Why are my gums bleeding?   The most likely cause of bleeding gums is a build-up of bacteria (plaque) around your teeth. This bacteria causes your gums to become inflamed and swollen. When you brush or clean between your teeth the inflamed gum tissue bleeds. Healthy gums do not bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. Bleeding gums can lead to the gum and bone shrinking around your teeth. This can result in teeth […]

Help is at hand… Product Update Nip-it Healing Balm is a natural remedy that can help shorten the lifespan and prevent the cold sore virus. The active ingredients are Liquorice Root and Lemon Balm. These ingredients are well known for their anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The Balm is also great for Eczema, Psoriasis, Dry Skin, Cracked lips, Skin Irritations, After Tattoo Balm and a everyday lip balm. Nip-it has been created by our Dental […]

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is an artificial covering for and existing tooth. It can strengthen a decayed or broken tooth and also improve its appearance. Why do some teeth need crowns? Dental crowns are used to protect a tooth that has been weakened because of decay or breakage. A tooth that has a crack in it can be strengthened by having a crown placed. Heavily worn teeth can be rebuilt with […]

Got a Tooth Emergency? We aim to see all emergency patients as soon as possible. At Ascot Dental we understand how debilitating a toothache can be.   Possible Causes? Tooth decay Abscess of the tooth or gum Cracked tooth or filling Receding gums Incorrect use of tooth whitening Inadequate cleaning Grinding or clenching Impacted wisdom teeth Trauma   Remember to avoid an unexpected toothache visit your dentist. This greatly reduces the inconvenience, cost and pain […]

When did you start working at Ascot Dental?   I bought the practice in December 2014. The previous owner (now retired) approached me earlier that year when he was looking to sell his practice. The practice has been caring for generations of families in Ascot and surroundingĀ  suburbs for over 50 years. We aim to provide a personal service allowing people to make informed choices about their dental health.     How long have you […]