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Some Useful Dental Resources

We believe it’s important to keep patients informed. Here you will find information about all our procedures, the latest in dental techniques and other valuable resources to keep you up to date before your next appointment.

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Teeth Grinding and Nightguards

What is tooth grinding? Many people grind their teeth. You may have noticed yourself or someone you know do this during the day or at night, especially in times of stress, anger or frustration. Modern life is full of constant stimulation and stress, and your body can pick up on this and cause your jaw muscles to be stimulated more than they should, which results in clenching (having your teeth biting down hard) or grinding (rubbing your teeth together).  Your teeth aren’t designed for this much work - and over time they can wear down, chip or break.  If you think you suffer from tooth grinding or clenching, book in for a consult, and we can check your jaw muscles, joints, and teeth to see if a nightguard would be helpful for you. Or if you'd like to know more, read on. What effects can...

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Nightguard Care

What is tooth grinding? Many people grind their teeth. You may have noticed yourself or someone you know do this during the day or at night, especially in times of stress, anger or frustration. Modern life is full of constant stimulation and stress, and your body can pick up on this and cause your jaw muscles to be stimulated more than they should, which results in clenching (having your teeth biting down hard) or grinding (rubbing your teeth together).  Your teeth aren’t designed for this much work - and over time they can wear down, chip or break. Most of your grinding happens at night when you're asleep - so to prevent this from happening, we often make a 'nightguard' to prevent the harmful effects of grinding when sleeping. How to look after your nightguard: If you already have a...

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Prevention – How to keep your teeth healthy

Prevention – How to keep your teeth healthy

Unlike most of your body, teeth generally can’t heal. This is why it’s so important to protect your teeth - prevention is the best cure! Luckily, it’s not too hard to make sure your teeth are in tip top shape, leaving you to smile, eat, and speak with comfort and beauty, and without having to worry about your teeth. Everyone’s different, and so it’s best to have individual advice tailored just for you. But here’s a few things that everyone should follow to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful.  Get regular oral and dental check-ups  Regular dental checkups are so important for maintaining healthy, low maintenance teeth! Decay often doesn't start to hurt or get sensitive until the cavity is quite deep - this is why regular check-ups and diagnostic x-rays are needed, to catch...

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Pregnancy and Dentistry/Gingivitis

Pregnancy and Dentistry/Gingivitis

Pregnancy is a crazy time, and there's likely plenty on your mind! It's easy to forget things like looking after your teeth and mouth, but pregnancy can both have huge effects on your gum and teeth health, and vice versa - your oral health can have effects on your pregnancy.  If you're pregnant, especially in the early stages, be sure to tell your dentist as there are some medications and procedures that should be avoided or delayed. However, most dental procedures are safe during pregnancy, and some are even recommended, both for the health of the mother and the baby.  Some of the ways that pregnancy and dental health are related: Pregnancy gingivitis - this is extremely common in pregnant women. All those hormones floating around your body make your inflammatory response quite...

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