FAQs for Dental Treatments on the Gold Coast
What if I can’t afford to pay for the treatment I need?
At Oasis Dental Studio , we know how important your dental treatment is and we have different options that can help you pay for the treatment. Book yourself in for a consultation to discuss your situation further.
Is dentistry pain free?
At Oasis Dental Studio , we realise how important your dental treatment is and we want to ensure your visit is as relaxed as possible. We have various treatments and techniques that we employ to make your visit as comfortable as possible. If you haven’t visited us before, we thoroughly recommend you contact us for a consultation to find out how we, at Oasis Dental Studio, can help you.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry techniques are designed to completely transform the appearance of your smile and will provide your teeth with a new lease of life, rejuvenating your smile both aesthetically and functionally. Each Cosmetic Dentistry treatment is specifically designed to improve your smile whilst simultaneously increasing your dental health. Some of our Cosmetic Dental Services include:
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, or spacing and chips or cracks. They create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth that look entirely natural.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum Disease is a dental disease that exhibits symptoms of bleeding, swelling and some pain. This is mainly caused by poor oral hygiene and bacteria from food that has not been removed from between the teeth. This bacteria attacks the gums and then causes the loss of bone holding your teeth in place. If left untreated the teeth will begin to fall out or need to be extracted. This is known as Periodontal Disease. We can remedy Gum Disease / Periodontal Disease with a simple hygiene regime.
Should I fix my chipped, stained teeth?
Don’t be embarrassed by your teeth. Your confidence and your dental health can be adversely affected by chipped and stained teeth. Most people would opt for better, more attractive smile if given the opportunity. At Oasis Dental Studio, we have the tools, techniques, technology and expertise to restore your smile.
How do I best look after my teeth?
In between your six monthly preventive care appointment to have your teeth professionally cleaned and checked, you must clean your teeth properly. Brush your teeth and floss them morning and night after meals. If you have bad breath an antiseptic mouthwash is useful to reduce bacteria when needed. Brushing at lunchtime is not always convenient but if you get the opportunity it will make your mouth feel so much fresher. The benefits of good home cleaning means less plaque build up to remove at your next hygiene appointment.
How can I help my children look after their teeth?
Try to limit how much sugary food your children are eating and make sure they are brushing their teeth well. To ensure they are brushing well use an electric toothbrush. As well as regular brushing, bring your children for a regular Preventive Care appointment with our hygienist. This combination of correct brushing, eating good healthy food and regular cleaning at the dentist will give your children the teeth they will want as adults.
What are wisdom teeth?
They’re the last teeth to enter at the back of your mouth. They typically arrive between the ages of 17 and 25. Occasionally, though, they find their way our much later than that or never arrive at all. The reason: most of our jaws only have room for 28 teeth; we have 32. This means when the last teeth arrive, the wisdom teeth, they have nowhere to go. This means they need removal to maintain optimum dental health.
What’s the best way to prevent gum disease?
Conscientious removal of plaque by flossing, brushing and regular professional cleanings will minimise your risk of gum disease. However, there are other factors that can affect the health of your gums, such as stress, diabetes, genetics and pregnancy.
I broke one of my teeth. What should I do?
If you are not in any pain then ring the dentist as soon as possible and make an appointment, but try and keep the tooth as clean as possible and avoid biting hard on that tooth. If you have pain, then you will need to go to your dentist immediately as an emergency.
My tooth was knocked out, how soon should I see a dentist?
Immediately. Getting to a dentist within the hour can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When a tooth is knocked out you should immediately call your dentist for an emergency appointment. Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Touching the root (the part of the tooth below the gum) can damage cells necessary for bone reattachment. Gently rinse the tooth in water to remove dirt. Do not scrub. Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and the gum to keep it moist. It is important not to let the tooth dry out. It is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse in milk. If you have a dental emergency, we thoroughly recommend you contact us so we can help you.
When should my child first see a dentist?
The ideal time for your child to meet the dentist is six months after their first teeth arrive. This gives your dentist a perfect opportunity to carefully examine the development of their mouth and catch problems such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations and prolonged thumb-sucking early.
Contact Oasis Dental Today for Gold Coast’s Experienced Dentist
If you have any questions that have not been answered above, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our clinics to find out more if you’re looking for a trusted dentist on the Gold Coast: