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Which toothbrush should I choose?
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We recommend using a soft compared to harder bristled toothbrush. They tend to cause less damage to your teeth. It also dependant on the brushing method or technique followed and the amount of force applied while brushing.

Why do I need Dental X-rays?

There are different types of x-rays or radiographs. It shows indepth detail of your teeth and surrounding tissues that cannot be seen visually during your clinical examination.

They are required to make more accurate diagnosis. We can detect early signs of decay, hence helps us to make decision on treatment protocol for each patient in order to prevent further damage.

We usually take x-rays every 2-3 years unless needed otherwise like in cases of trauma, soft tissue infection, abscess, cyst etc.

What is a Fissure Sealant?

Fissures are the anatomical grooves on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. Food and bacteria can get trapped in some deep grooves of your teeth often leading to decay. It is a part of Preventative dentistry, and we use a clear or white material to seal these grooves.

This procedure usually won’t need injections and are generally done in children when a new tooth has erupted.

What is the best age to take my child to the Dentist?

Most Children have their baby teeth erupt between 2 to 3 years of age. So 18 months to 2 years is generally considered the right time to have their first checkup.

At The Dental Retreat we look forward to make your child’s visit to the Dentist easy as possible.

Why should I floss?

Brushing removes debris from the surfaces of your teeth, but leaves plaque and bacteria in between your teeth where it’s not reachable. The left-over plaque and bacteria can in turn cause decay and inflammation of your gums. Using the right type of floss and mastering the correct flossing method can help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Are you Preferred providers for Private health Insurance?

Yes we are preferred providers for HCF, NIB, Defence health, Australian Unity, GMHBA, Peoplecare, Frank Health Insurance, Budget Direct and Health.com.au.

Do you Bulk Bill for Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme?

Yes we do cover the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme for eligible children. The claim can be processed on the spot with your Medicare Card.

Do you do Braces at this practice?

We do metal braces and Clear braces/ Invisalign at our practice. Make an appointment to consult the Dentist and discuss the options.

Do you have payment plans?

We do have interest free payment plans where you pay a fixed percentage of the entire treatment plan fees initially, and the remaining amount can be paid upto over two year period.

Why is fluoride important for dental health?

Fluoride is a naturally available mineral found in food and water. Fluoride helps prevent dental decay by making your tooth enamel harder and more
resistant to bacteria. Some natural sources of fluoride are fish, tea, spinach
etc., If drinking water does not have enough fluoride, supplements are available especially in developmental stages of teeth.

What can I do if I knocked out a tooth?

Take it to the dentist as quickly as possible. The earlier the better will chances of successful re-implantation of the tooth. Do not scrub its surface to remove dirt but rinse gently under running tap water.

If its an adult patient it is fine to leave the clean tooth in the patients mouth between gum and cheek in saliva until you reach the dentist.

If its a child immerse the tooth in saliva of the patient, milk or saline until you reach the dentist.

Will teeth whitening give results?

Smoking, drinking tea, coffee, red wine or consume other acidic food can discolour teeth more quickly. Teeth whitening procedure can a few years, however it may need to be topped up from time to time.

When should I use a mouthguard?

It is always best to have a mouthguard custom-fitted by your dentist. This is applicable even if you are wearing braces. You benefit from wearing a mouthguard when playing any contact sports either professionally or only on Weekends.

Commercial mouthguards are available at most sporting goods stores, they are relatively inexpensive but not as comfortable and effective as custom fitted ones.

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