Your Oral Health is Saving Your Life

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Brush, Brush and Brush those problems away! You’ve heard it before, poor dental hygiene isn’t something you want to practice. So what happens when you decide to save some time and not focus on your oral health? Unfortunately, not looking after your gums,teeth and mouth can become a serious problem. We’re not just talking about a root canal or an extraction but other health issues that could affect your overall health. We just want to remind everyone that your mouth has a lot of bacteria and we mean a lot, over 600 strains to give you an idea. If left […]

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Bad Breath

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We are all afraid of having it and will do anything to get rid of it including chewing gum 24/7. So lets take a closer look at this topic and find out  why we get this and how to get rid of it. When we think of bad breath we tell ourselves maybe it was what we just ate, or maybe we did a naughty and didn’t floss last night and you are correct. There are a number of things that contribute to this. Halitosis is the medical term used for bad breath. Contributing factors that can lead to bad […]

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Dental Implants and a whole new smile

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  The idea of losing a whole tooth and then replacing it with a fake tooth that’s drilled into our jawbone is enough for the tiny little hairs on the back of our neck to stand up from the horror. Well lets provide a little relief and tell you this procedure over the years has become so precise that the pain and recovery time is no where near what people had to go through many years ago! What is a dental implant you ask? It basically looks like a metal screw that is placed where the root of your tooth […]

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Discoloured Teeth

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We’ve all been there. Why does this happen? Can we reduce this? What can we do at home to help?! Discoloured teeth can happen to anyone depending on a number of things like genetics, environment, trauma and poor hygiene. We all go through that stage in our lives where we question the colour of our teeth so let’s take a closer look at this topic further. Sometimes tooth discolouration can be normal over time and not harmful. Remember no one is born with pearly white perfect teeth. Discolouration can show as white streaks, yellow tinge or even brown spots. Firstly, […]

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Wise words for Wisdom Teeth

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We cringe at the thought of the pain related to those teeth. I mean really, what’s so wise about teeth who only provide unconditional pain! Let’s talk specifics and talk about wisdom teeth in more detail. First things first, what are wisdom teeth? Most adults have four wisdom teeth which are the third and last molars which are located at the back of your mouth on each side and found both on the upper and lower side of the jaw. These little bad boys are the last of your adult teeth to grow. Some people are extremely lucky and have […]

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Oral Hygiene Routine

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Oral Hygiene   A lot of our patients think that the hard part is visiting the dentist but really, the toughest part of oral hygiene is what you do at home to look after your teeth in between dental visits. In this blog, we’re going to go through some dental commandments that we live by if you want to have a happy and healthy mouth! Remember, your teeth are important but don’t forget your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth are just as important.   Brush to your hearts Content You probably didn’t know this, but there is technique […]

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Composite fillings VS Porcelain Fillings

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Regular White Fillings Vs Porcelain Fillings :   This is a hot topic that we get asked about at the clinic all the time. So really what is the difference between the two? Both use the same method which involves a blue light to harden and set the material used. Regular white fillings are known as composites or resin and are made of powdered glass and acrylic resin. When they are inserted the material is soft and hardens after blue light exposure. These types of fillings are bonded to your tooth. Where as the porcelain fillings are made of porcelain […]

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Dental Injections: To Fear or Not to Fear

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    If you’re anything like me, they look more like horse tranquillisers than ‘local anaesthetics’. However when you really think of it we should be grateful for these injections. Think of Tom Hank’s character in the movie Cast Away. He had severe tooth pain when he was stuck on that Island and no dentist near by. He took out his tooth without an anaesthetic and was knocked out for hours from the pain itself. I remember telling myself never ever will I fear the injection. So lets take a closer look at the thing we fear the most in […]

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Porcelain fillings Vs Regular fillings

So you might have had a cavity and now need a filling , your dentist can offer several type of restorations. Regular fillings ( Black or Tooth coloured) Ceramic / Porcelain fillings (CEEC restorations) Crowns Composite Fillings – aka Tooth coloured fillings Composite fillings are the fillings you probably have , they are most common options as they are more affordable and they also are toothy coloured, so no black horrible looking amalgam filling in your mouth to some people believe “releasing toxic mercury” !! Composite resins are made of plastic and suitable for small to medium fillings. Due to […]

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Single Day Dental Crown

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We are super excited about our New Futuristic high tech machine that’s just arrived at out our dental clinic. One word, CEREC. It stands for Ceramic Reconstruction. What is CEREC it you ask? It’s a machine that creates Crowns and Veneers without the old school process which involved you being extremely uncomfortable and was so time consuming. It’s a machine that allows your dentist to scan the area that’s in need of some tender love and care using a powder free  lightweight camera that does full 3D jaw scans. This little camera also allows our dentist to determine the colour […]

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