The dentists at Andrew Murray Dental Care are understanding and are happy to answer any queries you have regarding your dental health

Below we have compiled some common questions that patients ask us. If you have a question that isn’t on the list then please feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

When should I take my child for his/her first dental visit?

Plan your child’s dental future with Andrew Murray Dental Care

You should take your child to see one of our dentists when they reach 3 years of age for twice-yearly visits. This will ensure that we can monitor the development of their adult teeth when they start erupting. This also allows us to monitor any developmental issues in their teeth so that we can begin early intervention.

I’ve lost my tooth! How can Andrew Murray Dental help?

Andrew Murray Dental Care can help you in a dental emergency

Andrew Murray Dental Care puts time aside every day for emergencies. If you have lost a tooth through a physical trauma, find it quickly and place it in your cheek while you call our Greenacres dental practice located at 8/132 Muller Rd, Greenacres. Your dentist will most likely install a dental implant to replace the missing tooth and ensure that your natural teeth stay in their stable positions.

Can I book my family in at the same time?

Family appointments are available when you book

Andrew Murray Dental Care caters their practice to families so if you wish to make a family appointment simply mention it to our receptionists so that they can schedule you accordingly.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Visit Andrew Murray Dental Care at least twice a year for a clean and appealing smile

It is recommended that you visit your dentist at Andrew Murray Dental Care at least twice a year. This allows us to monitor the development of your teeth and catch any negative dental symptoms early and begin treatment.

What is the difference between tooth-coloured fillings and amalgam?

Tooth-coloured fillings are the most subtle and cosmetic solution to cavities

Amalgam fillings, also referred to as ‘silver fillings’ are the traditional type of filling, they are less popular now as white or tooth-coloured fillings improve the aesthetic appearance of the mouth and eliminate those pesky flashes of silver when you smile. Speak to your dentist at Andrew Murray Dental Care to decipher which is right for you.

My child won’t brush their teeth! How can you help?

Improve your child’s oral hygiene with the help of Andrew Murray Dental Care

It can often be a chore to get children into the habit of brushing their teeth. There a few simple measures you can take to encourage your children to brush their teeth twice a day.

  • Brush your teeth with them from when they are young
  • Our preventative team, including our Oral Hygiene Therapists and hygienists can talk to your child about the health of their teeth and educate them on the importance of regular dental practices. This can be a great way to start your child brushing their teeth.
  • Be honest: talk about the effects of not brushing your teeth, like gum disease and painful cavities