Your comfort and concerns are important to us. At Floss & Gloss Dental you should feel completely relaxed while in our care knowing that your best interest is always our priority.
At your very first appointment with us, we will discuss your medical history and any dental concerns you may have. Following this, we will carefully examine your dental health. The examination may include digital radiographs (X-Rays), photographs and plaster models of your teeth. In consultation with you, we will ensure you receive the dental care best suited to your overall health needs.
At Floss & Gloss Dental we believe that most dental disease is preventable, and thus we strongly emphasise the need for routine maintenance to help you achieve optimal dental health.
The prevention of dental problems is always the better alternative to costly treatment. Your routine check-up appointments will involve painless diagnostic techniques, digital radiographs (X-Rays) and meticulous cleaning of your teeth and gums.
Tooth restorations (fillings) have the obvious advantage of being far superior in terms of the cosmetic result, but also, they eliminate any concerns associated with the use of mercury in older style amalgam fillings.
At Floss & Gloss Dental, combined with care and precision, only the most advanced materials are used to restore the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment can save a tooth that has been severely damaged due to decay, disease or injury. The procedure involves the replacement of an infected pulp (nerve) in a tooth with a specialised filling. When performed properly, root canal therapy is NOT a painful procedure.
At Floss & Gloss Dental only the most sophisticated endodontic instrumentation is used to complete this very intricate procedure to ensure that your treatment has the best possible chance of success.
The health of your gums is equally as important as the health of your teeth. After all, your gums support your teeth, and if neglected, eventual tooth loss will result.
Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of gums. It is caused by plaque, a thick and sticky film of bacteria that builds up on your teeth.
If teeth have not been cleaned thoroughly or often enough, the unremoved plaque can harden to become calculus (also known as tartar). It is the bacteria in plaque and calculus that can damage the gums, causing gingivitis (inflammation of the gums).
Gingivitis left untreated can progress to periodontitis, thereby potentially causing serious damage to teeth and gums, and the bone that supports teeth. Chronic or advanced periodontitis will lead to destructive pocket formation between gum and teeth, and in addition, the gums may recede from the teeth. Over time, teeth will become loose, fall out or require extraction.
If you exhibit any signs of periodontal disease, whether it be red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums, or gums that have shrunk from teeth, or a persistent bad taste in the mouth, then schedule an appointment at Floss & Gloss Dental and have your periodontal tissues examined.
A comprehensive treatment plan will be developed in consultation with you, which will include scaling and root planning, together with instructions on how to improve your oral hygiene and a professional maintenance program. In severe cases, periodontal surgery may be required.
Clenching and Grinding
If you have noticed flattened and worn tooth surfaces, or if you are experiencing tension-related headaches, chronic facial pain, stiffness and pain in the jaw joint muscles, or even difficulty in chewing with limited opening of the jaws then you may be suffering from bruxism.
Bruxism is the excessive clenching and grinding of the teeth that is not a part of normal chewing movements. It’s a disorder that can lead to excessive wear on the teeth and possible damage to the jaw joints. Clenching and grinding may occur during the day but more often at night where there is no conscious control over this undesirable habit.
The exact causes of bruxism are unknown, but it is believed that a combination of physical and psychological factors contribute to the disorder, including stress, anxiety, and possibly abnormal variations of the teeth and jaws.
Once diagnosed, your dentist at Floss & Gloss Dental will provide a comprehensive treatment plan which may include stress management, jaw muscle relaxation exercises, and/or the provision of an occlusal splint (also called a night guard). An occlusal splint is a moulded, hard plastic appliance which is worn at night to prevent further wear of the tooth surfaces.
Custom -fitted mouthguards reduce the likelihood of mouth injury in contact sports. Accidents can happen when you least expect it. A custom-fitted mouthguard will significantly reduce the risk of serious mouth injury by dispersing the impact force, therefore reducing the likelihood of damage done to teeth.
Too often, teeth are knocked out, pushed out of position or fractured when a mouthguard is not worn during sports.
When you visit Floss & dental for a mouthguard, your dentist will construct a mouthguard directly from a mould taken of your teeth. Our mouthguards are made using a laminating technique under high temperature and pressure to ensure optimal adaptation to your mouth for the most comfortable fit and best protection.
For the provision of a custom-fitted mouthguard, contact the dentist today.