Services & Suggestions
I worry about my kids teeth.
From your childs’ first milk tooth to the visits from the tooth fairy to the development of adult teeth and wisdom teeth, there are some good habits that can be developed which can help your child to avoid oral health problems. Here are some summary guidelines (more detail in the FAQ section)…
Establishing good habits can help your child avoid oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. You can help them enjoy trouble free teeth for life and
- Start a brushing routine as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through
- Visit Vard Dental so that your child becomes familiar with our environment and gets to know your friendly dentist. J Vard Dental can identify any oral health problems at an early stage. Just opening up the child’s mouth for the dentist to take a look is a useful practise
- From around the age of 7, encourage your child to brush their own teeth. Keep an eye on their brushing to ensure they are bushing properly (more details in FAQ section)
- Sport enthusiasts – a sports mouth guard should be considered for children who engage in contact sports
- Call us on 2855 841 for an appointment and we can discuss your specific concerns
Why do my gums bleed?
Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk of, or already have gum disease. Make an appointment with Vard Dental so that we can examine your teeth and gums and provide you with an oral care plan.
Bleeding, redness, and painful or sore gums are symptom of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) that arises due to a number of different causes and may occur during brushing or flossing. The soreness can be accompanied by swelling of the gum tissues. Most commonly, gingivitis is the result of plaque build-up on the teeth around the gum line. Without adequate removal, the plaque hardens to become tartar, which worsens gingivitis and can, over time, lead to receding gums and even damage the bones of the jaws.
Vard Dental can provide you with a treatment or oral care plan for you to follow, which will relieve the symptoms of gingivitis, and, through regular follow ups to remove plaque, should remove the re-occurrence of bleeding completely.
Gingivitis can be reversed by your thorough removal of plaque daily and regular professional cleaning. If left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis and tooth loss
I’m really unhappy with my teeth
Everyone is unique and everyone can have a different reason for being happy or unhappy with their teeth.
Come in and talk to Vard Dental about your teeth and we can help you to remain happy with your teeth or to help you be happier with your teeth.
Read on to hear about some of the treatments which have helped others to be happier with their teeth…
- “Bridge the gap” – there are a number of different ways to “bridge the gap”. They include restoring a tooth, to providing a denture, to building up the teeth. Call for an appointment so that we can discuss the best approach for you….
- Stop the wear and tear of grinding – We can provide you with a night splint (sometimes called a mouth guard) which will reduce the wearing of teeth from grinding.
- Repair the wear and tear of grinding – There are a number of different restorative treatments which you can elect to have e.g. cosmetic bonding.
- Whiten your teeth – We can provide you with a whitening kit. A whitening kit consists of a custom made tray, which is unique to you, together with whitening gel. Dentists (along with anyone registered with the Dental council) are the only approved providers of whitening kits and in line with providing excellent customer service; VardDental will provide you with a whitening kit, information and advice which provides you with the tools to whiten your teeth to a level that you want to maintain.
I think my breath smells bad
Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a common problem. Bad breath is usually preventable. If any of the following factors are contributing to your halitosis, Vard Dental can identify them and work with you on a treatment or oral care plan….poor oral hygiene, gum disease, tooth decay, mouth infections.
Is now the right time to restore my broken tooth?
YES – the right time is now! Or at least come in to Vard Dental and let us examine your broken tooth and talk with you about the restoration option that you can choose e.g. Fillings (either silver or white), Composite veneers, which is commonly known as bonding, Porcelain veneers or Crowns. An examination which, will include an xRay, will allow us to identify if a root treatment or an implant is required.
Do the children need sports guards?
It’s always a good idea to protect your childrens’ growing teeth through encouraging them to use a sports guard while participating in sports. You can choose to make the sports guard more interesting and fun through getting us to introduce colour to the sports guard (costs a little extra).
Should I use a night splint?
A night splint is a good idea if you are grinding your teeth. It can prevent further wear and tear of your teeth and it can also protect any restorative work which you decide to get us to do for you.
If you have damage from grinding, consider restoring your teeth by availing of our bonding service.
Here at Vard Dental we regularly run family days to promote overall oral hygiene. The well-used adage comes to mind – ‘Prevention is better than cure’. We encourage parents to bring their children into us for a visit from around the age of three.
For a parent having a check up and clean during our recent family week;
- Kids under 8 years had a free check up
- 8-16 years had a half price check up
Kids goodie bags were provided and they included….
- A Daily Tooth Brushing Star chart
Teens were entered into a draw for an iTunes voucher and we had two winners.