Do you have to shave most of my teeth down to get veneers?

Do you have to shave most of my teeth down to get veneers?

The answer is NO! So, here’s the thing, most people imagine veneer preparations to be grinding teeth into little, sharp looking stumps. This is a myth. Veneer preparations are up to 0.5mm into tooth structure only and if teeth are in an optimal position, preparations...

How to avoid staining your teeth

How to avoid staining your teeth

There are many factors that cause discolouration of teeth. Some of the most common and most easily controlled are diet related. Here is a list of things that commonly stain teeth: Red wineBerriesCurriesTurmeric lattesTea and coffeeGreen vegetables especially Asian...

Choosing the best toothbrush for you

Choosing the best toothbrush for you

When choosing a toothbrush, it’s best to stick to those recommended by the professionals. Why? Because there is a lot of research that has gone into trying and testing these products. They are known to work effectively. Whether you prefer manual or electric, we’ve got...

5 Ways to Prevent Acid Wear from damaging and discolouring teeth

5 Ways to Prevent Acid Wear from damaging and discolouring teeth

Did you know that acid wear can make teeth look GREY and can make the UN-WHITENABLE!Yep just made that word up 🤣 Acid removes minerals from your enamel (the outer layer of teeth) making it more translucent and this makes them look grey!Without this mineral content,...

The In-Chair Teeth Whitening Process

The In-Chair Teeth Whitening Process

Step 1: Consultation In chair teeth whitening must only be done if or when recommended by a Dental Professional. This is because dental grade in chair teeth whitening is very strong and you must be deemed a good candidate first. A consultation with your Dental...

Gummy Smile Treatment Options

Gummy Smile Treatment Options

I see a lot of patients who are bothered by the amount of gum they show when they smile. There are many ways to tackle this but, you must be assessed by a Dentist to know what could work for you. Potential options could include: Gum lift - this can be done surgically...

Why do my Gums Bleed?

Why do my Gums Bleed?

Why do my gums bleed???? A mystery many people want to solve. The most common cause of bleeding gums is buildup of plaque and tartar (bacteria) causing gums to become inflamed. They can appear red, puffy and will often bleed when brushing and flossing. But if my gums...

Clenching and Grinding Teeth

Clenching and Grinding Teeth

Teeth clenching and grinding is becoming increasingly common in today’s fast paced, stressful lifestyle.   We put so much pressure on ourselves to do it all that it can start to take its toll and manifest in our bodies in so many ways. Holding...