Have a question about our treatments or services? We invite you to peruse our FAQs below to learn more…
If you have a question it is very likely someone else has asked it before! Please see our selection of FAQs below, or if you still are unsure please call us on (02) 9489 0650.
My gums are bleeding, what does this mean?
Bleeding gums are an initial sign of gum disease…
If your gums are bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth it could be you are in the initial stages of gum disease. Gingivitis, which is the early onset of gum disease, can be devastating to your oral health so it is very important to seek the advice of your dentist if you have bleeding gums in conjunction with any of the following symptoms:
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Teeth that feel loose or weak
- Receding gums/gum withdrawal
If you are experiencing any of the above please book an appointment at our Wahroonga dental practice so we can assess your gums and ensure their health.
Am I able to straighten my smile without braces?
Yes! At Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga we offer one of the most advanced and popular orthodontic treatments used to date – that do not use traditional braces!
Advancements in dental care and orthodontics have led to the development of Invisalign – a revolutionary new treatment that uses clear aligner tray technology instead of the old ‘train track’ braces. Invisalign is especially popular as it is removable, comfortable, lifestyle-friendly and can be used by adults and teenagers. Visit us at Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga so we can discuss whether Invisalign is best for you.
Where can I find a great family dentist in Wahroonga?
At Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga we love kids and are happy to be your local family dentist!
At our dental practice located at 44a Hampden Ave, East Wahroonga NSW, we believe that forming positive relationships with all our patients big or small is imperative to helping them maintain good oral health. We recognise that positive associations and educational, fun check-ups are the basic foundations for helping children keep good oral health now and in later life.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental care that deals exclusively with the appearance of your smile…
Cosmetic dentistry uses treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers to transform the appearance of your smile or simply give it some rejuvenation. At Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga we offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments to help you smile confidently.
How can I transform the appearance of my smile?
For a purely cosmetic dental transformation we offer porcelain veneers…
Porcelain veneers are extremely popular for enhancing your smile and your confidence. They are very thin porcelain shells that are custom made to your smile and are adhered to the front of your teeth for an instantaneous result. Whether you have one particular tooth that is causing low self-esteem or you want to cover all the teeth in your smile zone, at Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga we can help.
Porcelain veneers can be used to effectively conceal:
- Tooth erosion
What is a dental emergency and can I call you if I have one?
A dental emergency can be defined as any pain experienced in the mouth that cannot be alleviated with pain medication…
If you experience intense or chronic dental pain, have knocked out a tooth or broken a tooth please don’t hesitate to call us right away! When it comes to dental emergencies it is always best to act as soon as possible, as waiting for it to ‘fix itself’ can only make it worse.
By calling our Wahroonga dental practice (even after hours) you will be given an emergency number to call so we can allocate time to help you.
How can my headaches be jaw-related?
Headaches are a common occurrence but sometimes they can have dental causes…
If you suffer from chronic headaches, they could actually be a symptom of jaw dysfunction! TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a condition that affects the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) located just at the front of the ears. When the jaw is misaligned or the patient suffers from malocclusion, this creates extra stress on the joints causing them to overcompensate. As a result you can suffer from:
- Back and neck pain
- Jaws that can become stuck or ‘locked’
- Difficulty chewing
At Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga we can help relieve the effects of TMD by treating it at the source. We will conduct a full examination of your TMJ, neck, head and facial muscles with our computer diagnostic system to measure the sounds, muscle balance, your jaw position and occlusion.
Is there a permanent solution to tooth loss?
Yes! At Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga we are proud to offer one of the most effective tooth loss treatments to date: dental implants!
Dental implants have revolutionised the way we can treat tooth loss and we are very excited to offer this treatment to our patients. By using small titanium screws and inserting these at the site of the tooth loss, we can effectively replace your missing tooth root and allow your jaw to fuse with the implant. After healing for a period of 3-6 months your new tooth will look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. Better yet if looked after correctly they can last the rest of your life!