X-rays help visualise diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissue that cannot be seen with an oral exam.
Frequently asked questions
How often should I brush my teeth?
You should brush and floss your teeth at twice a day, more if you can. We recommend for you to brush your teeth after every meal. Brushing removes plaque that causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease.
What sort of toothbrush should I use?
Always use a soft bristled toothbrush. Make sure that the toothbrush fits inside of your mouth so that you can easily reach all areas. When brushing, use gentle back and forth strokes, brushing all sides of the teeth. Brush your tongue to remove any bacteria and to help keep your breath fresh.
Why do I need to have x-rays taken when visiting a dentist?
X-rays help dentists visualise diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissue that cannot be seen with a simple oral exam. They reveal many things such as tooth decay, holes, bone loss between the teeth – that can lead to gum disease and loss of teeth, any hidden pathology, like oral cancer and the start of any abscesses.
Do you accept ACC patients?
Yes we do. We are ACC Providers and Members of the NZ Dental Association.
How often do I need to have a check up?
You need to come in for a examination every six months or sooner if you have a toothache. You need to see the Hygienist every 3 months. We will send you out reminders when you are due.
How do I cancel an appointment?
If you can’t make your appointment, then we request that you call the practice reception and inform us at your earliest convenience. We request a minimum of 24 hours notice for any cancellations so can offer your appointment to another patient.
Is teeth whitening harmful to my teeth?
No home and in chair whitening is completely safe. It will not harm your teeth, however if you have decay or gum disease then you will need to get these treated as the whitening gel may harm your nerves. Teeth whitening gel will not harm your teeth, gums or you cheeks.