Frequently Asked Questions

Why take X-Rays? Are they safe?
X-rays are a valuable adjunct to vision and tactile examination of the oral cavity. With modern technology, filtering and high speed films, radiation dosage of dental x-ray is extremely low and safe. If x-rays are required during pregnancy, please consult with your obstetrician.

How often should I come in for check-ups and a clean?
Typically, every six months unless you experience the sudden onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as pain or bleeding from the gums when brushing or an unexpected injury in a sporting event. Please see our Preventive Dentistry page.

What is a cavity?
A hole in the tooth as a result of acids produced by bacteria in dental plaque.

When should I bring my children to the dentist for their first visit?
Oral care for kids should begin when their first teeth begin to erupt, by gently brushing teeth and gums with a soft brush. Their first visit should take place when all of their deciduous (baby) teeth have broken through - usually around 24-36 months). Please see our Caring for Kids page.

Can I replace my missing teeth?
There are various ways to replace missing teeth. The three main options are denture, bridge and implant. It is best to discuss the options that are most suitable for you - please contact us.

Do you make white fillings?
Absolutely!