Effects of smoking on oral health

We all know smoking is bad for your health and can cause many health problems, but how does smoking affect your oral health? We know smoking can stain your teeth, cause bad breath and cancer, but did you know the affect smoking has on teeth and gums? Patients are asked if they smoke on the…

Main reasons for getting an implant

To fill a gap would be the main reason for a dental implant. While this is true there are other reasons for implant placement. A missing tooth can have an enormous impact on your life – both medical and psychologically. Whether you start feeling self-conscious about your teeth and start to miss your favourite foods…

Consultation and Treatment

What happens at the implant consultation? At the consultation, you will be seen by our implantologist. At this stage, the dentist will ask a number of questions relating to your medical and dental history and will discuss with you what your expectations are regarding the treatment. Your dentist will also do a full clinical examination…

Mouthwash Helps Reduce Both Plaque and Gingivitis

If you have been skipping out on using mouthwash thinking that it is unnecessary, reconsider. Research that was just recently published in an issue of General Dentistry, a clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, indicates that by using a germ killing mouthwash can help to significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis when it is…

The Causes of Gingivitis

You have probably heard about gingivitis since you were a little child. Your parents may have warned you that you would get it if you didn’t take good care of your teeth. They were right. Gingivitis does come from people not taking good care of their teeth. Gingivitis comes from a build-up of bacteria that…