All Dental Topics,Dental Hygienist,Gum problems,Prevention and saving money

Flossing is a waste of time!

4 Apr , 2016  

Flossing is a waste of time

Recently media articles have reported that there is no need to floss as the benefit of flossing has not been scientifically proven. The media is partly correct that yes there needs to be better scientific studies in this area but no you still should use some sort of interproximal tooth cleaning aid. Previous studies have […]

All Dental Topics,Gum problems

Bad breath – Halitosis

3 Aug , 2015   Video

Bad Breath

What is bad breath? Bad breath is medically known as halitosis. Bad breath is a build up of sulphur compounds from bacteria breaking down proteins. These compounds form an unpleasant odour, which is often worst after sleeping. It is  difficult for anyone to detect whether they themselves have halitosis. The best way to check if […]

General Dentist,Gum problems,Hygiene treatment,Prevention and saving money

Fluoride

31 Jul , 2015  

Fluoride and particularly water fluoridation where the chemical fluoride is added to water supplies seems to be a frightening prospect for some. However, the vast majority of dentists, and the Ministry of Health agree that fluoride is a very valuable tool in promoting oral health.   Fluoride strengthens your teeth by preventing demineralisation of the […]

Gum problems

Bleeding gums

26 Jul , 2015  

Why are my gums bleeding when I brush and floss? If there has been no tooth trauma, then bleeding gums is usually a symptom of gum disease. Gums bleed in response to the presence of bacteria on teeth as the body sends more blood containing immune cells to fight the bacteria. Bleeding gums are often accompanied […]

All Dental Topics,Dental toothache,Gum problems,Periodontist

Periodontal disease

18 May , 2015  

What are periodontal diseases? Periodontal (gum) diseases are chronic infections of the structures which surround and support the teeth. Periodontal disease begins with an accumulation of dental plaque (sticky, colourless film of bacteria that forms on teeth). The early stage of the disease is called gingivitis and the signs of this disease can be subtle. […]

Dental Hygienist,Gum problems,Hygiene treatment

Dental hygiene treatment

10 Aug , 2014  

What is a dental hygiene treatment and why have them? At a dental hygiene treatment appointment your hygienist or dentist will remove all the plaque (mass of bacteria), tartar (hardened plaque) and stain that builds up on your teeth over time.  This will leave your teeth feeling smooth and looking bright. It also has the added […]