- How long does your Teeth whitening treatment last?
We use a LED teeth whitening system which allows us to use high percentage of peroxide to get the best possible result. Our teeth whitening treatment lasts between 3-5 years depending on your diet. Smoking, drinking and food with strong colours such as curry will colour teeth more quickly. You can also purchase our home bleaching kits to top up your treatment.
- Do you do WINZ or ACC or STUDYLINK quotes?
We provide free quotes (including x-rays) for WINZ, STUDYLINK and ACC clients who require emergency treatment. Once you have WINZ, STUDYLINK or ACC approval we complete your treatment and take care of the paperwork.
- Do you sell mouth washes, dental floss and other teeth cleaning accessories?
We have a wide range of oral hygiene products, from toothpaste, different types of floss, micro brushes, electric toothbrushes and treatments for sensitive teeth.
- Can you fix my crooked teeth and improve the look of my smile with orthodontic work?
Yes, we are very passionate about orthodontic work and have 25 years' experience in the area. We gain a lot of satisfaction seeing patients' smiles improve. Orthodontic work not only straightens teeth, it improves speech and the ability to chew food whilst also improving oral hygiene. Most of all, orthodontic work improves your self-confidence which is a wonderful thing. For advanced cases, our dentists will refer you to an orthodontic specialist.
- Are there possible complications I should be aware of with the treatment?
With all complicated procedures like root canals, implants and other surgical procedures, there are a possibility of complications. We do everything in our power to reduce those risks and complications during the procedure and through your post treatment plan.
- Do you provide guarantees for your work?
So long as you see us for regular check ups and hygiene appointments, we will provide a 5 year guarantee on all porcelain crowns and guarantee filling work for between 6 - 12 months depending on the complexity of the work.
- Can you help me with my sensitive teeth problems?
Between 60% and 80% of people suffer from some type of tooth sensitivity. Brushing technique, diet and other oral problems such as gum disease are contributing factors. We recommend and supply calcium and phosphate creams and gels to greatly reduce sensitivity.
- What are the benefits of cosmetic dental surgery such as implants?
Cosmetic dentistry gives you back your confidence, by giving you the ability to eat and talk naturally without the fear of dentures moving or falling out. Permanent implants are so much more reliable and they feel natural.
- How do I keep my teeth healthy and prevent future problems?
Regularly visits to your dentist (preferably yearly) and good self-management of your oral health is crucial. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. It is very important to use the right kind of toothbrush and technique when brushing. We recommend an electric toothbrush if you can afford one, otherwise we recommend a soft toothbrush along with a good technique. The best technique is to use small circular motions on each tooth rather than horizontal across your teeth. Then on a 45 degree angle, brush down from the gum line and do this for each tooth. We also supply a plaque identifier which change plaque to a different colour, so it is easy to see where is clean and where is not.
A good healthy diet, free of excess sugar, alcohol and smoking will also encourage strong oral health. Regular visits to the Oral Hygienist will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and sparkly clean!
- What payment options do you accept?
At the Hamilton Dentist we accept cash, EFTPOS, cheques and the following credit cards: Mastercard; Visa and American Express. We also accept Q Cards and Farmers Finance Cards.
- What is a Q Card and where can I apply for it?
Q Card is a flexible alternative to credit cards because it provides a minimum of 3 months no payments with no interest on every purchase*.
Transactions are managed through your Q Card so there's no paperwork and no waiting. Simply swipe your Card and sign or enter your PIN - we call it Q EFTPOS.
Apply for your Q Card at www.qcard.co.nz or see us instore