Exquisite Smile Times

Healthy news and information from Exquisite Smiles / 2020 October Issue

How Food Affects Your Smile

Pretty much everything you eat or drink can have an effect on your teeth and gums. High sugar content foods can lead to tooth decay, which is one of the most common leading causes of serious oral health conditions.

We’ve included some healthy snack ideas for you, as well as the not-so-healthy alternatives so you can try to minimise these in your diet. Some healthy snack ideas include: Lots of water, carrots, celery, calcium-rich foods, and high protein foods.

The not-so-healthy snacks to consume less of include, but are not limited to: Cakes and chocolates, sugar in your coffee and tea, alcohol, crackers and crisps.

Remember, everything in balance is the best policy when it comes to your health!

Never Ignore These Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can occur at any place or time. These unexpected dental emergencies can also be extremely painful and may even lead to other health complications, if left untreated.

Below are some dental emergencies you should never ignore. Instead, call us right away so we can restore your smile.

Severe tooth pain: Tooth pain can be a sign of root canal infection. This is caused by a buildup of decay, leading to bacterial infection or an abscess.

Cracked or broken tooth: This can occur from a sporting injury or an accident. Preserve your broken tooth in cling wrap and call us straightaway.

Knocked out or missing tooth: Knocked out teeth can be intensely painful. You may want to take over-the-counter pain relief and call us.

Crown or filling has been knocked out: Give us a call so we can restore your smile.

Repairing Cracks, Chips and Stains

Cracks, chips and stains not only carry aesthetic concerns, but there are also health risks in leaving damaged teeth untreated.

We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. Repairing tooth imperfections like cracks, chips or stains is easy at our practice. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry can sometimes work together. We can provide same-day tooth repairs where possible too, depending on what is needed.

Common procedures to improve tooth imperfections include:

• Cosmetic bonding: Made from a composite resin material, bonding can be completed in just a single visit.
• Dental veneers: With a choice of composite or porcelain, we have options for everyone’s smile.
• Teeth whitening: Achieve a brighter smile in just one appointment.
• Dental Crowns: Built to restore and protect with a quality aesthetic finish.

If you want to improve the look of your smile, give us a call to schedule your consultation.

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