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Dental Health Education


Below is a list of dental health topics available at Church Road Dental, please click on the link for more information.

Treatments - Flossing

Brushing teeth properly and consistently helps to remove most dental plaque, but brushing alone cannot remove plaque that is located in places that a toothbrush cannot reach - particularly between teeth. In addition to removing plaque, flossing also helps to remove debris that adheres to teeth and gums in between teeth, polish tooth surfaces and control bad breath. Flossing should take place at least once a day for two to three minutes each time to be most effective. The different types of dental floss include waxed and unwaxed, flavoured, unflavored and wide and regular.

Dental Education - Interdental Brushing

As a result of improved oral hygiene and fluoride, more people are keeping their own teeth into old age but in order to continue to maintain healthy teeth and gums, a regime of brushing and rinsing twice a day should be combined with inter dental brushing – cleaning between the teeth. Cleaning between your teeth is made possible by the use of dental floss, interdental brushes, single tuft toothbrushes, dental sticks, rubber tip stimulators, and irrigation devices.

Treatments - Tongue Cleaning

A healthy tongue should be slightly moist, smooth, and pinkish in colour, but a white or yellow tongue is a strong indication of a breath problem. Although not common practice, cleaning your tongue on a regular basis can be the single most beneficial treatment for bad breath.

Dental Health Education - Tongue Cleaning
Despite its fairly recent exposure, tongue cleaning is not new; it was practised by people in ancient Egypt, China and India.

A healthy tongue should be slightly moist, smooth, and pinkish in colour, but a white or yellow tongue is a strong indication of a breath problem. Although not common practice, cleaning your tongue on a regular basis can be the single most beneficial treatment for bad breath.

While cleaning your tongue with a brush can be satisfactory, many people find that scraping their tongue with a specially designed tongue scraper is more effective against the tendency to gag.

To clean your tongue, start as far back as possible and make brush strokes outward toward the front of your mouth. You need to apply some pressure but not enough to cause irritation to your tongue. Once the surface debris from your tongue has been removed, apply a small bead of toothpaste to the head of your tongue cleaner and gently coat the surface of your tongue (as far back as possible without gagging). Ideally, leave the toothpaste on the surface of your tongue while you brush your teeth normally and then rinse your mouth.

For more information of tongue-cleaning tools and techniques, consult your dentist or hygienist.

Drift & Overeruption Fissure Sealants
Mouth Rinse Root Treatment
Posterior Crown White Inlay
Gum Disease Wisdom Teeth
Sensitivity Tray Whitening
Bridges Implant
Diastemas Veneers
Smoking Brushing
Dry Mouth Bruxism
Denture Relining Bonding
Power Brushing Gold Inlay
TMJ Bonded Crown
Fixatives Proximal Brushing
Brush Holder Root Treatment (Multi)
Over Denture Resorption
Interspace Brush Anterior Crown
Crown Margin Tooth Development
Dry Socket Lost Canine Guidance
Amalgam to Composite Fibre Bridge
Super Floss Adhesive Bridge (Fibre 1-Wing)
Impressions Compact Tuft
Mini-Flosser Implants with Bar
Implant Temporary Cosmetic Contouring (with face)
Occusal Splint Implant Cleaning
Fibre Post with Net Implant Maintenance
Anti-Snoring - Male Thumb Sucking
Decay - Occusal Decay - Interproximal
Full Onlay Missing Tooth Options
Standard Taper Chipped Tooth Options
Implant Crown Options Bone Changes after Extraction
Ridge Preservation Missing Teeth Options
Immediate Implant Sinus Lift
 

Nervous Patients


The Anxious Patient

We understand that the thought of seeing a dentist can provoke feelings of anxiety, especially when one relates to past experiences. We feel that with an unhurried, gentle, sympathetic approach most fears can be allayed. We also have several techniques at our disposal to make your visit more comfortable.

Please inform us if you have any fears or anxieties and we can work with you to treat you in the manner and method that you would prefer.

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