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Frequently Asked Questions


What are common dental problems and how can I prevent them?

Dental problems can include bad breath, gum disease ie bleeding gums and or loose teeth, dental decay or breakdown of teeth.

    • Brush twice a day:

Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste can help remove plaque, prevent cavities and keep your teeth healthy. Make sure to use a soft-bristled brush and brush for at least two minutes each time

    • Floss daily:

Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gumline, where your toothbrush can’t reach. Make sure to use a gentle flossing technique to avoid injuring your gums

    • Eat a balanced diet:

Eating a balanced diet that’s low in sugar and high in nutrients can help keep your teeth healthy. Try to avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks, which can contribute to tooth decay

    • Visit your oral healthcare provider at Caulfield Park Dentists regularly:

Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help prevent and detect oral health problems early on. Your practitioner can also provide advice on how to maintain good oral health and treat any problems that arise

    • Avoid smoking or use of tobacco products:

Smoking and using tobacco products can lead to a range of oral health problems, including gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer. If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor and dental practitioner about quitting

How often should I visit the dentist for check-ups and dental hygiene appointments?

The frequency of routine dental treatment can vary depending on your oral health needs and individual risk factors, however typically we recommend dental hygiene visits twice a year and a comprehensive examination during those visits to ensure your oral health is in tip top shape.

Do Caulfield Park Dentists accept new patients?

We sure do! At Caulfield Park Dentists, we gladly accept new patients. We welcome individuals of all ages who are seeking dental care, and are committed to providing quality treatment and comprehensive dental services. Whether you are due for a routine examination or have a specific oral health concern, we are here to help! All you need to do is reach out.

Why are dental X-rays needed?

Dental radiographs are a valuable diagnostic tool used to assess, diagnose and monitor your dental health. They provide detailed images of your teeth, jaw bones and surrounding structures that are not visible during a visual examination.

Dental X-rays help us detect:

  • Dental decay
  • Bone health
  • Tooth positioning
  • Cysts or infections
  • Examination of sinus and jaw joints

Should I visit the dentist whilst pregnant?

Yes, it is safe and important to maintain routine preventative dental care during your pregnancy. In fact, routine dental care is recommended for both the mother and baby during pregnancy. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the risk of dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.

It is advisable to inform your practitioner that you are pregnant and provide them with relevant information and any changes in your health. This allows your practitioner to take appropriate precautions and tailor treatment to ensure your safety and comfort.

How can I alleviate tooth sensitivity?

  • Using sensitive toothpaste
  • Avoiding acidic foods and drinks
  • Practising good oral hygiene

What are the options for replacing missing teeth?

Options for replacing missing teeth include dental implants, bridges and dentures. The best option for you depends on multiple factors such as the number of missing teeth, bone health and personal preference.

Are dental problems always painful?

No, dental problems are not always painful. While pain is a common symptom of many dental issues, not all problems manifest with noticeable pain or discomfort. Some dental problems may develop and progress silently without causing immediate pain or discomfort, but they can still have long-term consequences if left untreated.

For example, tooth decay may not initially cause pain, especially in the early stages when it affects the outer layers of the tooth. However, as the decay progresses and reaches the inner layers of the tooth and works its way closer to the nerve, it can lead to sensitivity or severe toothache.

Similarly, gum disease can start with mild symptoms such as redness or slight swelling of the gums, which may not cause pain initially. However, if left untreated, gum disease can advance and cause gum recession, loss of supporting structure, and eventually lead to tooth loss.

Other dental issues, such as cracked teeth, abscesses, or impacted wisdom teeth, can cause varying degrees of pain depending on the severity and location of the problem.
It’s important to note that regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection and prevention of dental problems, even if you are not experiencing any pain.

Do you accept dental insurance, and what payment options are available?

We accept and can claim from the majority of health insurance providers, however we are not a preferred provider of any company. We accept cash, cheque, eftpos, VISA, mastercard, AMEX.


FAQs at Caulfield Park Dentists | (03) 9523 9058