Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The primary infection of the virus can be the worst with symptoms including fever, sore throat, aches and pains, headache, oral lesions and fatigue. After the primary infection, the virus remains dormant in your nerve cells. Cold sores are a secondary infection that can occur at any time and can be triggered by; stress, menstruation, illness, trauma, exposure to excessive wind ...

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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
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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 surrounding  suburbs for over 50 years. We aim to provide a personal service allowing people to ...

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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.    
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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

1. Brush your teeth twice daily (at least!)

This removes dental plaque, which is a build up of bacteria and food debris Helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease Freshens your breath

2. Clean between your teeth

Use floss or interdental brushes every night Food and bacteria gets trapped between your teeth and the toothbrush alone can’t removed it, therefore it’s a ...

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