We offer nervous patients the option to have Happy Gas. It’s our secret to keeping you smiling even after treatment. Read more about it here.
From 0-2 years old: they shouldn’t use any toothpaste as their baby teeth are still breaking in.
From 2-7 years old: a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste, brushing twice daily. We recommend that they don’t rinse their mouth out but rather just spit. Kids should be monitored by their parents and taught the importance of brushing for at least 2-3 minutes twice a day.
We suggest bringing in your child to see us at around 1 years old. This is because their teeth will start to show through from around 6 months old and we’d like to advise you on oral hygiene to prevent any possible dental problems. Bringing your child in at this age allows us to all get to know each better and discuss the best ways for the whole family to practice good quality cleaning.
No, there is research to prove that both are equally as effective if used constantly and correctly. Have a chat to a member of our Starbright Dental team on your concerns and they will be able to advise you on which would work for your needs.
This is dependent on the issue. At Starbright Dental, we can use both and our dentists will advise you on which is best suited to you.
Here at Starbright Dental, we keep our prices reasonable and offer alternate payment options for patient convenience. Before proceeding with any dental treatment, we provide all patients with the treatment cost. We have HICAPS facilities for immediate health fund claims and are a preferred provider for HCF and NIB. Just bring along your health insurance card to each of your appointments.
We accept all cards and cash payments. Oral Health Service vouchers, Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) and Veteran Affairs (DVA) patients are also welcome. For further information about treatment cost or our payment options, please contact our friendly team.
Fluoride is the most vital ingredient in any toothpaste. It is a mineral that is found naturally and prevents tooth decay and cavity creation. Fluoride protects your teeth from acid-forming sugars and foods that bacteria feeds on. This amazing mineral firstly makes your tooth’s enamel stronger and secondly, it can reverse potential acid damage by hardening those areas of your tooth sunstone that may have already started to decay. Therefore, it doesn’t matter which type of toothpaste you are using, as long as it contains fluoride, it will be effective.
Wisdom teeth presentation can vary from person to person. There are times where they emerge as fully functioning teeth that cause no problem. In these cases, surgery is not necessary. However, when wisdom teeth are impacted, meaning that they don’t emerge fully or grow sideways, they can create discomfort and infection. This is when they become problematic and need to be removed.
These are wisdom teeth that don’t fully erupt from the gum tissue and may grow sideways or in a way that compromises adjacent teeth. They cause pressure on your other molars and can create infection, discomfort and swelling. These impacted wisdom teeth are the ones that need to be removed sooner rather than later. Using x-rays, our dentists will determine if wisdom teeth extraction is necessary. It is a good idea to maintain regular checks with your dentist.
It is common to experience some discomfort after your wisdom teeth extraction, along with swelling and bruising of the face, and mild bleeding from the area.
Here at Starbright Dental, we explain all post-operative care instructions after your procedure. It is extremely important to take care of your teeth and gums and this can be achieved by following our guidelines. There is potential for complications to occur after surgery, so it is important to notify your dentist if you notice anything unusual.