Peninsula Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our office. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Dental Implants

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental implants are intended to blend in among your natural teeth.

One of the advantages of this is that you can brush and floss them the same as you would with your regular teeth. While implants never get cavities (and never need root canals!), you still want to continue brushing and flossing to keep your natural teeth and your gums healthy.

Emergency Dentistry

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

The goal of an emergency dental appointment is to address the immediate need, resolve your problem and relieve your pain. If we believe further care is needed, we will arrange a regular appointment for you to follow up so we can plan appropriate treatment to prevent future problems.

Paediatric Dentistry

Yes. A child who has a tough time sitting still will need additional support in getting used to the dental clinic. We can help them become familiar with the surroundings so that when it is time for their dental cleaning, they will be used to our office and the environment.

Periodontal Disease Prevention & Treatment

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, an infection of the tissues around your teeth caused by plaque.

If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. You may also experience bad breath.

Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it.

Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth. Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food. Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before.

Gum Disease is an inflammatory disease caused by accumulation of bacteria (dental plaque) on the teeth. If not removed by brushing and flossing, the bacteria in dental plaque can cause tooth decay and gum disease

Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults.

Porcelain Veneers

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Porcelain veneers are considered to be a permanent restoration since they are bonded to the surface of your teeth. They are made of porcelain, a very strong material, so it is rare for them to chip or fall off. In the unlikely event that this does happen, however, the veneer can be repaired or replaced and bonded back into place.

Teeth Whitening

Whitening products available for purchase in shoppes are designed to be "one size fits all" which often translates to "one size fits none".

The strength of the whitening product is much lower than what you can get in a professional kit, meaning that you must use the product for a longer period of time and are still unlikely to get the results you can find in a professional product. Additionally, your results are not being monitored by the dentist you know and trust. 

TMJ & Bruxism

Having headaches can be a symptom of TMJ disorders. To determine whether that is the case, we will need to evaluate your joints, bite and oral health. If your symptoms are due to TMJ, we will provide treatment options to help relieve your symptoms.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.