In the ‘old days’, if a tooth or teeth needed to look very different, dentists would invariably crown it. That requires the removal of at least 1.00 – 1.50mm of external tooth all the way round the tooth crown; a substantial amount. Since the advent of ‘bonding’ technology (basically the ability to ‘glue’ material to […] Read more ›
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What are the commonest causes of a toothache? Toothache is almost always the result of ‘bacterial invasion’ into either the hard or soft tissue of the mouths. It is almost always caused by bacterial invasion of the teeth or gums. The problem is that by the time a patient perceives or becomes aware of having […] Read more ›
Gum disease and overall health How many of you expect to be asked by your doctor about the health of your teeth and gums? I’ve been a GP for nearly 20 years and when I ask my patients about the state of their teeth and gums as part of their general medical history they […] Read more ›
This is a great, safe technique, perfect for the ‘dentally anxious patient’ or even for just relaxation during a dental procedure. What is it and how is it ‘taken’? Dentists have been offering patients ‘gas & air’ or ‘relaxing gas’ ( Nitrous Oxide mixed with Oxygen) for over fifty years. It acts as a mild […] Read more ›
Tooth clenching and grinding are two separate habits, although many associate both with stress. The clenching is a daytime habit and generally is conscious. That means patients finding themselves clenching, can stop (unclench). This is usually the result of someone feeling angry, impatient or frustrated. The grinding (known as bruxism or bruxing) is a night […] Read more ›
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