Q&As Mt Gravatt

Questions and Answers

Our goal is to make you smile. To achieve this, we will complete a dental assessment at the start of your appointment and discuss recommendations for any required treatment. These recommendations will be customised to your individual needs following the initial assessment.

We are more than happy to discuss all your options and the related costs and we will work with you and within your budget to design a treatment plan that will see you attaining the smile you have always wanted.

We are open Monday to Friday and for your convenience we offer after hours appointments on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

To book an appointment with us, call our friendly team on (07) 3849 2711 or click here to make an appointment today.

Did you know your overall health can be influenced by your oral health?

Our PCP – or Preventive Care Programme provides regular examinations, preventive treatments and professional cleaning to ensure the dental health of our patients are always at their best. Time intervals can vary between 3 and 6 months depending on your individual needs, but we would always recommend a hygiene visit at least every 6 months.

Regular check-ups and routine cleaning will not only improve your oral health but may also prevent many other health problems. For more information chat with our friendly team at Trembath Dental.

We like to make sure their first visit is a fun experience therefore we recommend that your child’s first visit to the dentist is before they are 2 years old. However if you have any concerns regarding your little ones oral heath, then it’s never to early to get some advise and have their teeth examined.

Such early diagnosis can ensure there are no developmental issues with your child’s teeth and gums. This will also help set them up with healthy teeth for life.

There are many cosmetic options available these days to improve the appearance of your smile. If you are unhappy with your smile then come in and let us show you all the ways we can help you get the smile you have always wanted.

Yes we can. Bleaching treatment has been proven to be both effective and safe in whitening teeth that seem dull, especially if they appear too yellow/brown in colour. Dark and metallic fillings in the “smile zone” can be replaced to give a more natural white smile again.

The main difference is that we listen. We also pride ourselves in maintaining long lasting relationships with our patients. We aim to raise our patient’s awareness of the value of good dental health and to provide an environment where our patient’s feel comfortable and relaxed.

We accept most major credit cards including VISA and MasterCard and have HICAPS – a direct link with most health funds to process your claims directly, which is a great convenience. Trembath Dental offer our patients the option of the MacCredit payment plans  and Denticare payment solutions.

A single tooth consists of:

Crown – this is the top part of the tooth that is visible. The function of the tooth is determined by the shape of the crown. Front teeth are chisel-shaped, with the purpose of cutting into a piece of food, whilst the softer surface of molars enable them to grind.

Gum line– this is where the tooth and the gum meet. The build-up of plaque along the gum line can result in gingivitis and even periodontal disease, which is why teeth need to be properly brushed and flossed.

Root– making up two thirds of the entire tooth, the root keeps the tooth anchored in place, and as such, is embedded in the oral bone.

Enamel– this is the hard, outer layer of the tooth that protects vital tooth tissue. Poor hygiene can result in the enamel being damaged by decay.

Dentin– this is the softer, yellow layer beneath the enamel that contains millions of small tubes that lead to the pulp of the tooth.

Pulp– this is the soft tissue located right at the centre of the tooth. It contains the nerve tissue and blood cells.

The shape of each tooth allows it to perform a specific function.

Incisors– we all have four upper and four lower incisors in the front of our mouths. The incisors are the first teeth that erupt; and with their chisel shape, are enabled to bite into food.

Canines– these are the sharpest kind of teeth. With a point-like shape, the canines are meant to rip and tear food apart. There are four canines in total; two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw.

Premolars– there are eight premolars in total; four on either side of the mouth. Having two pointed cusps on the biting surface, these teeth are used for crushing and tearing into food.

Molars– several cusps on the biting surface, enable these teeth to grind and chew food effectively. There are twelve molars that come in four groups of three located at the back of the mouth.