Whether you are a child or adult you can have dental x-rays taken of the inside or outside of your mouth. The amount of radiation is extremely low, and is equivalent to the amount of¬†exposure received on a 1-2 hour airplane flight. Even if you are pregnant x-rays can still be taken, although they are generally kept to a minimum during this period. Why do dentists leave the room? Due to taking many x-rays all […]

  Several scientific studies have shown electric toothbrushes to be more effective at removing plaque (bacteria) from teeth and reducing gingivitis (bleeding gums). Having less plaque on your teeth will help reduce the risk of developing tooth decay. Manual Toothbrushes Manual brushes are cheap to buy, easily portable and can be effective at cleaning your teeth if used correctly. You are more likely to be able to scrub and potentially over brush your teeth/gums with […]

Tooth Sensitivity Have you ever had a sharp pain when eating ice-cream or drinking cold water? Tooth sensitivity is a common problem and can effect peoples enjoyment of certain foods and environments. Sometimes even breathing in cold air can be uncomfortable. Causes of tooth sensitivity There are several different causes for tooth sensitivity. Thinning or wear of the enamel (outer protective layer) of the tooth can result in sensitivity to cold. Gum recession, exposing the […]

Teeth Whitening When you think of teeth, most people think of them being white. Most people’s teeth naturally are not perfectly white, they vary in colour. Teeth also begin to turn yellower and darker as we get older. There are many reasons why teeth can become discoloured over time, here are a few: Aging Tobacco use Injury to teeth Contact with stain causing food and drinks over time (such as coffee, red wine, black & […]

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 […]