Read the most frequently asked questions we receive from our patients.
GENERAL DENTISTRY FAQ’S
1. Why is it so important to maintain dental health?
Maintaining your teeth and gums, as you age is an important step is sustaining your general health and well-being. Whilst exercising, eating right and regular health checks are important – looking after your teeth and gums is also essential. Good dental health will help you to lead a long, happy and healthy life.
2. How can I maintain my smile as I age?
Routine visits to our practice are of great importance. By visiting us every 6 months for a thorough examination and clean, will enable us to detect any dental problems early and limit the extent of the problem. It is also essential to brush at least twice each day (after breakfast and dinner) and floss once a day. This will help to prevent decay and gum disease. Speak with our team during your next visit, for more information on preventive care and hygiene.
3. What can I do to improve the health and appearance of my smile?
If your teeth become damaged, lost or simply worn over time, there are a number of options available to treat these problems. If teeth are lost, then Bridges may be an option for you. If a tooth needs rebuilding, then Crowns, Inlays or Onlays could be the solution. For cosmetic changes, Tooth Whitening, Veneers and Tooth Coloured Fillings are amongst some of the treatments that you could consider.
4. What are the main benefits of dentistry treatment?
Achieving optimal dental health has the power to change your life for the better. Just a few of the major benefits, dentistry treatment may provide patients, include improved:
- confidence and self-esteem
- oral health and general well-being
- facial appearance
- dietary habits
5. Why do teeth seem to darken when people age?
Teeth may seem to darken as plaque can build up faster and in larger amounts as we age. Staining from coffee, tea, soft drinks, certain medications and smoking can also occur. Changes in dentin may cause teeth to appear a little darker as well.