Tag: teeth

Christmas Dentist opening hours

Dentist opening hours

In the event of a Dental emergency there are certain surgeries open over the Christmas period. Check out our dentist finder to find the nearest to you…

Root Canal treatment

Root Canal

Why do I need a root canal? A root canal treatment becomes necessary when the soft tissue containing the nerve and blood vessels inside the pulp chamber of a tooth become irreversibly infected with bacteria. If untreated it may become painful and develop an…

Caring for your Child’s Teeth

Child's Teeth

Why boiled tap water should be used to make up infant formula Use boiled tap water when making up infant formula. This will ensure the baby teeth are exposed to tiny amounts of fluoride as soon as they erupt. Bottled waters should not be…

The bottom of my top two teeth seem to be becoming see-through. Is there anything I can do?

Dental Erosion

You may have dental erosion (tooth surface loss TSL). If so, this condition should be carefully monitored by your dentist. The first and most important consideration is to get an accurate diagnosis and recording of the extent of the condition. The next consideration is…

My three year old daughter grinds her teeth while sleeping. Is there anything I can do or do I need to take her to the dentist?

Grinding Teeth

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common habit in young children and usually disappears on its own as children grow older. The two peak periods for bruxism are when the baby teeth arrive and again when the permanent teeth begin to come in at five…

My 3 year old son fell and banged his mouth and his front tooth has turned grey. Will he lose the tooth? Will it affect his permanent teeth?

Children's Teeth

There is no need to worry; your son will probably lose his front baby tooth at around six years of age, just before the permanent front tooth comes into the mouth. The grey colour is the result of some bleeding that has occurred into…

My nine year old daughter has yellow stains and discolouration on some of her teeth, especially her top two. Is there anything I can do?

Girl brushing her teeth

If you can, try to find out from your dentist what is the cause of your daughter’s tooth discoloration. If the stains are extrinsic (on the outside of the tooth), perhaps they can be removed by having a dental cleaning from the dentist or…

Is it true, you shouldn’t brush your teeth immediately after drinking coffee?

Coffee

Yes, it is true. However, the problem is not with the coffee itself. It is the milk and sugar in the coffee which can be metabolised by bacteria in your mouth into acid.The acid causes the outside layer of enamel (hard white material on the…

Can tooth whitening damage tooth enamel?

Teeth whitening

Is it suitable if teeth have already received white fillings? Tooth whitening treatments, if performed according to manufacturer’s instructions, do not appear to cause any long lasting damage to tooth enamel. The main side effect of using bleaching agents is tooth sensitivity, which eases…

Mouthguards: Sports Can be Hard on Teeth

Mouthguard

Winning or losing in sports should not include losing one’s teeth in the process. The National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries reports, “dental injuries are the most common type of oral facial injuries sustained during participation in sports.” The lifetime…