Gum Disease

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24 06, 2015

Tools For Cleaning Teeth

By |June 24th, 2015|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Orthodontics|

Tools For Cleaning Teeth

Cleaning Between Teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach can be difficult.

These areas make a perfect hiding place for food particles and bacteria. If they’re allowed to stay there for a long time, these bacteria can start to destroy gum tissue as well as the bones and ligaments that support teeth. There are several ways of cleaning between teeth. Two of the most popular methods are by using floss and piksters.

1. Floss

Flossing […]

24 06, 2015

Bleeding Gums?

By |June 24th, 2015|Gum Disease|

Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have gum disease

Persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukaemia and bleeding and platelet disorders.

Causes of Bleeding Gums:

Bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums. If plaque is not removed through regular brushing […]

9 04, 2015

#3 More Reasons To Quit Smoking

By |April 9th, 2015|General Dentistry, Gum Disease|

#3 More Reasons To Quit Smoking

We all know that smoking has an effect on our teeth, gums, mouth and throat but what exactly does it do?

Well, there are the obvious effects of smoking such as staining and yellowing of the teeth, as well as bad breath. These problems are unpleasant but they don’t actually affect your health. However, there are more serious conditions that result in your mouth due to smoking and these are :

11 03, 2015

Bad Breath

By |March 11th, 2015|General Dentistry, Gum Disease|

Bad Breath

Bad breath is caused by sulphur-producing bacteria that live within the surface of the tongue and in the throat.

Bad Breath can be a sign of :

  • Gum disease
  • Dry mouth (caused by medicine, alcohol, stress or medical conditions
  • Smoking
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Tonsiloths ( these are groves in your tonsils that allow for bacteria build up )
  • Specific bacterial overgrowth of sulfur producing bacteria, that warrant more treatment than regular good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing. (Our mouth […]

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