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General questions

Maintaining your teeth and gums is a very important factor in your general health and wellbeing. Just like exercising, eating well and having regular health checks are important, good dental health will help you to enjoy a long, happy and healthy life.

We strongly recommend 6-monthly visits to Herman Advanced Dental for a thorough examination and clean. This will enable us to detect any dental problems early so that we can solve them without additional complication. It’s also essential to brush at least twice each day (after breakfast and dinner) and floss once a day to prevent decay and gum disease. Speak with our team during your next visit for more information on preventive care and hygiene.

Achieving optimal dental health has the power to change your life for the better. Some of the major benefits include:

  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved oral health and general well-being
  • Improved facial appearance and comfort
  • Improved speech
  • Improved dietary habits

Teeth may seem to darken because plaque can build up faster and in larger amounts as we age. Staining can also occur from coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, certain medications and smoking. Changes in dentin can also be a contributing factor.

TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint that consists of bone, cartilage and ligaments. Like most joints, the TMJ functions best when these parts are in proper relationship to each other. TMJ can become displaced and can also be affected by arthritic changes. This can cause disorders with a range of symptoms including headaches, neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain or lockjaw, and clicking or grinding of the jaw among others. Early investigation of any of these symptoms is recommended.

Cosmetic Dentistry questions

There are a number of options available if your teeth become damaged, lost or simply worn over time. For missing teeth, Dental Implants, Dentures or Bridges are all excellent options. If a tooth needs rebuilding, solutions could include Crowns, Inlays or Onlays. To improve the colour, shape or general appearance of your teeth, there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments available including Tooth Whitening, Veneers and Bonding.

Cosmetic Dentistry uses various techniques to create beautiful, aesthetically pleasing smiles using the latest restorative technologies and materials. Anyone who has chipped, stained or crooked teeth may benefit from Herman Advanced Dental’s Cosmetic Dentistry options, so book an appointment to find out how beautiful we could make your smile!

Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, the dental community considers whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, ZOOM! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.