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Frequently Asked Questions

General Dentistry

Why Did I Loose My Tooth?

Tooth decay is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. That is why it is very important to treat dental issues early to prevent a bigger issue later on.

We recommend regular dentist visits to help maintain your natural teeth for life. Your dental hygienist plays a pivotal role in your dental education and will instruct you on correct brushing and flossing technique.

For more information on how you can care for your teeth better, why not call us today on (03) 8790 0320 to find out more.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

The most common causes of staining include aging along with consumption of staining substances.

These substances include coffee, tea, colas, tobacco and red wine to name a few. Certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

For more information on how you can care for your teeth better, why not call us today to find out more.

What Causes Tooth Decay?

Sugar is the main cause of decay and it is found in many foods we eat and beverages we drink. Bacteria that have settled on a tooth thrive on sugar.

Unfortunately when bacteria and sugar get together a chemical reaction occurs that produces acid, which eats away at the enamel of the tooth leading to decay.

It is for this reason that it is very important to have regular check ups at the dentist.

For more information on how you can care for your teeth better, why not call us today to find out more.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

To maintain your oral health it is recommended you visit the dentist every 6 months.

For more information on how you can care for your teeth better, why not call us today to find out more.

Cosmetic Dentistry

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that deals with the overall appearance of your teeth.

While general dentistry focuses on oral hygiene, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases; cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth therefore improving your smile.

For more information on any of our cosmetic procedures.

How Can I Make Over My Smile?

Cosmetic dental treatments can have an enormous impact on your confidence and smile.

Through new treatments and the very latest technology, Peninsula Dental offers a variety of cosmetic dental treatments which will completely makeover your smile.

These include tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants and many more.

What Treatment as Classified as Cosmetic?

Cosmetic treatments are considered to be anything that focuses on improving the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

These include tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, dentures, dental implants, crowns and bridges and any other treatments that visually improve your teeth.

What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry? The difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry is that cosmetic treatments deal with the overall appearance of your teeth and smile where as general dentistry focuses on your oral health.

Through new treatments and the very latest technology, Peninsula Dental offers a variety of cosmetic dental treatments which will completely makeover your smile.

These include tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants and many more.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign® uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan for straightening your teeth.

It determines the initial position of your teeth and the final desired position. A series of custom-made, clear “aligners” are produced to realign the teeth.

Each “aligner” moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.

For more information on any of our cosmetic procedures why not call us today to find out more.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

There are many benefits of Invisalign; You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing as Invisalign® is clear.

You can eat and drink what you want during treatment, as Invisalign® is removable. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.

There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation and no metal or wires means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.

What Are Dental Implants?

A Dental Implant is a device designed to permanently replace missing teeth.

Dental Implants restore full functionality and appearance with a natural looking tooth. The replacement of missing teeth is important to a patient’s oral health and overall well being.

For more information on any of our cosmetic procedures why not call us today to find out more.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth to produce whiter, more natural looking teeth.

Their colour is improved through a bleaching process to make them look “whiter” and “brighter”.

For more information on any of our cosmetic procedures why not call us today to find out more.

Will Teeth Whitening Work on Smokers Teeth?

Teeth Whitening can be very effective for teeth that have been stained by smoking or by consuming staining substances such as coffee, tea, or red wine and also whitens teeth discoloured by certain medications.

To avoid this discoloration from reoccurring you should try avoid smoking and these substances.

What Are the Benefits of Composite Resin (White) Fillings?

Aesthetics’ are the main advantage.

Dentists can now blend shades to create a colour match to that of the actual tooth, providing a natural almost indistinguishable appearance.

Composites also bond to the tooth supporting the remaining tooth structure, helping to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.

Why Would I Need a Crown?

A Dental Crown is often the best solution to replace large, worn fillings, to repair a tooth that has cracked or has a very large cavity, or for a tooth that has undergone Root Canal treatment.

The crown covers and provides increased protection of the natural tooth beneath it. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, wrongly positioned or discolored.

Oral Surgery

What Is Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is simply the removal of a frenum in the mouth. A frenum is a muscular attachment between two tissues.

There are two frena in the mouth that can sometimes obstruct normal function and are candidates for frenectomies.

These frena are called the lingual frenum, which connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and the maxillary labial frenum, which connects the inside of your upper lip to your gums just above your upper two front teeth.

Why Would I Need a Frenectomy?

Before recommending a frenectomy, your dentist or pediatrician will consider several factors. One factor is whether the condition is likely to fix itself eventually without surgery.

If your newborn is having difficulty feeding because of tongue tie, then a frenectomy is needed. If your child has tongue tie, he or she will be referred to a speech pathologist.

This specialist can determine if your child has a speech impediment and if it will respond to speech therapy.

In some cases, this can correct the problem. The therapy will involve special exercises to help the tongue move more easily.