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 & […]

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 […]

Help! I have bad breath   Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. So what are the causes? How do I know if I have bad breath? What can I do to prevent it? Read on to find out some interesting facts on bad breath. 95% of us have suffered bad breath at some time in ourĀ lives and 1 in 4 adults suffer from it on a regular basis . . . . . […]