Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We welcome your questions and are here to help you make confident decisions regarding your oral health and appearance. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from our patients. Please get in touch for a specific answer not listed here.

 

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Yes, we offer a variety of LED treatments in our dental office. LED therapy in Winston Hills is designed to restore your skin’s health at any age and no matter your skin type.

Light-emitting diodes (LED) boosts metabolism in your skin at the cellular level. This encourages an increase in collagen, circulation, and is designed to increase the lymphatic function. The result is younger-looking and more hydrated skin. You should see some improvement after the first treatment.

At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, we also use varying LED lights to gain specific outcomes. For example, blue LED lighting may help with acne, redness, or irritated skin. Green light therapy may help with pigmentation issues. We also offer combination LED therapies based on your needs and goals.

We will examine your skin to make sure LED therapy in Winston Hills is the right choice for you. Then we will help you decide on the best course to reach your aesthetic goals. Treatment regimens typically last for thirty minutes, and multiple visits may be required to achieve optimal results.

If you would like to arrange a skincare chat and exam for LED therapy in Winston Hills, we encourage your call. Also, let us know if you have any questions.

 

A HydraFacial TM is a 3-step process, that leads to better health of your skin.

Our Standard treatment involves the steps listed below:

In the first step we cleanse and exfoliate the skin, this is done via a cleanser that is applied to your skin, then washed off, and a serum called “Activ 4.”

“Activ 4” is a serum that contains glucosamine and some lactic acid. This helps to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. The “Activ 4” serum is infused into the skin to soften the links binding the cells beneath this outer layer so that on the second pass we will achieve a more effective exfoliation than what can normally be achieved using conventional methods.

In the second stage we will put on a “GlySal” peel and do a deeper cleanse.

The “GlySal” is a mild chemical peel that contains a combination of 7.5% glycolic and 2% salicylic acid. This will begin to soften and dissolve the impurities, blackheads, makeup and sunscreen that are filling your pores in preparation to remove them during the next phase of the treatment.

We then wait a few minutes to allow the peel to react and work on the skin.

Next, we increase the vacuum level to maximise the removal of impurities from your pores and also to remove the “GlySal.”

For the extraction stage we use a “BetaHD” serum. It contains a very low salicylic acid and honey extract to calm and soothe the skin. It also helps to reduce the amount of oil in your skin.

In the last step we re-hydrate the face using Hyaluronic acid, which attracts and holds one thousand times it’s own weight in water and when infused deep into the skin it can result in future layers of skin developing in a hydrated environment resulted in softer, smoother looking skin.

Our serum for this stage is called “Antiox +.” This serum along with it’s specially designed tip allows us to infuse the serum into the skin. The serum contains a combination of powerful antioxidants, vitamin A, E and the hyaluronic acid, to hydrate and protect the skin from the environment and dietary free radicals that cause damage and premature aging.

Other alternatives to this treatment are available, such as lymphatic drainage, and an additional step can be added called “Derma Builder,” which can reduce the fine lines and wrinkles.

Book Your HydraFacial Winston Hills

While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas. Call to book your consultation and appointment

a man looks up and to the side, questioningly | dentist in Winston HillsWhether you are seeking care for your smile or thinking of having skin therapy, pain is often a concern. Dr Lavery is gentle and uses the latest anaesthetic techniques for all of the procedures we provide to ensure a pain-free experience.

For patients who have difficulty getting numb, avoiding the surgery may feel like your only option. We want you to know that it isn't. To reduce anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry to complement the local anaesthetic we use, making it possible for you to become completely numb.

Dental Sedation Options

  • Nitrous oxide sedation – A mild sedation option, nitrous oxide enters and leaves the system quickly, and you will be able to resume normal activities after your procedure.
  • Oral sedation – Oral sedation requires medication and that you have someone to drive you home from your appointment. You may have some residual grogginess and should plan on resting for the remainder of the day.

One of the features of sedation dentistry that our anxious patients appreciate the most is that you will likely have few memories of your appointment.

Call Your Dentist in Winston Hills for Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Every patient is different. If you have concerns about discomfort or you have had a negative experience in the past, give us a call to discuss your concerns. The more we know about your history with dental pain, the better we can serve you in a personalised way.

While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas. Call to book your consultation and appointment

General Dentistry

At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, our dentist encourages patients to adopt an excellent oral care routine at home to complement your dentistry in Winston Hills.

However, brushing and flossing alone may not rid your teeth of the tartar and bacteria that lead to tooth decay, infections or periodontal disease. Additionally, you can have early periodontal disease with few symptoms. Your dentist, however, can spot this disease on exam and help stop the progression.

Periodontal disease means you have infections in the ligaments and tissues surrounding your teeth. While periodontal disease is not curable, your dentist in Winston Hills can help improve your gum health and halt disease progression. Without treatment, periodontal disease can claim your teeth and your overall wellness.

