while minimising any discomfort (yes please).
'This minimally invasive state-of-the-art technology removes plaque, stain and early calculus to achieve optimal results,' says Mint*d oral health therapist Fani Sapountzis. 'It can be used on the teeth, under the gumline, around braces, soft tissues, fillings and implants.'
It’s not only less painful, it’s safer and more efficient. Now that’s what we call a win-win-win situation!