FAQ’s

It’s common to observe habits such as thumb sucking or dummy sucking in young kids.  They can be a way of soothing stress or anxiety for kids.  In many cases, kids will grow out of these habits naturally.  However, if such habits persist beyond 3-4 years of age, they will adversely affect teeth development and negatively impact on speech.  It’s best to seek the opinion of a children’s dentist or speech therapist at this stage.

For some people, it may not be necessary to remove all wisdom teeth.  If there is enough room in the mouth to accommodate all wisdom teeth and they are easily accessible for cleaning purposes, wisdom teeth can be treated as any other teeth, and may not require extractions.  Usually, wisdom teeth erupt around 17-21 years of age, so it’s quite common for young people to have wisdom teeth problems around this time.  They should be assessed on a case by case basis, before extractions are planned.

Yes, it’s very safe to visit the dentist during pregnancy. In fact, due to hormone changes, you may notice more gum bleeding during this time, so it’s advisable to have teeth and gum checked regularly.  Procedures such as fillings even extractions can also be performed during pregnancy as long as dentist has been informed and precautions can be taken with anaesthetics.