FAQs

 

How do I know if my teeth are healthy?

If you are experiencing tooth pain, there could be a number of contributing factors. In most cases, toothaches are caused by dental problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease. If you are experiencing tooth pain, don’t take it lightly. We recommend that you book an appointment as soon as possible so we can treat the problem and stop your pain.

How often should I have a check up at the dentist?

Ideally you need to visit the dentist at least once every 6 months. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of disease and problems can be treated before they become serious. Depending on the condition of your teeth and any pre-existing conditions you may have, this may need to be reviewed. Call us today for a dental plan that suits you and your teeth.

Why do I need regular check ups?

Regular visits to the dentist are very important. They allow the dentist the opportunity to find early signs of disease so any problems can be treated before they become serious. You may be unaware that you have a problem until you feel pain so regular check ups should resolve your issues before this occurs.

Why are my gums bleeding?

Bleeding gums can be assign of serious conditions like gingivitis and periodontal disease. Symptoms such as swollen or bleeding gums are warning signs that our bodies give us so that we can take action to prevent the problem from progressing beyond control. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth please call us as soon as possible and we will find a solution for you.

How do I improve my oral health?

To keep your teeth and gums healthy make sure you brush and clean your teeth regularly. This will also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Other things that may help include: mouthwashes, tongue cleaning, and eating a healthy diet, which includes limiting sugary drinks and foods.

What happens at a dental check up?

Usually when you visit the dentist for your check up; you will be seen by a dentist and a dental hygienist. The dentist/hygienist will conduct an initial oral exam of your gums and teeth, document any changes in your overall oral health, clean and polish your teeth, talk to you about looking after for your teeth and gums, and answer any questions you might have.

Why do teeth need x-rays?

X-rays enable the dentist to spot hidden problems such as beneath fillings or between teeth. Identifying problems early makes treatment easier and less costly.

How much does a check up at the dentist cost?

Depending on the condition of your teeth you will require different dental services. This may change the cost of your appointment if further treatment or x-rays are required. At Braybrook Dental Group we understand that each mouth is unique. Often a basic check up can range between $45 and $120.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry dealing with the overall appearance and aesthetics of the teeth. While traditional dentistry focuses only on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral diseases, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth and smile.

How can I makeover my smile?

Cosmetic dental treatments can have an everlasting impact not only on your smile but your self-esteem. Through new treatments and the very latest technology, our practice offers a variety of cosmetic treatment which will completely makeover your smile. These include tooth Whitening, porcelain Veneers, dental Implants, crowns and bridges.

What is tooth whitening?

Whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure designed to remove the stains and discolouration on teeth, as well as lighten pigmentation within tooth enamel. At Braybrook Dental Group, our tooth whitening treatment will help achieve a natural, dazzling smile in no time at all. To find out more about tooth whitening, call us today to arrange a consultation.

Why are my teeth discoloured?

There are many products that can stain the teeth. The leading offenders often causing tooth discolouration and can significantly affect the colour of your teeth are coffee, red wine, tea, tobacco and antibiotics.