16 Feb 2019

Causes of Painful Toothache

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Causes of Painful Toothache

Painful toothache can arise for many reasons: – Toothache upon waking may be due to grinding your teeth at night. – Severe pain at the back of your mouth could also be due to impacted wisdom teeth that have erupted at harsh angles. – If you have a lump in your mouth or difficulty swallowing, […]

9 Feb 2019

Top Signs And Symptoms Of A Misaligned Bite

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Top Signs And Symptoms Of A Misaligned Bite

Although you may think that a misaligned bite can be easily spotted, this is not always the case and you may have this condition even if your teeth are straight. Here’s what you should watch out for. Key takeaways: -Frequent headaches or ear infections that have no apparent cause. -Increased sensitivity or unevenly worn out […]

7 Feb 2019

Why Your Dentist Cleans Your Teeth

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Why Your Dentist Cleans Your Teeth

Even though you may be diligent in cleaning your teeth twice daily and flossing once a day, plaque and bacteria can still build up in spaces between your teeth and hard to reach places. When you visit your dentist, they will clean your teeth. This is to: – Remove tartar and plaque that your brushing […]

1 Feb 2019

Are There Dental Diseases Which Could be Hereditary?

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Are There Dental Diseases Which Could be Hereditary?

Genetics and environment can play a role in risk of certain diseases, including dental diseases. Regular dentist appointments can help maintain oral health and monitor those who have an increased risk. Key takeaways: -Good dental care can help prevent gum disease, but this is a disease which someone can be predisposed for higher risk. -Your […]

31 Jan 2019

Which is Better For You, Water or Regular Floss?

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Which is Better For You, Water or Regular Floss?

Daily flossing can help prevent dental issues like gum disease by removing plaque around the teeth where brushing can miss. Your dentist will recommend daily flossing whichever method you prefer. Key takeaways: – Regular floss is easy to use, cheap, effective in removing plaque and convenient to take when travelling. – People with braces may […]

26 Jan 2019

When Should You Get a Dental Crown?

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When Should You Get a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a common procedure. Your dentist will recommend a crown/crowns in the following circumstances: – For a dark tooth – For damaged or decaying teeth – For cracked, chipped, or loose teeth – As a treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding) – A treatment to realign an incorrect bite – A follow up […]

24 Jan 2019

Debunking Common Myths About Dental Implants

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Debunking Common Myths About Dental Implants

Although implants are one of the most common procedures in dentistry, there are still some myths surrounding this treatment that need to be debunked. Key takeaways: -You can’t get gum disease if you have an implant: False, gum disease can still appear in the area surrounding the implant. -You won’t qualify for this treatment if […]

19 Jan 2019

Why You Need to Change Your Electric Toothbrush Head Every 3-4 Months

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Why You Need to Change Your Electric Toothbrush Head Every 3-4 Months

Many people don’t realise that they should change your electric toothbrush head as often as they would buy a new manual toothbrush: – Your dentist will recommend replacing your electric toothbrush head every 3-4 months. – Bristles can become frayed and damage your gums when you brush your teeth. – In addition, bacteria can build […]

18 Jan 2019

Are There Potential Complications of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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Are There Potential Complications of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, with an estimated 85% of people requiring these teeth extracted. Performed by a qualified dentist there can still be complications from time to time. Key takeaways: -After three days, some people may develop dry socket if the blood clot is dislodged or did not form properly in the […]

14 Jan 2019

Fulham Pre-Prep School

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Fulham Pre-Prep School

We visited Fulham Pre-Prep School 2nd November 2018 to help teach them the finer points of tooth care. Here are some photos from our visit.