Dentistry in Winston Hills is a partnership between you and your dentist. You do your part by maintaining an excellent care routine, and we work to keep your gums and teeth healthy through regular exams and cleans.

At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studios, we are also here to answer your questions and provide any tips to improve your at-home routine.

If you’re looking for dentistry in Winston Hills, we welcome your call to book an exam with our dentist.

Children's Dentistry

At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, we treat patients of all ages, including children. Our dentist has an easy rapport with kids, and we always work hard to help them feel relaxed while educating them about their oral care. When it comes to children’s dentistry in Winston Hills, we are all about healthy smiles for life.

Dr Martina Lavery recommends bringing your child for his or her first visit around the time of the first birthday. During these initial visits, we acquaint ourselves with your child and earn trust. We examine their teeth in a fun way and then create a treatment plan based on your child’s specific needs.

As your child grows, Dr Lavery introduces new age-appropriate services as your child’s needs change.

Our services include:

  • Exams
  • Cleans
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Athletic guards
  • And more

We also take the time to answer your questions and provide instructional support for at-home teeth cleaning and nutrition under your care.

If you’re looking for dentistry for children in Winston Hills, we welcome your call. And we look forward to building a trusting relationship with your child that encourages healthy dental habits.

At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, we accept Children under the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme.

Dental Bridges

Missing Teeth Winston Hills NSWThe answer to that question depends largely on your goals for your smile. At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, Dr Lavery will discuss all of your treatment options and respect the choice you make. After all, it’s your smile.

Dental Implants

The gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants offer a number of benefits including bone retention and keeping your bite healthy. Dr Lavery creates dental implants, in conjunction with a local dental lab, for beautiful results.

Dental Bridges (Fixed Partial)

A dental bridge involves anchoring an artificial tooth in place to fill the gap left after extraction or an accident. It requires a dental crown on one or two healthy teeth. Dental bridges are a fixed option, making them a popular choice for many of our patients.

Removable Partial or Full Dentures

For a long time, dentures have provided a reliable way for patients to replace multiple missing teeth. Today’s dentures come in metal-free, lightweight options for improved comfort and function.

Implant Dentures or Bridges

For patients who want a bridge or denture but also want the stability of dental implants, we can combine these two treatments. Dental implants act as an anchor, adding stability to both fixed and removable options.

Tooth Replacement in Winston Hills

If you are looking to discuss some tooth replacement options, contact Martina Lavery Dental and Skin Studio. We look forward to helping you find the best option for you. While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas.

Dental Crowns

a woman smiling | dental crowns winston hills nswDental fillings and crowns are both restorations designed to prolong the life of your tooth. They serve two separate purposes. Dr Lavery will always present all treatment options and their benefits, so you can make an informed choice.

Dental Fillings in Winston Hills 

After decay or damage, a dental filling will seal the tooth to keep out bacteria and food particles. When used cosmetically, dental composite, the material for fillings, can reshape the tooth, close small gaps and improve the appearance of teeth with minimal prep. Composite bonds directly to your natural tooth structure and can often be completed in a single visit.

Dental Crowns in Winston Hills

When a tooth cracks, breaks or has deep decay, a dental crown seals the tooth and also makes it more stable. A dental crown completely covers the natural tooth structure and can prevent splitting or continued deterioration caused by compromised enamel.

Dental crowns also complete the chewing surface after dental implant placement. In the case of implants, a dental crown will attach directly to the abutment – a link between the dental implant screw and the crown.

Give Your Winston Hills Dentist A Call

If you have questions or concerns about a recent diagnosis, contact our Winston Hills dental clinic to arrange a consultation. Dr Lavery and our team are here to help. While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas. 

Dental Emergencies

a woman covers her mouth | dental emergencies winston hills nswIf you recently experienced toothache or a dental emergency, you probably want to avoid that experience in the future.

At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, we do our best to help patients avoid dental emergencies with personalised preventive dentistry. By staying current with your regular check-ups, cleans and diagnostic x-rays, you can often avoid serious oral health issues that cause pain or tooth loss.

The Importance Of X-Rays

Diagnostic x-rays are an important tool used by Dr Lavery to help you stay healthy and comfortable. Dental decay often does not feel painful until it progresses deep within the tooth, near the nerve. Without dental x-rays, it is challenging to guess the size and depth of the decay and whether a filling or crown would be advised.

As decay develops near the nerve, root canal therapy may become necessary. 

We also provide preventive treatments such as fluoride application and fissure sealants to add extra protection against sugary foods and beverages.

To learn more about preventive dentistry and to obtain a personalised recommendation to keep your smile feeling and looking its best, contact our Hills District dental clinic. We welcome new patients of all ages – from toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between.

Call Our Winston Hills Dentist Office for a Dental Emergency

While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas. Call to book your consultation and appointment

Dental Fillings

a woman smiling | dental crowns winston hills nswDental fillings and crowns are both restorations designed to prolong the life of your tooth. They serve two separate purposes. Dr Lavery will always present all treatment options and their benefits, so you can make an informed choice.

