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What Does Dental Crown Lengthening Involve?

During a dental crown lengthening procedure, a periodontist will remove gum tissue to expose more of the crown. - The procedure is used to resolve a gummy smile or for dental restoration treatment on your teeth; your dentist will advise if you need it. - It involves a straightforward technique performed under local anaesthesia. - [...]

By | August 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dental Treatment and Sedation

Dental phobias prevent some people from seeking treatment for problems with their teeth and gums. Dental sedation may be a solution. Main points: - Your dentist can discuss different types of sedation options so you can receive treatment. - Treatment under sedation is pain-free. - Anxious patients can relax and allow the dentist to work [...]

By | August 14th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Can a Keto Diet Cause Bad Breath?

Ketogenic, or keto diets, are very popular but some followers have reported suffering from bad breath. A keto diet involves eating plenty of meat, fish, eggs and natural fats which have been blamed for bad breath. As body fat is burned off, ketones are produced in the liver which are released into your urine and, [...]

By | August 11th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How Alcohol Impacts on Your Oral Health

Alcohol can have a negative effect on oral health and can lead to tooth decay, teeth sensitivity and enamel erosion. Alcohol abuse is also a major contributor to oral cancer. Key takeaways: -  Alcohol can lead to plaque building up, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. -  The acidity of alcohol erodes [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Healthy Snacks for Teeth

Snacking between meals is generally frowned upon but eating the right foods as a quick snack can actually be of benefit to teeth. Fruits and vegetables are not just good for the body but are also beneficial to oral health. Fruit is always a good option as it contains: - Natural sugars - Fibre - [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Oral Health Problems Can Result From Missing Your Annual Teeth Cleaning

Having an annual clean of your teeth by a dentist helps protect against oral health problems. Yet many people neglect this, putting their teeth and gums at additional risk. In a dental cleaning, the dentist removes plaque and tartar that have built up on teeth and gums -- which prevents serious dental problems. Key takeaways: [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Vaping and Oral Health

If you vape e-cigarettes instead of traditional ones you could still be putting your health at risk. Key takeaways: - E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other chemicals that increase your risk of oral cancer. - Nicotine can cause gum tissue to recede over time. - The drying effect of vaping reduces saliva flow and allows bacteria [...]

By | July 25th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Did You Know Tongue Piercings Can Damage Your Teeth?

Tongue piercings can result in damage to your teeth and gums in a few different ways: - They can bang against your teeth resulting in tiny fractures that eventually become more serious cracks causing sensitivity. - They can irritate the gums and leave the mouth more prone to infection and gum disease. - If removal [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What is Tooth Bonding?

The term tooth bonding covers a number of procedures to improve your smile. It relates mainly to cosmetic issues other than misalignment of the teeth which is corrected with braces. Tooth bonding: - Can fix cracks, chips, gaps in the teeth and fill cavities - Can protect tooth roots that have been exposed by gum [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

After Gum Graft Surgery

If you are scheduled for a gum graft, you should know that there are certain do’s and dont’s that can help with the recovery process. Key takeaways: - Do keep the area clean and prevent plaque build-up by using a mouthwash. - Don’t eat anything hard, as this can interfere with healing. - Don’t brush [...]

By | July 11th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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