Frequently asked questions

Dr. Tooth

What payment methods do you accept?


At Dr. Tooth, we accept Cash, all major Debit or Credit cards and Medical Aids. Yes, We accept medical aids. We also can arrange financing for patients without medical aid who wish to have dental work done




Do you accept medical aids?


Yes, Here at Dr. Tooth we accept Most medical aids.




Are you open on Weekends?


We open on Saturdays from 09h00 - 13h00, Sundays for emergencies by appointment only.




I am in a Wheelchair and need Treatment?


Yes, We are definitely Wheelchair friendly.




Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?


Yes. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out any remaining patient forms.




What should I do if I require premedication?


Please be sure to request a prescription prior to your appointment, or if you are unsure, contact us and we can help.




What do I need to bring to my first appointment?


Please bring the following items with you to your appointment: Patient ID Card / Book Medical Aid Card Proof of residence





Oral Care

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?


Many people do not see a dentist on a regular basis. They only go when they have a problem. This is known as "crisis treatment" as to what we would like to do "preventive treatment." This is because many dental problems do not have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process.




Why should I floss, isn't brushing enough?


Flossing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria the toothbrush can't get to.




When should my baby visit the dentist?


All children should be seen by their first birthday or 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth.




I knocked out a tooth, can it be saved?


Place the clean tooth in your mouth between your cheek and gum or under your tongue. Do not attempt to replace the tooth into the socket as this could cause further damage. Get to the dentist. Successful re-implantation is possible only when treatment is performed promptly. If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse it in milk.




Why should I use a mouthguard?


A mouthguard can prevent injuries to your face and teeth. Most people benefit from wearing a mouthguard when playing any sport. You should wear one whether you are playing professionally or just on weekends. Do what you can to preserve your smile and your health. The best mouthguards are custom-fitted by your dentist. This is especially important if you wear braces.





Address:

                                                Shop 56, N1 Value Centre (next to Proshop)

                                                Solly Smiedt rd, Goodwood 7640

Tel:                                          087 822 1959

Whatsapp:                             061 346 1836

Email:                                     Info@drtooth.co.za

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri                                 09:00 – 18:00 

Sat                                            09:00 – 13:00 

Sun & Public Holidays           Emergencies by Appointment

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