Monthly Archives: July 2016


Why do I need root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment explained Root canal treatment (root canal filling) is needed when the pulp of the tooth, commonly called “the nerve” is either inflamed, dead, has become infected, or is at risk of becoming infected in the future. The pulp extends along small channels which are situated in the centre of the root(s) of [...]

By |Jul 29 2016|oral health|0 Comments

Teeth cleaning – why scaling & polishing is vital

Professional teeth cleaning is often referred to as ‘Prophylaxis’ (or prophy for short). It is a Greek word meaning “to prevent beforehand” (i.e. prevention of  gum disease). Generally, this procedure is known as a “Scale & Polish.” Teeth cleaning involves removing plaque (a soft, sticky layer of bacteria, food & saliva) and hardened tartar (also [...]

By |Jul 22 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dental Emergencies

What follows is a list of common dental emergencies and what must be done when one occurs. These basic tips can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Broken teeth can be repaired in a variety of ways, depending on how much tooth structure is involved and whether or not the tooth’s nerve has [...]

By |Jul 1 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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