FAQs2018-05-10T04:58:09+00:00

Dental FAQs

Listed below are some commonly asked questions we hear from our patients. Click on the question to see the answer. If you have a more specific enquiry, contact us on (07) 3204 4777 to fill out an enquiry form.

What is teeth whitening?2018-05-05T05:31:56+00:00

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 Esteem Dental Smiles , 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.

Are crowns more expensive?2018-05-05T05:29:59+00:00

Yes mainly because its a complicated process and lab fees are incurred. The materials used for crown are also more expensive then filling materials. It is a three step process.

How often should I visit a dentist?2018-05-05T05:14:23+00:00

Generally it is 6 months. This helps us to identify any dental disease before it turns into something significant.

How much will it cost for my treatment?2018-05-05T05:15:44+00:00

Please arrange a consultation with the dentist so that we can provide you an accurate quote. If you have health insurance, we can give you some item numbers associated with your treatment and your health fund can tell you how much they can pay for it.

When can I claim after the treatment?2018-05-05T05:16:58+00:00

Immediately after the treatment as we use HICAPS. Please bring your health fund card and we can claim straightaway.

How can I prevent cavities in my teeth?2018-05-05T05:18:05+00:00

Brush and floss twice everyday (if possible after meals)
Avoid/ reduce eating sugary food.
Ask for fluoride treatment during your check and clean

Can I have treatment if I am pregnant?2018-05-05T05:19:07+00:00

This depends on how many months pregnant the patient is. If she is in her 1st or 3rd trimester, we don’t recommend her to get any dental treatments. However, she is welcome to have a full check up and cleaning.
While pregnant, dental cleaning, filling, or general treatments is acceptable we do not suggest patients to undergo any whitening treatments or have dental x-rays during pregnancy.

Why do my teeth appear to be yellow?2018-05-05T05:25:42+00:00

Discoloured or yellowed teeth can be the result of poor oral hygiene or simply due to using certain products that stain the teeth. Some of the leading offenders include coffee, tea, red wine, antibiotics and tobacco. If you’re concerned, call us today to arrange a consultation and learn about tooth whitening procedures on offer. Please ask us about Teeth Whitening to address this problem immediately.

How do I know if my teeth are healthy?2018-05-05T05:26:42+00:00

Chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth, bleeding gums, bad breath and tooth or jaw pain are all indicators of unhealthy teeth. We highly recommend you arrange a dental assessment with us every 6 months so we can address the cause.

Why 6 monthly appointments are important?2018-05-05T05:30:00+00:00

Dental assessments provide your dental practitioner with an opportunity to clean your teeth and detect problems as early as possible. A simple filling at the right time or identifying a cavity early could spare you from needing a root canal or tooth extraction later down the track.
We recommend for patients to receive a dental assessment on a regular six monthly basis. This ensures that you receive a professional clean to effectively remove plaque build-up so that oral hygiene is maintained.

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