Dr Rachel Hall Kenmore Dentist of Evolve Dental Healing has nearly 30 years of experience caring for patients providing general and cosmetic dentistry, holistic care, and amalgam removal for patients across Brisbane.
Dr Rachel believes education is essential to support you to know how to best care for your dental health and have a healthy smile. In this blog Evolve Dental Healing’s principal dentist answers your frequently asked questions.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Most people need a dental check-up and cleaning every 6 months, but everyone is different. How often you need to have a clean depends on your age, health history, lifestyle habits, and gum health history. During your gum health assessment and dental check, we determine your risk profile for dental disease and from there formulate our recommendations. Some patients need to come 4 times a year to treat gum disease and inflammation.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Dental pain or discomfort can be a symptom of tooth sensitivity, breakage, decay, cracked teeth, loose fillings, infections, or teeth clenching/grinding. Therefore, when you visit your trusted dentist at Evolve Dental Healing Kenmore, let us know you have pain and we will work with you to uncover the reason for the pain. Knowing the exact cause of pain is essential for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: This is a great question and in return we will ask you about your at home dental care regime. We will ask how many times you brush and floss. From your answers we can help you understand how to brush and when to floss. We can even teach how to keep your tongue clean. As you holistic Kenmore dentist we will offer you oral hygiene instruction and personalised dental and lifestyle advice for a healthy beautiful smile.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Yellow or stained teeth are common, especially as we get older. Foods and drinks affect our teeth stains are inevitable. To improve the appearance of your teeth, you must know about the best whitening treatments for you. We will help you learn about the most effective and safest teeth whitening treatment options for you.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Often you may think everything is ok and you only need a check and clean, but it is our job to detect dental issues before you get pain or major problems. It’s our job as your dentist to help you know what. Is happening in your mouth, what the consequences are of doing nothing as well as the treatment options and pros and cons of each. We want to help you make an informed choice based on facts.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Experienced dentists at Evolve Dental Healing Kenmore can discern what kind of dental risks you face in the future. By asking about your long term risks and discussing your dental health goals and what can you do avoid future dental problems we can work together to determine potential issues and whether they are because of poor diet, lifestyle factors or bad oral hygiene.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Many dental problems are caused by poor lifestyle; however occasionally specific issues are hereditary or have a hereditary factor. You may be more susceptible to gum diseases, tooth decay, misaligned teeth and other issues. Knowing about your health and your family members dental and medical health is essential for us to know the best course of action for your dental care.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Even when you maintain good oral hygiene, if your mouth smells or you have discomfort, ask your dentist what kind of changes you can make to your diet. Your Kenmore dentist can tell you to consume less or more of particular foods or drinks to support your dental health and overall wellbeing.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: When you first start visiting us at Evolve Dental Healing, it is usual for us to take dental x-rays. However, you may not require them frequently, and you should ask your dentist how many times you must get it done. Ideally, a bitewing x-ray (of your back teeth) should be done at least every one to two years depending on your decay rate and past dental history.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: You dentist or hygienist is the best person to advise you on which cleaning products to use for maintaining good oral health. Ask them to recommend toothbrushes (manual or electric), toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, tongue cleaners, and other cleaning tools. We can also recommendation natural cleaning products for your mouth rather than chemical ones.
Dr Rachel Kenmore Dentist: Dental work can cost you hundreds of dollars. At times it can be expensive. So, when you first visit us at Evolve Dental Healing, make sure you ask about payment plans and prepayment bonus policies. If you have private health cover, discuss how much of the treatment can be covered through it.
Asking questions is your right. As your professional healthcare partner, we will answer questions you have regarding your dental conditions, treatments, and best available options. Getting answers to your queries can help you maintain your dental health. Also, asking the right questions can help you make informed decisions and be aware of what the best treatment is to suit your dental goals and your budget.
To experience the Evolve Dental Healing difference call us today 07 3720 1811 to book an appointment.