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Here’s the most popular questions that we get asked

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What age should my kids start to see a dentist?

Visiting the dentist for the first time is all about making kids feel comfortable. We love children being happy and excited to come and see us. It’s important that they experience the dentist before they see the negative images on TV or stories in the playground.

From the age of 3 years, it’s good to bring them along with you. They can have a ride in the chair, we’ll count their teeth and we’ll have a sneaky look for any early problems.

At the next visit, they can have a check-up. We’ll talk to them about good brushing and cleaning.

At around the age of 6, their permanent teeth start to come out so it’s very important to maintain regular check-ups from this time.

work wonders for protecting kids’ teeth. They don’t always brush their teeth well so this can help to keep teeth decay-free.

No lollies here. If your child has a baby tooth taken out by us, they’ll be rewarded with a Fairy Tooth Helper. They’re super cute, made locally and your kids will love them.

Of course, if you have a particular concern, please contact us whatever age your child is

Do I need to look after my teeth in a different way when I'm pregnant?

It’s important to look after your mouth when you’re pregnant. You share nutrition with your child so it’s worth thinking about what you eat.

Fluctuating hormones mean that your gums can become more inflamed. They’ll be prone to bleeding and swelling. Oral care becomes more important as severe, chronic gum infection has been linked to babies arriving prematurely.

Persistent vomiting can affect the enamel on your teeth.

The health of your baby’s mouth is linked to the health of you and your partner’s mouth. Dental bacteria is passed from parents to children. It’s important that you don’t put off coming to the dentist if you have a problem.

I'm getting older. How do I look after my teeth?

There’s been so many advances in dentistry that this is the first generation who can expect to keep their teeth for life. Yay!

However, those in their 50s, 60s and beyond may not have had the best dentistry treatment when we were younger. There wasn’t the same level of technology and treatment advances as there are now.

Luckily, our teeth and gums don’t age with the rest of us and the old expression of being “long in the tooth” doesn’t have to apply to you. If you care for your teeth daily and follow sound recommendations, you can keep your youthful smile and healthy teeth for a long time.

Good dental treatment is very important. Regular care is necessary. We have many patients that will keep their teeth for life.

How often should I come to the dentist?
Our practice philosophy is based around and good treatment of dental problems.

How often someone needs to see the dentist depends on your dental history and how well you look after your teeth and gums.

If you have dental issues then it’s worth coming more often to maintain your dental health.

For most patients we recommend between 6 to 12 months between each visit.

How do I prevent gum disease?
Making sure you remove plaque by and regular will reduce your risk of gum disease.
There are other factors that can affect the health of your gums, such as genetics, smoking, stress, and diabetes.
We recommend the clean treatment next time you visit us. It’s the most gentle and thorough way to a professional clean. Perfect for anybody but especially those at risk of gum disease.
What happens if I don’t clean my teeth enough?
It’s easy to take the advice of brushing your teeth daily, better still, twice daily, for granted. You wouldn’t be alone. Sadly, many people fall short of brushing their teeth properly.

There are hundreds of types of bacteria that live in your mouth. Sounds yukky doesn’t it? When you don’t brush, these nasties get to work and can cause tooth decay. If you miss one night it’s not a disaster but if you miss doing it frequently it can cause lots of problems.

There’s no two ways about it. Keep on top of your daily teeth cleaning and have a once or twice a year. You’ll be glad you did.

Should I use mouth rinse?
Mouth rinses help to look after your oral health.

Mouthwash should be used as well as brushing and flossing to remove plaque. Don’t use it as an alternative to brushing as it’s not enough on its own.

A Mouth rinse, or mouth wash, is great for making your mouth feel fresh and medicated.

Some mouth rinse contains fluoride which helps prevent decay. Fluoride is also in toothpaste and is in tap water in Sydney.

An Antiseptic mouth rinse can help treat bad breath and gingivitis by tackling bacteria. However, frequent use can cause staining and affect the taste. It is safe to use but it’s better to avoid alcohol-based mouthwash.

We don’t recommend any mouthwash for children under 6 years old. Mouthwash needs to be spat out. Not all children feel confident in doing this. It’s much better that they learn to brush their teeth correctly.

I need my teeth fixed. Can I pay for the treatment off over time?
We understand that most people will want good dental results and sometimes that can cost more than they expect. It’s usually not as expensive as people think. It can cost as little as one take-out coffee a day for a few months.

But, we know you may still need help so we have payment plans. We’ll let you know the exact costs when we see you. We can offer our patients the option of paying for their treatment over time.

Is it important to replace missing teeth?

