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FAQ’s

What are your payment options?2017-04-03T00:30:00+00:00

We accept several payment options including cash, credit card, EFTPOS, cheques and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) flexible payment scheme.

Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?2017-04-03T00:29:37+00:00

Dental implants benefit patients who have one or more missing teeth, are currently wearing dentures, or have endured older methods of tooth replacement and seek a permanent alternative. Contact us today to book a consultation where we will assess your suitability as a dental implant candidate.

What benefits do dental implants offer?2017-04-03T00:29:15+00:00

Improved comfort, clearer speech and increased confidence are just some of the possible benefits of dental implants. You’ll also be able enjoy those foods again that you may have previously feared or avoided without a full set of teeth.

What is the difference between general and cosmetic dentistry?2017-04-03T00:28:55+00:00

General dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral problems and diseases, as well as working to maintain and restore healthy oral hygiene. Cosmetic treatments focus solely on enhancing the appearance of your teeth and smile.

Why is my tooth sore?2017-04-03T00:28:14+00:00

Toothaches are the human body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. The pain could relate to anything – from a cracked tooth to a cavity, exposed root or even gum disease. It’s important to have any pain addressed quickly, so that the underlying issue can be identified and treated as soon as possible.

At what age should I be taking my first child to the dentist?2017-04-03T00:27:20+00:00

Taking your child to the dentist from an early age is the best measure to prevent oral problems later in life. On or before their first birthday is a great time to book their first appointment with us. This allows us to identify any issues early on, and often in their developmental stages. It also helps to form a regular habit of visiting the dentist and sets a foundation for understanding of the importance of oral health. As a parent, you will become equipped with the right information and skills so that you can show your child how to clean their teeth properly.

How can I improve my oral hygiene2017-04-03T00:26:49+00:00

Flossing daily and brushing twice a day is essential to maintain good oral hygiene. What you eat is also extremely important – a factor that many people overlook. Restrict sugars, acids and starches in your diet as much as possible, and instead fill up on foods rich in calcium, vitamins and minerals to nourish your teeth. Drinking water regularly also works to rinse your mouth of particles and bacteria, and maintain optimal pH levels in the mouth.

Why do my teeth appear to be yellow?2017-04-03T00:26:04+00:00

Poor oral hygiene, smoking and taking certain medications can affect the colour of your teeth. Even what you eat can slowly discolour or yellow your teeth – coffee, red wine and tea are common culprits found in patients’ everyday diets. If you’d like to explore some teeth whitening options, call us today to arrange a consultation.

Why are regular dental assessments so important?2017-04-03T00:25:30+00:00

Getting regular dental check-ups is all about preventing problems, and giving us the opportunity to detect any issues as soon as possible. Early detection allows treatment to be commenced in the early stages, before major damage can occur. A simple tooth filling now could spare you from needing a root canal or tooth extraction later down the track. Avoid the need for complicated dental procedures – and the associated stress – by simply attending your quick and easy biannual check-ups.

What really goes into a dental assessment?2018-03-14T09:13:04+00:00

Typically, the dentist will carefully and thoroughly inspect your mouth, teeth and gums. They will be looking for any signs of tooth decay and cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged tooth fillings and gum disease. Your dentist may talk to you about how to maintain good oral hygiene at home, including how to brush and floss properly. It’s also important that you remember to raise any concerns of your own and point out any problems that you’ve noticed.

How often should I visit my dentist?2017-04-03T00:23:19+00:00

Regular six-monthly check-ups are strongly recommended, including a professional clean at each appointment. This allows us to identify any problems before they escalate into bigger issues, which would ultimately cost you more in time, effort and money. Scheduling regular check-ups is also an important step in maintaining good oral hygiene.