Frequently Asked Questions at Narre Warren Dental Care
Why aren’t my teeth white when I floss and brush daily?
Did you know that your teeth are porous and are not stain-resistant? Everything from soft drink and alcohol to tea and coffee – and all sorts of foods – will change the colour of the enamel and dentine of your teeth over time. Teeth can also be permanently stained if that discolouration is not treated accordingly. Our dentists in Narre Warren offer cosmetic dental treatments. Book an appointment for a consultation.
Why is wisdom tooth removal important?
There are two main reasons for wisdom tooth extraction: aggravated pain associated with the tooth erupting and the risk of other teeth being impacted. We can conduct X-rays of your teeth and gums to determine whether there is a risk that a wisdom tooth could impact the roots of neighbouring teeth. For a thorough examination contact us.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces where you can wear clear aligners that straighten your teeth over a period of 9-18 months. Rather than be stuck with unsightly braces for a long period of time you can choose to take your aligners out when eating food or when you are out in public. Call us to learn more.
What are ClearCorrect braces?
Similar to Invisalign, ClearCorrect is another ideal teeth-straightening option because they are removable and practically invisible. To learn more about our cosmetic dental treatments, get in touch.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain shells that are placed on damaged or unsightly teeth by a cosmetic dentist. These veneers bond to enamel surfaces to conceal discolourations, gaps and can provide a more uniform look for your teeth.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can typically last for over a decade. Consult us to determine whether veneers are the most appropriate solution for your smile?
What causes root canal disease?
Did you know that inside a tooth there is what we call dental pulp? This soft tissue inside the canal runs to the root of your tooth and consists mostly of blood vessels, nerve and tissue fibres. Normally, this pulp would regulate growth and development during your youth and then when the tooth is fully matured its nutrients are then sourced from the surrounding root.
Decay and the infiltration of bacteria are common causes for root canal disease. It becomes infected and that then affects the root and the surrounding bone which can cause swelling and pain. Other potential causes include physical trauma, cracked teeth, gum disease and wear. Contact us for more information.
What is gum disease?
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is a bacterial infection of gums, bones and the fibres that support your teeth and jaw. Here are just some of the main symptoms:
Bleeding gums when you brush
If you are concerned that you might be affected by gum disease please schedule a comprehensive dental check-up with Narre Warren Dental Care today.
What is teeth whitening?
At Narre Warren Dental Care, teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment where we bleach teeth to lighten the shade. Our patients pursue teeth whitening for a number of reasons from covering nicotine and other stains to brightening a smile to boost self-confidence.
Are there any side-effects to teeth whitening treatment?
We understand that some patients with sensitive teeth may experience minor discomfort during treatment. Also, some patients may feel slight tingling sensations for a short duration after an in-chair teeth whitening session. If your teeth feel sensitive during or after such a procedure, then we recommend that you use a sensitive toothpaste bleach your teeth less frequently. For more information, contact us .
How long does a teeth whitening treatment typically last?
This varies from patient to patient and is determined by multiple factors including lifestyle habits (smoking, food and beverage consumption) and your oral hygiene habits (brushing, flossing). To make the most of your bright smile investment book in for regular dental check-ups.
Porcelain Veneers, Wisdom Tooth Removal and More
For more information about our treatments and procedures consult with one of our dentists in Narre Warren.