Dental Tips

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is a sign that you are at risk, or already have, gum disease. The cause of such a problem is improper flossing and brushing which causes plaque to build up. For treatment, you should visit us to have the plaque removed and to get advice on the type of toothbrush and suitable mouthwash to use as well as the proper flossing techniques.

Dental Abscess

The main principle of treatment is to drain the accumulated pus and remove the source of infection. This can either be done through the tooth by doing a Root canal treatment or via the gums by incising and draining the abscess. This is followed by a complete course of antibiotics and pain relievers.

Receding Gums

Do your teeth appear longer than normal? This happens gradually over the years. It can occur as a result of aggressive brushing or gum disease. To solve this problem. We first address the causes. Softer brushing is a must and so is maintaining a good oral hygiene. We will help you achieve this, but if the problem is severe, then a small surgery is required to allow the gums to return to a healthier state.

Tooth Discoloration

Most external stains can be removed by thorough cleaning of teeth, with an instrument called “ultrasonic scaler”. This instrument removes most of the stains caused by tobacco, food debris or bacteria. If a broken down filling or a cavity is the cause, filling the defect will improve the discoloration. Discoloration resistant to cleaning can be corrected or greatly improved through conservative procedures such as Bleaching or Veneering.

Chronic Bad Breath

Brush twice a day, paying special attention to the tongue. Floss once a day. Mouthwashes provide only a short term fix. Track the foods you eat and the medicines you take. Chronic bad breathe can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Visit us for a complete exam.

Knocked tooth

Find the tooth first. If it’s dirty, then hold it by the crown and not the root and rinse it in water. Don’t scrub or remove any tissue fragments. Then, if possible, gently insert the tooth back in its socket. If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk and call us for an appointment.

Preventative Care

Replacing your toothbrush is very important.  You should do so every 3 months or when the toothbrush starts to wear out.  Studies have shown that a new toothbrush removes up to 30 percent more plaque than one that's 3 months old.

Flossing cleans about 40% of your teeth.  Proper flossing can help prevent gum disease.  After a few days of flossing, you should notice cleaner teeth and healthier gums. 

Smoking or chewing tobacco increases the risk of periodontal (gum) disease.  Smokers are more likely to develop plaque and tartar on their teeth than non-smokers.

Therefore, make sure you:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice daily.
  • Floss daily
  • Visit your dentist regularly.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses any dental procedure that improves the overall aesthetics (look) of your smile. A smile improvement is often known as a "smile makeover".

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