NEWS - NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH - May 2014

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May 2014
29th
 

Dental tip of the day 2014

Our dental tip of the day involves prevention, in particular reversing early decay. Did you know that in many cases dental decay starts from in between the teeth called the interdental area? If left untreated, these lesions will gradually progress and become closer to the nerve leaving you at risk of the dreaded root canal treatment. Our tip is simple- prevention is better than cure. Ensure your oral hygiene is excellent, clean properly in between the teeth using dental floss and brushes. We can also presc… READ MORE
May 2014
16th
 

Dental implants to replace a single missing tooth

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Fact. So if you have missing teeth, your first choice should be a dental implant. The most common scenario we encounter is a single missing tooth. Why replace the tooth? There are a number of reasons: 1. For aesthetics especially if it is a front tooth! 2. To restore function 3. To prevent any further bone loss 4. To prevent drifting of the adjacent and opposing teeth- yes they can move! 5. To maintain the bite 6. For psychological well being… READ MORE
May 2014
13th
 

Case of the month for May 2015

Our case of the month for May 2015 involves teeth straightening of the lower front teeth. Crooked lower front teeth is a very common problem that affects many adults. In fact, there is a term for this as the teeth gradually become more and more crooked- 'late lower incisor crowding'. There are a number of reasons for straightening lower teeth: 1. Cosmetic 2. Improved hygiene- often plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) readily forms on the inside of lower front teeth 3. Improved bite 4. Prevent furthe… READ MORE
May 2014
8th
 

Dental Implants- the basic facts

Dental implants are the most successful way of replacing missing teeth. There is no doubt about this with overwhelming evidence to support their use. If you have thought about treatment with dental implants then please read this article which provides all the basic information. What are dental implants? Dental implants are actually the replacement root(s) of the missing tooth/teeth. The dental implant is NOT the tooth that goes on top. What are dental implants made from? Titanium which is bio-compatible… READ MORE
 

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