FAQs

FAQ’s

Our professional team at Sunnybank Plaza Dental are always available to answer any questions you may have. If you question hasn’t been answered arrange an appointment to speak with one of our qualified dentists today!

We recommend that you visit us at Sunnybank Plaza Dental every six months. Doing so means that we can find minor problems early before they turn into larger problems.

At Sunnybank Plaza Dental, we are proudly accepting all major health funds. Our patients are able to make claims instantly through our HICAPS terminal in our practice. Our team believe that your oral health is extremely important.

The most successful way to whiten your teeth is to have it done by a professional. At Sunnybank Plaza Dental, we offer whitening treatments suited to your needs.

It is very important to teach children to look after their oral health from a young age, as this becomes a good and natural habit as they progress into adulthood. This is done by promoting good oral habits to children. The responsibility lies on both the parents and primary care givers. Child care centres also play a vital role in ensuring the prevention of tooth decay in children. Care centres should also introduce a tooth brushing program for children, this teaches them oral health responsibility from a tender age.

Oral health care is when your mouth is healthy and free from any facial pain, oral and throat cancer, infections and sores, periodontal disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. A person with good oral health care is able to function properly without difficulty in biting, chewing and speaking properly.

The kind of foods you eat and how often you consume them have a direct impact on your general health and the health of your teeth and gums. Unhealthy eating habits which are high in sugar can cause dental conditions like tooth decay. Poor eating habits can often lead to gum disease and foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches can attack your tooth enamel.

Professional teeth cleaning is concerned with the removal of stubborn plaque and tartar in an effort to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. This does not automatically mean your teeth will be whiter. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure aimed at making your teeth appear whiter.

No. Although more intensive than your regular brushing professional teeth cleaning is done carefully with consideration of your gums.

Small treatments like fillings can sometimes be done if needed during the check-up. However more comprehensive treatments such as root canals and crowns might have to be booked for a different appointment.

Yes, it is especially important for children as their permanent teeth grow in to see the dentist regularly so that any defects or concerns can be dealt with as soon as they arise.

Children should start seeing the dentist regularly as soon as their first tooth erupts.

Yes. Early visits to the dentist are highly informative and supportive. Children should visit the dentist for the first time within six months of getting a first tooth and no later than age one.

Keep in mind that the initial dental visits for babies and toddlers allow your dentist to examine the child and also educate the parent on dental health. This can have significant long-term impact on your child’s oral health.

Do not allow your child to go to bed with a bottle containing anything other than water.  Sugar-containing liquids such as milk, juice and soda can, can lead to a condition known as ‘baby bottle decay’.