Dental Hygiene treatment is done to remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth that may have built up over time.
Dental hygiene is what helps prevent bad breath & gum disease. People with Dentures, Bridges, Fillings are highly advised to see a hygienist regularly in order to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Our hygienist will use ultrasonic scaler, manual scaling if needed and polishing paste to clean your teeth. Thereafter you will be shown techniques on how to keep your teeth clean, using the best brushing techniques and most suitable products.
We recommend you not to delay your Dental Hygiene appointments, as delaying in this area can result in other unnecessary tooth/gum problems.
Vidadent’s highly skilled dental team will carry out expert procedures and advise you what is the best for your teeth and gums.
Your gums are a very important part of your mouth that needs special care. Not caring for your gums could lead to gum diseases such as Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
How to identify gum problems ?
If you have Red swollen gums that bleed when you brush them, this could be one of the first signs of gum disease (Gingivitis). When Gingivitis is untreated it can turn into a more severe condition known as Periodontitis, which can result in the loss of your tooth and bone.
If you notice bleeding gums call us straight away to make your booking before its too late.
Does the thought of biting into an Ice-cream or drinking something hot make you worried ? Then you could have sensitive teeth.
Sensitive teeth is normally caused by Dental erosion – which means the loss of enamel on the tooth. Enamel is the hard outer coating of a tooth which protects the dentine underneath.
When the enamel gets worn out or eroded the dentine is exposed which can lead to pain and sensitivity – which is made worse with extreme temperatures such as too hot or too cold.
How teeth become sensitive ?
Teeth normally become sensitive by :
High sugar or High Acid Diet
Brushing too hard
Grinding of teeth
To save yourself from this continuous pain with sensitive teeth, contact us to help set you up with a Dental Plan that will save you from sensitive teeth.
Bad breath is a very serious yet common problem is today’s modern society.
Some of the main reasons for Bad breath are:
Poor dental hygiene
Not brushing / flossing often
Food bits that get stuck into your teeth and release bad odours every now and then
Strong smell foods such as : Garlic, Coffee, Onions, etc
In some cases Bad breath could be due to a medical cause, such as :
Nose,Throat or Lung infections
Bad breath can really affect your life and the lives of those around you. You can reduce bad breath by carrying out proper dental hygiene every day and cutting down on foods that cause bad breath.
To get expert advice and to check your breath make your booking today at Vidadent.
Children’s teeth need attention from an early age. Taking extra care in the early years only means that the child will have healthier teeth for the years to come. Through early age regular check-ups, we can prevent against untreated dental decay which may have distressing effects to their growing dentition.
Vidadent dental practice offers precautionary treatments that may be provided for children such as:
Fluoride applications: This is one effective way to safeguard your child’s teeth from developing decay through the use of fluoride which is painted onto the surface of the child’s teeth. This helps to mineralise the teeth.
Fissure sealant: These are applied to the biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay and are also tooth coloured
By treating your childs teeth from a young age you can prevent underbites, cross bites or overbites. As with many things, an early treatment ensures early rectification. Many studies have suggested that bringing your child to the dental practice from an early age, even if just for check-ups results in future positive experiences and them being less afraid of visiting the dentist.
Our team will take special care of your child to prevent negative dentition, making them feel safe and cared for.
For years it has been advertised that smoking can be devastating for both teeth and gums. This is because tobacco affects the gum tissue cells, making a smoker more prone to infections such as in gum and periodontal diseases.
Negative effects of smoking also extends to :
Causing bad breath
Decreased senses of taste and smell
Poor healing of sore mouths
Hairy tongue, stained teeth
Smoking is also the main cause of mouth cancer, with many thousands dying every year from mouth cancer brought on by smoking.
At Vidadent it is in our best interest to tell you the risks of smoking. We will provide you with the correct information and support to help cut down the use of tobacco related products. We ensure your oral health will benefit very quickly.
So essentially, we recommend regular check-ups at the practice so we can help in maintaining good oral health.
Reduce Alcohol Intake
Alcohol has many bad effects on health, with dental issues being one of them.
Alcohol is often used in chemistry as a drying agent, and it does the same for your mouth when you consume alcoholic beverages.
It reduces saliva, and makes the environment of your mouth more acidic, which can soften enamel. Sweet Liqueurs also have a lot of sugar, which directly can affect ones teeth.
How to protect teeth after alchohol ?
Theres only one way and that is to brush for 20 minutes.
Why 20 minutes?
That’s about how long it takes in order to remineralize the enamel softened by acid in Alcohol. No amount of brushing will protect your teeth if you do not drink in moderation. Drinking a lot can cause cavities, gum deterioration and tooth loss
For healthy teeth, reduce your intake or better dont drink at all.
If you are a drinker and need help, the team at Vidadent to help you regain your smile.
Mouth Cancer Screening
You can recover from Mouth Cancer if you detect it early and treat it well.
At Vidadent we use a scanner to examine your mouth for lumps or lesions. The results of the scan will enable us to provide you with a referral or treatment as quick as possible.
We recommend you to do a check every year, especially if you have any sores, lumps or long term ulcers in your mouth. Don’t ignore it – Get it checked by a Vidadent Dental Professional.
Late detection has resulted in many deaths in comparison to other types of cancers. Smoking is one of the main causes of cancer, hence we urge you to Quit Smoking.
Don’t waste time to check-up for Mouth Cancer at Vidadent.
A mouthguard is a protective device covering the teeth and gums and which prevents and reduces injury to:
In addition, they reduce risk of broken or lost teeth and other mouth injuries such as lacerations inside the mouth.
Mouth guards are stiff, cushion-like molds which are made as a close fit to the upper teeth. These are mostly used in preventive instances such as in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint pain or part of dental procedures, like teeth bleaching.
Although there are different types of mouth guards, one of the most comfortable ones is the custom mouth guards made at your dental practice. Not only is this more comfortable than the “do-it-yourself” ones which are boiled to soften, but these are also more effective.Make sure to make your enquiry at our practice for the best type for you or your child.
Do not boil or leave in hot locations.
Get your mouthguard replaced if it no longer fits properly
Make sure to rinse with antibacterial mouthrinse or clean water after use and brush with a toothbrush before storing.
Get your dental hygienist or dentist examine to condition of your appliance at every dental check-up appointment.
Store the mouth guard in a specially designed container that allows for air to reach the appliance and one that is hard enough to resist damage.
Make a habit to wear the mouth guard when participating in sports that place you at risk for dental or jaw injuries.