Please view our frequently asked questions below for more information about our dental treatments…
The impacted tooth causing problems needs to be extracted but so does its opposing tooth. This is because teeth keep moving until they hit something.
So, if only one tooth is extracted then the opposing tooth will keep moving until it hits the gingiva of the extracted tooth, causing problems.
How often you visit the dentist depends on the severity of your dental conditions. Patients with minimal dental problems should visit the dentist at least once every six months, while others that have high risk dental diseases may need more frequent visits such as every three or four months or in some cases, maybe more..
It is important for you to go for a dental check-up in order for the dentist to detect any issues associated with your oral health at an early stage or before it can become worse.
After a tooth has been extracted, the area from which the tooth was pulled is very tender and sensitive and can cause some discomfort once the anaesthesia wears off. Therefore, it is important to consume soft foods and have plenty of liquids in your diet.
Some foods that can be eaten after a tooth has been extracted are:
- Mash potatoes
- Scrambled eggs
- Ice cream
- Mashed banana
Some foods to avoid after your tooth has been extracted are;
- Spicy foods since this may cause the affected area to become painful.
- Crunchy, chewy and crumbly foods may cause harm to the wounded area.
- Most grains and seeds can get stuck in the affected area and stall healing.
Fast Braces is the revolutionised form of technology in the orthodontics field of dentistry. It helps gently move and straighten teeth that are not aligned or crooked in a matter of months, compared to the traditional braces which take years to straighten teeth and complete treatment.
People who have the following problems with their teeth and needs to straighten them can qualify for the Fast Braces orthodontic treatment.
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Teeth with gaps between them
- Open bites
Mouth guards are used to protect the teeth, lips, mouth and gums from injuries that can lead to tooth loss, a broken or chipped tooth or nerve damage because of physical activities.
Yes. Not only are they effective in removing food particles and bacteria, but they are also effective in removing plaque.
With so many different devices and brands on the market – the price range varies greatly. Water flossers can range anywhere from between a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. In saying this, water flossers are significantly more expensive than traditional string floss.
They can indeed! Provided you teach your child the correct way in which to use the device, water flossers are both safe and effective to be used by children.
Sleep apnoea is a chronic condition that causes people to stop breathing at different times throughout their sleep cycles. A common occurrence with sleep apnoea is snoring and teeth grinding.
If your dentist diagnoses this problem, he/she may prescribe a special mouthguard to wear which can help adjust your jaw. This will assist in easing your sleep apnoea.
The effects of sleep apnoea are often visible in your teeth. Teeth grinding often occurs alongside sleep apnoea and your dentist will be able to notice this if your teeth are worn. A red throat from excessive snoring may also be visible to your dentist.