Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental check-ups are essential steps in preventing dental problems. Educating yourself about common dental problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention.
Here are some of the more common dental problems we get asked about.
Your gums are thick fibrous pink tissues that cover and protects your jaw that your teeth grow through. The tissue of your gums is pink due to the large number of blood vessels it contains. It’s also why they can be sensitive and easily damaged.
Do you find that the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee is sometimes a painful experience for you? You may have sensitive teeth.
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak.
As you age, it can be normal for saliva levels to decrease. Prescribed medications can cause saliva flow to decrease. Saliva is our mouths natural defence against decay. Understanding the background to the tooth decay process.
Healthy wisdom teeth are an asset to your mouth. However when they grow poorly positioned or unhealthily, they could cause problem.
If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable and would prefer to keep the structure of your good teeth, dental implants may be an option for you.
You don’t have to live with chips, cracks, stains or gaps in your teeth. Thanks to a dental technique called bonding or direct tooth bonding.
Our teeth don’t always look as white as we’d like them to. Sometimes it’s the foods and drinks we like that cause staining. And, simply ageing can cause your teeth to yellow. It happens to almost everyone eventually.
Whether you have an emergency or would like to speak to somebody about a smile makeover, there’s a fast and easy way to schedule your next appointment at either of our dental clinics.