Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
How often do I have to go to the dentist?
Can I go to the dentist when I’m pregnant?
Why should I floss, isn't brushing enough?
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
What can be done to brighten my smile?
How long will the results of teeth whitening last?
What types of dentures are there?
Dentures may replace all or some of your teeth. They can be complete dentures, partial dentures, chrome or acrylic dentures, and implant retained dentures. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in an edentulous patient, they are usually acrylic dentures. The stability and retention of these dentures can be greatly improved by attaching them to dental implants. This method can achieve very satisfactory results for patients without any of their own teeth and struggling with looseness in their existing dentures, especially in the lower arch.
Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are known as partial dentures.
They can be made from a combination of acrylic and chrome casting. Dental implants can also be used in conjunction with partial dentures to achieve greater stability and retention.
Call us to discuss the option of implant retained dentures.
What should I do about bleeding gums?
Why do I need fluoride?
Should my children have fluoride?
What causes morning breath?
The oral bacteria in your mouth breaks down food particles producing sulphur compounds, which gives off a bad odour. Your saliva acts as the mouth’s natural mouthwash buffering any acids and sulphur compounds in the mouth. When you are asleep, saliva production in your mouth decreases. So after hours of sleep some people may experience morning breath. Brushing your teeth in the morning is a great habit to get into to help with this problem. It is worth noting that bad breath (halitosis) in the long-term can be a sign of other more serious dental or health related issues. Contact us if this is a concern.
What can I do about sensitive teeth?
How can I prevent cavities?
Does a rinse or mouthwash help?
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