Listed below are some of our frequently asked dental questions and answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff members today on (07) 3882 6666!
Absolutely! We have a strong focus on making our patients feel at ease in our dental clinic. To make your visit more relaxing, Care Dental Cashmere offers Nitrous Oxide (otherwise known as happy gas) as an alternative sedation treatment administered through inhalation.
We’re glad you asked! At Care Dental Cashmere, we are proud to be the preferred providers for Westfund, Hospital Contributions Fund (HCF) and Teacher Union Health (TUH). We also offer the My Smile interest-free payment plan, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is accepted, and if you hold a defence veterans affairs gold or white card you are eligible for dental treatment which is funded by the Defense Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Not necessarily. If your wisdom teeth do not cause you pain and your x-ray shows they are not impacted, then it is likely you will not need to undergo wisdom tooth removal. However, it is recommended that if you have impacted or problematic wisdom teeth, that you get them extracted. This can often be done in the dental clinic under local anaesthetic, or for those more anxious, you can opt for general anaesthetic and sedation.
General check ups are designed to determine your overall oral health. We will perform a comprehensive check of not only your mouth, but all your face and neck. Photographs and x-rays may also be involved. It’s also important that you discuss with us any recent changes in your well-being. If you decide to have a clean during your check up, we will remove any plaque build up and stains. These check ups are important in keeping your oral health and hygiene in good condition and being able to diagnose any problems before they cause you more pain and money.
Ideally, we would like to see you visiting our clinic every 6 months. However, this is heavily dependant on the status of your oral health. Those with advanced signs of gum disease and other oral infections may be required to visit more often.
Invisalign is a modern and virtually invisible form of braces. Using 3D computer imaging technology, you will be provided with a series of custom-moulded ‘aligners’. Better yet, they are removable, meaning you can drink and eat whatever you like and will still be able to brush and floss as normal. All while straightening your teeth in a less painful way!
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are designed to help your dentist get a better understanding of your oral health. Providing us with a better image of the structure of your mouth and teeth, as well as your gums, x-rays are imperative to helping us determine and diagnose any problems, assisting in the detection of decay. Because x-rays expose you to small doses of radiation, we do not do them unnecessarily and only recommend them once every 2-3 years.
General dentistry is focused on restoring the well-being of your oral health and hygiene. It is about preventing, diagnosing and treating any oral diseases. Cosmetic dentistry is about the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.
The care of baby teeth is just as important as your adult teeth. We recommend getting your child acquainted with a dentist from around 18 months to 2 years. This should also help prevent any fears from developing as they will become accustomed to regular visits.