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Frequently asked questions

Here at Angel Dental Care Picton we love answering your questions, please have a read through or feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

How to to keep my teeth healty?

We highly encourage our patients to brush and floss daily, twice a day, as well as schedule six-monthly cleans. If you’re someone who tends to clench and grind your teeth and find yourself waking up with a headache, we'd advise to book in a consultation.

When to arrive for my appointment?

We advise you to come in at least 20 min prior to your appointment, mainly in case you need to fill out any other forms.

What to do if I need medication?

Always make sure to discuss the medications that you are taking with your dentist. Even if you think that the two are unrelated or might not affect one another, being open and honest with your dentist could potentially save your life. Or at very least prevent any after effects.

Will my insurance cover all the costs?

Before coming into our practice, please make sure to contact your insurance provider to get a clear understanding on what is covered by your private health insurance, and for how much. 

Why should I floss?

Flossing has been proven to offer many benefits, such as;

  • Gets rid of plaque. Plaque is a colorless sticky film that collects around and between your teeth and along your gum line.
  • Reduces the risk of cavities.
  • Helps prevent gum disease.
  • Reduces bad breath.
  • May help your heart health.

How can I get my kids to floss?

Although most adults have no problem flossing on their own, there are a few additional challenges associated with flossing kids’ teeth. For one, if you are using traditional dental floss to floss your child’s teeth, you may have difficulty reaching between each tooth effectively since their mouths and teeth are much smaller than yours. If you’re able to effectively use traditional floss for your child’s teeth, teach them the same flossing techniques adults use when they are old enough to start picking it up on their own. You can show them how to wrap the floss firmly around their fingers and pull it tight so that it is more effective in removing plaque and food particles from their mouth.

 

You may want to consider selecting a wider, flatter dental tape for flossing your child’s teeth than you would for your own. Since kids are still growing in all of their teeth and their baby teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent ones, baby teeth tend to be smaller and farther apart than adult teeth. A flatter dental floss will help your child more effectively clean the spaces between their teeth than they would with a floss that has a finer width.

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