Advice and Education

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.

Tongue Cleansing

A tongue cleaner (also called a tongue scraper or tongue brush) is an oral hygiene device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. 85% of bad breath originates in the mouth, most of which comes from the tongue. Stagnating plaque bacteria and food debris…

Proximal Brushing

The TePe Proximal brush comes in 7 sizes for cleaning different sized spaces. Click the brush open to insert the head and click down to secure. Insert the head from the inside surfaces or outside surface of the teeth. Use daily to remove plaque and food debris from between the teeth. The brush is particularly…

Resorption

Normal Development. Development showing resorption. Action of teeth under the gum. The tooth wears away the existing tooth. The existing tooth may be lost.

Compact Truft Brush

A Compact Tuft Brush or an end-tufted brush is a type of toothbrush used specifically for cleaning along the gumline adjacent to the teeth. The bristles are usually shaped in a pointed arrow pattern to allow closer adaptation to the gums. An end-tufted brush is ideal for cleaning specific difficult-to-reach areas, such as between crowns,…

Gum Disease

Gingivitis (“inflammation of the gum tissue”) is a term used to describe non-destructive gum disease. The most common form of gingivitis is in response to bacterial plaque adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis, and is the most common form of periodontal disease. In the absence of treatment, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, which is…

Anti Snoring – Male

Normal airflow. The Soft Pallet relaxes and restricts the airflow … The Soft Pallet vibrates, causing the ‘snore’. The Epiglotis may also restrict the airflow … … and may even cause ‘Sleep Apnia’. The Silensor is introduced … … which when positioned and adjusted … … brings the lower soft tissue forward.

Wisdom Teeth

An impacted Wisdom tooth. Some bone is removed to gain access … … the tooth is split … … the roots are removed separately. The gum is replaced and heals naturally