Dental Care on Bay

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our dental clinic. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Cleans and Examinations

Even with excellent hygiene habits, it's easy to miss small areas of your teeth. Over time, the missed plaque will harden into tartar, which can only be removed with a dental hygienist's tools. When tartar accumulates beneath the gumline, the end result is red, puffy, inflamed gums — the beginnings of periodontal disease. 

X-rays are one of a dentist's most important diagnostic tools. Often, problems start inside your teeth or beneath the gumline. By the time the problem is visible to the naked eye, it can be painful and more difficult to treat. Using x-rays taken on a regular basis, we can catch problems early and treat them quickly and comfortably.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services such as veneers, porcelain crowns, bonding using tooth-coloured composite and even Invisalign.

All our of dentistry is done with an eye toward aesthetics. We know that it's important that your teeth are both healthy and attractive.

If you'd like to find out which of our services can help you meet your goals, call our dental practice to book your consultation.

Dental Bonding

Small dental flaws, such as chips or small gaps between your teeth, can sometimes be fixed with cosmetic dental bonding. Bonding is both non-invasive and effective.

To determine if your particular problem can be solved with dental bonding, call our clinic to arrange an exam.

Teeth Whitening

It shouldn't. 

Most professional whitening products contain an added desensitising ingredient that protects even sensitive teeth and keeps you comfortable during the process. Additionally, the customisable nature of professional whitening treatments prevents the product from coming into contact with soft tissues like your gums, lips, and tongue. 

If your teeth are very sensitive, please talk to us so that we can help you determine whether whitening is appropriate for you.

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TMJ and Bruxism

While teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is very common among adults, it can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw joints. If you wake up with sore muscles or you have noticed that you clench or grind your teeth, we can make a night guard to help protect your teeth.

Not finding what you need?

With the easing of restrictions to dental services by the Federal Government, we are now open and available to our patients requiring dental treatment.
We continue to practice under the guidelines provided to us, ensuring we maintain the highest level of infection control to protect our patients, their families and our team.
In order to keep everyone safe, we ask you not to attend the practice if you have any of the following:

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Respiratory difficulties or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Joint or body aches
  • Runny nose or sneezing
  • Gastrointestinal upset or loss of appetite
  • Travelled interstate or overseas in the last 14 days
  • Have contracted Covid-19 or been in contact with someone who has, or are in isolation or being tested for Covid-19

Please call us so that we can advise you.
We appreciate your patience and support as we all work together during these times.
We look forward to seeing you soon.