Yearly Archives: 2019

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Toothbrushes; which one is right for me and why?

Manufacturers are producing a greater variety of toothbrushes incorporating different designs for handles, heads and bristles. Currently, dental professionals recommend the following: for children, a small toothbrush head, approximately 20 mm X 10 mm; for adults, a slightly larger toothbrush head, approximately 22-28 mm X 10-13 mm. A general guide is that the size of [...]

Dental Crowns Explained

A crown, sometimes known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.  If you want a smile [...]

By |Sep 30 2019|dental implants|0 Comments

Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?

Essentially, dental implants are replacement tooth roots which provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth (crowns). In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant in [...]

By |Sep 23 2019|dental implants|0 Comments

Lingual Braces Explained

Lingual braces have the same components as conventional braces, but they’re fixed to the back of your teeth, on the tongue — or lingual — side of the teeth. Because they’re behind your teeth, they are almost invisible. As well as that they; Effectively correct most bite problems. Can be customized to increase your comfort [...]

By |Aug 29 2019|Orthodontics|0 Comments

How much sugar is to much sugar?

Sugars in food and drinks play a major role in the development of tooth decay. Bacteria within the plaque use the sugar as energy and release acid as a waste product, which gradually dissolves the enamel in the teeth. Everyone is at risk of tooth decay, but children and teens are most at risk. Dental [...]

By |Aug 23 2019|general dentist|0 Comments

What are fissure sealants and how do they work?

Think of fissure sealants as raincoats for your teeth. When the cavity-causing bacteria that live in everyone’s mouth meet leftover food, they produce acids that can create holes (cavities) in teeth. After sealants have been applied, they keep those bits of food out and stop bacteria and acid from settling on your teeth—just like a [...]

By |Aug 16 2019|general dentist, oral health|0 Comments

How to look after your child’s teeth from day 1

Good dental habits begin early in life and can keep teeth strong and healthy and provide a good start for adult teeth. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your child has the best foundation for a healthy, happy smile: It’s not the amount of sugar in food or drink that [...]

By |Aug 9 2019|oral health|0 Comments

Interdental Brushes- What they are and why you should use them.

An interdental brush is a small brush specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not reach. In fact, a toothbrush can only reach 60% of your tooth surfaces. Dental plaque builds up between your teeth where a toothbrush does not reach. It is a good idea to use an interdental [...]

By |Aug 5 2019|Oral hygiene|0 Comments

DIY Dental Treatments- why it’s better to avoid these and choose a general dentist

Before you take your dental health into your own hands based on the promises and ease of any DIY treatments, it’s critical to talk to the expert – your registered general dentist. The benefits of a clinic visit: People may seek DIY services for dental treatments like teeth straightening because they feel they can’t fit [...]

By |Jul 26 2019|general dentist, oral health|0 Comments

How a custom-fitted mouth guard works and why you need one

If you play a contact sport, you risk injuring your teeth. Many sports hold a risk of contact and therefore serious dental injury. The good news is that it can be avoided. Custom-fitted mouthguards can protect you from some serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws, fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and tongues. You [...]

By |Jul 15 2019|general dentist, oral health, sportsguard|0 Comments
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