Dental Fillings in Winston Hills 

After decay or damage, a dental filling will seal the tooth to keep out bacteria and food particles. When used cosmetically, dental composite, the material for fillings, can reshape the tooth, close small gaps and improve the appearance of teeth with minimal prep. Composite bonds directly to your natural tooth structure and can often be completed in a single visit.

Dental Crowns in Winston Hills

When a tooth cracks, breaks or has deep decay, a dental crown seals the tooth and also makes it more stable. A dental crown completely covers the natural tooth structure and can prevent splitting or continued deterioration caused by compromised enamel.

Dental crowns also complete the chewing surface after dental implant placement. In the case of implants, a dental crown will attach directly to the abutment – a link between the dental implant screw and the crown.

Give Your Winston Hills Dentist A Call

If you have questions or concerns about a recent diagnosis, contact our Winston Hills dental clinic to arrange a consultation. Dr Lavery and our team are here to help. While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas. 

Dental Implants

Missing Teeth Winston Hills NSWThe answer to that question depends largely on your goals for your smile. At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, Dr Lavery will discuss all of your treatment options and respect the choice you make. After all, it’s your smile.

Dental Implants

The gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants offer a number of benefits including bone retention and keeping your bite healthy. Dr Lavery creates dental implants, in conjunction with a local dental lab, for beautiful results.

Dental Bridges (Fixed Partial)

A dental bridge involves anchoring an artificial tooth in place to fill the gap left after extraction or an accident. It requires a dental crown on one or two healthy teeth. Dental bridges are a fixed option, making them a popular choice for many of our patients.

Removable Partial or Full Dentures

For a long time, dentures have provided a reliable way for patients to replace multiple missing teeth. Today’s dentures come in metal-free, lightweight options for improved comfort and function.

Implant Dentures or Bridges

For patients who want a bridge or denture but also want the stability of dental implants, we can combine these two treatments. Dental implants act as an anchor, adding stability to both fixed and removable options.

Tooth Replacement in Winston Hills

If you are looking to discuss some tooth replacement options, contact Martina Lavery Dental and Skin Studio. We look forward to helping you find the best option for you. While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas.

Dentures and Partials

Missing Teeth Winston Hills NSWThe answer to that question depends largely on your goals for your smile. At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, Dr Lavery will discuss all of your treatment options and respect the choice you make. After all, it’s your smile.

Dental Implants

The gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants offer a number of benefits including bone retention and keeping your bite healthy. Dr Lavery creates dental implants, in conjunction with a local dental lab, for beautiful results.

Dental Bridges (Fixed Partial)

A dental bridge involves anchoring an artificial tooth in place to fill the gap left after extraction or an accident. It requires a dental crown on one or two healthy teeth. Dental bridges are a fixed option, making them a popular choice for many of our patients.

Removable Partial or Full Dentures

For a long time, dentures have provided a reliable way for patients to replace multiple missing teeth. Today’s dentures come in metal-free, lightweight options for improved comfort and function.

Implant Dentures or Bridges

For patients who want a bridge or denture but also want the stability of dental implants, we can combine these two treatments. Dental implants act as an anchor, adding stability to both fixed and removable options.

Tooth Replacement in Winston Hills

If you are looking to discuss some tooth replacement options, contact Martina Lavery Dental and Skin Studio. We look forward to helping you find the best option for you. While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas.

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Watch to learn about the oventus device

The Oventus O2Vent facilitates unobstructed airflow.

When the process begins, air enters via the front port and exits through the rear ports. The device advances the mandible, tongue and opens the airway. 

This device helps with Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Schedule Your Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Consultation in Winston Hills

If you're experiencing trouble sleeping due to snoring or sleep apnoea, please call our Winston Hills dental office to book your consultation. 

Teeth Whitening

Often our teeth become stained and discoloured as we age. Lifestyle factors like drinking wine or smoking may also play a role. The good news is that you don’t have to live with yellow or brown tooth stains. Professional teeth whitening in Winston Hills provides options to help brighten your smile.

Typically, Dr Martina Lavery examines your teeth and gums or reviews your oral health history to make sure professional teeth whitening in Winston Hills is a safe and practical option for you.

We start the whitening process in our dental clinic, and it typically takes an hour. Our whitening gel, coupled with an activating light lifts stains from your teeth, including the pores. We repeat this process up to three times to give you the best results.

Often, we send you home with a custom mouth tray and whitening gel so you can continue the process on your own time.

Professional teeth whitening in Winston Hills is a great way to brighten your smile before your wedding or retirement party. It is also a good idea to whiten your smile before restorations because restorations do not change colour with professional teeth whitening.

If you would like to book a professional teeth whitening exam in Winston Hills, we encourage you to contact our team.

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