FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If the FAQs section below doesn’t address your specific inquiry, please reach out to us,
and we would be glad to help clarify anything for you.
- We accept all health funds, including Bupa, nib, and HCF. We also have a HICAPS terminal to process your claims immediately.
- We offer payment plans from Afterpay, Zip, MediPay, and Early Release of Superannuation.
- We also participate in government dental schemes such as the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Healthcare Card.
There are several ways that you can improve your oral hygiene. One way is to brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss at least once a day. In addition to taking care of your teeth at home, it is recommended that you visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up. It is also important to decrease your sugar intake and avoid smoking.
You must be in good oral health before the dental implant surgery. Factors such as having a strong jaw bone, being free of periodontal disease (gum disease), and not smoking at least a week before or after your procedure will likely make you eligible for an implant. However, we recommend you consult the dentists at Mary River Dental first to determine if you’re suitable for the operation.
There are many reasons to choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options. They help prevent bone loss in the jaw, act like natural teeth, improve your chewing function, and make you look better. Missing teeth can also affect your speech. With dental implants, you can speak normally, and keeping them clean is easy.
There is a big difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. General dentistry is all about preventing and managing oral disease, while cosmetic dentistry is focused on the aesthetic appearance of teeth. Cosmetic dentistry involves teeth whitening and veneers. General dentistry can include anything from cleanings to more invasive procedures such as root canals.
There can be many reasons why your tooth might be sore. One of the most common reasons is that your tooth enamel has worn down, exposing the sensitive dentine layer underneath. Some other reasons for sensitivity might be a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease.
We invite you to visit Mary River Dental so we can examine your sore tooth, determine the cause, and provide you with treatment options.
Many factors, such as the foods and drinks you consume (coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas, chocolate, and tomato-based sauces), can contribute to tooth discolouration. Certain medications, like tetracycline antibiotics, can also leave stains on teeth. Age and genetics can also play a role.