Should I see a hygienist as well as my dentist?

hygienist

When you look at the human body, the mouth seems relatively small. But when you delve in, you see it is a world of its own! So what is actually in your mouth? It is comprised of not only the teeth but all that pink and squishy stuff too: the lips, cheeks, palate, tongue and Read More

How can I stop grinding my teeth?

grinding

What is tooth grinding? Technically known as ‘bruxism’, grinding is the act of clenching or grinding your upper teeth against your lower teeth when you are sleeping and/or when awake. Up to 10 per cent of people experience teeth grinding and clenching. Although there is no definitive way to eliminate this habit, there are treatments Read More

Tooth sensitivity after a filling

tooth sensitivity

There are many reasons you may require a dental filling: decay (cavity) fractured tooth breakdown of an old silver amalgam filling recurrent decay (cavity) around an old dental filling I always tell my patients that whenever a tooth is drilled, there is potential for some post operative tooth sensitivity. And the more work the tooth requires, or Read More

What are the costs involved with wisdom tooth removal?

wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the final set of teeth, or third molars, that develop in humans. They quite often require extraction due to common problems, such as pain, infection and impaction as a result of lack of space in the jawbone. Wisdom teeth removal can be a relatively simple and conventional tooth extraction procedure, or it Read More