FAQs

This depends on your personal circumstances; it can vary from every 3 months to every 12 months. We will inform you of the recommended recall when you visit for an examination.

Our extensive examinations include a thorough assessment of your gums and teeth, a smile assessment- including photographs, any x rays or special tests required and an oral cancer screening. If you have any questions or concerns, there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss this with your dentist.

Tooth decay is when the tooth becomes softened by a sticky plaque on the teeth which is worsened by increased sugar intake and poor oral hygiene. If decay is left untreated, it can cause nerve damage and extreme pain and infections due to irreversible damage to the teeth. We recommend regular check-ups to prevent the progression of tooth decay.

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. In advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums; painful chewing problems; and even tooth loss. Other factors like smoking, family history and diabetes have an impact on the progression of gum disease. Regular visits to the dentist and hygienist can help to prevent gum disease.

Invisalign depends on the complexity of the position of teeth- it can take from as little as 7 weeks to 18 months. At One Dental, we are an Apex Diamond Invisalign provider, meaning we have a wealth of experience in Invisalign behind us.

Dental cleanings are recommended at least twice a year, but some may need them every 3 months. Talk to your dentist to determine the best schedule for your oral health.
Children need check-ups right after birth and regularly throughout childhood. Talk to our paediatrician for a specific schedule.