Looking after children’s teeth
- Looking after your children’s teeth is a priority so parents should encourage children to develop healthy habits and teach them to clean their teeth.
Electric or manual toothbrush?In theory, manual brushing does just as good a job as an electric toothbrush. But it depends on you brushing correctly, using small circular motions on all tooth surfaces for two minutes. You also have to clean between surfaces and the pits and fissures on back teeth. Equally important is attention
Say Ahh… think healthYour mouth tells us a lot about your general state of health. This year on Tuesday 20 March, World Oral Health Day focuses on the links between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. We know that oral diseases share common risk factors with other diseases. By adopting good oral hygiene habits such as
Fissure sealantsThis treatment is applied on the pits, fissures and grooves of molar (back)teeth. Fissure sealants are a preventative measure that provide a physical barrier to stop food, acid, bacteria and plaque from contacting the tooth surface. Treatment is quick, non-invasive and painless and is recommended fo
TeethingParents of young children often want to know how to treat symptoms of teething such as pain, irritability, decreased appetite and fussiness. Teething occurs between the ages of 6 months and 3 years as children first teeth (milk teeth) erupt. It is normal for children to experience local
TOOTH EROSIONTooth wear is the irreversible loss of tooth structure which impairs tooth function, appears unsightly and may also be painful. There are three types of tooth wear: abrasion, attrition and erosion. They can often occur together which means that repairing tooth structure requires complex treatment.
Bleeding gumsIf your gums bleed regularly you should visit your dentist so she can determine the cause of the bleeding. Additionally, keep up regular brushing and flossing to keep your teeth free from bacteria and plaque. Causes of gum disease The build-up of tartar on gums is often the cause