Yes, you do. Gum disease and tooth decay are caused by the bacteria in plaque; a sticky substance that continually forms on your teeth. It’s important to eliminate plaque by brushing at least twice a day, but this won’t remove deposits from between the teeth. To ensure optimum oral health, it’s wise to use special tools to keep these hard to reach areas clean. These can include:
- Dental floss
- Interdental brushes
- Single tuft toothbrushes
- Dental sticks
- Irrigation devices
Our hygienist will teach you how to use interdental tools for maximum cleanliness!
Ouch! Something hurts – what could it be?
There are many different types of oral pain, which can each have a variety of causes. These include:
Caused by – bacterial infection between gum and teeth.
Caused by – bacterial infection from dead nerve within a tooth.
Impacted wisdom tooth
Caused by – a tooth that cannot emerge properly, which may have become infected.
Caused by – teeth grinding, badly aligned jaws, stress and certain diseases.
Caused by – localised injury or stress.
Caused by – dental erosion or tooth damage.
Caused by – decay or a cracked tooth.
Facial nerve pain
Caused by – an uncommon condition of the nerves which tends to affect older people.
Whatever type of pain you are suffering from, we can help relieve your discomfort and treat the cause to prevent it happening again.