If you have a question feel free to peruse our FAQs below or contact us for further information…

Unsure about some of our dental treatments or techniques? Discover more about our Noosaville dental practice and the services we offer by reading our FAQs:

My tooth was knocked out. How soon should I see a dentist?

Immediately.  Getting to the dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving and losing the tooth. When a tooth is knocked out:

a: Immediately call your dentist for an emergency appointment.

b: Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Touching the root (the part of the tooth below the gum) can damage cells necessary for bone reattachments.

c: Gently rinse the tooth in water to remove dirt. Do not scrub.

d: Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and the gum to keep it moist.

e: It is important not to let the tooth dry out.

f: If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse in milk.

How can I whiten my teeth?

Tooth whitening is the use of bleaching agents to lighten the colour of teeth. There are many causes of tooth discoloration; the most common include ageing, coffee, red wine and smoking.

Simply Dental is pleased to offer patients the Colgate Visible White professional take home teeth whitening system.  We have been using this system for many years with outstanding results.

After a personalised evaluation by one of our dentists you will receive custom fit trays that fit comfortably over your teeth and allow for effective delivery of the bleaching gel. Most people will need to wear the mouth trays every day for 2-4 weeks for up to 30 minutes.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

If you are not regularly seeing a dental hygienist your gums will not be as healthy as they should be and you will have a build-up of plaque (soft deposits) and tartar (hard deposits) on your teeth.

When these deposits are left on your teeth the gums can become sore and inflamed and cause gingivitis. When this inflammation of the gums is left untreated, the inflammation can extend into the ligaments and bone structures that support the teeth. This disease is called peridontitis or gum disease.

Warning signs include bad breath, bleeding gums, swollen or tender gums, loose teeth or even changes in the spaces between the teeth.

By working with our hygienist she will be able to remove the deposits using special instruments and any let over plaque by polishing.

Just as importantly she will be able to provide you with a personal hygiene homecare program and educate you on how to maintain your teeth and gums to a healthy level.

Regular maintenance is essential and recall appointments will be made to keep you on track.

What are dentures and will anyone be able to tell them from my natural teeth?

Dentures are worn to replace your natural teeth. They are made from lifelike resin teeth bonded to a plastic base. A complete denture replaces all your natural teeth. A partial denture is usually held in place by clasps or metal clips that fit around some of your remaining teeth.

Your dentures will have been custom made to fit your mouth and will today’s technology can look so natural that people can’t tell you’re wearing them. It’s normal for new dentures to feel a little strange at first but you will soon start to smile, talk and eat as confidently with dentures as you would with your natural teeth.

How much refund do I get back from my health fund?

We are preferred providers for a number of health funds. This means that our prices are capped and you will receive the maximum rebate. Every patient is provided with a printed treatment plan detailing the relevant costs and health fund items codes. For a number of health funds we are able to swipe your insurance health card and provide an instant printout on your individual rebate. Otherwise you will need to phone your health fund directly.

I have a missing tooth. What are my options for filling the gap?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be all too aware of their importance to your looks and dental health.

The following are three options your dentist may suggest, depending on your needs. Replacement teeth should last for years at a time, so it is important to choose a treatment that’s right for you.

A. Implants

Many patients choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth such as crowns. They mimic the look and functions of real teeth and can make an attractive alternative to dentures and bridges.

B. Fixed Bridges

Another tooth replacement option is a fixed bridge. This is a restoration that fills the space where one or more teeth have been lost. It consists of an artificial porcelain tooth anchored to the adjacent existing teeth. They look, feel and function like your natural teeth.

C. Removable Partial Denture

As its name suggests a removable partial denture can easily be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. Partial dentures usually have replacement teeth fixed to a plastic base that matches the colour of your gums. The plastic base may cover a metal framework. Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth.

At what age should my child have their first dental visit?

If your child has not yet been to the dentist, it is important to bring them in by age 2 or when their first tooth erupts…

This is an important step in your child’s dental health, as we can help maintain the health of their mouths and track their dental development as well as diagnosing and treating any issues early.

My tooth is really hurting should I make an emergency visit?

If it hurts – make an emergency appointment!

Dental emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, and just like any other emergency, dental emergencies need to be seen to as soon as possible. If you suffer from:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Cracked teeth
  • Physical dental trauma

Book an appointment at our Noosaville dental practice during surgery hours or visit your nearest hospital to ensure your oral health.

What does general dentistry entail?

General dentistry is a form of dental care that captures all necessary elements of a dental check-up…

This means whilst undergoing your general dental check-up, you could experience one or a combination of the following treatments:

  • Gum disease treatment
  • Scales and cleans
  • Root canal therapy (endodontics)
  • Dental fillings
  • Sealants

How can I enhance the look of my smile?

If you are unhappy with the overall look of your smile at Simply Dental we offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments…

Whether your teeth are chipped, cracked, discoloured or crooked, at Simply Dental we are able to aptly enhance the aesthetics of your smile with our advanced dental technology. With a high quality tooth whitening treatment or alternatively our effective porcelain veneers, we can help transform the look of your smile so you can benefit from heightened confidence.

Is there a way to restore my smile without dentures?

At Simply Dental we remain on the forefront of dental technology, and are able to provide strong, long-term treatments that are more beneficial than dentures…

Dental implants have revolutionised the way in which dentists can restore smiles. It is a surgical treatment that utilises small biocompatible titanium rods that are inserted into the site of tooth loss. This provides a powerful, functional and aesthetically pleasing new tooth – that looks and feels just like your natural teeth!

For a more cost-effective solution to tooth loss, we are also able to provide dental bridges, which are essentially three (or more) crowns that are fused together to create an appliance. The two end crowns are then placed over the teeth sitting adjacent to the site of tooth loss for a strong and stable solution.