News from Thorpe Dental Group

Periodontal diseases

23 / 11 / 2016

Gingivitis can often be cured simply with good mouth hygiene-brushing twice a day and using other mouth hygiene aids. The earliest sign of disease is bleeing of the gums. They may also look red or swollen. Gingivitis can often be cured simply with good......

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Why you need to brush your teeth

16 / 11 / 2016

Dental plaque is a soft, sticky substance that builds up on your teeth. It is mostly made up of bacteria, whcoh feed on sugar from food and drink, producing acids as a waste product. The acids attack the teeth by dissolving the minerals in......

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How do I look after a denture ?

08 / 11 / 2016

Clean the denture over a basin of water so that it does not break if you drop it. Brush the denture inside and out every day. Use a soft-to-medium brush so that you do not scratch the denture. Use your normal tooth paste, or......

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Keeping a denture or bridge clean

04 / 11 / 2016

Why is cleaning important ? Just like natural teeth, dentures and bridges collect bits of food, plaque (a sticky deposit, mostly made up of bacteria) and tartar (hardened plaque). By keeping them clean, you can stop decay in any remaining natural teeth and help......

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Who may not be suitable for dental Implants ?

28 / 10 / 2016

Patients with medical restrictions or other restrictions that may affect the scarring process of the bone or other soft tissues (e.g. connective tissue disorders, therapies using certain medicines, general systemic illnesses, smoking). Such patients should speak to their dentist and carefully assess the potential......

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Possible changes caused by the loss of teeth

22 / 10 / 2016

Esthetic changes caused by the change to facial contours due to the lack of support. Occupation of the space left by the missing tooth by the adjacent and opposing teeth, which shift to fill the empty space. If the missing tooth is from the......

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I’ve lost a tooth, now what ?

15 / 10 / 2016

Many factors may contribute towards losing a tooth, such as trauma (accident), tooth decay, habits, diet, periodontal diseases, a congenital absence (born without), or a lack of oral hygiene. There are several options of treatment available to restore or replace teeth, depending on your......

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Healthy Eating

08 / 10 / 2016

Your general health and your resistance to many diseases depend a lot on eating a healthy, balanced diet. Your eating and drinking habits also affect the health of your teeth. Dental plaque is a soft, sticky substance that builds up on your teeth. It......

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01 / 10 / 2016

What is it ? Fluoride is a natural mineral that is very effective in protecting teeth against decay. How does it work? Tooth decay begins with dental plaque, a soft, sticky substance that builds up on your teeth. Plaque is mostly made up of......

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Fissure Sealants

24 / 09 / 2016

Fissures are grooves usually found in the chewing surface of back teeth. They are difficult to keep clean so there is more risk of decay. Fissures can be sealed with a tough plastic to protect them. The plastic is runny at first but sets......

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