Healthy teeth are vital for a healthy body and mind.
Take the time to improve your confidence with a smile you can be proud of. A regular scale and clean ensures that plaque is removed from the tooth surface, improving the condition of the gums and decreasing the risk of tooth decay. Healthy gums are essential to minimise the social embarrassment of bad breath and halitosis. Freshen your smile with sparkling teeth following teeth whitening, which removes built up staining caused by food, drinks, medications and smoking. Crooked teeth can be aligned with orthodontics, while missing teeth can be replaced with dentures, crown and bridgework or dental implants.
No more embarrassed closed mouth smiles – regular dental check-ups and treatments can give you a smile you will want to show off.
Dental problems can also lead to poor nutrition and general ill health. Missing and unstable teeth can prevent consumption of healthy fruit and vegetables due to the pain and discomfort of eating harder foods. Decayed or damaged teeth should be removed or restored to lessen the effect of chronic inflammation and infection. Gum disease can lead to an increased risk of chronic health problems, however it can be managed with intensive cleans.
Don’t let an irrational fear of dentist affect your health. New technology, such as lasers, is available that reduces the discomfort associated with dental treatments, and pain management options are improving all the time.
Dentures are another option for replacing missing teeth. A partial denture can replace one or more missing teeth without permanent damage to the surrounding teeth, and a full denture replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Ideally, every adult mouth has 32 healthy teeth for life. However, in reality, a fair proportion of adults have teeth missing because of trauma, removal due to decay or infection, poor gum health or bone loss from the jaw.
The Er:YAG dental laser is used to activate a concentrated bleaching gel on the surface of the teeth, speeding up the whitening process considerably when compared with non-laser teeth whitening systems.
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects the lower jaw to the skull and is located on each side of the head near the ears. Some people are prone to TMJ disorders, which cause pain in the joint and the muscles responsible for moving the jaw, as well as limiting movement of the joint.