We provide our patients with parking, that is free of charge no matter the length of your visit with us!
Why am I experiencing tooth pain?
If you are experiencing tooth pain, there are a variety of reasons why it could be happening. For example, tooth decay, nerve damage, unhappy gums or in desperate need of a clean. The best thing to do in this situation is book an appointment to see one of our amazing dentists so we can come up with a personalised treatment plan for you that gets you pain relief as soon as physically possible.
I do not like the way my teeth look! What are some treatment options that can fix their appearance?
We have a variety of cosmetic treatments available for you at our practice whether you are interested in straightening or whitening. If you have missing teeth and wanted to fill the gaps, then a dental bridge or implant could work for you. There are so many different possibilities available to suit both your budget as well as your goals. Give our team a call to book your consultation appointment now, you’ll be one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always dreamt of!
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend getting your general maintenance clean done with us every 6 months. Not only does it give you a nice and shiny smile but it also is important because calculus cannot be brushed off with your toothbrush and if left too long can cause cavities and gum disease.
It also allows us to act quickly if we find something concerning, rather than leaving it and having to get a more complex treatment. If it does become more complicated it can cost you more money and time and no one wants that!
What toothbrush and toothpaste are best recommended for me to use at home?
Toothbrush: Whether you are using an electric or manual toothbrush, the softer the bristles, the better. Harder bristled toothbrushes can actually cause damage to your gums, tooth enamel and root surface.
Fun Fact: Did you know that you should change your tooth brush or tooth brush head every three months. Over time the bristles slowly wear away, meaning that your toothbrush is not able to clean your teeth to its full potential.
Toothpaste: Fluoride is highly recommended by the ADA so any toothpaste with fluoride in it is amazing! If you have sensitive teeth, we also recommend using sensitive tooth paste.
What is fluoride? Why is it important?
Fluoride is a mineral found in foods, water and most toothpastes. Fluoride protects teeth from damage and prevents bacteria eating away the enamel causing tooth decay.
Why is flossing important?
Flossing is important because it ensures that the spaces between your teeth get clean. Flossing cleans where the toothbrush cannot reach. It also helps to prevent plaque and bacteria build up, which can cause cavities or gum disease. Removing food particles between teeth every day helps prevent cavities, bad breath, and most importantly, gum disease. Food trapped between teeth turns into a breeding ground for bacteria- gross!
Now that I have scheduled a time to see the dentist, do I need to do anything prior to my appointment?
We recommend that new patients arrive 12 minutes early.
What are the benefits of having X-rays done, should I be concerned about the radiation?
Dental X-rays are essential to ensure that the dentist does not miss anything, especially where their naked eyes cannot see. The cavities in between our teeth are usually the most harmful and if they go unnoticed, they can cause damage to the tooth’s nerve which can require further treatment. Fun fact, Dental X-rays rank just above the amount of radiation as eating a banana. You wouldn’t stop eating bananas, would you?
What happens if I have health insurance? Am I able to claim for my treatment?
At our surgery we accept all health funds for our patients convivence. To make it even easy we have a HICAPS machine. This means that we will be able to process your claim instantly so it saves the hassle of having to claim manually with all those receipts. We are also proud preferred BUPA providers.