Fresh breath
Is bad breath impacting your self-confidence? Halitosis can affect anyone at any age, and studies show that around one in four people suffer from bad breath on a regular basis.

What should you do if you think you have bad breath?

Your first port of call should be to speak to your dentist or hygienist. Bad breath is a symptom. It could be something as simple as last night's garlicky dinner, or daily coffee and cigarette breaks, but your breath can also be an indication of your overall health. Halitosis may be a sign of mild or developed gum disease, or it may indicate problems in other areas of your body, such as the liver, kidney or lungs.

A professional examination can ascertain the underlying cause and help you find the right treatment for fresher breath and a healthier mouth.
What is snoring?
Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the throat and behind the tongue. Studies indicate that at least 30 percent of adults snore. Snoring can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and result in stress, leading to lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings and irritability. In the long term, snoring can also lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.
How does it work?
Teeth whitening is the removal of stains & discolouration's from the enamel and dentin. The outer layer of the tooth is enamel, and beneath the enamel is dentin. Enamel is thin and typically much lighter in colour, while dentin is darker in colour and makes up the bulk of the tooth. Enamel can be discoloured over time simply from age, but also from outside sources like coffee, tea, tobacco, and other foods and beverages. Also, as we age, our enamel thins, causing more dentin to show through, making the overall appearance of the tooth look darker.

Whitening your teeth removes these stains and discolouration's, giving you a whiter, brighter smile. The active ingredients in Opalescence whitening gels pass into your teeth to oxidise the discoloured molecules deep down in your teeth, removing stains and whitening your smile. Our original, patented formula contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) and is sticky and viscous, so it stays where it's placed. This unique feature prevents the gel from seeping out during treatment, ensuring both the gel and tray stay in place and work effectively for the duration of your treatment

Why should I whiten?
People whiten their teeth for many reasons. You can bring back some of that youthful appearance with a whiter, brighter smile. Do you have a wedding or important day coming up? A whiter smile can help brighten up special occasions. Some people whiten their teeth before a job interview to get that extra boost of confidence that comes with making a great first impression.

According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, "close to one in two (48%) people believe that a smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone—more so than the first thing a person says (25%)." That same survey also found that "more than a third of respondents view people with a flawed smile to be less attractive (37%) and less confident (25%) than those with perfect teeth."6 Smiles make a lasting impression and a bright, white, beautiful smile won't be forgotten. People seem to agree—nothing beats a beautiful smile!
Why are my teeth discoloured?
Teeth lose their natural colour for many reasons, but the main causes of teeth looking yellow are food and drink, oral hygiene and age.

Drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and certain fruits, such as blueberries, stain teeth quite badly. Smoking is another common culprit
Will it cause tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a relatively common side effect of teeth whitening. No harm is caused to your tooth as a result of a whitening treatment, and this discomfort is not an indication of damage to your tooth. If sensitivity occurs, it is most often temporary and will go away when you've completed the whitening process. If you do experience tooth sensitivity, there are ways to treat it using desensitizing toothpastes and gels such as Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste Sensitivity Relief or UltraEZ desensitizing gel. Consult with your dentist to determine the best treatment for your needs.
What is a filler treatment?
Dermal filler treatments are used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin
What are the benefits?
Dermal filler injections provide an effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months. Dermal filler injections can give natural looking results that do not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control you looks subtly as you age.
Which areas can be treated?
The most common areas treated are:

Nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and corner of the mouth)

Marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth downwards)

Lips (Enhance the shape, definition and volume of lips)

Will braces hurt?
You will likely be sore for about three to five days each time the brace is adjusted. If you need to, simple, over the counter painkillers such as the ones you would normally take for a headache should help, but make sure you read the instructions on the packet to avoid any problems
Can I eat normally?
Yes, you should be able to eat normally, and the braces should not affect this. However, for your orthodontic treatment to work well and in the shortest possible time, it is important that you take care of your teeth and braces as best you can.

In order to prevent damage to both your teeth and braces, you should:

  • Avoid sugary snacks/drinks between meals and at bedtime
  • Avoid sticky, chewy or hard sweets, mints and sugared chewing gum
  • Avoid fizzy drinks, including diet drinks, and large amounts of fruit juice
  • Hard or chewy foods, such as apples, carrots and crusty bread, can damage your brace. Avoid them or cut them up first
Does it matter if I have
missing teeth?
A natural smile and a healthy mouth are important for your confidence, but it is important to replace missing teeth for health reasons as well.

Some of the health reasons to replace missing teeth are:

  1. If you have missing teeth, the way your jaw opens and closes can be affected. This can result in a condition called TMJ dysfunction (or TMD), which is extremely painful and requires surgery in extreme cases.
  2. Gaps between the teeth can allow the movement of other teeth into these spaces. These surrounding teeth become increasingly susceptible to decay and gum disease, which can result in them being lost as well.
  3. Once teeth have gone, it results in bone loss. This not only shortens your face and ages it, but can cause other teeth to become loose which are then at risk of falling out. Your features droop and can appear prematurely aged.
Should I make an
emergency appointment?
If you're feeling low level, almost nagging pain in your teeth, gums, or jaw, you may feel like you can wait a few days to see your dentist at a regular appointment. But there are some situations that are so serious or cause so much pain that your only option is to make an emergency dentist appointment and be seen as soon as possible.

- Broken or Lost Tooth
- Milling Filling or Crown
- Tooth Pain
- Bleeding Gums
- Abscessed Tooth
- Exposed Nerves
- Swollen Jaw or Mouth.

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