The Importance of Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

Braces and other correctional devices do wonders for your dental health - and your smile - but they can sometimes make keeping your mouth clean and fresh difficult. Poor brushing and flossing habits can leave food stuck in your teeth and braces over...

Halitosis – Chronic Bad Breath

Bad breath can have a big impact on your life.  Among other things, it can make conversation unpleasant, make food taste differently, and even result in difficulties with dating. Halitosis is the medical term for chronic bad breath. Everyday bad breath (morning...

Saliva, The Silent Defender!

Keeping hydrated on a hot summer’s day can be a challenge with temperatures rising further and further. However, it is very important to keep your water intake levels high to also keep saliva levels in the mouth high. Saliva plays a vital role in keeping our mouths...

Tooth Whitening – Is it for me?

With the ever whitening smiles of today’s celebrities, tooth whitening is more popular than ever. Tooth whitening can be very effective in improving the shade of your teeth but there are several considerations to make before taking the leap. Teeth whitening works...

Mouthguards – Should I wear one?

We all want our children to be healthy and active, but if they are over the age of 7 and play contact sports, without wearing a mouthguard they could be placing their health at risk. Mouthguards are made of rubber and specially designed to protect the front teeth...

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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...

Chalky Teeth - Plainland Dental

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...

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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...

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...

Pregnancy and Dental Care

It is important that you tell your dentist you are pregnant as it can affect the type of care necessary for you. Routine check ups, scale and cleans and general fillings can be carried out at any stage of the pregnancy without any concerns. Major dental work such...

Childrens Dental Care

To ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles, it's important to introduce your children to professional dental care from an early age, even as young as 2 or 3.  Regular checkups from this age will allow them to feel comfortable in the chair, and help establish a friendly...

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