Aglow Dental Group

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We welcome your questions and look forward to hearing from you. Many of the most common enquiries are listed here. If you require a specific answer, we welcome you to get in touch.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Yes! Teeth whitening is perfectly safe for healthy patients. This is one of the reasons that professional teeth whitening is so much more effective than those products available in shops. If you have an underlying dental condition, Dr Angela Zhang will detect it during your evaluation and recommend a treatment option to solve the problem.

We provide teeth whitening treatment in our Sydney dental clinic to eliminate years of stains caused by the foods and beverages that leave colour deposits on teeth.

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic treatment options available. You can look forward to seeing dramatic results within a few treatments and achieving your ideal shade in a few weeks.

  1. We begin by taking impressions of teeth.
  2. Then we create moulds of the teeth.
  3. Our team fabricates custom whitening trays.
  4. We provide plenty of whitening gel to complete your treatment.
  5. You will receive instruction to use your at-home whitening kit.
  6. Touch-up your teeth by keeping your whitening trays for future use.
  7. Purchase touch-up whitening gel in our Sydney dental surgery.

Our patients love their results. We welcome you to book an appointment to go over your teeth whitening options, or you can ask at your next cleaning appointment. Right after a clean is the best time to get started.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Dr Angela Zhang strives to provide the most comprehensive dentistry possible in her Sydney dental clinic. She has undergone extensive orthodontic training and proudly offers Invisalign clear braces as a discreet alternative to traditional braces.

Invisalign works best for older teen and adults who wish to achieve a straight smile for cosmetic reasons or who want improved oral health. Eliminating overlapping and misaligned teeth supports fewer instances of decay and a more comfortable bite.

Rather than brackets and wires, Invisalign utilises clear plastic aligners to gradually move teeth into a straight position that makes them easier to clean and more comfortable for chewing.

What our patients love the most, though are the results they see when they look in the mirror. Having a straight, perfectly aligned smile makes it easy for you to have confidence when you meet with someone new or pose for a snapshot.

Getting started with Invisalign is easy. We offer Invisalign treatment in our Sydney dental clinic and proudly serve the Haymarket and Chinatown communities. Many of our Sydney patients who want modern dentistry in a neighbourhood practice make the trip from Sydney’s CBD.

Give us a call for an evaluation with Dr Zhang. She will go over your options to achieve the smile you deserve.

Preventive and General Dentistry

Dr Angela Zhang may recommend a nightguard if patients clench and grind their teeth or when they have jaw pain in their TMJs, called TMD – temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Teeth Grinding, Called Bruxism

Most patients will have intermittent instances of teeth grinding due to stress or illness. For some patients, however, teeth grinding is a nightly occurrence. This habit often occurs unconsciously during sleep and can have a negative impact on oral health and well-being.

Bruxism leads to:

  • Worn and broken teeth
  • Painful face and jaw muscles
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Teeth sensitivity

Teeth grinding occurs for a number of reasons, including having a misaligned bite, some prescription medications and jaw joint disorders. Clicking, popping and locking jaw joints are common among people who grind their teeth.

A nightguard will protect the teeth by putting a barrier between the upper and lower jaw. This reduces the force caused by enamel-to-enamel contact and can reduce fractures and cracked teeth.

TMJ Splints

For patients with painful jaw joints, occlusal (bite) splints can help the jaw relax into its proper position. When the jaw is seated correctly in its joint, muscle inflammation and discomfort often subside.

Give our Sydney dental office a call if you think you grind your teeth.

Anytime you experience toothache, a broken tooth or a sudden change in your oral health, it is a good idea to give your Sydney emergency dentist a call to have your condition looked at.

Dental emergencies generally only cause pain once they are advanced and involve the nerve. It this point, it becomes a matter of trying to save, rather than extract, the tooth. A broken or avulsed (knocked out) tooth can sometimes be saved, but acting fast is essential. 

A broken tooth is more likely to continue to break down until it is no longer restorable with a dental crown. 

An avulsed tooth is not necessarily a lost cause. Often, Dr Zhang can put it back in place and secure it until it restabilises in the bone.

If you break or lose a dental restoration, we may be able to postpone replacement treatment for a couple of days, but we still encourage patients to seek prompt treatment to avoid developing an infection or secondary decay.

If you are a Sydney resident, professional or an international student, we are here when you need us most. Dr Zhang is gentle and will provide solutions to help you feel like yourself again fast. We strive to treat dental emergencies on the same day.

Dr Angela Zhang and our entire team here at Aglow Dental Group are extremely proud of the modern technology we feature. From digital x-rays and impressions to televisions in our treatment rooms, we love the investment we have made in our ability to care for patients. 

We also feature Morita massage chairs that help patients relax during their visits. Few dental practices have this luxurious option.

Having the latest technology in our Chinatown neighbourhood practice gives our patients the very best of both worlds. We offer world-class dentistry with personalised care that keeps our patients coming back year after year for their necessary dental treatment.

Many of our patients travel across town, coming from Sydney’s CBD and the international university because they realise that Aglow Dental Group offers a unique blend of high-tech care with a gentle touch.

If you are searching for a family dentist in Sydney, we invite you to get in touch. We welcome patients of all ages and help many people have a smile they feel proud of. We welcome children, teens, adults and seniors to become part of our dental family. 

If it is time for your next dental clean and check-up, we have appointments available to help you get started.

At Aglow Dental Group, Dr Angela Zhang has a particular interest in helping patients avoid pain and tooth extractions. The best way to stay out of trouble when it comes to your smile is with twice-yearly dental visits designed to identify dental conditions in the early stages before they cause permanent damage to bone health or the nerve of the tooth.

Our active maintenance programme includes twice-yearly dental check-ups and cleans along with diagnostic x-rays to keep a close eye on your oral health and the changes that occur over time.

Skipping just a few dental appointments can lead to trouble. An undetected tiny cavity can turn into deep decay that requires root canal therapy and a dental crown faster than you might first imagine. 

Periodontal disease can move into the bone supporting the tooth and permanently destroy the foundation that supports the tooth. At this point, dental extraction is the only option to stop the bone resorption.

Preventive dentistry is a small investment in time and money that can pay off dramatically over time. Dr Zhang designs each dental treatment plan based on the needs of each patient. Your oral health routine may require some adjustment over time – during pregnancy or during senior years.

We look forward to partnering with you in oral health.

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