It's officially summer. Though it may not feel the same as usual due to the lockdown, we have hope that as the restrictions are gradually lifted, we can slowly return to normal again.
As before, we are still offering patients initial and follow-up virtual consultations as we adhere to the social distancing guidelines. We will be opening again for regular face-to-face consultations on 11/07/20, so make sure you book your spot today.
In our June newsletter, you can discover the uses of tooth whitening to achieve that summer smile. Also, find out how hydration affects your oral health and read about what “gappy teeth” are, as well as the solutions.
If you require emergency orthodontic support, our orthodontic helpline is still open. You can reach our orthodontic helpline by calling 073 6835 8296.
Summer is the season of selfies and photos. Because of this, the common problem of teeth discolouration can be more apparent. But how does this happen and what can we do to fix it?
The enamel around your teeth keeps them looking white and pristine, but when it becomes damaged, the yellow section underneath it can become exposed. Also, the food and drink that we eat can become trapped inside the enamel, which can contribute towards the discolouration.
Teeth whitening treatment can be a quick and simple fix for some people, but you should speak to your dentist first before making any decisions, as they would recommend the best solution for your unique situation.
All of our dental care is administered by specialists with over 30 years of experience in the fields of dental treatment. We can help to remove the stains safely and effectively, to provide you with your summer smile.
While basking in the heat of the summer weather, we can sometimes forget to hydrate efficiently. This can harm our teeth, as our mouth depends on fluids to keep the teeth and gums healthy.
Saliva is our bodies usual first line of defence against tooth decay, it acts as a solution that stops the tiny particles from food attaching to your teeth and inevitably staining them. It also contains small amounts of calcium which studies suggest help to repair your tooth enamel.
When rehydrating yourself this summer, make sure not to have drinks that are too high in sugar, as this washes away the saliva, and puts you at risk for cavities and other tooth problems.
“Gappy teeth” is an orthodontic problem which refers to when there is a noticeable gap between your teeth. This is most commonly seen between the two front teeth, but this can happen anywhere in your mouth and can affect how you chew your food due to your gums being more exposed.
There are many reasons that gaps between teeth can occur, such as having a larger than average jaw, or by having smaller than average teeth. For some, adult teeth simply don’t come through which leaves spaces inside of the mouth.
There are a few treatments that can correct this. For less serious cases, orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign, can realign the teeth to where they should be. However, with more serious cases there are restorative treatments that can be done such as dental implants, or bridgework.
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