Q. How often should I visit the dentist?
For long-term oral health, we recommend you visit the dentist every 6 months for a dental examination. Early detection of decay or disease may reduce the length, scope and cost of treatment in the long run. We also advise you have your teeth cleaned and a fluoride application done every 6 to 12 months to maintain good oral health.
If my child requires braces, do you offer a payment plan?
Absolutely. Because braces are quite the financial investment, we understand the impact it may have on the family budget. To help ease the strain, we offer regular and affordable payment plans spread out over the course of treatment.
Like a lot of people, I have a real fear of visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me with this?
You are not alone. It is common for patients to fear visiting the dentist. To help alleviate these anxieties our caring staff strive to create a calm and relaxing environment within our practice. We also offer patients the option of using happy gas and the 'green whistle' for pain relief and relaxation. See our Why Choose Us? page for more information about managing anxiety.
As an adult I am concerned about crooked front teeth - is there a way of quickly addressing this problem without having to wear braces?
A. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology and techniques means more options when it comes to addressing oral disorders. One such complaint is crooked front teeth. Quite a few adults display an anxiety about correcting crooked teeth with braces as they fear they may impact them socially or in their job. At Graham Johnson Dental Surgeon we offer a technique called Rapid Smiles which enables us to straighten crooked teeth in as little as 6 months. Contact our Newcastle dental clinics for further information about this affordable and effective treatment.
How often should I have my mouth checked?
We usually advise every 6 months, but provide customised advice according to circumstances. Patients with complete dentures should have a check up at least every 3 years to check the health of their gums as well as the fit of their dentures.
When should I begin to bring my child for their first visit?
Usually at ages 2 ½ - 3 years is a good start.