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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists enjoy educating patients about their oral health, and they always take time to answer your questions. If you have questions for our dentists that are not addressed below, or if you would like more information, we invite you to contact our dental clinic. 

General Dentistry

Children

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides access to benefits for basic dental services such as examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fillings, extractions and root canals. Eligible children will have access to a benefit cap of $1,000 over a two-calendar year period.

Treatment is bulk billed and there are no out-of-pocket costs. To be eligible a child must be aged between 2-17 years and their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

To find out if your child is eligible, contact Medicare or give us a call on 03 9888 2523.

Veterans

Veteran Gold and White cards are accepted.

Please refer to the link for details:

https://www.dva.gov.au/health-and-treatment/veteran-healthcare-cards/veteran-card​

Adults

Medicare does not cover dental treatment for adults within private dental clinics.

We understand that the cost of treatment is a common concern and one of the main reasons
people avoid seeing a dentist.

New Patient Promotion in Mount Waverley

One way we try to address this concern is with our New Patient Promotion. This is a great way to start as you will receive an hour with one of our dentists with whom you can discuss your dental needs. A full examination of your teeth, gums and mouth is performed and X-rays are taken if needed. We will also scale and clean your teeth and apply a fluoride gel. This promotion costs $250.

We Welcome Your Call

After this first visit, we are able to provide you with a detailed treatment plan. From this, you know exactly what costs are involved before any further treatment is started. We welcome you to contact our Mount Waverley dental clinic for more information.

This varies between health funds, what level of cover you possess and the type of treatment you require.

Detailed Treatment Plans in Mount Waverley

Our detailed treatment plans have item numbers that you can use to work out your exact out-of-pocket costs. If your health insurer allows, we may be able to help figure out your out-of-pocket costs through our HICAPS service. We are happy to assist.

We Welcome Your Call 

Most new patients who take advantage of our New Patient Promotion and have dental insurance will have their out-of-pocket costs reduced, or in some cases completely covered. We welcome you to contact our Mount Waverley dental clinic if you have any questions.

In our dental clinic, we enjoy meeting new patients and their families and will work hard to put you at ease.

Your First Visit

Your first visit to Mount Waverley Smiles begins with a warm greeting. Either you fill out new patient forms or turn in the ones that you’ve downloaded from our website. A member of our team will take your insurance information, identification or other necessities.

Following this, you meet one of our Mount Waverley dentists.

Man smiling while sitting in dental chair Gentle and Thorough Dental Exam

Your friendly dentist provides a thorough exam and x-rays to see where you are in your dental health. Your dentist also performs a cancer screen to make sure all is well. If your schedule permits, you may have time for a thorough teeth clean.

If you have questions for your dentist, don’t hesitate to ask or share your concerns. At our Mount Waverley, VIC dental clinic, we want you to feel relaxed and at ease—meaning you can ask us anything, and we’ll always do our best to help.

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If you’re looking for dentistry in Mount Waverley, Glen Waverley, Chadstone, Burwood, Oakleigh, Ashwood or another nearby location, we invite you to contact our dental team to arrange your first exam.

Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists work hard to provide our patients with quality dental care and healthy smiles. The foundation of a healthy smile starts with preventive dentistry, and dental x-rays play an important role in prevention.

Importance of Regular Dental Exams

Preventive dentistry calls for regular exams, x-rays as needed, regular cleans and an excellent oral hygiene routine at home. When you skip one of these precautionary measures, you leave your smile more vulnerable to cavities, root infections and even periodontal disease.

Regular exams help our dentists notice subtle changes between visits. Professional teeth cleans rid your smile of bacteria and plaque, which may lead to serious dental issues, including tooth loss through periodontal disease. A good oral hygiene routine at home should stabilise your smile between dental visits.

dental xray Digital X-Rays in Mount Waverley

As far as dental x-rays in Mount Waverley, our dentists rely on digital x-rays, which release far less radiation than traditional x-rays. Some studies have even found that digital x-rays expose you to less radiation than if you were to spend a few minutes in the sunshine.

Digital x-rays are also better for the environment because there are no chemicals used to develop the film.

Digital x-rays provide clear images to help your Mount Waverley, VIC dentist create the best treatment plan for you and catch small issues before they become costly dental procedures. X-ray images also uncover cavities between back teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye and assess bone levels below the gumline.

Regular dental visits may help you maintain your smile for life because prevention has been shown to play a crucial role in healthy smiles. Also, regular dental exams may help prevent costly dental problems in the future.

Preventive Dentistry Services

Woman smiling in dental chair Preventive dentistry in Mount Waverley, VIC includes:

  • Regular exams
  • Regular teeth cleans
  • Daily brushing and flossing
  • Sugar intake in moderation
  • Acidic foods and beverages in moderation
  • A balanced diet

It’s essential to incorporate each of these to give yourself the best chance of keeping your smile intact for good.

What to Expect During Your Exam

During your regular dental exam, your Mount Waverley, VIC dentist will thoroughly inspect your teeth and gums. He will look for dental changes between visits, and make sure that you have no small cavities looming or signs of periodontal disease. Your dentist will also provide oral cancer screens periodically.

Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists recommend dental exams and cleans every six months. If you have a particular dental issue, they may suggest a more specific treatment schedule to keep your teeth healthy.

We Welcome You to Contact Our Mount Waverley Clinic

If you haven’t been in for an exam and clean in a while, or if you’re looking for dentistry in Mount Waverley, VIC, we invite you to contact our dental clinic to arrange an appointment with one of our dentists.

We serve patients in Mount Waverley, Glen Waverley, Chadstone, Burwood, Oakleigh, Ashwood, Blackburn and beyond.

Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists take precautions to make sure you’re thoroughly numb before beginning any dental treatment. Our entire team utilises a gentle touch when it comes to your treatments and procedures in our dental clinic.

Woman smiling with dentist holding dental mirror near mouthModern Dental Technology in Mount Waverley

Modern techniques and technologies are designed to allow our dentists to perform even the most invasive procedure without causing you much pain. Often, patients who have not been to the clinic in a while are surprised by their ease of care. Dentistry has come a long way.

If you have particular concerns about a treatment or procedure, we always encourage you to take them up with your dentist or a member of our compassionate team. If there are things we can do to provide a more comfortable dental experience for you, we are keen to help.

Contact Our Mount Waverley Dental Clinic

At Mount Waverley Smiles, your comfort is our priority, and we find that most patients simply watch television during their procedures and are happy that all is well. If you feel anything during treatment, we encourage you to raise your hand, and a member of our team will take measures to make you more comfortable.

If you’re looking for a gentle dentist in Mount Waverley, VIC, we invite you to contact our dental clinic.

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Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.