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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

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 and gum shields work and why you need them

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

Our top tips for healthy summer smiles

Summer sun brings summer fun. While the warmer months are perfect for spending time with friends and family, summer holidays can also throw off your regular dental care routine. Here are our top tips to prevent summertime tooth decay: Keep up your routine- resist the temptation to skip brushing after a late barbecue. If you [...]

By |Jun 14 2019|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

Four Step Flossing Guide

You should floss your teeth at least once a day but not everyone knows the correct steps to do so.  Use this four step guide to get the best results and help maintain a healthy smile. Break off approximately 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. Wind [...]

By |May 24 2019|general dentist, oral health|0 Comments

A Guide to Scale and Polish Appointments

Teeth are not always perfectly shaped so, whilst cleaning them, you do not always manage to reach into every nook and cranny. There always seems to be one spot that you overlook or that your brush just can’t quite get into. This spot is precisely where the bacteria that attacks your teeth can gather. Throughout [...]

10 signs you need to see a dentist

Just a selection of reasons why you might consider visiting your dentist. Remember; prevention is almost always the best cure! You have pain- Pain or swelling in your mouth, face or neck can mean a number of things. Your Gums are acting up- If your gums are puffy, they bleed when you brush or floss, or [...]

The Benefits of Regular Dental Check Ups

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy entails more than brushing and flossing. Regular dental health reviews and professional cleaning play an important part in oral healthcare and your overall wellbeing. There was a time when many dentists concentrated on fixing problems instead of preventing them. Those days are long gone, and modern dentistry places a [...]

By |Jan 25 2019|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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