Be Well Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

If you have any questions about our dental services or issues with your oral health, never hesitate to contact us. We are always available for you and more than happy to help.

At Be Well Dental, we work with our patients and their families to keep smiles healthy and strong. A big part of our dental services is grounded in patient education; we love having well-informed patients interested in their oral health. 

We have compiled some frequently asked questions about the treatments we provide at our Highgate Hill dental practice. If you would like to expand on any question below or have a brand new question, let us know. 

Children's Dentistry

Absolutely!

Our dental team at Be Well Dental can start seeing your child around the age of one. Parents are always welcome to bring their child earlier if they have any concerns regarding their oral health.

Take Your Child Along With You 

Bringing your child with you to your own cleans and exams can help them become familiar with the sights and sounds of our dental practice. Calm and relaxed parents will also teach children to feel comfortable and secure. 

As adults, many of our oral and health habits are set in place when we are very young. 

Drs Bao and Will work alongside their exceptional dental staff to establish a fun and stress-free experience. We want your son or daughter to look forward to seeing us.

When to Bring Your Child to See Us

Never hesitate to let us know if you think your child is experiencing a dental emergency. They can mean anything from a sports injury to tooth pain.

We appreciate how unnerving they can be, which is why we always make time to see you and your family outside of routine dental cleans and exams.

Book an Appointment

Arranging an exam with Be Well Dental is as simple as giving us a call or filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Being involved in sports or boisterous play is a part of growing up, but pastimes that are too rambunctious can sometimes result in a knocked-out tooth. We can help parents determine what to do if their child loses a baby or a permanent tooth. 

Losing a Baby Tooth

This may not seem so dire—after all, baby teeth are meant to fall out, right? Dr Will and Dr Bao will still want to evaluate your child's mouth and make sure it is clean from debris, and nothing else is damaged. 

Baby teeth are not as deeply entrenched as permanent teeth, so there's less risk of permanent damage. Still, it's always a good idea to have your children's dentist check things out. Losing a baby tooth too soon can cause problems for permanent teeth emerging, often leading to nearby teeth crowding the new space. If there is not enough room for the tooth to emerge, it can create crooked teeth and eating issues. 

If your child has knocked out a baby tooth, we may need to insert a space maintainer to hold space until the permanent tooth is ready to emerge. 

Losing Adult Teeth

Seeing your child right away allows us to possibly reattach the knocked-out tooth. Avoid touching the tooth root but keep it moist by putting it in a container of milk or water. 

Does Your Child Have a Dental Emergency? 

It's important that we see your child right away if they have knocked out a tooth, even after hours. Call Be Well Dental at (07) 3846-2002 immediately so we can have the best chance at saving your child's tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Yes, at Be Well Dental, we help patients fix crooked teeth all the time with cosmetic dentistry procedures. When you visit our clinic to create straighter teeth, our skilled dentists will carefully evaluate your dental needs to recommend the best cosmetic dentistry options for you. 

Treatments for Straighter Teeth

Patients who want to straighten crooked teeth will need some type of orthodontic treatment. At Be Well Dental, we offer Invisalign to make our patient's orthodontic care as efficient, discreet and convenient as possible.

With Invisalign clear aligners, patients wear nearly invisible aligners that we customise for a comfortable fit. When treatment begins, we'll provide the patient with several sets of aligners and give them a schedule for changing the aligners out. Each set of aligners will move the patient's teeth a bit closer to the desired position until we've achieved a straight smile.

If a patient doesn't want to undergo orthodontic treatment, we may be able to cover slightly crooked teeth with dental veneers or reshape them with dental bonding. That way, we can recreate the patient's smile without the need for long term treatments.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Highgate Hill, QLD

We invite you to contact Be Well Dental to arrange your visit for a cosmetic consultation. Whether you need Invisalign treatment, dental veneers or another cosmetic procedure, our experienced and well-trained team of dentists are here to help.

Yes, there are cosmetic dentistry options available to fix a receding gumline. One common cosmetic procedure for altering a patient's gumline is called gum contouring. 

When performing gum contouring, a dentist removes a small amount of soft tissue, often from the roof of the patient's mouth, and uses it to rebuild the gumline, creating a more attractive, healthier appearance. This method also protects tooth roots that have been exposed due to the recession of the gum. 

Scaling and Root Planing for Receding Gums

Your dentist may also recommend scaling and planing, which consists of a deep cleaning of your gumline and a smoothing of the root surface. Smoothing the root's surface can allow the gum to heal and reattach, improving the appearance and the health of the patient's gums. 

Dentists generally perform this procedure using a local anaesthetic for your comfort.

If you have questions about gum care or if your gum is receding, we welcome your phone call to our clinic. A receding gumline is a sign of gum disease, which we should treat promptly and appropriately for the sake of your oral and overall health.

