- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Teeth Whitening
As you may or may not know, your mouth is constantly under attack by high levels of normal bacteria. For this reason, excellent oral health demands a strong preventive, offensive approach to daily hygiene as well as regular professional care.
Dental hygiene treatment includes professionally cleaning the teeth for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, perhaps our most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque.
Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth and gums.
However, strong foods like garlic and onions can add to the problem. Smoking is also one of the main causes of bad breath, along with certain illnesses such as nasal and stomach conditions.
Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. So correct and regular brushing is very important to keep your breath smelling fresh.
The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause gum disease and dental decay. If you see your dentist regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.
Sports Mouth Guards
A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth; and boxing and rugby – which can all cause broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard will help protect against these events.
Gum Disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection and if it is left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It is the most common infectious disease in the world.
'Periodontal' literally means "around the tooth". Healthy gums are pale pink, smooth and firm. However, if an infection develops between the teeth, the gums will begin to pull away, become red and swollen and even bleed during chewing and brushing.