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What Can Our Dental Hygienist Do For You?

Most people lose their teeth due to gum disease rather than dental decay. It is sad that simple preventable conditions lead to undesired loss of teeth. Enrolling the services of a good dental hygienist will go a long way in keeping the tooth decay aloof. They will save your teeth by preventing and treating gum…

4 health consequences of missing teeth

Tooth decay or trauma can eventually lead to tooth loss. Restorative procedures like dental implants, bridges and dentures, are usually the best long-term solutions, however, the cost of such dental restorations may be daunting and prevent some people to opt for it. Many dental practitioners in London offer a wide variety of dental implant procedures,…

Why good oral hygiene helps you stay healthy?

Making sure your gums and teeth are healthy can be vital for your overall well-being. Research shows that there are clear links between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and various nutritional deficiencies among others. Gum disease, if not prevented or treated, can lead to additional illnesses like stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease has even…

Sensitivity

Dentine hypersensitivity is sensation felt when the nerves inside the dentin of the teeth are exposed to the environment. The sensation can range from irritation all the way to intense, shooting pain. This sensitivity can be caused by several factors, including wear, decaying teeth or exposed tooth roots. The effects of gum disease can lower…

Diastemas – Gap in Front Teeth

Diastemas – Gap in front Teeth A gap in the front teeth (Diastema) can appear unsightly. Tubes are placed over the two teeth … … and filled with Composite material. This builds up the teeth, closing the gap. The material is hardened with a bright light.

Smoking Affects Teeth

Smoking has many affects on oral health. Increased plaque, tartar and staining can occur. Furring of the tongue (increasing bad breath) … …reduced blood flow to the gums … … which is an indicator of the same affect on the heart tissue. Gums may recede … … tooth movement may occur … … tooth loss…

TMJ

When the jaw opens, there are two movements involved… A rotation …. and a sliding. Cartilage between the bones smoothes the movement. Sometimes as cartilage wears, it may click during the opening.