Why Your Dentist Wants a Periodontist to Do Your Gum Surgery

Posted on: 27 December 2018

If your dentist has determined that you have periodontitis, then your gums will need some treatment. This stage of gum disease is relatively advanced. Your gums have been affected by plaque and bacteria to such an extent that they have started to move away from your teeth. This creates gaps between your gums and teeth that can ultimately affect your jawbones. You'll need to have the gaps cleaned out to prevent your periodontitis from getting worse.
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Is Eating Fish Good for Your Teeth and Gums?

Posted on: 14 November 2018

You probably know a fair bit about foods that are bad for your teeth and gums. If you're conscious about looking after your oral health, you avoid eating a lot of sugary or acidic foods and drinks. However, while not eating bad things helps keep your teeth and gums in good nick, actively eating good stuff can give them an extra boost. For example, eating fish regularly can give you some oral health benefits.
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Do You Need to Replace Some of Your Older Crowns?

Posted on: 24 September 2018

In the mists of time, you may have had a lot of dental work and were fitted with a number of crowns to account for some deterioration. If you're honest, you cannot remember when they were fitted and may be wondering how long they are expected to last. You may be considering a visit to your dentist but wonder what condition would give rise to replacement in the first place.
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Calculus and Teeth Whitening for Smokers (No, It's Not Maths)

Posted on: 22 August 2018

Do you grit your teeth at the thought of calculus? While memories of maths lessons at school are not something that everyone thinks of fondly, there is a type of calculus that directly affects your teeth. In terms of dentistry, calculus (which is also known as tartar) is the accumulation of hardened plaque on your teeth. While untreated calculus can be detrimental to your dental health, it also presents an issue in term of the aesthetics of your teeth.
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