Lumino Smiles Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventive Dentistry & Periodontal Treatment

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Choosing a dentist is an important decision for your family's health. We enjoy educating patients and making them feel confident in their decisions for their smiles. 

Listed below are some of the most common enquiries we receive in our clinic. If your specific question is not listed below, we welcome you to telephone us directly for assistance or to contact us via our online form.

No question is too small or too complex. and you will find our team both friendly and knowledgeable.

Preventive Dentistry & Periodontal Treatment

Health Insurance Pascoe Vale VIC

Most health insurance benefits expire at the end of the calendar year, which mean, if you have not used the Dental benefits you are entitled to, you will lose them by the 31st of December. General dental check and cleans are always covered on most health insurances. Depending on your level of insurance, you could also claim for procedures such as Crowns, Veneers, Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. 

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Woman smiling in dental chair | Dentist Pascoe Vale VICIt is recommended that patients should be seeing a dentist every 6 months for Preventative Care.

Regular dental visits will ensure we are able to diagnose any issues before they become too big a problem, thus saving you pain, time and money.

Of course not all patients are the same, if you have a relatively good oral health history, we may only need to see you once every 12 months, provided you keep up the good work of course.

For those who regularly smoke, drink, or who may have chronic dental health issues will need to see us more regularly, every 3 months instead.

Why 6 months?

Tooth decay is a gradual process and six months is oftentimes a good time-frame to track the deterioration of teeth. We at Lumino Smiles try and preserve the structure of the teeth and will prefer not to do fillings on smaller decays and instead will inform you of any issues that need to be watched. In six months’ time, due to your awareness of the issue and improved oral hygiene habits, the decay may have ceased thus no longer needing a filling. Six months is also an adequate amount of time to get your teeth cleaned as plaque build-up is a primary cause of tooth decay.

Call Us At Our Pascoe Vale Dentist's Office

Looking to learn more about dental care and the best ways to keep your smile healthy? Reach out to us at Lumino Smiles Dental. We'd love to chat with you and answer any questions you may have, or schedule you an appointment.

Good dental hygiene habits start early, and when your children are young is the best time to reinforce them. Here are some ways you can do that:

  • a girl brushes her teeth | children's dentist pascoe valeClean your child’s mouth every day, even if he or she doesn’t have teeth yet. You can take a soft cloth and clean along their gums to get them used to the process. After teeth grow in, use a small child’s brush with soft bristles to gently brush teeth twice each day.
  • When your children are old enough, help them brush their teeth. Because youngsters lack the dexterity to brush their own teeth properly until they are about eight years old, you’ll need to supervise the process to ensure it is done right.
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride. There are many flavours of toothpaste available in shops that your child will enjoy. Just a tiny amount of toothpaste on the brush is adequate.
  • Set a good example. Brush your teeth alongside your child. When mums and dads are good role models for oral health care, kids are more apt to pick up good habits.
  • Bring your child in for a check-up at our Pascoe Vale, VIC dental clinic where we are happy to provide children’s dentistry services.

Talking To Your Pascoe Vale Children's Dentist Is Important

We believe that taking a proactive approach to your child's dental health is important. If you're wondering about your child's dental care, or when to bring them in, please don't hesitate to contact us at Lumino Smiles Dental. We look forward to seeing your entire family. 

dental hygiene appointment | Pascoe Vale Dentist When you choose a dentist to take care of your smile, you want to find a dental clinic where you are greeted by a caring and approachable staff. At Lumino Smiles Dental in Pascoe Vale, VIC, we want to be the dentist who always exceeds your expectations.

At your first visit—and every visit thereafter—you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff. They will take you through the process of getting to know you and any health conditions you might have so we can provide you with the appropriate care.

Your Pascoe Vale Dental Appointment

After a quick, guided tour of our office, your dentist or dental assistant will great you and escort you to the consultation room for a thorough examination of your mouth. This might also involve taking x-rays to give the dentist a thorough look at your oral health. If any issues are detected, these will also aid in making treatment recommendations. Your dentist will take the time to go over your options so you can make the most informed decision.

Depending on the arrangements that have been made, you might undergo a dental clean with our hygienist during your first appointment, or we will schedule a follow-up appointment. Contact us for an appointment. 

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Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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