FAQs

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Why is it important to maintain dental health?

Maintaining your teeth and gums, as you age is an important step in sustaining your oral health and well-being. 

Alongside exercising, eating right and making regular visits to the dentist, will help you to maintain good dental health.

How can I maintain my smile as I age?

Routine visits to your dentist are of great importance. A visit every six months for a thorough examination and clean will enable us to detect any dental problems early and limit the extent of the problem. It is also essential to brush at least twice each day (after breakfast and dinner) and floss once a day. This will help to prevent decay and gum disease. Speak with our team during your next visit, for more information on preventive care and hygiene.

What can I do to improve the health and appearance of my smile?

If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, then dental implants,dentures or bridges may be an option for you. If a tooth needs rebuilding, then crowns, inlays or onlays could be the solution. For cosmetic changes, tooth whitening, veneers and bonding are amongst some of the treatments that you could consider. During your initial consultation, we will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your individual situation.

What are the main benefits of dentistry treatment?

Achieving optimal oral health helps to improve your overall health and well-being.

Why do teeth seem to darken when people age?

Teeth may seem to darken as plaque can build up faster and in larger amounts as we age. Staining from coffee, tea, soft drinks, certain medications and smoking can also occur. Changes in diet may cause teeth to appear a little darker as well. If you are considering teeth whitening, get in touch with us to find out how it works!

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the ultimate mixture of art and dental science. These procedures aim to create beautiful, aesthetically pleasing smiles; utilising the latest restorative technologies and materials.

Who is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry treatment?

Virtually everyone can have his or her smile improved by some cosmetic technique. There are many treatments available to treat chipped, stained or crooked teeth. During your initial consultation, talk to your dentist to work out the best treatment for you.

What is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment undergone by patients?

Tooth Whitening is probably the most popular cosmetic procedure available today. This is the case as tooth whitening can be the quickest, most effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile. Results vary from patient to patient. Not all patients are suitable candidates for teeth whitening treatment.

What are some of the results Cosmetic Dentistry treatment can achieve?

Rejuvenate discoloured / stained teeth

Close gaps between teeth

Reduce the over-crowded nature of teeth

Straighten overlapping or crooked teeth

Cover chips

Conceal blemishes

Replace missing teeth

Repair breakages

Replace amalgam fillings with white fillings

Gum re-contouring for gummy smiles

Results vary from patient to patient

What are the problems with radiation from dental X-rays?

The decision about whether to take a dental X-ray is answered by weighing up the risks versus the benefits. If you’re taking the X-ray just for the heck of it, I would say it doesn’t matter how little radiation it has, it’s an unacceptable amount. If you stand to gain a really good amount of information from it, which potentially you can, then you’d say OK, it’s a worthwhile exercise.

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