Adelaide Dentist - Fullarton Park Dental
Phone: (08) 8272 5271
  • Dr Michael Filosi​ 
  • Dr Andrew Hinchcliff

Fullarton Park Dental

 417 Fullarton Road,  Highgate, SA, 5063

Answers our most frequently asked questions are listed below. If you have any additional queries or concerns, don't hesitate to give us a call on (08) 8272 5271 or book an appointment with our team. Your teeth will thank you for it!

Are you a preferred provider for any health funds?

Yes, we are a preferred provider with BUPA and HCF, but we accept patients from all Health Funds and have a HICAPS machine so you can conveniently claim on the spot.

How much will I get back from my fund?

Each fund is different and it depends on your level of cover but our friendly staff are happy to discuss this with you and are able to process quotes for some Private Health funds through our HICAPS machine.

How soon can I get in?

We keep emergency spots free every day for urgent matters such as tooth ache. For non-urgent matters our friendly staff will work with you to find an appointment time that suits you.

I have a dental emergency. Can I come into your clinic?

If you have a dental emergency call us immediately on (08) 8272 5271 to schedule an appointment. Our reception staff will ask you a series of important questions to decide what steps need to be taken next.

Where are you located?

We are located on the western side of Fullarton Road next door to the Fullarton Park Community Centre which is on the corner of Fullarton Road and Fisher Street. Just look for our green sign. We have onsite parking at the front and rear of the premises including a disabled car park space.

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How do I book an appointment at your clinic?

To book an appointment at Fullarton Park Dental, you can use our handy appointment scheduling plugin on the website to select a date and time that's appropriate for you. If you have a more immediate need or emergency, call (08) 8272 5271 to speak to our reception team who will gladly assist you in booking your appointment.

Are you taking on new patients?

Yes we are! We keep appointment slots open for patients who are new to the practice to ensure we can look after all those who need and value the care we provide.

Can I refer my friends to Fullarton Park Dental?

Yes of course you may! Like all good dental practices we have plenty of work to keep us busy, but our philosophy of care is to do treatment that lasts so well that it is going to take an age to need redoing. Therefore we need a constant stream of new patients so that we can continue to provide the level of care that you have come to expect from us.

How much do your procedures cost?

Dental visit costs can vary depending on the services required. Our reception team are happy to give you an estimate cost over the phone for more routine procedures. However, our experienced dentists will be able to give you a more precise estimate for your dental treatment only after a thorough examination.

How often should I come in for a dental check-up?

Our team of Dentists and Hygienists recommend a check up every 6 months. Even if you're in excellent dental health, plaque buildup can occur over an extended period of time, creating pockets of bacteria in your mouth that can lead to gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay.

My teeth feel fine, why do I need to get them checked?

Most people don't go to their dentist until something starts hurting. However, your teeth normally start hurting at advanced stages of tooth decay, when the cavity starts reaching the nerves underneath your teeth. Getting a dental check-up regularly can help your dentist catch cavities before they get to the advanced stages, prevent staining from tobacco, keep you from developing periodontal (gum) disease, and can help keep your from spending more money on more serious dental procedures in the long run.

How many times a day do I have to brush my teeth?

Brushing your teeth should be done at least twice a day, for two minutes—once in the morning, and once before bed. A common mistake patients make is brushing too roughly: this can damage your tooth enamel and gum line, lead to quicker tooth decay. Brush gently, but thoroughly to keep your teeth in good shape.

Also remember to avoid brushing immediately after consuming any sugary, fizzy, or acidic food and beverages as doing so can cause further teeth erosion. Instead, you can rinse your mouth with water or fluoride solution to neutralise the acid and protect your teeth.

Is flossing really that important?

Yes! According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them. Brushing your teeth may not be enough to reach the pockets of plaque in between your teeth, which is why we recommend flossing regularly to avoid plaque build up, tooth decay, and bad breath.

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How often should I be flossing?

Flossing should be a part of your daily dental routine, but flossing two or three times a week is better than nothing! Ask us about proper flossing technique when you come in for your check-up.

How do I choose the right toothbrush?

To make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy, choose a toothbrush with soft bristles, a soft head, and a flexible neck. The soft bristles will let you brush away the plaque and debris on your teeth without scrubbing away at your tooth enamel or damaging your gums. If you ever find blood on your toothbrush, you're brushing too hard.

Remember to change your toothbrush once at least every three months or whenever the bristles start looking splayed. If your toothbrush is looking rough well before the three month mark, that can be another sign that you need to ease up on the brushing pressure.

Is the drill really necessary?

We understand that the sound or sight of a dental drill can make some patients anxious, however their use is necessary to most dental procedures. As the technology continues to improve, we at Fullarton Park Dental make your comfort and care a priority by keeping our equipment as up to date as possible.

If you continue to experience anxiety during your dental visit, talk to your dentist about one of our safe and fully tested sedation options to make your time in our clinic more pleasant.

Are dental X-rays dangerous?

Not at all! Our Fullarton Park Dental x-rays are all fully digital, which reduces the amount of radiation you're exposed to by as much as 80% as compared to traditional dental radiography. We take your safety very seriously—in fact, you're more likely to be exposed to more radiation in an hour of airplane flight than with four full mouth x-rays.

Not all procedures require a dental x-ray. We do, however, need them to diagnose areas of decay between your teeth and underneath fillings, to get a better visual on spaces we otherwise don't have access to. Dental x-rays are also used to spot bone loss associated with gum disease, or other abscesses in the gum region.

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