ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WE'RE OFTEN ASKED
Why is it important to maintain my oral health?
The links between our oral health and our general health are intrinsic, so taking good care of your dental health will have flow-on effects to your overall wellbeing. By looking after your gums and teeth, you can help to ensure you’ll live a long, healthy and happy life with all of your own teeth.
What should I do to keep my teeth healthy?
For starters, we recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing once a day. Through this active, at-home maintenance, it’s possible to help prevent gum disease and decay. However, while this at-home routine will help, it’s also essential that you attend regular check-up and cleanings with your dentist. By having an examination every six months, it enables us to spot any small problems and deal with them quickly, before they turn into much larger and more costly problems.
How can I improve the appearance of my teeth?
At Beyond Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve the brighter and bigger smile you’ve been dreaming about. Whether you’re missing a tooth, want whiter teeth, or just have worn-down teeth, we can help you to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Find out more about our cosmetic treatments.
Why have my teeth discoloured with age?
Discolouration of your teeth can occur for a range of reasons. As you age, your teeth may appear darker due to a build-up of plaque. Smoking, certain medications, and highly pigmented foods such as wine, coffee, chocolate, tea and soft drinks can also cause our teeth to discolour. If you wish to return your smile to a whiter, brighter outlook, you may wish to consider teeth whitening, or even porcelain veneers.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
What can cosmetic dentistry achieve?
Conceal blemishes on teeth
Rejuvenate teeth which have yellowed or are stained
Cover chips and cracks in teeth
Close gaps between your teeth
Make overlapping or crooked teeth straight
Replace a missing tooth or teeth
Repair broken teeth
Replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings
Does my diet affect my oral health?
Yes. What you consume has an effect on your body and this includes your mouth. The types of foods and drinks you consume may either help you or negatively impact your oral health. For example, foods high in sugar can result in cavities while sugar-free gum, lots of water and a balanced amount of good fats and calcium can be great for your teeth.
Which foods should I avoid?
- Sticky candy and an excessive amount of chocolate
Carbonated soft drinks
Substances that dry out your mouth. These include alcohol and many medicines
If I brush my teeth more than twice a day, am I damaging them?
This depends on your situation – as we do advise that patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment brush after every meal. However, excessive brushing can wear off the teeth enamel, putting you at risk of tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.
At Beyond Dental, we accept the following payment options: cash, EFTPOS, cheque, Mastercard, Visa, Amex, HICAPS and Denticare.
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We bulk bill Department of Veteran Affair card holders for most dental treatments. Upfront payments are not required, we claim directly from DVA. Any treatment requiring external laboratory work may have a small overhead to cover the laboratory fees.
We are preferred profivers for Bupa and HCF
If you are a Bupa or HCF member you can receive financial assistance towards the cost of your treatment at Beyond Dental. Maintaining your oral health shouldn’t be a financial burden, contact our team today to learn more about your dental coverage!
Denticare is a no interest payment plan made just for the dental industry. Following a one-off setup fee of just $39, the cost of your treatment is then spread out into smaller, affordable repayments. This plan is an excellent way for patients to get the treatment they need immediately, without the stress of how they will afford it. You can choose your preferred direct debit payment plan duration, with periods of 3 to 24 months available. All you need to do it fill in a one-page direct debit form with our dentist, and you’ll be on your way to getting the dental care you need and deserve, affordably. To find out more about Denticare, please visit denticarepaymentplans.com.au/patients/