FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Townsville

Dental implants have one of the highest success rates of any type of dental treatment. If you’re a non-smoker with good oral hygiene, your success rate is almost 100%.

Routine preventive care and dental check-ups help keep your implants lasting for years.

Over the counter kits don’t come with custom fitted trays or strips, which can cause uneven bleaching across teeth. The bleach also has the potential to burn or scar your gums. This, although not typically dangerous, can lead to gum discolouration and discomfort.

Do you have a dull or discoloured smile? Come in and see us at All About Teeth to see if you’re a candidate to get a whiter, brighter smile today.

Most patients experience minor, temporary discomfort for the days following the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is completely normal and is described as a feeling of slight pressure. The pressure is a signal that Invisalign is working to move your teeth to their final place.

This discomfort will generally go away a couple of days after you apply the new aligner.

For detailed information on Invisalign, contact our friendly staff today.

If you use your manual toothbrush for the recommended amount of time and with a proper technique, it can perform just as good as an electric toothbrush. However, many patients don’t brush for two to three minutes.

Kids are also a good candidate for electric toothbrushes as their brushing habits aren’t as good as adults.

Of course, every patient does not need an electric toothbrush but they can be beneficial. Ask your dentist at All About Teeth if you have any questions on a manual v electric toothbrush.

Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even your entire smile. Since the titanium root is so strong, it can support larger restorations than a natural tooth.

From single crowns, multiple-tooth dental bridges, to full mouth implant-supported dentures, your implant options are limitless.

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the dead or decaying middle tooth pulp and filling it in and sealing the tooth up.

The most common causes of infected pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.

Root canal therapy is not considered a quick and easy treatment and millions of teeth are treated and saved yearly with a root canal treatment.

For more information on root canal therapy, contact our friendly team today.

Firstly, don’t panic and try to locate the tooth and place it in milk. If the tooth has broken or shattered, gather all the pieces together and rinse off any debris and avoid touching the root of the tooth.

Call us immediately on our emergency ph. number (07) 4771 2244 because the more time that goes by the less likely that the re-implantation will be successful.

The main reason a patient would experience bleeding gums is a build-up of plaque at the gum line and if left untreated can lead to gingivitis or inflamed gums. Excess plaque that isn’t removed can harden into tartar and can lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and bone disease known as periodontitis.

Bleeding gums can also happen for a number of other reasons, like a side effect of pregnancy or changing your oral care routine. All About Teeth Townsville recommends brushing and flossing daily coming in to visit us.