Benefits of Regular Dental Check-ups & Cleanings

Post by: Gerarda on 03 Apr 2023


Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can provide a number of benefits for your oral health including:

1. Detection and prevention of oral diseases such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer, at an early stage.

2. Early detection of tooth decay: Regular check-ups allow the dentist to detect tooth decay early, which can then be treated before it becomes a much bigger job.

3. Professional teeth cleaning: A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that can build up on your teeth and gums, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

4. Fresher breath: A dental cleaning can help to improve bad breath.

5. Maintaining overall health: Dental health is linked to overall health. Many systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes are thought to be due to the bacteria and inflammation present in the mouth that can enter the bloodstream; so, it is important to maintain a healthy oral cavity.

6. Save money: By catching oral health issues early, it can be treated before it becomes a bigger problem which can save you money in the long run.

Schedule a dental appointment today.

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Posted on Monday 3rd April 2023 at 3:06 pm

Applications of AI in Dentistry

Post by: Gerarda on 21 Feb 2023

Artificial intelligence [AI] is not in the future. The future is here. AI is now and it is pervasive in a wide range of areas not least in dentistry.

AI has many applications in dentistry including:

Identifying oral diseases such as tooth decay / cavities, endodontics, periodontal /gum disease, oral cancer, maxillary sinus diseases & TMJ disorders

Endodontics: AI can predict with precision a diagnosis & therapy for a diseased tooth. It can study the anatomy of the root canal system, pinpoint root fractures & lesions & calculate the success of retreatment procedures.

Treatment planning: AI can help dentists create more precise treatment plans & determine the best course of action for individual patients.

Dental imaging: AI can improve the accuracy of dental imaging & make it easier for dentists to see small details in images.

Patient communication: AI can help dentists communicate with patients in relation to scheduling, patient care, drug interactions, answering common questions & providing educational materials.

Overall, AI has the potential to improve the quality of dental care, increase efficiency and accuracy in diagnosis and treatment, and enhance patient experience.


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Posted on Tuesday 21st February 2023 at 11:12 am

The Effects of Cigarettes on Your Teeth

Post by: Gerarda on 01 Mar 2022

Smoking cigarettes can have a number of negative effects on teeth and gums. The nicotine and tar in cigarettes can cause discoloration of the teeth, and smoking can also lead to bad breath and an increased risk of gum disease.

Additionally, smoking can slow down the healing process after dental procedures, and can also increase the risk of oral cancer.

It is important to note that these effects can happen with other forms of tobacco use as well, such as the use of e-cigarettes or vaping devices or snuff.

Vaping, in particular, can also lead to dry mouth which can be a contributing factor to tooth decay, gum disease and oral infections. Using smokeless tobacco (snuff) can also cause discoloration, bad breath, and an increased risk of oral cancer.

It is significant to note that all forms of tobacco use can have detrimental effects on oral health.

Make a dental appointment today, to have a dental check-up / dental examination, especially if you are a smoker. This is not something to put off.

Reasons You Should Visit the Dentist Frequently

Post by: Gerarda on 01 Aug 2021

We all know that a trip to the dentist is not anyone’s favourite pastime. There comes a time though when it becomes necessary either because of pain or discomfort. Before that happens, you might think about scheduling regular dental appointments for a dental examination / dental check-up and a dental cleaning / dental hygiene.

Prevent tooth decay and cavities: Regular visits to the dentist can help detect and prevent tooth decay and cavities in their early stages.

Maintain healthy gums: Dental check-ups can help identify and treat gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Catch oral cancer early: Oral cancer screenings are an important part of a dental check-up, as early detection is key to successful treatment.

Keep teeth and gums clean: A professional cleaning at the dentist can remove plaque and tartar build-up that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Maintain overall health: Poor oral health has been linked to several other health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Regular dental check-ups can help identify and treat any oral health issues that may be related to these conditions.

Save money: Regular dental check-ups can help prevent the need for more expensive treatments in the future.

A practice of making a dental appointment frequently, ensures that any issues you may have can be resolved before it progresses to a major problem.