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 […]

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 . . . . . […]

It’s back to school time… so what does your lunchbox look like when your Dad’s a dentist?   Ascot Dental has the answer and encourages all patient’s, young and old to pack a nutritious and delicious lunch not just for a healthy body and mind – but to also maintain optimal health for your teeth and gums.         Healthy lunches can be fun when you combine exciting foods that are all natural […]

What causes tooth decay? When we eat and drink, the bacteria in plaque use the sugars in food to make acid. Some food and drinks, such as soft drinks and fruit rollups, are already acidic. This acid makes holes in the teeth.   Tooth friendly food and drink examples Eggs Meat and fish Plain milk Water Tea Cheese Whole meal breads, pasta & rice Whole meal crackers Nuts Porridge   Tooth enemy examples   X […]