Yearly Archives: 2018

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What is gum disease and how do I know if I have it?

There are several reason why you might be suffering from bleeding gums: In some cases, bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease. If your gums bleed easily or bleed when you brush, talk to your dentist about your oral health. Gingivitis is reversible and preventable. If you’ve just [...]

By |Nov 22 2018|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

The Stages of Dental Implant Treatment

Dental implant surgery is usually performed in the following stages: Damaged tooth/teeth are extracted. Your jawbone is prepared for surgery, a process that may involve bone grafting. After your jawbone heals, Dr Grigolli, our implantologist places the dental implant post in your jawbone. You will go through a healing period that may last several months [...]

By |Nov 16 2018|dental implants|0 Comments

Sugar and your oral health – how to break the habit

Sugar is the single largest cause of dental caries (or tooth decay as it is more commonly known) The facts: Twenty-three percent of 8-year-olds and 40% of 15-year-olds consume sweet snacks or drinks between normal meals three or more times a day10; half (48%) of all adults snack between meals, most commonly on biscuits and [...]

By |Nov 9 2018|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

Root Canal Treatment Explained: The Why & How

Root canal treatment is used to repair and save the tooth instead of removing it if you have a severely damaged, decaying or a seriously infected tooth. The process: Pulp is soft tissue inside your tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels and provides nourishment for your tooth. It can become infected if you have: A [...]

By |Oct 25 2018|general dentist|0 Comments

Wisdom Teeth – why we have them & what to do if they cause discomfort

Adults can have up to 32 teeth. The wisdom teeth are the last to appear, right at the very back of your mouth. They usually appear when you are between the ages of 17 and 25, although sometimes they appear many years later. People often have jaws that are too small for all 32 teeth [...]

By |Oct 22 2018|oral health|0 Comments

Gum Disease Explained: Prevention & Treatment

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss. Because gum disease (also know was periodontal disease) is usually painless, you may not know you have it. It is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on [...]

By |Oct 15 2018|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

The When & Why of Orthodontics

The When of Orthodontics: Whether you are 8 or 80, it is the same physiological process that moves your teeth in orthodontics. Because adults have denser bone tissue than children, treatment may take a little longer, but age does not keep teeth from moving. The process can be as simple as consulting your local specialist [...]

By |Oct 8 2018|Orthodontics|0 Comments

Children’s oral health: 5 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

Your children’s oral health and brushing habits can have a huge impact on their long-term dental health We know that helping your child get into the habit of brushing twice a day for two minutes is not an easy task so we have developed our 5 top tips to make brushing fun for your little [...]

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. It involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. [...]

By |Aug 13 2018|Orthodontics|0 Comments

Taking Care Of Your Braces

Braces are delicate, and any foods that are sticky, chewy or hard can easily cause them to break, including: Nuts Popcorn Hard sweets Chewing gum Caramel Hard fruits such as apples and pears Corn on the cob Pizza crust Hard bread rolls or bagels Fundamentally, any food that you need to bite into to eat [...]

By |Aug 3 2018|Orthodontics|0 Comments
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