News from Thorpe Dental Group

Symptoms of gum disease

06 / 02 / 2019

Symptoms of gum disease include: Bad breath that won’t go away. Red or swollen gums. Tender or bleeding gums. Painful chewing. Loose teeth. Sensitive teeth. Receding gums or longer appearing teeth. You should book an appointment with your dentist if you think you may......

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What to do after an extraction

30 / 01 / 2019

What to do after an extraction You need to look after yourself carefully after you have had a tooth taken out, as with any operation, to speed up healing and prevent infection. This advice is to help you know what to expect and do,......

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Dental Implants

23 / 01 / 2019

What are they? Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. Unlike other forms of replacement teeth, dental implants are small metal or ceramic devises not unlike a screw fitting which are inserted into the jaw during surgery. Teeth, in the form of a......

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16 / 01 / 2019

What is it? Teeth are held in the jaw by their roots. At the core of each tooth is a soft mass of tissue called the dental pulp. In a healthy tooth, the pulp contains living fibres, cells, nerves and a blood supply, extending......

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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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