Tooth Protection

Tooth Protection

 Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see our dentist regularly. Our dentist can check for problems that you may not see or feel. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages. Examples include cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Regular visits allow our dentist to find early signs of disease. Problems can be treated at a manageable stage.

On average, seeing our dentist twice a year works well for many people. Some can get away with fewer visits. Others may need more frequent visits. People with very little risk of cavities or gum disease can do fine seeing our dentist just once a year. People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three or four months, or more. This high-risk group includes:

  • Smokers
  • Pregnant women
  • Diabetics
  • People with current gum disease
  • People with a weak immune response to bacterial infection
  • People who tend to get cavities or build up plaque

The schedule for any person may change during a lifetime. In times of stress or illness, you may need to see our dentist more often than usual. Our dentist can help you to fight off a temporary infection or treat changes in your mouth.

If you take good care of your teeth and gums at home and our dentist do not find any cavities or gum disease for a few years, he or she may choose to lengthen the time between visits. Ask us what the best schedule is for your routine dental visits.

What To Expect During a DENTAL VISIT

On your first visit, our dentist will take a full health history. On follow-up visits, if your health status has changed, make sure to tell our dentist. Here’s what you can expect during most trips to one of our dentist.

  • A Thorough Ceaning – our dentist will scrape along and below the gum line to remove built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath and other problems. Then he or she will polish and floss your teeth.
  • A Full Dental Examination – our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of disease or other problems.
  • X-Rays – X-rays can diagnose problems otherwise unnoticed, such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts or tumors, and decay between the teeth.

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COVID-19 Update

In light of the COVID-19, it is important for us all to take the necessary steps to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our local communities safe and supported.

At Orion’s Dental, in the interest of health and safety and in accordance with Level 3 restrictions guidelines issued by Australian Dental Association (ADA), we are limiting our treatment to EMERGENCY CARE ONLY.

Our dental practice has always used and will continue to use strict cleaning and disinfection protocols as recommended by the Australian Dental Association. In addition to this, we are taking additional steps to reduce the risk of transmission and to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

1. If necessary, please only bring an accompanying adult to the appointment. All siblings, grandparents and friends should remain in the vehicle

2. Social distancing – If there are multiple patients in the waiting room, please maintain a safe distance from one another by sitting on alternate seats

3. We require all patients to use a hand sanitiser upon entering the clinic

4. We have removed all magazines and newspaper in the waiting room to avoid cross-contamination

5. If you have recently returned from overseas, or have been in contact with someone who has, please ring to reschedule your appointment

6. If you feel unwell (fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough), we ask that you please reschedule

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on

(03) 9390 9872 (Taylors Lakes) 

(03) 9735 7755 (Lilydale)   

(03) 9547 4404 (Springvale)

(03) 5986 4177 (Rosebud)

For more information, please see:

National Coronavirus Information Line: 1800 020 080
Department of Health and Human Services: click here

Let’s all work together and keep everybody safe.

Teams at Orion’s Dental