Dr Geoff Ross B.D.Sc (Qld)
Dr Adrien Shnier B.D.Sc (Melb)
Dr Isabel Zandegu B.BSc D.D.S (Melb)
Wattle Park Dental
1107 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127

Tel: (03) 9890 7777


Oral Health FAQ | Wattle Park Dental

FAQs on Oral Health


Discover more about your oral health and the dental procedures we offer at our Melbourne dental clinic by exploring our gallery of frequently asked questions.


Your child should visit our Melbourne Dental Clinic within months of their first tooth erupting, or on their first birthday – whichever comes first.

This allows our dental professionals to monitor the development of their bite, and to help your child form a positive association with the dentist from a young age.

You should visit our Melbourne Dental Clinic every six months.

This gives our dental professionals the opportunity to check for any threats to your oral health, and treat any oral concerns in their early stages. A professional clean is also conducted during this period to remove the hardened plaque that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and has also been linked to stroke and heart attack.

Preventing gum disease can be as easy as maintaining a daily oral hygiene routine and visiting Wattle Park Dental every six months for a deep scale and clean. A dentist is able to clean your teeth in a way regular brushing and flossing cannot.

If you wake up with a sore jaw and headaches, it could be because you clench your teeth when you sleep. Clenching can lead to brittle, chipped or cracked teeth as well as TMD.

At Wattle Park Dental, we have treatments that can help you deal with your jaw clenching.

It’s not that dentists are against extraction. It’s just that as dentists we know a natural tooth is best for your oral health.

However, there are times when tooth do need to be extracted. Wattle Park Dental offers extraction surgery that is safe and comfortable.


If your old dental fillings are dark metallic in colour, chances are you have amalgam fillings.

At our Melbourne dental clinic, we offer a range of modern filling materials that are a healthier, more effective restoration material. The great thing about contemporary filling materials is that they can be colour-matched to the exact shade of your natural tooth – creating an aesthetically pleasing seamless result.

If you are unhappy with your amalgam fillings, we can safely remove and replace these with our contemporary filling material.

There are many restorative devices that can be used to replace a missing tooth, including bridges and dentures.

Dental implants are a revolutionary replacement for a missing tooth as they act as a replacement for the missing tooth root and form a permanently solid foundation for prosthetic tooth replacements.

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment performed in our Melbourne dental clinic should not cause any more discomfort than that of a normal filling

Our dental professionals ensure that you are comfortable and cared for throughout your entire treatment.

At Wattle Park Dental, we have a range of orthodontic treatments to help straighten your teeth.

Straightening your teeth is about more than just having nice-looking straight teeth. Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth to improve your bite function. It also helps to prevent gum disease, TMD and teeth grinding.


Porcelain veneers are one of the cosmetic treatments that we can use in our Melbourne dental clinic to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Porcelain veneers are a great option to transform many of the unwanted characteristics of your smile. The thin shells can cover gaps and imperfections leaving with you a beautiful looking smile.

Tooth whitening is one cosmetic treatment that we can use in our Melbourne clinic to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Tooth whitening is a simple and effective way to dramatically enhance your appearance.

If you are embarassed by your gummy smile, our dentists at Wattle Park Dental can reshape and contour your gum line to be in better harmony with the proportions of your smile.

This is one of the many cosmetic treatments we offer at our Melbourne dental clinic that can enrich your smile and your overall appearance.

Dental veneers are made of an extremely hard porcelain material that mimics the translucent properties of your natural tooth enamel.

This is a great cosmetic treatment that can strengthen your smile and can sometimes replace the need for orthodontic treatment.

To find out more about our dental clinic, our staff, our treatments, or to make an appointment, please call our friendly receptionist today on 9890 7777, or email us. We will endeavour to respond to your email as soon as possible.

Dr Geoff Ross is happy to answer your questions regarding your dental care.

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