Dentist Wyndham Vale
– McGrath Dental –
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
About McGrath Dental
Dedicated to Patient Focused Care:
We are passionate about providing you with excellent dental care for a lifetime, in an environment where you are listened to and understood.
Our patient’s play a key role in any decisions made about their dental care and are always kept up to date with the latest treatment options available.
Driven by Our Values:
- Outstanding care – We are committed to providing you with the ultimate patient care experience.
- Understanding – We listen, we treat all patients as we would like to be treated ourselves.
- Ethics – We pride ourselves on our commitment to ethical and conscientious dental care where the wellbeing of our patients is paramount.
- Equipment – We use the latest technology, only the very finest quality dental materials and superlative tested dental laboratories.
Dentist Wyndham Vale
General & Cosmetic Dentistry for the Whole Family
At McGrath Dental, our experienced team offer a wide range of dental services for children, adults and seniors.
General & Cosmetic Dentistry
We are a family orientated Dental Clinic and are committed to increase the number of healthy little smiles in our community. We believe that good oral health starts from early childhood.
When should your child first visit the dentist
It is recommended by the Australian Dental Association that children from the age of 1-2 should have the first visit to a dentist.
Recommendation from – Australian Dental Association.
What to expect on the first visit
Your child will meet our friendly dental team. They’ll be introduced to the dental chair and other equipment. Once your child feels ready, your dentist performs an oral examination to assess their teeth, mouth and jaw to check tooth development and identifies any risks of dental decay or problems.
Our dentist will introduce you and your child to proper oral hygiene techniques (brushing, flossing, toothpaste usage, etc).
It is recommended to have a dental check up every 6 months. If necessary, older children might need to have x-rays taken in order to complete the examination.
X-rays may be required – Sometimes x-rays are required in order to find hidden cavities between the teeth and check the development of the teeth in the jaw.
What is the Child Dental Benefit Schedule
The Child Dental Benefit Schedule provides eligible children with access to a benefit of $1,000 for eligible services over a 2-calendar year period.
With time, plaque over your teeth may turn into tartar (calculus build-up), which needs to be removed for your teeth to remain healthy. Our dentists use ultrasonic scalers, a special piece of dental equipment used to painlessly remove the tartar, providing a thorough tooth cleaning.
Once all your teeth surfaces are free of plaque and tartar, we polish them to remove stains, leaving your teeth clean and shiny.
How long does scale & clean take
It usually takes between 30 to 45 minutes depending on the amount of plaque, tartar, stains and gum inflammation present.
Is a scale & clean painful
Scale and cleaning is usually painless. Some patients might feel a tickling discomfort often cause by the mix of the sound vibrations and the spray water used to wash away debris and to cool down the teeth.
If necessary, your Dentist will advise the use of topical and/or local anaesthetics.
How often should I have scale & clean
We recommend a professional scale and clean of your teeth every six months. This may vary depending on your oral hygiene needs. With your consent, we’ll reminded you of your next scale and cleaning appointment via a text message or phone.
Keeping your gums healthy is essential to maintain your oral health and general health. Most people will brush their teeth on a regular basis, but sometimes they will not have the same approach regarding flossing. Proper brushing and flossing are the most effective way to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
What causes gum disease
Gum disease is caused by accumulation of plaque (and tartar) on and around your teeth and under the border line of your gums. When bacteria mixes with saliva and food debris, the result is sticky plaque that adhere to your teeth, particularly around the gum line.
When plaque is not removed, it will cause gums to become red, swollen, painful and easy to bleed (signs of inflammation), potentially resulting in tooth decay.
How does Gum Disease progress
Keeping your gums clean and healthy will not only keep your smile looking good but might improve your overall general health. Gum disease may increase the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, and respiratory infections.
There are two main stages of gum disease, called gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis – Is the early stage of gum disease. Usually presenting with redness, swelling and irritation of the gums. One of the common signs is bleeding while or after brushing. It might also cause gums to recede from the teeth causing plaque to collect on the exposed root of your teeth.
Periodontitis – Is the advanced stage gum disease that occurs if gingivitis is left untreated.