Periodontal Treatments in Highgate Hill, QLD

We offer periodontal treatments for patients who have gum health issues in the Highgate Hill area and beyond. If you need gum treatment for receding gums, we invite you to contact our experienced team at Be Well Dental

Our dentists offer gentle but thorough treatments to promote gum health, and we would love to have the opportunity to help you.

Cosmetic dentistry is not considered a specialty because all dentists are trained in performing many of the available cosmetic procedures. However, not all dentists offer cosmetic dentistry procedures in their clinic, so it's essential to make sure the dentist provides those before arranging your appointment if you're considering cosmetic procedures. 

It's also important to ensure the cosmetic dentist you choose has the experience, extensive hands-on training and skill necessary to complete the cosmetic dentistry services you need, along with an eye for creating beautiful smiles. At Be Well Dental in Highgate Hill, our dentists provide exceptional cosmetic services to make dramatic smile improvements for our patients.

What's the First Step?

When fixing smile flaws, the first step is to see one of our well-trained dentists for an evaluation. The dentist will examine your dental situation, discuss your smile goals and work with you to develop a treatment plan. Whether you need a single cosmetic procedure or a full smile makeover, we can help.

Cosmetic Dentist in Highgate Hill, QLD

At Be Well Dental, we enjoy improving our patients' smiles with our range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. 

If you are embarrassed by tooth or gum flaws and want to make improvements, we would love to talk with you. We invite you to reach out to our friendly team to discuss your needs and arrange your consultation. There's no need to live with a smile you're not happy with when we can help you change your smile for an entirely new look.

Emergency Dentistry

Being involved in sports or boisterous play is a part of growing up, but pastimes that are too rambunctious can sometimes result in a knocked-out tooth. We can help parents determine what to do if their child loses a baby or a permanent tooth. 

Losing a Baby Tooth

This may not seem so dire—after all, baby teeth are meant to fall out, right? Dr Will and Dr Bao will still want to evaluate your child's mouth and make sure it is clean from debris, and nothing else is damaged. 

Baby teeth are not as deeply entrenched as permanent teeth, so there's less risk of permanent damage. Still, it's always a good idea to have your children's dentist check things out. Losing a baby tooth too soon can cause problems for permanent teeth emerging, often leading to nearby teeth crowding the new space. If there is not enough room for the tooth to emerge, it can create crooked teeth and eating issues. 

If your child has knocked out a baby tooth, we may need to insert a space maintainer to hold space until the permanent tooth is ready to emerge. 

Losing Adult Teeth

Seeing your child right away allows us to possibly reattach the knocked-out tooth. Avoid touching the tooth root but keep it moist by putting it in a container of milk or water. 

Does Your Child Have a Dental Emergency? 

It's important that we see your child right away if they have knocked out a tooth, even after hours. Call Be Well Dental at (07) 3846-2002 immediately so we can have the best chance at saving your child's tooth.

Like so many things in life, accidents cannot be predicted. They can occur seemingly out of nowhere—knocked-out teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, sudden toothaches, and loose dental crowns are a few examples of dental emergencies.

As sudden and stressful as these scenarios may be, our patients can relax knowing that we understand what they're going through and that we're here to help. We can work with you in any emergency dental situation, even if it's after hours. 

Typical Dental Emergencies That We Treat

From slight to compound dental emergencies, our dental team is equipped to provide the necessary care and treatment so you can feel relieved of pain and stress.

Knocked-Out Teeth

Not all dental emergencies have deadlines, but broken or knocked-out teeth have a narrow time-frame in which we can save your tooth. This means that we should see you immediately to improve our chances. Until you can see us, it's important to keep the tooth root from drying out. We recommend keeping it safe in your mouth, or in a container of milk or water. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to aid with pain and inflammation.

Tooth Pain

Dental distress can be extremely stressful, not to mention how it can impact a nice meal, a meeting at work, or just daily life. Unlike cramps or headaches that go away in time, tooth pain rarely does—and if it does, it often comes back worse. If you are suffering from tooth aches, call us immediately. 

Fractured Teeth

If a piece of your tooth has broken off, or if your tooth has fractured—it is important that Dr Bao or Dr Will treat your dental emergency right away. We can reattach pieces of your broken tooth, or apply dental bonding to chips and cracks to prevent bacteria from entering and infecting your tooth. 

Lost or Broken Dental Crown

If you have broken or lost your dental restoration, we are available to fix it at any time. We know that it can be uncomfortable, and we want to seal your tooth from food particles or bacteria. . 

Schedule With Us if You Have a Dental Emergency

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Highgate Hill, don't hold back on letting us know. We are a zero-judgment environment. Our job is to help you, not scold you. We want to hear if you've fallen and chipped your tooth, or even if you just feel like something seems off.

