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LARA dental has endeavoured to answer the most common questions they receive on this page.  If a question you would like to ask has not been included, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 5282 3201 or email us at we would be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

What Is General Dentistry And How Often Should I Get A Check Up?

6 monthly check-ups are recommended in order to maintain good oral hygiene and detect and treat problems as they arise to prevent minor problems from becoming larger ones. The quicker a problem is detected and treated, the more successful the treatment will be and the less likely the problem will require more invasive and more expensive treatment. An oral examination will also help detect other problems such as sleep disorders and bruxism (excessive clenching or grinding).

What Is Cosmetic Treatment?

These days there are a range of options to help your teeth look great. There is little doubt that enhancing your smile can improve a person’s self-confidence and the results of cosmetic dentistry can be remarkable with the right treatment. Stained teeth, dark teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and even teeth that are missing altogether, can be repaired or replaced. If this is something you have been thinking about, the best thing to do is to arrange a cosmetic consultation to assess the most suitable treatment for you. Following the assessment, a treatment plan will be provided to you outlining the most suitable treatment for your needs.

What Should I Do When I Detect Cavities?

When a cavity is detected, it is crucial that this is treated as soon as possible even if it isn’t bothering you. If left untreated, over time, this cavity is likely to become larger and deeper requiring a larger filling, Root Canal Treatment, a crown or tooth extraction. In many cases, this type of treatment can be avoided.

How Do I Become A New Patient?

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to start now. Many people have avoided dental treatment due to past bad experiences or fear. Be assured that we will treat you with the highest care and respect and ensure your visit is as pleasant as possible to get your dental care back on track.

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