Dental Care Advice


                                                


Friday, 6 October 2017  |  Admin

As a parent, it is imperative that you look after your children’s oral health. We suggest that you should start cleaning your child’s mouth even prior to the arrival of teeth. You can do this by wiping the gums after feeding with a warm, wet wash cloth or a thimble like brush (which fits over your index finger) to brush off the excess foods from the gums. This will get the child used to brushing prior to the arrival of teeth. Baby teeth begin the appear 3 to 9 months after birth and most children will have a full set by the age of three.

Friday, 6 October 2017  |  Admin

It’s common knowledge everyone longs for a bright white smile. Our teeth are not naturally white, however many people feel that they could improve their smile with a brighter and whiter set of teeth. Whitening treatments are available in pharmacy’s and supermarkets however we recommend visiting a dental professional for the most effective and safe teeth whitening – you should never have whitening treatment provided by a non-qualified person such as in a beauty salon.

Friday, 6 October 2017  |  Admin

Gum disease is an inflammatory response caused by a bacterial plaque (biofilm) in your mouth that has not been removed when brushing your teeth. There are three stages of gum disease: 1- Gingivitis, 2- Periodontitis & 3- Advanced Periodontitis. Bacterial plaque forms on your teeth promoting gum disease if not treated. The risk of gum disease may be reduced through establishing a good oral health regime: brush your teeth with a Fluoride containing toothpaste like BioMin™ F for two minutes twice per day.

Friday, 6 October 2017  |  Admin

Tooth enamel is the hardest and most highly mineralised substance in the human body. It covers the outer layer of each tooth and is mostly made up of mineral, primarily hydroxyapatite. Because it is semi-translucent, its colour can vary from light yellow to a grayish white dependent upon its thickness. Enamel plays a very important role in protecting teeth from decay and sensitivity, so it is important to prevent it from erosion.

Friday, 6 October 2017  |  Admin

Tooth sensitivity affects up to 40% of the population. It is experienced as a painful sensation in the teeth, often occurring after eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic. The tooth comprises a hard enamel covering of soft dentine with an internal nerve. The dentine contains a large number of pores or tubules that run from the outside of the tooth to the central nerve.Over time, the enamel covering becomes thinner, providing less protection to external stimulation.


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