Replacing missing teeth will certainly help give you a healthy mouth and a confident smile. It’s also important to replace missing teeth otherwise it can result in bone loss. This can age your face and could cause other teeth to become loose and possibly fall out.

Missing teeth provides a great place for tooth decay to grow. If you have a missing tooth the surrounding teeth become increasingly susceptible to decay. This could then result in them being lost too.

We provide many options to replacing missing teeth including dental implants, crowns and bridges and cosmetic dentistry.

Why not Make an Appointment today to come and discuss with us.

I’m a nervous patient? I fear dental treatment.

We have staff and an atmosphere that will help you feel comfortable. We also have plenty of options to help ease your fears from happy gas to sedation.

Find out more by contacting us online

How safe are dental x-rays and do I need one?
We have the latest digital imaging systems for the highest quality results with minimal exposure.

The reality is that there is barely any radiation from having lots of x-rays least of all from having one or two dental x-rays.

X-ray examinations provide an important diagnostic tool that shows the condition of your teeth, gums, their roots, and your jaw placement.

X-Rays can help us work out if you have any disease that can cause problems with your teeth, gums or bone around the teeth, or any tooth decay, abscesses, and other abnormal growths.

They show the exact location of crowded teeth and they can pinpoint the location of cavities.

Will I see the same dentist every time?
If you want to!

Jacaranda Dental is owned and run by two dentists who are also married and live in the area. So, it’s highly unlikely they’re going anywhere. And we have a team who have been here for over 60 years between them!

We’re a family-led dental practice with many regular (and new) patients. Yes, we’re
dedicated to giving you the best service.

We will try to ensure you see the same dentist each time however if you need to see a dentist in an emergency, your usual dentist may not be available.

What are the benefits of Dental Implants?

There are so many benefits to Dental Implants that we suggest you go to this page for all the latest information

Why Jacaranda?

Quality and Affordable Dentistry

Everyone knows going to the dentist is important for oral health. You certainly don’t want nagging concerns turning into painful problems.

We want you to be able to comfortably afford your dental treatment. We know some dental work can be expensive. Costs can put you off having the treatment you need.

Here’s how we can help:

  • We offer a range of finance options and payment plans to help you spread the cost over several months.
  • We’ll provide an accurate quote and discuss payment options after your initial consultation. Every treatment is different because every mouth is different. We treat you as an individual to make sure we give you a correct price.
  • We guarantee we will only recommend treatment based on what you need. There’ll be no surprise costs at the end.
Smile with Confidence

There’s plenty to smile about:

  • We provide the very best dental care services.
  • We’re very proud of our reputation and skills.
  • Our team are always learning so we can offer you the latest and most effective treatments.

Dentistry has advanced quickly in recent years.

Whatever treatment you’re looking for,general dental work, dental implants or cosmetic dentistry there’s bound to be a pain-free treatment for you.

What can we do for you?

We’re Built on Reputation

We provide dental services to people in Caringbah, Miranda, Cronulla and beyond.

Our patients come back year after year. Many bring their kids and even their grandkids for check-ups too.

Now that’s a recommendation to smile about.

All our treatments are about improving your oral health and your smile.

Overcome Your Fears @Jacaranda

You’re not alone. We’ve looked after plenty of people just like you.

Here’s how we’ll help you overcome your fears:

  • One of our friendly team will show you around our practice
  • We’ll listen to your dental concerns and let you know how we can help
  • We won’t rush you and we’ll only recommend treatments based on what you need
  • We’ll tell you about all possible dental treatment options to get you back on track
  • If you do need we’ll talk to you about options and costs first.

Pain free dentistry

That’s right. Nowadays with our advanced skills, local anaesthetic and sedation there’s no need to worry about pain during your dental procedures.

Good dentists, like us, are in this business to stop you feeling pain, not to cause it.

Happy kids with Jacaranda Dental

Happy kids with Jacaranda Dental

We’re dentists and oral health hygienists and we’re parents.

We have experience, skills and qualifications to deliver the best dental care for infants, children and teenagers.

It’s really important that kids have a positive and enjoyable dental experience from the start to reduce their dental fear later on in life.

What we do for your kids:

  • Gentle dental hygiene – showing kids how to clean their teeth.
  • Treatments like (orthodontics).
  • High standards
  • We make sure that every child feels relaxed and comfortable.
  • We use the latest dental technology.
  • To top it off, we have the cutest gifts for your little one.
    If they have a baby tooth taken out by us, they’ll get a tooth fairy helper, (made locally). Each helper has a special backpack for the tooth that’s been taken out. Tuck it under their pillow and the tooth fairy knows it’s a special tooth.
FAQs | Jacaranda Dental
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