At Bethlehem Dental Centre we understand that our dental patients often have a wealth of questions before or after their appointment.
We recommend all of our clients to have a dental check-up even if they do not feel any discomfort or pain, as some problems like gum disease can lie dormant until they appear as a much larger and costlier problem.
While the causes of tooth sensitivity are varied and differ from one patient to another, the specialist dentists of Bethlehem Dental Centre have the expertise necessary to single out the cause of sensitivity for each of our Tauranga patient, and will set out the best course of action and treatment.
If gum disease is not addressed early it may lead to more serious issues, requiring more severe treatment.
By scheduling a regular dental check up, our Tauranga patients can ensure that their gum disease can be caught early before the problem worsens, making treatment much easier, cheaper, and comfortable.
problems. Should I still have a dental check up?
infected and hurt. How do I know if this will happen to me?
Even if the wisdom teeth cannot be felt and are causing no pain, the teeth may be “stuck” deep in the jaw bone, potentially causing significant problems in the future.
The specialists at Bethlehem Dental Centre have found that the best course of action for treating wisdom teeth is to take an x-ray of the area surrounding the wisdom teeth to accurately determine the state teeth, and whether they should extracted. Based on the clinical findings the dentists will recommend the course of action to take to minimize discomfort, pain, and lifestyle.
While Bethlehem Dental Centre does not perform orthodontic work in-house, but we have formed a strong cooperative relationship with an exceptional Tauranga orthodontist who can help our patients with braces.
Amalgam fillings are the older black fillings made from a mixture of mercury and other metals, while composite fillings are a made from a mouldable tooth coloured mixture. Amalgam fillings can be used to fill deep to medium sized cavities. On the other hand, composite fillings are perfect for filling small cavities, and reshaping the tooth, both for cosmetic and health purposes.
In our experience we have found that many people in Tauranga have been treated with the wrong type of filing, and now, a typical mouth will be filled with unsightly black amalgam fillings, large composite fillings, and small amalgam filling in cracked teeth.
The patients of Bethlehem Dental Centre all benefit from the extensive knowledge, judgement and experience of our dentists, who can determine exactly which type of filling suits the patient, taking into account the health of the tooth, the appearance of the tooth, and the structural integrity of the tooth.
We offer effective at-home whitening treatments. The dentist will create custom whitening trays by taking moulds of your teeth. This allows the whitening gel to work best by snuggly filling the space between the tray and your tooth surface. You will be given a whitening kit containing whitening gel and care instructions. You will then be able to whiten in the comfort of your own home, as regularly as you like. From our experience, it takes between 2-4 whitening applications to see a noticeable difference. That’s only 2-4 days to get your own camera-ready smile!
Have another question?
If you still have any questions or queries about your upcoming dental appointment, or in regards to any of our dental services, please feel free to contact us directly. Our dentists are always happy to address and answer any questions or alleviate any concerns.