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decay

Are You at High Risk of Decay?

Thursday, 19 October 2023
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It’s no secret that you may be more susceptible to developing cavities in your teeth if you don’t brush and floss your teeth daily. Many people don’t know that there are other factors that can bring trouble to your mouth. Risk of Decay Here are a few factors to consider that can lead to more decay. Genetics Did you know that not every mouth is created equal? Each one of us has a different kind and combination of bacteria in...


Brush Your Teeth

Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth After Vomiting Or Had Reflux

Monday, 11 September 2023
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Don’t Brush Your Teeth After Vomiting Reflux and vomiting are common in people of all ages. Many people are surprised to learn that they shouldn’t brush their teeth straight after having reflux or vomiting. The reason behind this is that the acid from the stomach softens the outer layer of the teeth, leaving it vulnerable to being brushed away with a toothbrush. Repeated brushing after reflux or vomiting results in loss of tooth structure that cannot be replaced by the...


Medical History

Why Dentists Update Your Medical History

Thursday, 27 July 2023
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Many people roll their eyes or sigh when asked to update their medical history form every year. We know that it can seem tedious to have to fill out a medical update form when visiting the dentist or answer the same medical questions at the start of a hygiene appointment, but we wouldn’t ask for this information if it wasn’t important. In a nutshell, your medical history determines what dental treatment can be done, and the way in which it...


Tooth Sensitivity

Tips To Reduce Tooth Sensitivity!

Tuesday, 13 June 2023
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Reduce Tooth Sensitivity: The start of winter is here and for some people, the lower temperatures cause aches and pains everywhere in the body. For others, the cold morning air can cause sensitive teeth to zing. Reduce Tooth Sensitivity Here are a few tips and tricks to reduce tooth sensitivity: Reduce your intake of acidic foods and drinks. Fizzy drinks, vinaigrettes, citrus fruits and drinks will all increase your sensitivity. Use a straw to drink cold drinks. If you have...


Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry can Involve a Range of Treatments

Thursday, 11 May 2023
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Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry can involve a range of treatments, including teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, crowns, bridges, and braces. It can also include reshaping existing teeth and gums, as well as replacing missing teeth. Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation The most important part in the process of improving aesthetics is to have a comprehensive consultation with your dentist. During this appointment you should advise your dentist...


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WHY IS MY CLEAN MORE THAN ONE VISIT?

Tuesday, 21 March 2023
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Being Overdue: We usually suggest you return every 6 months for a hygiene, so if it has been longer than this, it might take more than one session to complete your cleaning. We pride ourselves on being very gentle and thorough, and patients with sensitive teeth appreciate us taking the time to do things properly and gently. Once you are all caught up to date, usually one visit will be enough to complete your cleaning so long as you maintain...


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How And Why To Get Rid Of The Dummy

Monday, 13 March 2023
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Like thumb sucking, dummies used for an extended period can result in an Anterior Open Bite. We need to ensure that children have stopped using their dummy by the age of 3-4, and definitely before any adult teeth start to erupt. Get Rid Of The Dummy Have a conversation with your child about them giving up the dummy, it is important that they are ready to get rid of it. Pick a period to do this and stick to it....


Finger Sucking

How To Break The Habit Of Thumb Or Finger Sucking

Wednesday, 8 March 2023
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Ideally, we want to break the habit of thumb or finger sucking before the age of 5. This is to prevent what is called an “Anterior Open Bite” which means that the front teeth don’t meet together while the back teeth are biting together. This results in speech problems and difficulty eating some foods.  An Anterior Open Bite usually needs correction with specialist orthodontics. Break The Habit Of Thumb Or Finger Sucking Have a conversation with your child to ensure...