The Word Of Mouth Blog


22nd March 2018 Uncategorised

Braces are excellent ways to straighten teeth and to enjoy an attractive smile. However, some teenagers are “put off” by their appearance. What alternatives will your dentist offer and what benefits can each option provide?

– Invisalign fixtures employ a clear plastic “tray” that can hardly be detected by the naked eye.

– Lingual braces are affixed behind the teeth; completely hiding their presence from the onlooker.

– Clear brackets known as “Damon braces” are less visible than their traditional metallic counterparts.

“Fortunately, your teenager does have alternatives to getting braces.”

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19th March 2018 Uncategorised

Do you grind your teeth when anxious, angry or asleep? This is called bruxism. Unfortunately, teeth grinding can cause many dental complications like enamel erosion, cavities, sensitivity and discolouration.

Key points:

– Morning headaches, sore jaw and a grinding sound at night are all symptoms.

– Teeth grinding will erode the teeth, possibly requiring dental implants, root canals and dentures.

– Avoid caffeinated drinks and practice stress-relieving techniques to relax.

Your dentist can provide a device to help treat your bruxism. Book an appointment with your dentist today and have your teeth checked and treated.

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13th March 2018 Uncategorised
smile health dentist teethAcid reflux is medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and can erode your enamel. This often results in chipped and discoloured teeth. You can now repair and restore your damaged smile through cosmetic dentistry.
Key takeaways:
– Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells to cover up cracked, chipped, and discoloured teeth.
– Dental bonding is another method to cover up imperfections in teeth.
– Dental crowns restore the function, shape, and appearance of teeth.
Get your acid reflux treated to avoid further damage.
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8th March 2018 Uncategorised

Some cavities only need a basic filling to repair them whereas others require more comprehensive work known as a root canal filling.

Key takeaways:

– A small cavity that only causes minor sensitivity or pain can usually be fixed with a basic filling.

– For larger, painful cavities where the root of the tooth might be dead, a root canal filling may be required.

It is best to book regular appointments with your dentist to keep teeth and gums clean of plaque and to detect any cavities in the early stages. This will help you to avoid painful complications.

“Your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment.”

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28th February 2018 Uncategorised

Men appear to have a greater susceptibility to dental erosion. However, both men and women must pay attention to lifestyle factors that play a part in the dental erosion of your teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Acidic foods like wine can attack tooth enamel.

– Eating disorders that involve vomiting can damage enamel.

– Bad dental hygiene also weakens tooth enamel.

See your dentist if you want to learn how to protect your teeth from dental erosion.




24th February 2018 Uncategorised

Good dental habits can be instilled at an early age, leading to healthy teeth for life.

Key takeaways:

– Encourage a fun, regular oral care routine by letting them choose their own toothbrush and brushing their teeth to a favourite song.

– Teach your child about the damaging effects of sugar to help them understand why sugary snacks and drinks need to be limited.

– Take your child for regular checkups at the dentist from a very early age to ensure any problems are spotted early.

“Untreated dental care remains one of the most prevalent diseases affecting children”

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21st February 2018 Uncategorised

Certain foods tend to get stuck between the teeth and may require additional flossing. Food debris, left unattended, can lead to a build-up of plaque and, in turn, cause cavities.

Many foods that require a lot of chewing can be problematic but special attention should be paid to your teeth after consuming:

– Caramel or toffee candy and popcorn

– Spinach and broccoli

– Pineapple and mango

Although your dentist may recommend flossing just once a day “these foods may require extra flossing” but the benefits of fruit and vegetables outweigh any inconvenience. A full article on the subject can be read at


15th February 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health, smile, dentistCertain food and drinks are known for causing plaque build-up and for being more likely to damage the enamel. Doctors advise waiting 30 minutes before brushing after you enjoy them, as this will help protect your enamel.

Key takeaways:

– Dried fruit contains high sugar amounts that can be harmful to the dental enamel

– Sticky and/or sugar-covered sweets are known for generating high amounts of plaque

– Fizzy drinks and alcohol contain acidic elements that can harm the teeth enamel

Don’t forget, wait 30 minutes then brush your teeth thoroughly to protect your enamel.

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10th February 2018 Uncategorised

Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. While a healthy and white smile increases your self-confidence, discoloured or broken teeth trigger self-esteem issues.

So, how can you improve your smile?

– Ask your dentist to replace silver fillings with white fillings.

– Get dental implants for missing teeth.

– Wear braces to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth.

– Turn to teeth whitening to remove stains (and avoid coffee, red wine and tea).

Consult your dentist of cosmetic dentistry procedures to close gaps, crooked teeth and holes.

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