5 important things to do to look after your childrens teeth

5 important things to do to look after your childrens teeth

Good dental care starts in childhood. When you make sure that your children’s teeth are taken care of, their risk of developing dental caries becomes significantly lower. The following tips are essential to keep in mind for protecting your children’s teeth. Visit your pediatric dentist You don’t have to wait until your children start getting… Continue Reading

Night mouth guards

Night mouth guards

Countering the debilitating effects of teeth grinding Excessive teeth grinding and clenching—known as bruxism – is a common condition that can lead to debilitating problems over time. While this habit may occur during the day, the vast majority of teeth grinding and clenching takes place at night. After all, there’s no conscious control over this… Continue Reading

Beautiful smiles with teeth whitening

Beautiful smiles with teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is as easy as visiting your dentist. Once there they’ll lighten your teeth, which helps remove any stains or discolouration you have. This is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures today since it improves the way your teeth look. However, you must do this regularly so you can maintain your teeth’s… Continue Reading

Dental implants — much more than a stopgap

Dental implants — much more than a stopgap

Shade, function and bone preservation are just some of the considerations to be taken into account ahead of dental implant surgery. Implant surgery has come a long way in recent years with dental surgeons now more focused than ever on achieving the patient’s optimal outcome. The advancement of technology in this area means positioning the… Continue Reading

New generation dentures

New generation dentures

Incredibly natural looking dentures that feel like they’ve always been there Dentures have come a long way since the days of Granddad’s false teeth. For years we have had the message that you need to keep your teeth at all costs because false teeth can interfere with your lifestyle—both your ability to look good and… Continue Reading

Children’s Dentistry – what needs to be done when?

Children’s Dentistry – what needs to be done when?

Tooth decay is the most common and widespread childhood disease. It is at epidemic levels amongst children making children’s dentistry a priority.It is recommended that the first dental visit occurs within six months of the first tooth erupting or by a child’s first birthday. The first dental exam The first dental examination should be undertaken… Continue Reading

Treating patients with mental illness

Treating patients with mental illness

Having a mental illness should not be a barrier to effective dental care As dentists, helping people with mental illness is extremely rewarding. We are becoming more aware of how to compassionately treat these patients, and disabilities can range from mild autism to severe schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Like most dentists, I feel very privileged… Continue Reading

Kids at the dentist

Kids at the dentist

Managing the child’s concerns Every clinician in the field of paediatric dentistry knows that special care has to be taken with young patients. A good children’s dentist is part psychologist, part play-pal and part professional. So where do we start? First of all, it’s very important to make sure the first dental visit is a… Continue Reading

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