Hygiene care

Bleeding gums are a very common symptom of periodontal disease. Gingivitis the early stage of periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by bacteria. The ginigival tissue forms a blood blisters inside the pockets and when they are disturbed for example brushing, they break open and blood rises to the top of the gingiva.
Plaque is a clear sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. Bacteria found in plaque create toxic chemicals that irritate the gums. Eventually these bacteria cause the underlying bone around the teeth to be destroyed, a condition known as gum disease.
The bacteria found in plaque causes periodontal disease. If plaque is not regularly removed, it calcifies into a rough, porous deposit called calculus, or tartar. By products of bacterial metabolism irritate the gums, making them red, tender, swollen and more prone to bleed.
Conscientious removal of plaque by flossing, brushing and regular professional cleanings will minimise your risk of gum disease.
As the plaque and calculus accumulate, the periodontal disease continues. Supporting tissues around the teeth (gums, periodontal ligaments, bone) are lost.

General dental questions

Whether it’s been 6 months or 6 years, it’s never too late to get back into the routine
Advances in dentistry over the years have lead to the low radiation levels emitted by dental X-rays. Also, the use of lead-lined, full-body aprons protects the body from stray radiation.
While bad breath (or “halitosis”) can be linked to numerous systemic diseases, the majority of bad breath originates in the mouth. A dry mouth or a low salivary flow can also influence bad odour.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in many foods and some water supplies. It is also used in many consumer dental products. Fluoride strengthens teeth making it more resistant to decay.
The ideal time for your child to meet the dentist is six months after their first (primary) teeth erupt.
Some problems won’t be noticeable to you at home, which is why it’s important to get regular check-ups.
There are some warning signs that you can spot yourself. Look out for:
  • -gums that are swollen, tender, bleed when you brush or floss, or appear red
  • -oral pain, especially while chewing
  • -persistent bad breath
  • -loose teeth
  • -consistent bad taste in mouth
  • -teeth that are unusually sensitive to temperature.
 If you notice any of these signs, contact ONE STOP DENTAL CARE to schedule an appointment.
Visit your dentist regularly so that they can teach your child how to brush & floss correctly. Don't eat sugary foods (like candy) or starchy foods (like pretzels) in between meals. Instead, try eating an apple, banana, or carrot. Drink milk instead of soda. Most importantly make sure your child is brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day

Cosmetic dental questions

Cosmetic dentistry combines both art and function to give you a healthy, aesthetic flawless smile. At ONE STOP DENTAL CARE our quality cosmetic dentist take both of these elements into consideration when treating you.
Regular teeth are porous and susceptible to staining. Teeth stain at different rates depending on diet and lifestyle (foods and drinks consumed), so how teeth stain and how easily they whiten varies from person to person. There are numerous methods of teeth whitening that range in price and ease of use. The premise behind most teeth whitening methods is essentially the same — a form of hydrogen peroxide finds its way into the pores of the teeth and bleaches stained particles. At ONE STOP DENTAL CAER we recommend a consultation before making a choice so that your time and money are well spent.
Yes, at ONE STOP DENTAL CARE we only use clinically proven methods that are safe for your teeth and gums. Studies have shown that with normal or suggested use of teeth whitening products, there is no harmful effect on teeth. It is common for some people to have some sensitivity to the teeth whitening products.
White fillings are usually made of a composite resin based material.
The biggest advantage is that white fillings are more aesthetic and have a beautiful, natural appearance to it. They have the ability help strengthen your tooth, prevent breakages and provide insulation for your teeth and reduce sensitivity making them the modern way to fill a cavity.
White fillings have always been considered less long-lasting than silver fillings. But there are now materials that are comparable to a silver filling. The longevity of a white filling will vary depending on where it is in the mouth.