Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I need to wait if I have a dental emergency?
Our responsive and skilled dental team at A Supa Smile is committed to providing same day dental emergency service. We quickly diagnose and offer the best treatment to get to the source of the problem and ease the pain.
A Supa Smile deals with many emergency situations such as wisdom tooth pain, chipped or fractured teeth, and denture repair for patients in Croydon and surrounds.
For more information, go to our dental emergency page.
How do I prevent bad breath?
- Practice good oral hygiene
- See your dentist regularly
- Stop smoking
- Drink water frequently
- Use mouthwash
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
- Floss once a day. Use 12-16 inches of floss.
- Rinse your mouth after brushing and also after meals if you can’t brush.
How often should I have a dental examination and cleaning?
Your teeth should be checked and cleaned at least twice a year. In some cases your dentist may recommend more frequent visits depending on your dental heath.
A good dental exam and cleaning is more than just checking for cavities and polishing your teeth. That’s why we recommend regular check-ups and cleanings.
For more information about the importance of dental exams and cleans, go to our preventative care page.
What can I do about stained or discoloured teeth?
At A Supa Smile, we offer advanced dental whitening systems: in-office teeth whitening and home kits.
Professional teeth whitening is a non-invasive and effective dental treatment used to change the colour of enamel and whiten your teeth.
For more information, visit our teeth whitening page.
What can be done to old or discoloured fillings?
If you have old fillings, your dentist can check them and evaluate if they are defective and require replacement.
If you want to replace unattractive fillings, you and your dentist can decide what replacement option would be suitable for you.
The best option for replacing old, unattractive, or discoloured fillings are composite fillings, which are tooth-coloured fillings that can be closely matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
If I have severe toothache, can I be checked right away?
At A Supa Smile, we try our best to see our patients on the same day that they experience a dental emergency. On the other hand, if you suffer from a minor dental problem, it’s advisable to set an appointment with us before the problems become more serious.
How regularly should I visit a dentist?
Generally, it’s recommended to visit your dentist twice a year for routine check-ups and exams.
This is to help identify dental diseases before they need major treatment. With regular visit, oral health diseases can be highly prevented.