FAQ

For most members of the community we recommend six montly recall. However, we may establish individual reasons like high decay risk or rapid calculus (tartar) formation that require more frequent attendance.

Bacterial plaque is continually building in our mouth, frequently disrupting this buildup is important to minimise the damage it causes. Ideally teeth brushing should happen twice a day and flossing daily.

Brushing

  • should take atleast 2 minutes
  • apply very gentle pressure to avoid damage gums and tooth surfaces
  • brush outter surfaces of the teeth and inner surfaces of the teeth paying extra attention ot the gum line
  • brush the chewing parts of the teeth
  • brush the tongue

Commonly missed plaque and food retentive areas are the back molar teeth and gum margins.

Flossing

Brushing alone will not target areas between teeth

  • length of floss and type of floss can be personal preference
  • hold floss taugtly between index fingers and thumbs gently seesaw floss between teeth
  • curve the floss around the base of each tooth gently travelling below the gum line
  • make sure this is repeated for every tooth in the mouth

Many people do not like floss because it takes too long, hurts or makes their gums bleed. With regular flossing technique will improve and the gums will be healthy and free from inflammation resolving bleeding or pain issues.

Even with excellent oral hygiene it is still important to have regular scale and cleans to remove the the mineralised plaque (calculus) build up.

Please ask for a live demonstration of the discussed techniques next time we see you.

We appreciate that it is important for you to aware and prepared for the cost of your dental treatment. Once the appropriate treatment has been determined we can give you a comprehensive itemised quote to take home. Appointments can be spread out over intervals that suit you to ensure you obtain the ideal required dental treatment without jeopardising your financial budget.

We are unable to give out accounts and accept payment after your appointment if you have private health insurance we can claim the rebate and you only need to pay the gap.

The Australian Dental Association website maybe helpful in answering further questions.

http://www.ada.org.au/Faqs/default.aspx

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Covid-19 Update – Level 1 Restrictions

To our valued patients,

Great news, we are now back to Level 1 restrictions! This means we can treat patients and perform all normal dental procedures. We will now begin contacting all patients that had their appointments postponed during the level 2 and 3 restrictions.

We are taking the following steps to ensure the safety of all:

  • Screening all patients to ensure they are well and have not recently returned from overseas or interstate. That they have not been in contact with anyone who is or may be a COVID-19 risk
  • Adhering to social distancing
  • Using hand sanitizer on arrival
  • Using pre mouthwash rinse prior to treatment
  • Using the highest necessary standard of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Regular and thorough cleaning of all surfaces

If you are unwell or experiencing any cold and flu like symptoms, we ask that you please stay at home and postpone your appointment until you are well and have been cleared of any COVID-19 risk.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you soon.