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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

Could Crooked Teeth be the Cause of Your Headaches?

People with crooked teeth are more prone to gum disease and tooth decay. A misaligned bite can also result in discomfort caused by pressure on the temperomandibular joint (TMJ): - Pressure on the TMJ can result in headaches, jaw ache, chronic facial pain and earache. - TMJ pain can ALSO radiate to the neck and [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Why Will a Dentist Apply Fluoride?

A dentist will often apply fluoride to your teeth at the end of a visit. Why is this chemical essential to the health of your teeth and how does the process itself take place? - Fluoride helps to strengthen the enamel (the outer layer) of your teeth. - As a result, you are less likely [...]

By | February 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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