Questions and Answers
Answers to Common Dental Questions & Concerns
Everyone has questions about their dental requirements or condition and the people who treat them. We’ve shared many common concerns here with answers and more in-depth explanations as links to pages on this site. Feel free to call TLC Dental during business hours to discuss your specific situation on 02 8599 7107.
Are you a reluctant patient?
Today’s advanced dentistry practices at TLC Dental are safe, effective and painless. Our latest form of anesthesia injection system, The Wand, is more precise and comfortable than any other traditional form of injection.
What are TLC Dental's Sterilisation Practices?
The Australian Dental Association awarded TLC Dental a commendation on our stringent sterilisation protocol. Our team is happy to answer your questions about sterilisation practices or infection control policy.
What are your Appointment Policies?
Can anything help my occasional bad breath?
Does chewing gum help oral health?
In addition, at TLC Dental, we recommend Recaldent chewing gum, only distributed by dentists to patients who present a high risk of decay.
Are mouth guards important?
Talk to the TLC Dental team about creating a customized mouthguard for any sports enthusiast.
Is flossing important?
Does the kind of tooth brush I use make a difference?
Is snoring related to my dental health?
At TLC Dental we provide relief from snoring with the development of an appliance which can be worn at night to eliminate this debilitating condition. We also conduct assessments for OSA. If required, we will refer you to a sleep specialist for further investigation. Discuss your snoring problem with the TLC Dental Team.
How do you explain tooth grinding?
Uncontrolled tooth grinding (especially during sleep) can wear away teeth and cause unhealthy stress on the tooth structure. Causes for tooth grinding vary: daily tension is the most common trigger. The results if left unchecked can lead to all sorts of problems such as headaches, neckaches, problems with the jaw joint, sensitivity of the teeth, wearing down of the tooth surfaces resulting in a change in your bite and even cracked teeth.
Often a Bite Splint is required to protect against this problem. Not only will you protect your teeth, you’ll alleviate discomfort associated with this ailment. Review your daily habits with a TLC Dental team member to get to the root of the problem and see what we can recommend.
How safe and reliable are implants?
Is it painful to have an implant?
Almost everyone who has had to have an implant have had a tooth extracted prior to that and almost all say that having an implant is less painful and uncomfortable than having a tooth taken out. Believe us, it really does sound worse than it is.
How long does tooth whitening last?
Is tooth whitening very sensitive?
This certainly is true for most tooth whitening systems because they contain heavy metals which attract water out of the tooth, thereby causing dehydration and because the active whitening agent, hydrogen peroxide has an acidic PH. However the Natural+ tooth whitening system that we use is unique. It has no heavy metals, so does not cause dehydration and the hydrogen peroxide has a netural PH, both of which which result in NO or at most very little sensitivity. It also contains natural materials, mostly extracted from the dead sea.
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