If you’re looking to book a dental clean checkup, you’ve come to the right place. Greenvale Dental Group offers an affordable teeth cleaning cost in Melbourne. Our quality teeth cleaning will leave you smiling without extravagant cost. Teeth cleaning plays a very important role in oral hygiene and health, so it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg (or a tooth).

With this article, we’ll help you understand what to expect cost wise, as well as answer any questions you might have about teeth cleaning. After all, it is an important process, but you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to keep your teeth clean in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

What is teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is an important process in which the dentist assesses and cleans your teeth to ensure that your oral hygiene is maintained. The process is simple, painless, and it leaves you in a much better position to take care of your teeth.

Here are the steps that a teeth cleaning typically follows:

Physical Checkup

Typically, the first step of a teeth cleaning is to perform a physical checkup of your entire mouth. With a small mirror, the dentist will assess your teeth, gums and tissues for any oral concerns such as gingivitis or gum disease. This is an important step for early detection and prevention of major problems or conditions which may often go silent or unnoticed. 


The dentist will use a special instrument, guided by the small mirror, to scrape out plaque, stain, tartar and build up from your teeth. The more stain and plaque there is in your mouth, the more scraping they’ll need to perform to remove it.

Plaque is prevented from hardening into tartar by brushing and flossing. You can only get tartar removed from your teeth by your dentist. If you hate this part of the teeth cleaning process, brush and floss your teeth more often. Make sure you mention it to your dentist so they can use alternatives to ease any sensitivity and help you through the process.


Once your teeth are free of tartar, the dentist will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush. This removes any stain or soft plaque that may have been after the scale, and it usually leaves that ‘sparkling’ clean sensation. 

This kind of deep clean is safe to perform twice a year, which is why it is recommended that you get a teeth cleaning every six months. Some people may need it more often depending on the level of plaque control and their oral hygiene skills. 


The only thing better than regular flossing at home is a professional session. The dentist can get deep between your teeth and identify any potential trouble spots where your gums might bleed, or a defective filling may catch. Additionally, this professional flossing also removes any leftover plaque or toothpaste from the previous steps in the tooth cleaning.


You will be provided a rinse that contains liquid fluoride so you can get rid of any debris that might still be lingering in your mouth.

Fluoride Treatment

Finally, the dentist mayl provide you with a fluoride treatment that acts as a protectant for your teeth to help fight against cavities for several months. The dentist will place the foamy fluoride gel into a mouthpiece that fits over your teeth. 

One minute is usually enough time for it to work. A small brush may also be used to paint fluoride varnish onto the teeth, in addition to foamy gel. Fluoride varnish will harden when in contact with saliva, so you can eat and drink immediately after.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

In addition to performing daily brushing and flossing, it is recommended that you visit your dentist for a check-up and clean every six months. This will help keep your teeth in prime condition and maintain your oral health. It will also help detect early issues before they become bigger problems, which will effectively lower the cost of your dental care.

How much does a teeth cleaning cost?

The teeth cleaning price in Melbourne varies, depending on multiple factors such as:

  • The type of teeth cleaning materials used
  • The extent of teeth cleanings required
  • The amount of tooth plaque, stain and build-up that needs to be removed

This is why the initial consultation is so important, as it allows your dentist to survey the work needed and the costs involved. 

Does medicare cover teeth cleaning?

Medicare doesn’t cover most dental care, procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, teeth cleanings, tooth extractions, dentures, plates, or other dental devices. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will pay for certain services that you get when you’re in a hospital. Part A can pay for inpatient hospital care if you need to have emergency or complicated procedures, even though it doesn’t cover dental care.

Do you provide alternate payment plans?

All accounts must be paid on the day of treatment at Greenvale Dental Group. Our practice accepts all major credit and debit cards. We also accept all insurance cards, and are preferred providers for BUPA, Medibank and HCF, which usually gives you more rebates and lower prices. We can also help you apply for a MacCredit or TLC loan, which are special, low interest lines of credit specifically for medical and dental treatments, if you would like to consider payment plans. Application is online and approval is usually within 24 hours.

An itemized quote plus treatment plans will be provided at your consultation, so you will know what to expect regarding the teeth cleaning cost in Melbourne. Our team will also assist in easing the financial burden of your treatment plan if possible, by spreading your appointments. Talk to our friendly staff about your preferred options.

Where can I find affordable teeth cleaning in the Northern Suburbs?

If you’re looking for a dentist in north Melbourne who can provide high quality teeth cleaning in Greenvale at a reasonable cost, contact us and we will provide you with a modern, caring approach to your dental health.

Our Dental Practice in north Melbourne specialises in various disciplines such as:

  • general dentistry
  • cosmetic dentistry
  • emergency dentistry
  • dental implants
  • crown and bridges
  • dentures
  • veneers

We are so renowned for our high quality dental teeth cleaning Melbourne at an affordable cost, that we have patients visit our clinic from Greenvale and surrounding suburbs like Craigieburn, Tullamarine, Pascoe Vale, Airport West, Melbourne Airport, Mickleham, Oaklands Junction, Attwood, Roxburgh Park, Meadow Heights, Westmeadows, Campbellfield and Donnybrook.