It is a serious, severe and chronic condition affecting the tissues and bone supporting the tooth. When gingivitis is left untreated, the gum separates away from the tooth, opening “pockets in the gums”. These pockets are an ideal breeding condition for bacteria, which in turn will affect the soft tissues around the tooth and, finally, the bone. Teeth may start to get lose and may even fall out.
Gingivitis can be treated with a professional cleaning by your dentist. Follow this up with improved oral hygiene habits including regular brushing and flossing. A healthy diet will also help.
Periodontitis will also need a thorough professional clean, which includes a deeper scaling and root planning to properly clean between the gums and teeth down the roots. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove all bacteria. In severe presentations, soft tissue grafts are required. After any treatment, excellent ongoing oral hygiene is essential.
How can I prevent gum disease
Brush your teeth properly twice a day for two to three minutes every time. Be sure that the head of the toothbrush moves along the gum line pointing towards the gum so that bristles work their way beneath the gums in round, circular motion. Floss daily.
What is a mouthguard – A mouthguard is a thick, often spongy shield that fits over your teeth. They are usually worn during sports and other activities that involve a high risk of impact to the face.
Custom-fitted mouthguards – Constructed and fitted by a dentist, a customised mouthguard provides the best protection for your teeth.
Wearing an appropriately designed and made mouthguard while participating in sport may protect against potential dental injuries.
A protective mouthguard should:
- Be comfortable yet tight-fitting
- Allow normal breathing and swallowing
- Allow normal speech
- Not cause gagging
- Be odourless and tasteless
- Be thick enough to provide protection against impact
Dental emergencies can occur at any time to small children, teenagers and adults. We are here to help. We can assist in a wide range of dental emergencies such as:
- Management of pain
- Swelling and abscess
- Fractured, loose, displaced or knocked-out tooth
- Broken or missing fillings or crowns and;
- Broken and fractured dentures
In case of a dental emergency please contact us as soon as possible.
What happens during your appointment
The friendly team at McGrath Dental will welcome you upon arrival.
If this is your first appointment, we’ll kindly ask you to fill out a medical and dental history form. This will help our team understand your history prior to commencing any dental treatment.
Your dentist will take time to :
- Understand your previous dental history
- Discuss your current concerns
- Asses the current condition of your teeth and gums.
In most cases your dentist may simply recommend a scale and clean to remove tatar build-up and a fluoride treatment to help prevent dental decay.
Your dentist will then discuss the condition of your teeth and gums with you. If you require additional treatment, your dentist will carefully explain your treatment options and ensure you have all the information required to make a decision about further treatment, including a treatment plan and any related appointments and fees.
At the end of your appointment we’ll take you back to reception to fix up your account, health fund claiming and booking of additional appointments if necessary.
You will be cared for as an individual and experience personalised, comprehensive care, of the highest quality in a supportive environment.
You can always expect exceptional patient care and comfort combined with professional, state-of-the-art dental services.
Free parking on-site available for patients.
Payment Plan Options
Dental problems can often have a significant impact on your everyday life, and can come up when you least expect them.
To help you receive the treatment you need without delay, McGrath Dental has partnered with National Dental Plan and My Smile Plan to make the highest quality dental treatment more affordable for you.
Some of the benefits:
- Up to $9,000 in treatment
- Have all your dental treatment NOW and spread the cost in easy payments
- Simple application process
- No interest ever
Call our friendly team to discuss further questions and options.
- Spread the cost over time
- Fast approval
- Easy payments
- Low establishment fee
Dentist Wyndham Vale
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Dr Cesar Flacco – Head Dentist
Over 20 years of dental experience
262 McGrath Road, Wyndham Vale, Melbourne, VIC, 3024.
(03) 9132 5077
(03) 9132 5078
Free parking available on-site for patients.
Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays – Closed
Dentist Wyndham Vale
Our Dentists see patients for dental appointments from all over Melbourne, including: Wyndham Vale, Wyndham, Werribee, Werribee South, Hoppers Crossing, Manor Lakes, Manor, Cocoroc, Point Cook, Seabrook, Altona Meadows, Altona, Altona North, Laverton, Seaholme, Laverton North, Brooklyn, Caroline Springs , Derrimut, Little River, Mambourin, Melton, Plumpton, Quandong, Rockbank, Tarneit, Truganina, Williams Landing and Mount Cottrell.