The attentive dental team at Be Well Dental is available to help.

General Dentistry

Dental fear and anxiety are common emotions, but there are ways we can help you manage it. At Be Well Dental, we appreciate that even seasoned dental veterans can feel a twinge of nervousness as patients at the dental office.

Like with many situations in life, our responses are either reactive or proactive. Reactive responses are based on past experiences, while proactive responses allow us to set up a situation before it becomes the stage of ongoing dental anxiety.

We Help Create a Warm and Welcoming Dental Environment

For many of us, fear of the unknown can often be worse than what we do know. At Be Well Dental, we believe in educating and talking to our patients prior to any dental treatment, so they can anticipate and prepare for each step of the process.

Additionally, patients have come to appreciate and expect our holistic and healing vibe each time they step foot through our doors.

Taking proactive steps further, many dental fears can stem from painful and abrupt dental emergencies. Dr Bao Nguyen and Dr William Huynh practice preventive dental care to help patients sidestep potentially scary and uncomfortable oral health scenarios.

While we can't prevent all dental emergencies, we can spot many small ones in development and heal them while they are small and painless. Through this practice, we can remove many reactive situations and set up healthy and happy dental visits. 

You Are in Charge of Your Dental Visit

Our dental practice believes in practising mindfulness throughout our day to day lives, including when it comes to our health. 

Through mindfulness, we can be aware of each moment, and recognise any feelings of stress, discomfort, and anxiety as they occur. Instead of avoiding such feelings, we can explore them and give them their name.

There is nothing wrong with being anxious, this emotion has served our race well over the centuries, and it is still a valuable emotion. Every day our mind analyzes millions of subtle clues and contexts, and often when we feel goosebumps and a gut feeling that something is off, it's a valid response to act on that.  

Talk With Your Dental Team if You Are Anxious

We are here to work with you, and there's no shame in letting us know if you need extra care. 

You've heard that saying 'The only guarantees in life are death and taxes.' Well, somewhere in between death and taxes is the reflection of your smile, and this reflection can say a lot about you.

How you care for your teeth and gums can indicate a thoughtful and intentional person. The way you smile carries your kindness and compassion. A fresh breath can convey someone perceptive and aware enough to make their space a little more pleasant for those around them.

Caring for your smile should be a constant, but too many people neglect their oral health and dental visits because of financial constraints. 

At Be Well Dental, we don't believe in hidden fees or surprises. We aim to work with our patients and their budgets by accepting all health funds

If You Are Unsure, Ask Us

Due to the nature of our services, it is not possible to give an accurate quote for treatment prior to seeing you. In some cases, we can give you fee estimates over the phone, but they will only be a rough guide and may change once our dentists have assessed your specific situation.

The cost of a new patient assessment is $65. A limited assessment for a particular concern is $46. If dental radiographs are required, they are $46 each. Intraoral photography, which allows us to record and share with you exactly what is going on, is included in every appointment.

We have a passion for helping as many patients as possible and providing as many answers as possible. 

We Are Here for You

If you need a dental cleans and exam or are curious about a cosmetic dental treatment, we invite you to call us at (07) 3846-2002.

Preventative Dentistry

Digital x-rays are a common sight during routine dental exams and a standard diagnostic tool, allowing Dr Bao and Dr Will to look for early signs of tooth decay, infection and disease. We also monitor teeth placement for young children and determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary for adolescents and adults. 

X-rays allow us to observe your oral health at a level that is not visible to the naked eye. While we typically deploy digital x-rays yearly, we may use them more frequently if needed.

Factors That Can Affect the Frequency of Digital X-Rays

  • Your age
  • An underlying dental issue that we need to observe
  • Current oral health
  • History of dental issues
  • History of gum disease or tooth decay

Are Digital X-Rays Safe?

There have been debates that centred around the safety of digital x-rays. As dental technology continuously improves, we have developed more sophisticated diagnostic tools and x-rays that minimise your radiation exposure. 

Digital x-rays, in fact, cut down ration exposure by half. Since they don't require traditional film, they are also safer for the environment.

Digital x-rays allow us to see between teeth or under dental restorations to detect tooth decay and more. Once we have diagnosed a dental issue, we can take preventive action to protect your teeth, gums, tissues and jaw bone. 

We also look for infection, oral cancer, cysts and diseases. 

Digital x-rays are instrumental in maintaining your oral health, as well as placing dental implants and orthodontic treatment. 

Dental X-Rays Keep Your Teeth and Gums Strong

Since digital x-rays are a valuable asset, we are happy to use them as needed to identify and treat oral health concerns. 
 
Feel free to ask us about dental x-rays during your dental cleans and exam. 

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