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With laser dentistry you can now receive better quality dental care, with fewer visits and without many of the discomforts. Some benefits include:

Fewer needles (most patients do not require needles during laser treatment). Preservation of natural healthy teeth. Faster healing. No more high pitched drill noises.

Most patients feel nothing during laser treatments, others report a slight sensation. Our dentists will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout your treatment. Almost all patients are suitable candidates for this treatment, and it is especially good for children. Our dentist can tell you which laser treatments can benefit you.

Yes we can. We use Smartbleach® which is a photo-dynamic teeth whitening procedure that combines laser light and a patented alkaline gel to whiten your teeth in approximately 1 hour. More than six years of research in Australian and European Universities have shown Smartbleach® to be completely safe. Assuming you look after your teeth and gums, experience has shown that the benefits can last for many years.

Dental hygienists are trained to do specific clinical procedures which aim to prevent dental disease. They work under the supervision of a dentist.

When their first tooth appears or soon after their first birthday, whichever comes first.

Your child will start to lose their baby teeth around the age of six. Their baby teeth will be replaced with their permanent teeth around the age of 12 or 13 years.

It is important that you assist your children with brushing their teeth by using fluoride toothpaste and clean their teeth at least twice per day. Give your children healthy snacks and try to avoid sugary foods.

Smoking is a major cause of oral cancer. On average smokers are four times more likely to get oral cancer than non-smokers.

Smoking can cause the following: unsightly staining on teeth; dull taste buds; reduced blood flow to gums and gums changing colour.

70% of Australians have some kind of gum disease. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection and if left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It begins when the bacteria in plaque causes gums to become inflamed. Studies have found that infections in the mouth can play havoc elsewhere in the body. That is why it is important to regularly visit your dentist.