Breath odour is affected by the kinds of food and drink we consume as well as the build-up of bacteria in the mouth. Without regular brushing and flossing, bacteria and bits of food can get trapped in between the teeth, which release an unpleasant odour after some time. In some cases, bad breath or halitosis, can also be caused by an underlying medical condition.
Our team here at Dentiq can help you to prevent bad breath through our advice and dental hygiene treatments. We provide a routine scale and polish as well as advanced therapy for patients with gum disease. Using professional instruments and cleaning pastes, these treatments will remove plaque and some staining from the teeth. We will also advise you on tooth brushing technique and how to use the correct sizes of interdental brushes to clean between the teeth.
Our top fresh breath habits include quitting smoking, following a daily oral hygiene regime that includes interdental brushing and cutting down on sugary foods and drinks.
Regular trips to the hygienist will also ensure your plaque levels are kept under control.
Contact us today if you have any questions about how to achieve minty fresh breath every day.
At Dentiq we believe that prevention is always better than cure. We encourage all our patients to come in for regular oral health check-ups to ensure their gums are as healthy as possible. Studies have shown a link between gum health and the overall health of the body, so the healthier your gums, the healthier your entire body will be.
From a functional point of view, the gums help to anchor the teeth in the jaw, so looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth. Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them could be a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.
When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth. Eventually this kind of infection can lead to tooth loss and may require invasive procedures to replace the missing tooth. Fortunately, this can be avoided by having regular hygiene check-ups at the practice and a good daily hygiene routine. Brushing between the teeth and replacing your toothbrush every three months will also benefit your gum health.
Contact us today if you have any questions about the health of your gums.
Tooth sensitivity affects a number of people and can cause intense discomfort when consuming certain cold or hot food or drinks. The pain experienced can vary greatly, from a dull ache in certain teeth to shooting pain throughout the mouth. We always recommend that people seek advice from a dental professional so the source of the problem can be identified and treated. There are a number of treatments and tooth sensitivity products that can help to manage this condition.
There are a number of causes for tooth sensitivity, for example temporary pain can be experienced after tooth whitening treatment. Another cause of sensitivity is erosion or tooth wear, which is the loss of tooth enamel. Enamel is the hard outer coating of a tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath. If the enamel is worn away, either chemically or mechanically, the dentine becomes exposed which can lead to pain and sensitivity, which can be worsened in extreme temperatures.
Enamel erosion can be caused by your diet through the frequent consumption of high sugar or high acid food or drink, brushing too hard with a toothbrush, tooth grinding, certain medical conditions and eating disorders. Contact us today if you have any questions about sensitive teeth.