Here you can find the answers to various questions our previous patients asked.
Crowding or gaps between teeth can be straightened with braces or invisalign. Discoloured fillings can be replaced by tooth coloured restorations. Dark or stained teeth can be lightened by a thorough clean, bleaching and in some cases may need veneers or crowns.
Remain calm and handle the tooth only by the crown. If the tooth is clean, place it back in the socket. If you are unable to replant the tooth, then keep the tooth moist by placing it in milk, wrapping it in plastic ( Glad Wrap or Cling Wrap ) or by holding it in the mouth next to the cheek. Seek immediate dental treatment – time is critical.
Ideally, you should visit a dentist every 6 months. A lot of health issues can be identified earlier on by an oral examination and appropriate treatment can prevent progression of the condition.
Invisalign uses an innovative cutting edge technology to create a series of clear custom made aligners to effectively straighten your teeth.
Some stains can be effectively removed by a thorough scale and clean. Stains that are within the enamel matrix of the teeth can be lightened by bleaching or in some cases, may need veneers.
When bacteria affects the pulp or nerve tissue within the tooth, it can cause severe toothache and infection. The inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected and then root filled. After this the tooth is restored with a filling or crown.
Bacteria in the mouth, cavities in the teeth, gum infection, smoking, medical conditions like diabetes, chronic sinus infection, dry mouth, indigestion, liver/kidney problems; any of these factors can contribute to bad breath.
Please talk to us about your anxiety and fear. We will be able to work with you to find the best ways to make you more comfortable. Strategies include numbing the area, sedation and in some cases general anaesthesia.
Ideally parents should start bringing in their children to see a dentist from 2 to 3 years of age. It is important that they understand and practise oral hygiene from a very young age.
CDBS is a government run means tested dental benefit entitlement program for children aged 2 to 17 years. Please call us to find out if your child is eligible. CDBS is bulk billed at our practice.
Yes, you can see a dentist when pregnant, preferably in the second trimester. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect your gums and teeth.