Articles

Fissure sealants
By Nick Maxwell / December 2, 2021

Fissure sealants

What are fissure sealants? Fissures are grooves usually found in the chewing surface of back teeth. They are difficult to...

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Dental X-rays
By Nick Maxwell / November 29, 2021

Dental X-rays

What are they? X-rays pass through your body and make an image on a special type of film or through...

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Dental implants
By Nick Maxwell / September 1, 2021

Dental implants

What are they? Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. Unlike other forms of replacement teeth, dental implants are...

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Removable dentures
By Nick Maxwell / August 25, 2021

Removable dentures

What are they? A removable denture replaces missing teeth. ‘partial’ dentures replace a few missing teeth, or ‘full’ or ‘complete’...

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Root planning / curettage
By Nick Maxwell / August 18, 2021

Root planning / curettage

What is gum disease? Gum disease is a complex condition affecting the gums and bone supporting your teeth. Several factors...

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Keeping a denture or bridge clean
By Nick Maxwell / August 11, 2021

Keeping a denture or bridge clean

Why is cleaning important? Just like natural teeth, dentures and bridges collect bits of food, plaque (a sticky deposit, mostly...

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Bad Breath
By Nick Maxwell / August 4, 2021

Bad Breath

What is it? Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth and is not usually a sign of...

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Tooth erosion
By Nick Maxwell / July 28, 2021

Tooth erosion

What is it? Acids in the mouth can dissolve away tooth surfaces. Given the chance, teeth with repair themselves, using...

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Temporomandibular (jaw) joint problems
By Nick Maxwell / July 21, 2021

Temporomandibular (jaw) joint problems

What are they? The joint between your upper and lower jaws, just in front of your ears, is called the...

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Healthy Eating
By Nick Maxwell / July 14, 2021

Healthy Eating

Why does healthy eating matter? Your general health and your resistance to may diseases depend a lot on eating a...

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