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Frequently Asked Questions at Salisbury Dental Care

We always welcome any questions you may have. Below, we've addressed some common inquiries. Should you have more questions, feel free to reach out to us for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

How often should I schedule a dental check-up and cleaning with the hygienist?

For optimal dental health, we recommend regular check-ups and cleanings every 6-12 months. Those at higher risk for dental issues, such as decay or periodontal disease, may benefit from visits every 4-6 months, while lower risk patients typically require visits every 12 months.

How often should I brush and floss my teeth?

Brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time is ideal. It's crucial to be thorough yet gentle, with particular emphasis on brushing before bedtime.

While daily flossing is ideal, flossing 2-3 times per week is preferable to not flossing at all. If you notice bleeding gums during flossing, it may indicate the need for more frequent flossing. Healthy gums are typically light pink, firm, and do not bleed during flossing.

Why type of toothbrush should I use and how often should I replace it?

We advise using a soft-bristled brush to avoid potential damage. Effective brushing relies more on technique than the force applied. Focus on thorough yet gentle brushing.

It's recommended to replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months. A simple way to remember is to change it with each season transition. Additionally, if you notice bristle splaying, it's a sign that a replacement is needed. If you have been sick, it is also advisable to replace your toothbrush once you are well again.

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What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?

In the event of a dental emergency, please contact our clinic at 8258 2278 to request an appointment. While we reserve specific slots for emergencies, availability may vary. Rest assured, we do our best to prioritise prompt care for dental emergencies.

How long does it typically take to secure an appointment? And what are the costs?

Appointment availability ranges from same-day to a few weeks in advance, depending on urgency, practitioner availability, and your schedule. Appointments before and after work, as well as on weekends are often in high demand and may require a longer wait.

Costs vary depending on the specific treatment required. While our reception team can provide estimated costs over the phone, precise quotes necessitate an examination/consultation by one of our dentists to tailor a treatment plan to your needs.

Are dental x-rays safe?

At Salisbury Dental Care, we utilise digital x-rays, significantly reducing radiation exposure compared to conventional methods. The benefits of x-rays include early detection of decay, evaluation of jawbone health, and identification of hidden infections, providing valuable insights into your oral health. 

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