Dental Care & Oral Hygiene
Dental Care & Oral Hygiene
Breath odour is affected by the type of food and drink consumed as well as the build-up of bacteria in the mouth. Without regular brushing and flossing, bacteria and bits of food can get trapped in between the teeth, which release an unpleasant odour after some time. In some cases, bad breath can also be caused by an underlying medical condition.
Our team here at Savana can help you to prevent bad breath through advice and dental hygiene treatments. We provide a routine scale and polish as well as advanced therapy for patients with gum disease. Using professional instruments and cleaning pastes, these treatments will remove plaque and some staining from the teeth. We will also advise you on tooth brushing technique and how to use the correct sizes of interdental brushes to clean between the teeth. Regular visits to our hygienist will help to maintain low bacterial levels in your mouth and therefore reduces the risks for future gum disease and tooth decay.
We believe that prevention is always better than cure. We recommend therefore all our patients to see their dentist and hygienist on a regular basis. This can help to prevent gum disease entirely. Our understanding of the importance of healthy gums for the overall health of individuals has improved dramatically through some recent studies which have shown a direct co-relation between occurrence of gum disease and cardiovascular diseases and also dementia.
From a functional point of view, the gums help to anchor the teeth in the jaw, so looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth. Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them could be a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.
When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth. Eventually this kind of infection can lead to tooth loss and may require invasive procedures to replace the missing tooth. If untreated, Periodontitis will lead to tooth loss.
Tooth sensitivity affects a number of people and can cause intense discomfort when consuming certain certain foods or drinks. The pain experienced can vary greatly, from a dull ache in certain teeth to shooting pain throughout the mouth. We always recommend that people seek advice from a dental professional so the source of the problem can be identified and treated. There are a number of treatments and products that can help to manage this condition.
There are a number of causes for tooth sensitivity. Tooth decay can certainly cause sensitivity, but temporary discomfort can also be experienced after tooth whitening. Enamel wear, which can also cause sensitivity, is caused either chemically by a sugar rich or acidic food or drink or mechanically through hard brushing or using a brush with hard bristles, tooth grinding, grinding and certain trauma injuries.
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