- Why should I visit the dentist regularly?
When patients make visits to our dentist regularly, they can enjoy better oral and dental health. Visit our office twice a year for cleanings and exams to catch early signs of gum disease or tooth decay. Call (02) 8331 9184 to schedule with us today.
- Why do I need to floss?
Flossing reaches and cleans areas in-between the teeth. If food particles and bacteria are allowed to build up here, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Patients should take time to both brush and floss to keep their teeth healthy.
- How often should I brush and floss?
You should take time to brush your teeth every day, especially in the evening. My Smile Doctors also recommend that patients make it a priority to floss at least once per day. Keeping up with these habits can keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your lifetime.
- How safe are dental X-rays?
Dental X-rays are designed to expose the patients to only safe levels of radiation — less than even sunlight. Each machine completes a safety check every two years. Some practices also use digital X-rays, which use even less radiation than traditional machines.
- I’m terrified to visit the dentist – what can I do?
If you suffer from nervousness when visiting the dentist, let our office know. We do our best to make patients feel at ease and strive to cater to even the most anxious patients. For more information on how QH Dental can help with dental anxiety, call us today.
- When should my child visit the dentist for the first time?
Usually, children first visit the dentist when their first baby tooth appears. This can happen anywhere between six months and their first birthday. However, for tips on how to keep your child’s mouth healthy (even before their teeth start to appear) reach out to our office today.
- When will my baby start getting teeth?
The teeth start to develop within the gums before children are even born. However, it is normal for the teeth to appear above the gum line anywhere from six to ten months old.
- Why are primary teeth important?
The baby teeth are called “primary teeth” because they are the first teeth appear in children. When parents take steps to make sure those teeth are healthy, it can help ensure the health of the child’s adult, or secondary, teeth. It can also help the child develop good dental hygiene habits that keep their teeth healthy as adults.
- I’ve lost a tooth. What are my options for replacing it?
When you lose a tooth, there are many ways that our dentist can replace it. Some of our practice’s treatments include simple fillings, dental bridges, crowns, dentures and implants. Depending on the extent of tooth loss, and on your personal needs, our dentist may recommend any of these procedures.
- What is a root canal?
With root canals, dentists repair the inner structure of the tooth. These include the nerves, vessels and soft tissue that can become infected or otherwise damaged. To help stop the spread of infection and prevent further damage, our dentist may recommend an endodontic procedure, such as a root canal.
- What is orthodontics?
Patients can enjoy straighter, healthier smiles through orthodontic treatments. Orthodontics gradually move crooked, gapped or otherwise misaligned teeth into the proper position for a healthy bite. While all orthodontists receive dental training, they do complete additional training following dental school.
- When should my child receive their first orthodontic screening?
Usually, patients can first see come in for an orthodontic appointment around age seven. However, depending on the treatment and the child’s conditions, it may be advised that the patient start treatment at an older age. As the child ages, your dental professional can oversee the development of your child’s teeth.
- Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?
While many people assume that orthodontics is only available for children and teens, many adults undergo orthodontic treatment as well. Whatever your age, our office can help you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile.
- What is a periodontal disease?
Also known as gum disease, periodontal issues affect the gum and soft tissue that surround the teeth. Many people are affected by mild forms of periodontal disease (gingivitis). However, if the disease is allowed to progress it can spread and cause tooth, bone or gum loss.
- What causes periodontal disease?
When bacteria builds up into plaque and tarter, they can cause gum disease. If left untreated, it can start to erode tissue, irritate the gums and cause the soft tissue to form “pockets” that can house more bacteria deposits.
- What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
There are many signs of gum disease, depending on the progress of the disease. First, patients may notice that their gums bleed easily, are swollen, red or inflamed. Gums can then start to pull away from the teeth and form periodontal pockets. In later stages, pustules and sores can develop. Patients may also suffer from bad breath, shifting of the teeth or tooth loss.
- What do I do if I have bad breath?
There are many different treatments for halitosis or bad breath. The condition can be caused by poor hygiene, tobacco use, dental appliances, skipping meals, periodontal disease or other illnesses. Depending on the cause of your symptoms, our doctor may recommend additional brushing or flossing, avoiding tobacco products, increasing your water intake or using an oral rinse. Come in and see our dentist in Parramatta, Sydney and have them examine your mouth and recommend a treatment.
- Have a question to ask us? Peruse our frequently asked questions below!
Many of our patients ask similar questions, so we have compiled them here to satisfy your hunger for knowledge.If you have a question that is not listed below, please feel free to call us and we will happily answer any enquiries you may have.
- Terms And Conditions
My Smile Doctors Reserves The Right To Refund Or Withold Any Money/Deposit Paid By The Patient At The Time Of Booking An Appointment/Treatment 2. We Do Not Provide Refunds For Change Of Mind So Please Think Carefully Before You Make A Booking And Pay A Deposit 3. We Reserve The Right To Charge An Appointment Cancellation Fee According To Our Guidelines And Policies 4. We Also Reserve The Right To Invoice You For Any Dental Materials / Parts Which We Have Ordered Specifically For Your Treatment/Procedure. Eg Dental Implant , Bone Graft , Crown , Etc. 5. Any Outstanding Invoices Will Be Handed Over To Debt Collection Agency If Not Settled In The Specified Time Mentioned In The Recovery Letter OR Email OR Text that we send for collection.
- Where can I get my teeth whitened in parramatta?
AT MY SMILE DOCTORS IN PARRAMATTA WE UTILISE HIGH QUALITY TOOTH WHITENING TREATMENTS!
If your teeth are yellowed, stained or discoloured, our dental professionals are able to assess your teeth in order to find the source of your tooth discolouration. If you are a suitable candidate, you will be able to undergo ZOOM! Teeth Whitening treatment either at our dental practice or at home in order to achieve beautifully white teeth.
- What is a dental implant?
DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE A REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT THAT PROVIDES ONE OF THE BEST ALTERNATIVES TO YOUR OWN NATURAL TEETH!
Missing a tooth can influence your oral health, so it is important to replace it as soon as possible. Dental implants are one of the most effective dental restoration treatments to date, and are essentially small titanium screws that are inserted directly into the site of tooth loss. The implant is then left for a period of months to fuse with the jawbone to create a strong, durable and powerful anchor for your new tooth.
- I have a tooth emergency can you help?
CALL OUR PRACTICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO BOOK AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT!
At MY SMILE DOCTORS we put aside time every day for emergency appointments. If you have lost a tooth dur to trauma, experience severe tooth pain or have broken a tooth, call our Parramatta dental practice as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you.
- Do you have financial options for payment?
IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT AFFORD DENTAL TREATMENT IN ONE LUMP SUM, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MAC CREDIT!
MAC Credit sources payment plans for patients who cannot afford treatment in one lump sum. If you are unsure whether you are a candidate our staff are more than willing to help you.
- How can I achieve a beautiful smile without the need for long or invasive treatment?
IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE OVERALL LOOK OF YOUR SMILE AND ARE AFTER A FAST, EFFECTIVE SOLUTION, WE OFFER PORCELAIN VENEERS!
Whether your smile is affected by chips, cracks, discolouration or have teeth that are crooked, porcelain veneers offer a solution to your aesthetic concerns without the need for orthodontics or dental surgery! We will simply take an impression of your smile, send it off to the laboratory to create the thin porcelain shells that will be colour-matched to your smile and then bond the veneers to your visible teeth for a balanced and beautiful new smile.
- I am anxious about my dental treatment can you abate my fears?
AT MY SMILE DOCTORS WE UNDERSTAND MANY AUSTRALIANS SUFFER FROM DENTAL FEAR AND ANXIETY, AND HAVE MADE OUR PRACTICE AND TREATMENTS AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE!
If you are afraid of visiting the dentist and this has caused you to delay in seeking dental treatment, at MY SMILE DOCTORS in Parramatta we utilise Intravenous Conscious Sedation, also known as ‘IV Sedation’, in order to ensure our anxious patients experience minimal pain or discomfort. We also offer pain-free injections so you don’t have to worry about those scary needles!
- How can I straighten my smile without anyone noticing?
IF YOU WANT A BEAUTIFULLY STRAIGHT SMILE LOOK NO FURTHER THAN INVISALIGN!
Comfortable, removable and completely lifestyle-friendly, Invisalign is a revolutionary new orthodontic treatment designed for the image-conscious. With transparent aligners that are swapped every two weeks with new aligners, you can undergo treatment that is much more comfortable and less noticeable than conventional braces!