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FAQs

Explore our range of frequently asked questions to discover the answers to the most common queries at our dental practice located in Forest Lake

How can I straighten my teeth without ugly metal braces?

Invisalign is a great orthodontic option for people who are put off traditional metal braces for aesthetic reasons.

This innovative system utilises a series of transparent aligners to gently move your teeth into position. The great thing about the Invisalign system is that is it completely removable – which means that you can enjoy your favourite foods, maintain your regular oral hygiene routine and attend special events with confidence.

Why do I have headaches, jaw pain and a popping sound when I open my mouth?

If you experience these symptoms, you may be suffering from undiagnosed TMJ dysfunction.

TMJ Dysfunction (or TMD) can be extremely painful and cause chronic facial pain for sufferers. The key contributor to TMD is stress. Stress causes the patient to clench down on the jaw, which compresses the jaw points and eventually results in bad bite.

Our team of dental professionals treat the source of your pain and discomfort- not just the symptoms. Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction varies depending on the severity of each individual case. After your consultation at Lake Dental we will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for you.

What is TMJ Dysfunction?

The TMJ Joint (Temporomandibular Joint) refers to the two joints located in front of the ears.

These joints attach the lower jaw to the skull and are important in several ways. TMJ Dysfunction is the name given to conditions affecting this joint.

TMJ Dysfunction (or TMD) can be extremely painful and cause chronic facial pain for sufferers. The key contributor to TMD is stress. Stress causes the patient to clench down on the jaw, which compresses the jaw points and eventually results in bad bite.

At our dental practice located in Forest Lake we provide advanced neuromuscular dental treatments to effectively treat TMJ Dysfunction.

Where can I receive pain-free dentistry?

At Lake Dental, we strive to ensure that every appointment at our practice is as pain-free as possible.

We utilise a gentle touch and the most advanced treatments to ensure your comfort and care throughout your treatment. As a family dental practice we take extra care with younger patients to ensure that every visit to our dental practice in Forest Lake is comfortable, positive and even fun!

How can I make my smile more attractive?

At Lake Dental we offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments to dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile.

Porcelain veneers are a great treatment to rejuvenate many of the unwanted characteristics of your smile. Made form a translucent material that can be colour matched to the exact shade of your natural tooth enamel, porcelain veneers can strengthen the form and appearance of your smile.

The other cosmetic dental treatments we offer at our dental practice located in Forest Lake include:

Why should I whiten my teeth at the dentist?

With a wide range of do-it-yourself kits available, it is difficult to decide which tooth whitening option is the right choice for you.

At Lake Dental we believe that you should always seek teeth whitening treatment from a professional. This is to protect the health and safety of your smile, and to ensure that you achieve the beautiful results you deserve.

Dentists are trained to diagnose the source of your tooth discolouration, and from this information can select the most appropriate, safe and effective whitening treatment for your individual needs.

How often should I visit the dentist for a check-up?

You should visit our dental practice located in Forest Lake every six months.

This gives our dental professionals a chance to examine your oral health and treat any oral concerns in their early stages. During this appointment we will also conduct a professional clean to remove the hardened plaque that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone.

How can I get rid of my metal fillings?

If your dental fillings are dark metallic in colour, these are most likely amalgam fillings.

If you are concerned about the appearance, high mercury content and reliability of your amalgam fillings, at Lakedental we can replace these with our contemporary tooth coloured filling material. This innovative material can be colour-matched to the exact shade of your natural tooth enamel, and provides a strong, reliable and healthy restoration.

Why should I replace my missing teeth?

Tooth loss can cause a range of problems to your oral and overall health

These include:

  • Your existing teeth can migrate from position to fill the void left by tooth loss
  • Your gum tissue and jaw bone can begin to deteriorate
  • Your facial appearance can change in response to this jaw bone deterioration
  • Your bite can become misaligned

This is why it is important if you have experienced tooth loss to seek a restorative dental treatment as soon as possible. At Lake Dental we can offer restorative treatments such as dental implants or bridges to rejuvenate your smile.

Contact us today to book an appointment