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Dental Examinations

At O’Halloran Hill Dental Clinic we pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive dental examinations.

Our patients come from all over the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide.

We take the time to assess your dental health and how you feel about your smile. We try to understand the changes that have occurred in the past few years and how best to prevent any pain or breakdown in the years to come.

An important part of the check-up involves taking necessary dental x-rays to find out what is happening with your teeth, and what may possibly be under old fillings.

We will also provide you with photos so you can see your teeth and take part in planning for the future of your dental health. By seeing your photos and understanding your mouth better we can help you improve your Dental Hygiene.

It is important that you understand your mouth so you feel confident with your dental health.

By understanding and being educated on how and why things occur, this will help minimize future problems.

We take an informative approach to your appointment so that you leave feeling knowledgable about your own dental health.

Dental x-rays are an essential preventative diagnostic tool that provides valuable information on your teeth.

This information is not visible during a regular dental exam using only our eyes.

We use this information to accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete a comprehensive treatment plan.

Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Identifying and treating dental problems at early stages can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.

Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. We will only take the necessary x-rays. All precautions are taken to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking them. By using digital x-rays and only taking them when necessary, we limit the patients exposure to radiation.

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health. Your dentist will recommend x-rays when you are a new patient or when it is your check up visit if they haven’t been taken recently.  These are generally updated every 2 years.

To book a Dental Examinations appointment please call (08) 8381 4113.

Joshua Nitschke
Joshua Nitschke
Friendly expert staff make for as great an experience as possible
Grub Boy
Grub Boy
I can highly recommend Dr Joey. Very easy to speak with and her manner puts you completely at ease. And besides all that she does an excellent job with efficiency and attention to detail...
Arthur Bailey
Arthur Bailey
Yep they are Verry good I have been going there for the past over 30 years and they have only got even better. Fantastic service.
Joe South
Joe South
Dr Joey was fantastic, had a lot of work done but it was painless and very well priced. Highly recommend
arjun tokhi
arjun tokhi
Thank you again for making my dental appointment stress free. Very friendly staff, on time which is a nice change to previous dental experiences. If your looking for a dental clinic down south try OHdental
Joanna Pessios
Joanna Pessios
Friendly staff, easy parking, great dentist. Highly recommend them.
Andrew Kampes
Andrew Kampes
Had a fall and had serious damage to upper jaw and front teeth Dr Evan Jones is a magician and the cost was incredibly reasonable. Cannot recommend this dentist enough they made it almost a pleasure having most of my front teeth broken. Thank you DR. Jones
Greg L
Greg L
I am so grateful for the caring, friendly service provided by all of the staff at this clinic. I have previously recommended them to friends/family and will continue to do so.

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Frequently asked questions about dental examinations

It is recommended that you should be going to the dentist for a dental check-up and clean every 6 months.

This is due to several reasons.

  1. To check movement in the teeth
  2. To make sure there are no issues,(gum disease, cavities, etc) If there is an issue it is always better to get on it early, rather than having it left for a long period of time. In most cases more work will have to be done to fix the issue if its left un checked.
  3. To get a thorough dental clean.
  1. Regular brushing (twice a day)
  2. Flossing (once a day) 
  3. limiting you sugar intake (diet)
  4. Balanced diet of fruits and vegies 
  5. Avoiding tobacco 
  6. Using toothpaste with fluoride

Your dentist should take a full set of dental X-rays early into the doctor-patient relationship. So if you are a new patient then it is recommended so your dentist has a baseline to monitor any changes that could be happening in your teeth between appointments.

Most adult patients have bitewing X-rays every year and a full mouth series every four to five years.

But those with a higher risk for dental caries problems may need them every six to 18 months.

Patients with tooth sensitivity feel pain when they consume foods or drinks that are hot or cold, sweet, or acidic. Sensitivity happens when tooth enamel, which usually protects the tooth’s pulp and dentin, is thinned from repeated exposure to acidity and extreme temperatures. Sensitivity can also occur as a result of:

  • Receding gums
  • Tooth grinding during sleep
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Tooth whitening
  • Orthodontics
  • Fillings

Talk to your dental professional, and they will examine the affected teeth and recommend treatment to reduce your sensitivity.

It depends – there are different kinds of mouthwash.

Cosmetic mouthwashes aim to freshen breath and to maintain a healthy teeth color, but they contain fluoride to help fight cavities as well.

Therapeutic rinses work to help treat conditions such as gingivitis, tooth sensitivity, and inflammation.

For more advanced conditions, prescription mouthwashes often contain chlorhexidine gluconate to kill bacteria that cause bleeding, inflammation, and plaque or biofilm formation.

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Dentists You Can Trust

Dr. Jai Soin


Dr. Max Tu


Marguerita Kalogiannis (Hygienist)

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