Preventative Dental Care

Brushing and flossing are probably already part of your oral health routine

At Mill Park Dental Clinic we provide a significant number of preventive services. Prevention is always better than cure. In adults we strongly recommend the scaling and cleaning of your teeth every 6-12 months.

Preventive services include your regular examination or checkup and cleaning of the teeth. At times it is important for the dentist to assess specifics with the use of x-rays. At Mill Park Dental Clinic we will take the small dental x-ray at the clinic but the larger OPG x-ray of the entire jaw we will refer you to the local radiology clinic. The radiology clinic usually has the ability to bulk bill for the OPG under Medicare arrangements.

Some patients will benefit from the application of topical fluoride, fissure sealants or baseline recording, such as diagnostic models or intra oral photographs. Dr Barnes or Dr Gunawan will discuss the benefits of preventive diagnostic actions if they are applicable to you.