• Just pull it out…WAIT!

    Just pull it out…WAIT!

    Have you ever thought “It would be better just to pull out the tooth…”, after all  it would save time and money right?…. WRONG! Consider the consequences of missing teeth before opting for tooth extraction over ‘saving your natural tooth’.  If your natural tooth can not be saved, these consequences may may give you sound

  • Cracked tooth?

    Cracked tooth?

    A Cracked Tooth – What is it? Some teeth have cracks in them that are too small to see on x-rays.  These cracks may be in the tooth under the gum. •    Are most common in back teeth •    Are more common in people who grind or clench their teeth and have large fillings. Symptoms

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Most people don’t even know that they grind their teeth because it usually occurs during sleep. Quite often awareness is gained by someone sleeping nearby who is woken by the sounds of grinding. The effects of grinding can be; sore jaws, painful facial muscles, headaches, tiredness after a nights sleep and sensitive teeth. Teeth can

  • Dentist V’s Hygenist

    Dentist V’s Hygenist

    Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a Dentist and Hygenist? Dentists diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice and administering care to help prevent future problems. They provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. They

  • Pregnancy and Dental Care

    Pregnancy and Dental Care

    When you’re pregnant, you’re eating for two – but you’re also brushing for two. When you take care of your teeth and gums, it can potentially make a difference for your baby, both before and after birth. Being pregnant can be hard on your teeth and gums. If you have morning sickness, it can be

  • Recommended Toothpaste

    Recommended Toothpaste

    There are a lot of different toothpastes on the market and it can be a bit confusing to decide which one to buy. As a dental hygienist I recommend Colgate Total or if you suffer from sensitive teeth Sensodyne is very good. I recommend Colgate Total because it has been proven to fight bacteria for

  • The Heart and the Mouth Connection

    The Heart and the Mouth Connection

    Medically we are advised to exercise, eat well, live low stress lives and not smoke to give our heart the best chance for good health. There is another important factor that is regularly overlooked and the population at large is unaware of this and it is that heart disease and oral health are linked. Studies

  • Concussion and Mouthguards

    Concussion and Mouthguards

    There has been a lot of mention in the media lately about concussion in sport and new evidence showing long term damage that can precipitate the onset of memory loss and dementia. Obviously the collisions in sport can be massive and the injury can be caused by a direct blow to the skull, the quick