Healthy gums are pale pink and firm to the touch. Gingivitis, also known as gum disease, can be detected when your gums become swollen and red.
Gum disease is caused by the build up of plaque on your teeth. Plaque is made up of a film of bacteria which is created by things like food and saliva and forms on the teeth and gums every day. If plaque is not removed by regular toothbrushing and flos..
While your dentist concentrates on treating tooth and gum problems, it is the role of the dental hygienist to help prevent issues arising in the first place.
Dental hygienists can carry out procedures such as cleaning and polishing teeth, replacing temporary crowns in emergencies, and taking impressions or moulds of your teeth so that dentures or crowns can be made. As they are able to spend m..
A dental implant is a small metal rod or screw, which is placed in the gum to act as a root replacement to hold false teeth in place. Different types of implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or a full mouth of teeth and if properly maintained can last a long time.
Usually made of titanium, the metal rod slowly fuses with the jawbone as it heals. Once they are secure yo..
Smiles Dental Dental Care - Elgin is pleased to announce the launch of a new local practice website within the Smiles Dental site. The new practice area includes information on the practice, opening hours, biographies of our team and any offers that we are currently running. Please feel free to get in touch with us using the online contact form or the telephone number listed...