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Dental FAQ


At Fresh Dental Care, we understand that a visit to a dental practice can be quite challenging for nervous patients. That’s why we offer sedation via inhalation to ensure you never skip your next dental assessment again.

These methods include sedation via inhalation and happy gas and they are ideal for quelling patient fears or making lengthier procedures in the chair more comfortable. If you have questions about sedation via inhalation or you are feeling nervous about visiting the dentist, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on the front desk. 

Yes, we offer Health Industry Claims and Payments (HICAPS). Please visit our Health Funds page for more information.

We accept several payment options including cash, credit card, EFTPOS and cheques. Please visit our Payment Plans page for further information.

General dentistry focuses on maintaining or restoring your oral hygiene through prevention, diagnosis and treating oral diseases. Cosmetic treatments focus solely on the appearance of your teeth and smile. Please visit our services page for a list of our most popular treatments.

We offer two forms of sleep dentistry to help anxious patients relax and make lengthier procedures more comfortable in the dentist chair. Please call us for further information.

Toothaches are the human body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. This could be a cracked tooth, a dental cavity, an exposed tooth root or even gum disease. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible if you happen to be experiencing tooth pain. Please visit our Emergency Dental Treatments page for further information.

In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy, we encourage flossing and daily brushing to maintain proper hygiene. Using mouthwashes, cleaning your tongue and eating a healthy diet which limits sugary food and soft drinks can also help.

We can also arrange visits to nearby schools to educate children on proper oral hygiene practices.

Discoloured or yellowed teeth can be the result of poor oral hygiene or simply due to using certain products that stain the teeth. Some of the leading offenders include coffee, tea, red wine, antibiotics and tobacco. If you’re concerned, call us today to arrange a consultation and learn about tooth whitening procedures on offer. Please visit our Teeth Whitening for further information.

Chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth, bleeding gums, bad breath and tooth or jaw pain are all indicators of unhealthy teeth. We highly recommend you arrange a dental assessment with us so we can address the cause. Please visit our Services page for further information.

Dental assessments provide your dental practitioner with an opportunity to clean your teeth and detect problems as early as possible. A simple filling at the right time or identifying a cavity early could spare you from needing a root canal or tooth extraction later down the track.

We recommend for patients to receive a dental assessment on a regular six monthly basis. This ensures that you receive a professional clean to effectively remove plaque build-up so that oral hygiene is maintained. It also gives our dentists more time to identify any problems before they escalate into bigger issues.

A typical dental appointment involves a careful inspection of your mouth, teeth, gums and oral tissue. Your dentist will be looking for any signs of tooth decay and cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged tooth fillings or gum disease. This is why a regular dental visit is a necessary part of preventive dental care coupled with flossing, brushing and a healthy diet.

Please visit our services page for further information.