Explored our website and still have questions? No problem. We’ve answered some of the most common cosmetic dental questions here, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch.
Is dental treatment affordable?
Once we sit down and put together a personalised treatment plan from you based on a full assessment, we will be able to provide you with a full list of any treatment required and costs associated with each step. Schedule a time with one of our experienced dentists to find out how we can accommodate your dream smile within your budget.
How can I prevent cavities?
Be sure to brush your teeth both morning and night. Floss at least once a day, it’s the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth.
Watch the sugar you eat. They can provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating into your teeth. Try to minimize the times during the day when sweet items are eaten and rinse your mouth afterwards. At the heart of the Dickson Street Dental, we strongly encourage regular 6 monthly maintenance appointments to ensure we identify any problems early and to give your teeth a professional clean.
How long will be restored smile last?
With good home oral hygiene and regular visits to the hygienist, modern materials can last for many years; some even decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations. By maintaining good oral health behaviours, including daily brushing and flossing, and visiting us every six months, you will find your investment in yourself and your teeth endure as it should.
What should I do if my gums bleed?
Often, gums that bleed are a symptom of the onset of periodontal disease or gingivitis. When gums are inflamed, brushing can help to reduce the inflammation. More importantly, you should make an appointment as possible if your gums begin to bleed so that we can determine the best treatment course to pursue.
I just found out I am pregnant. How can this affect my mouth?
Some women who are pregnant can experience a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. This condition can be uncomfortable and cause swelling, bleeding, redness or tenderness in the gum tissue. A more advanced oral health condition called periodontal disease may affect the health of your baby. If you are pregnant and would like to know more, please contact our dental team at Dickson Street Dental to find out more.