Dental Hygiene & Restoration Frequently Asked Questions

How many fillings can be done at once?


There is not really a limit to how many fillings can be done at 1 time. The biggest limit to how many cavities a patient can get done in one sitting depends on a variety of factors such as: How long can you be at the dentist's? Do you have any time constraints? Can you [...]

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How long do dental fillings last?


Much like dental bonding, this really comes down to a few factors: the size of the cavity your oral hygiene & maintenance diet regular dental appointments flossing If you follow all of the above then you will extend your life but the average is around 10 years

How long do dental fillings last?2021-10-11T01:05:44+00:00

What are composite tooth fillings?


Composite fillings use strong, durable resin to fill cavities and repair cracks or fractures in teeth. Unlike amalgam (silver) fillings, composite fillings offer a tighter fit than these older dental filling materials and are aesthetically pleasing because they are the color of your natural teeth.

What are composite tooth fillings?2021-10-11T01:04:29+00:00

What is the advantage of getting fissure seals?


Fissure seals protect your teeth from dental decay. In the long term, fissure seals will protect you from needing fillings, and the cost of those fillings. By avoiding dental fillings the survival of your tooth is much greater than a tooth that has had previous cavities.

What is the advantage of getting fissure seals?2021-10-11T01:03:18+00:00

Why do you need a Fissure Seal?


The grooves or fissure in your teeth can be so fine that the bristles of your toothbrush cannot reach the bottom of them. The bottom of these grooves can accumulate small particles of food, this food then feeds the bacteria that live at the bottom of the grooves and cause cavities. Fissure seals fill and [...]

Why do you need a Fissure Seal?2021-10-11T01:01:31+00:00

Can poor oral health cause other issues?


If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, your poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other health problems, which can including:   Oral and facial pain This pain may be largely due to infection of the gums that support the teeth and can lead to tooth loss. Gingivitis, an early stage of [...]

Can poor oral health cause other issues?2021-10-11T00:16:31+00:00

Can you improve your dental hygiene? If so how?


Yes, you can easily improve your dental hygiene at home. The following points below will help you practice good oral hygiene, if you have any further questions give our team at West Beach Dental a call: Brush twice a day for at least two minutes. Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t [...]

Can you improve your dental hygiene? If so how?2021-10-11T00:15:03+00:00

How important is dental hygiene?


Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent the following: bad breath tooth decay gum disease and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. Establishing & creating good oral hygiene and dietary habits has shown to be essential to achieving & maintaining, your oral health. Oral health can affect both your physical [...]

How important is dental hygiene?2021-10-11T00:11:11+00:00
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