Here's a Lowdown on What a Periodontist Can Do for You
24 April 2019
Though also trained in general dentistry, periodontists further specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of gum-related conditions, jaw bone structure and supporting ligaments. Below are some of the services they offer in more detail.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum infection, also referred to as periodontitis, is a common occurrence due to the sensitive nature of the gums. Common symptoms include bleeding gums, irritated and discoloured gums (deep red instead of pink) and sensitivity to touch and hot and cold beverages.
Will Whisky Fix Your Toothache?
17 January 2019
If you've got a really bad toothache and your dentist isn't open, then you will be looking for ways to deal with the pain until you can get the tooth looked at. You may have tried painkillers and salt water washes, but your pain doesn't seem to be getting any better.
You're open to suggestions here, and your family or friends may have given you some tips on how to dull the pain.
Your Family Dentist's Guide to Spotting Dental Emergencies in Children
17 December 2018
When you're caring for children who love to run and jump, you're likely aware of the risks that come with falling. Although most kids instinctively know how to shield themselves, on some occasions they may fall and injure their mouths. Injuries aside, most family dentists will agree that dental emergencies can look different in children. Here are some ways to spot key signs:
An entire tooth is missing
Although it may sound as though spotting an entire missing tooth is an obvious task, the amount of bleeding that takes place after such an injury can make this difficult.
5 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Excessive Tooth Demineralisation
8 October 2018
If you're into looking after your oral health, you might have heard about demineralisation and remineralisation. If you haven't, here's what those terms mean:
Demineralisation: Bacteria in your mouth dissolves tooth enamel minerals, including calcium phosphate. This weakens your teeth. Remineralisation: Your saliva contains small amounts of calcium and other key minerals. It helps replace the minerals that are lost, a process called remineralisation. Demineralisation and remineralisation should roughly balance out to keep your teeth strong, but modern diets have somewhat messed with that equilibrium.