Frequently Asked Questions

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X-rays provide the dentist with an important diagnostic tool to show the condition of your teeth, roots, jaw placement and overall composition of your facial bones. Radiographs (X-rays) help determine signs of periodontal disease, abscesses of the tooth root, abnormal growths-cysts, tumours and impacted teeth.

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Periodontal disease is a bacteria found in plaque that if not brushed off and removed will build up and form a deposit called calculus (or tartar) that is yellow/dark brown in colour. Over time it irritates the gums making them red, tender, swollen and prone to bleeding. The result of this process is tissue loss, bone loss and eventually tooth loss.

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Yes. You can claim CDBS with us, we just need your Medicare card to check your eligibility and how much you have remaining to use. The government will give you up to $1,000 per child to use within 2 years for children aged 2 to 17 years.

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Brushing & flossing is very important to eliminate bad breath. Bacteria can hide not only on your teeth but also on your tongue.If you see a layer of mucous/film on the back of your tongue, you should brush it also. Mouth wash that contains chlorine dioxide can also help neutralise the odour.

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It’s best to start seeing a dentist from the age of one or when all primary (baby) teeth become visible (erupt). Regular checkups with one of our dentists will help them get use to going to a dentist and we will be able to identify any problems such as mottle caries (spots of tooth decay caused by bacteria), teething irritation and thumb sucking.

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It is best to get regular 6 month professional cleans because a normal tooth brush will not be able to remove the tartar. We have a special cleaning instrument that vibrates and loosens the hard deposit of calculus. The plaque becomes hard if not brushed away and it’s very common to find a build up at the back of the lower teeth. The salivary gland has properties that helps the plague go hard if missed when brushing. It is important to have this removed as the gums become inflamed/swollen and periodontal disease will begin.