At McLennan Street Dental, we believe every patient deserves to benefit from a healthy, beautiful smile. Our state-of-the-art dental technology and caring attitude will help you take care of your mouth and maintain your natural teeth for life.

At McLennan Street Dental, we believe every patient deserves to benefit from a healthy, beautiful smile. Our state-of-the-art dental technology and caring attitude will help you take care of your mouth and maintain your natural teeth for life.

We recommend a dental check-up every six months for a thorough examination, whether you have any dental problems or not. Prevention is better than cure and often dental problems can be addressed before they cause any discomfort. Along with regular check-ups, a professional scale and clean will help to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.

During your check-up, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, looking for signs of decay, broken and worn teeth, plaque, and swollen or bleeding gums. We also screen for oral cancer.

If necessary, we will also take digital x-rays of your teeth to make sure we are thoroughly examining your teeth and gums.  If there are any problems that are detected, we will let you know what treatment is required and provide you with a treatment plan and cost estimates.

Tips for preventive dental care

Here are some tips from our dentists for healthy gums and teeth.

  • Brush twice a day and floss at least once. Use a soft toothbrush with rounded bristles to minimise excessive abrasion. Replace the toothbrush every three months. Children’s toothbrushes usually need to be replaced more often (every 2 months).
  • Eat a healthy diet that is low in refined sugars. Eating right can help you fend off gingivitis, periodontal disease, and plaque.
  • Visit us for a dental check-up at least every six months. This will allow us to assess your smile and oral health, and to also clean any food debris and plaque that you have not been able to remove by brushing and flossing.
  • Visit us for a dental check-up at least every six months. This will allow us to assess your teeth, gums and overall oral health. A regular clean to remove any plaque and tartar build up is important for gum health and we can let you know where you’re missing out with your cleaning.
  • Visit us immediately if you notice any signs of inflammation, bleeding, or pain. Get gum disease identified and treated before it becomes severe.
  • Avoid cigarettes and other tobacco products. As well as being linked to cancer smoking is the main risk factor for gum disease.

Contact us for an appointment!

Call us at (03) 5825 4418 to schedule your appointment or request your appointment online and a member of our team will call you to confirm your requested date and time!

COVID 19 Update

Good News! On the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPCC) we are happy to say that we are back to Level 1 restrictions effective immediately.

What this means is that the full range of dental treatments is now available, including your regular dental check up and cleans.

All measures that have been implemented for COVID 19, including taking thorough medical and travel histories, social distancing within the surgery and increased infection control protocols will continue.

It is great news that we appear to be over the worst of this pandemic and we hope that you and your family have remained safe and healthy.  We thank you for your patience and understanding over the last couple of months, and look forward to catching up with you all soon.

Dr. Duy Ho, Dr. Xavier Li and the McLennan St Dental Team