Hypomineralised teeth (Chalky teeth)

Hypomineralisation (sometimes called chalky teeth) is a developmental condition that affects teeth as they are forming during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first four years of life. Enamel on these teeth has marked, chalky looking areas with less mineral...

Is smoking really that bad?

Smoking…..we have all heard about the terrible effects it has on our lungs. However, smoking also has many negative effects in the mouth. It is also one of the leading causes of bad breath. Its harmful implications affect the teeth, gums and oral mucosa. Smoking...

Early and late loss of baby (deciduous) teeth

Baby teeth are also referred to as the deciduous or primary teeth. Although deciduous teeth eventually exfoliate, they do play a very important role in development. Healthy deciduous teeth are important for: Straighter smiles Ideally deciduous teeth should be there...

How important really are my gums?

Everyone knows that a house or building needs a strong foundation to support it; a well-built house can still have a weak foundation which could compromise the integrity of the entire structure. Your gums form the foundation for your teeth and keeping them healthy is...

Flossing – Is it really worth the effort?

Brushing our teeth twice a day…..surely it is enough to keep the teeth clean right? This is certainly a good question and is asked frequently. Tooth brushing is very important. However, it can never sufficiently clean off the plaque in between the majority of teeth....