Regular professional dental cleanings are crucial for good oral health. Dental cleanings performed by our trained hygienists will remove plaque and tartar build-up from around our teeth and even under our gum line.
Bacteria and tartar tend to build on our teeth, over time. The longer they are left, the harder they become, making them difficult to remove with regular brushing and flossing which in turn can cause gum inflammations and gum disease. Therefore, professional cleanings are the number one preventive measure against gum disease and general dental problems. It’s good practice to get them done on a regular basis, at least once every six months or as recommended by your hygienist.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a type of dental treatment performed on teeth that have become damaged or infected. Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissued which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Do I need a Root Canal?
Root canals are needed for a cracked tooth from injury or genetics, a deep cavity, or issues from a previous filling. Patients generally need a root canal when they notice their teeth are sensitive, particularly to hot and cold sensations.
There are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal
Severe pain while chewing or biting
Pimples on the gums
A chipped or cracked tooth
Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
Swollen or tender gums
Deep decay or darkening of the gums
Why do I need a tooth Extraction?
There are plenty of reasons why you may need one or more of your teeth extracted, including:
1. Tooth infection
2. Tooth decay or severe cavity
3. Preparing for orthodontic treatment
4. Wisdom teeth
What happens during a tooth Extraction?
Your dentist will begin by numbing your mouth with local anaesthesia. Assuring you feel no pain they will then begin to slowly loosen the tooth and remove it. Following your extraction, you must hold gauze against the hole and keep a consistent level of pressure. This will help form a blood clot, which will complete the extraction. The healing period is usually 1-3 days. If bleeding does not stop, contact your dentist.
While orthodontic treatment is commonly known for its cosmetic benefits, people tend to overlook the positive benefits it has on your overall health. You don’t want to your oral health on the back burner as misaligned teeth cause an indirect threat as:
With most people, especially adults feeling uncomfortable with having a metal filled smile, you no longer have to go through this inconvenience with orthodontic treatment. Invisalign offers a comfortable, removable, and virtually invisible teeth aligner solution. Unlike traditional metal braces that are adhesively bonded to your teeth, Invisalign aligners can be removed to eat, drink, floss and brush your teeth at your own convenience. The clear aligners can go unnoticed in your mouth, providing you with the confidence to show that beautiful, white, metal-free smile during your treatment process. The thin and lightweight Invisalign aligners allow your teeth to gradually shift over a certain treatment course to reach a perfectly straight position.
What is a filling?
A filling is a process used to repair a tooth back to natural structure. You may require a filling if you have decay also known as a cavity or even to repair a chipped or broken tooth. A temporary filling could also be used following a root canal or to treat issues involving the tooths nerve.
Fillings can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, silver, porcelain, and composite resin. Some appear metallic, while others are coloured to look like teeth.
Everyone experiences tooth discolouration at some point in their lives. Luckily, in most cases, tooth discoloration is reversible thanks to dental procedures such as teeth whitening. Some factors that cause this discolouration of our teeth include:
Certain foods and drinks, including coffee, tea, wine, and certain fruits & vegetables
Use of tobacco products
Bad oral hygiene
Time and genetics (over time, teeth tend to discolour naturally as the enamel wears out)
We offer a take home whitening kit by providing you with custom made trays and professional whitening solution.
A crown is a laboratory fabricated cap that gets fitted onto your natural tooth root or in case of a missing tooth on an artificial structure also known as an implant. A crown may be needed in the following situations:
To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of natural tooth left
To provide structure and strength to a root canal treated tooth
To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
To cover a dental implant
To make a cosmetic modification
What is a bridge and why you might require one?
Your teeth work together. If a tooth is missing, nearby teeth can move into the empty space. The teeth in your opposite jaw can also move up or down toward the space. This can cause:
A bridge is a permenant restoration designed to fill in the space if you are missing one or more teeth.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They’re often made from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth.
Veneers can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth, they are a great option if you are looking to get a symmetrical smile.