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Root Canal Treatment

If at all possible, a dentist will always try to save natural teeth rather than extract them. Saving a damaged or infected tooth is done with root canal treatment and this form of dental surgery is used when: -  A tooth is infected -  A tooth is decayed -  The tooth pulp needs to be [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention

Children will see their permanent teeth start to come through between ages 6 to 7. As the teeth and jaw are still developing, it can be a good time to assess if dental problems are apparent. Key takeaways: -  When the jaw is still developing it can be easier to treat oral issues such as [...]

By | April 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Are Dental Implants a Better Solution Than Dentures?

Dental implants are titanium posts inserted in to the jaw bone, with an abutment and crown fitted on top. They appear like natural teeth and are a permanent solution which you maintain by regular brushing and flossing. Key takeaways: -  Dental implants act as natural teeth, preventing bone loss from the jaw bone. -  They [...]

By | April 1st, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fruit Acids Harmful to Teeth

Fruit and fruit drinks may be healthy they can also have damaging effects on the teeth. Fruits contain natural sugars but the sugars, like all foodstuffs, can cause bacteria that release acids and this is where the danger lies. These acids are corrosive and contribute to: -  Erosion of tooth enamel -  Formation of cavities [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How Often Will I Need Dental X-rays?

The dentist will use X-rays to spot any problems with your gums and teeth. The frequency of these will depend on: - Your age, your oral health, symptoms, and whether you have a history of tooth decay or gum disease. - All new patients will undergo an X-ray so the dentist can get a clear [...]

By | March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Why Does My Child Have Cavities Despite Regular Brushing?

Often a child will brush their teeth too quickly and without assistance from an adult. Even though they are brushing, if it is inadequate, they are at increased risk of cavities. Key takeaways: There are areas within the mouth which are hard to reach, where bacteria lives on trapped food. Too much food intake increases [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Do Pacifiers Impact on a Child’s Oral Health?

A pacifier can be beneficial in comforting a child, but prolonged use may impact on their oral health. By visiting a child-friendly dentist you can be advised on best practices when using a pacifier. Key takeaways: Using a pacifier for a prolonged time can impact the roof of a child’s mouth and lead to an [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How Many Years Will Dental Veneers Last?

A dentist will often recommend veneers if you have crooked, stained or chipped teeth. It is still a good idea to take a look at how durable these appliances are in order to appreciate how long you can expect them to last. What do the experts have to say? Porcelain veneers are able to stand [...]

By | February 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

All You Need to Know About Gum Sensitivity

Gums play an important role in our oral health. Gum sensitivity can be caused by a number of factors, all of which are treatable: - Gum sensitivity could be a sign of chronic stress, gum disease or over-zealous teeth brushing or flossing. - Gum sensitivity also occurs during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. - See [...]

By | February 18th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Toothache a Warning Sign

Even the most minor toothache is the body’s way of telling us that something is amiss. The severity of the pain can range from a dull ache to agony but, no matter how minor, it is time to seek the help of your dentist. The chief causes of toothaches are: - Tooth decay causing infection [...]

By | February 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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