What is HICAPS?
The Health Industry Claims and Payments Scheme (HICAPS) is an electronic health fund claim system for eligible recipients.
Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?
Bleeding gums when brushing can be a sign of gingivitis. It’s best to visit your dentist to ensure you’re caring for your teeth correctly.
Why is fluoride important?
Applying fluoride to teeth helps to strengthen the surface, which helps to prevent cavities.
Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?
It depends. Wisdom teeth may not need to be removed if they’ve grown in fully, can be easily cleaned, are healthy and in a good position.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Needing to save a tooth, or stopping persistent bleeding or severe pain are all reasons to call an emergency dentist.
How often should I go to the dentist?
Visiting your dentist twice a year will help maintain your oral health. It may be less or more depending on the current health of your teeth.
Is gingivitis contagious?
Bacteria can be transmitted through saliva, which can impact a person’s oral health depending on their own hygiene routine.
What is holistic dentistry?
A holistic dental practice combines traditional dentistry with natural values to provide oral health care.
When should you start cleaning a child’s teeth?
It’s good to start a routine as soon as teeth appear. Your family dentist will be able to guide you on how to do so.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush at least a few times a year, if the bristles are frayed or you’ve had a cold, flu or other illness.