Are you having six-monthly dental exams and cleans? Wondering if it’s worth it?

The answer is YES!

Preventive dental care reduces the risk of dental emergencies, helps you achieve and maintain excellent dental health, reduces your dental expenses, and most of all, makes you feel great and proud of your smile.

At MVD, our goal is to assist you in protecting your teeth and gums for life.

We provide optimal holistic oral health care through our dental hygiene patient care program.

Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists, Oral Health Therapists, and on some occasions, by the dentist.

During your dental examination and clean, you will see both the dentist and hygienist. Together, we will create a treatment plan and program tailored to your specific dental needs.

What to Expect in Your Appointment?

  • A comprehensive and thorough dental examination where the dentist will methodically examine your teeth and surrounding structures (lips, cheeks, tongue, gums, skin, etc.).
  • Necessary record-taking, which generally includes a couple of close-up digital X-rays, photos, and in some cases, a large X-ray covering 2/3 of your face. This is used to diagnose abnormalities in your jaws, bones, sinuses, etc.
  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.
  • Teeth polishing: Removes stains and plaque that are not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
  • Diet advice.
  • Oral hygiene instructions, including advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene, such as the best way to brush and floss your teeth.

We dedicate the necessary time to each of our patients to provide a full understanding of your oral health, as well as various treatment options and procedures. We aim to educate and answer all our patients’ questions.

How Visiting a Dental Hygienist Regularly Helps You Achieve Excellent Oral Health

Dental hygienists are university-trained specialists qualified to carry out clinical procedures that help prevent dental diseases. They:

  • Remove tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth.
  • Protect teeth by applying sealants and fluoride treatments.
  • Take digital X-rays and impressions.
  • Track your personal care, treatment plan, and active maintenance.
  • Educate on maintaining good oral hygiene, including the best ways to brush and floss your teeth.
  • Provide in-house whitening or take-home whitening kits.

It has been consistently proven that the prevention of dental disease and the maintenance of oral health are less costly and result in fewer dental emergencies. With regular examinations and a maintenance dental plan, we can ensure long-term dental health.

At MVDC, we understand that many people are apprehensive about attending dental appointments. Therefore, we have carefully selected every member of our team; all our practitioners are compassionate and caring, ensuring you are in the very best hands.

Are you due for your six-monthly Hygiene? Call us now to book a time

If you have visited this page you may be interested in comprehensive dental exams & preventive dental services to help your oral hygiene.

Satisfied Patients
10k+

& growing every year

Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
10/10/2023
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
23/06/2023
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
29/03/2023
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
29/03/2023
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
23/03/2023
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
08/03/2023
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
Sam Crossman
Sam Crossman
14/02/2023
Always made to feel welcomed, taken care of and in a safe environment. Very appreciative of Louise for always being a friendly and welcoming face, and Rachel for making every experience comfortable. THANKYOU ♡
Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
04/02/2023
All the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Excellent service.

Dental Hygiene FAQ’s

Our mouth is the portal to our body, so good oral hygiene is paramount to stay healthy.

Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent the following:

  • bad breath
  • tooth decay
  • gum disease
  • and can help you keep your teeth as you get older.

Establishing & creating good oral hygiene and dietary habits has shown to be essential to achieving & maintaining, your oral health.

Oral health can affect both your physical & emotional well-being as it can impact upon the following

  • Appearance
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Diet
  • Nutrition

Dental health is strongly linked with your general and overall health. Dental diseases can affect the rest of the body and is a contributing factor to a number of secondary conditions, such as heart conditions and inflammatory conditions

At home, you can practice good oral hygiene by practicing the following:

  1. Brush twice a day for at least two minutes.
  2. Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach.
  3. Eat a healthy diet to provide the nutrients necessary (vitamins A and C, in particular) to prevent gum disease.
  4. Minimize the consumption of sugary and acidic drinks like soft-drinks, energy drinks, juices and ice coffee.
  5. Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, which are known to contribute to gum disease and oral cancer.
  6. Visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and exams. This is one of the most effective ways to detect the early signs of gum disease
If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, your poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other health problems, including:

Oral and facial pain

This pain may be largely due to infection of the gums that support the teeth and can lead to tooth loss. Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, is extremely common among individuals. An infection if untreated can cause septicemia.

Problems with the heart and other major organs

Mouth infections can affect major organs. For example, the heart and heart valves can become inflamed by bacterial endocarditis, a condition that affects people with heart disease or anyone with damaged heart tissue.

Digestion problems

Digestion begins with physical and chemical processes in the mouth, and problems here can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders