Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?
Bleeding gums can be a sign of periodontal (gum) disease. If you experience gums that bleed when you brush your teeth or eat, please book an appointment with us.
My old amalgam fillings are dark and unsightly, is there any other alternative?
At our practice we have amalgam free fillings that are completely safe and can be matched to the exact colour of your natural tooth. These contemporary fillings are strong and durable. To find out more, or book an appointment, please contact us.
Ouch! My tooth hurts!
Oral pain can be a sign of tooth decay. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to the need for root canal therapy or extraction. If you are experiencing oral pain please make an appointment at our clinic as soon as possible.
I am self-conscious about my yellow teeth...
Teeth that are discoloured or yellow can be treated in our clinic with cosmetic treatments such as tooth whitening or veneers. To find out more about our cosmetic treatments, please contact us.
How can I fix my crooked teeth without using braces?
In some cases, veneers can be utilised to restore symmetry to smiles without the hassle of lengthy orthodontic work. To find out more about veneers, please contact us.
My wisdom teeth are sore and painful, but I can't get to the dentist tonight! What can I do?
Place heat packs around the area to help with the pain, and take Nurofen which will minimise the inflammation. Keep your head raised slightly so the blood doesn't rush to your head. If you experience excessive swelling and find it difficult to breathe - go to the nearest hospital. To find out more about wisdom teeth care, please contact us.
My child just had a baby tooth knocked out - should I try and put it back in?
If it is a baby tooth that has been lost do not attempt to place it back in the socket - this can cause damage to the permanent tooth bud that is forming beneath the surface. To find out more about children's dentistry, please contact us.
I've had an accident and my tooth has been knocked out - what should I do?
Pick the tooth up by the crown or part of the enamel - never the root. Rinse the tooth with milk and attempt to place the tooth back in the socket. If this is unsuccessful place the tooth inside your cheek or in a glass of milk. It is paramount that you see a dentist within one hour of a tooth being knocked out if the tooth is to be saved. To find out more about emergency dentistry, please contact us.
How often should I floss my teeth?
You should floss your teeth every day, and brush your teeth in the morning and at night. To find out more about oral hygiene, please contact us.
When should my child first visit the dentist?
Your child should visit the dentist 6 months after the eruption of their first tooth. We try to make this appointment as exciting and happy as possible, to encourage positive associations with the dentist from a young age. To book your child's first dental appointment at our clinic, please contact us.
Help! My wisdom teeth are coming through!
Wisdom teeth can become impacted and cause infection and the alignment of your teeth to change. At Northern Beaches Dental, we provide wisdom teeth extractions in a comfortable environment. To book an appointment, or to find out more, please contact us.