General Dentistry

Do I Really Need To See a Dentist Every 6 Months?

I often tell my patients that ‘’those who attend their regular 6 monthly check ups will generally spend the least amount of time and money on dentistry over a lifetime”. Here’s why. In dentistry, the two most commonly diagnosed conditions are caries (decay or cavities) an... Continue reading

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Top 7 Things That Cause Bad Breath

Maintaining Your Positive Dental Experience Is Easy If You Keep To These Basic Steps! 1. Poor oral hygiene Smelly breath is most commonly caused by bacteria in your mouth. The microbes feed on food particles and release sulphur compounds which cause that distinctive smell. Brush your teeth twice... Continue reading

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Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth?

If you are like me and enjoy a cup or two of coffee each day, then you might havewondered about this daily habit and the long term impact it may have on your teeth. Many of my patients admit to drinking A LOT of coffee and believe that it’s likely to beharmful to their teeth. But this is no... Continue reading

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I Have Gum Disease - What Does That Mean?

So you’ve been told you have gum disease but you’re not really sure what that means. Gum disease can be broken down into two categories - gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis This is the first stage of gum disease. It is the inflammation of the gums due to accumulation of bacterial... Continue reading

Tags:  Health and Hygiene,  Periodontal Disease,  Teeth Decay

What Is The Treatment For Gum Disease?

In our previous Blog Article, ("I have gum disease. What does that mean?"), we outlined the two categories into which we put gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis: What Is It? One of the characteristics of gingivitis is reversible damage. At this stage a professional cleanin... Continue reading

Tags:  Periodontal Disease,  Teeth Decay

How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

Learn More About Dental X-Rays Before you can assess whether or not dental x-rays are harmful to the human body, you would first need to understand what the real concern is. As x-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation, its perceived risks stem from the amount of radiation that a dental or m... Continue reading

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Am I Grinding My Teeth?

WHAT IS BRUXISM Teeth grinding is an under-diagnosed condition for good reason – it frequently occurs during sleep. Unless they have been otherwise informed by a spouse or bed partner, most people with the condition would not be aware of their nocturnal habits, hence many cases of teeth gri... Continue reading

Tags:  Damaged Teeth,  Health and Hygiene

What To Expect After Professional Teeth Cleaning

In our previous blog article, (I have gum disease - what does that mean?), we outlined the two categories into which we put gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis. Depending on the type of gum disease you may experience different symptoms following your professional cleaning, including s... Continue reading

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Does a Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

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Although it may sound like a scary procedure, the root canal is actually a safe and effective treatment that dentists routinely perform. It has been unfairly portrayed as a painful procedure when in reality, it helps to relief the pain experienced when your tooth hurts from deep infection. Emplo... Continue reading

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Effect of Alcohol on Dental Health

We all love having a little drink every now and then. However, we often forget to think about the repercussions of alcohol on our health – specifically, our teeth. Alcohol can affect your teeth in different ways. First, up is staining – the colour in drinks comes from chromogens which... Continue reading

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