Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of dental health questions we are often asked. Is your dental health question not answered? Get in contact with us today.

The links between our oral health and our general health are intrinsic, so taking good care of your dental health will have flow-on effects to your overall wellbeing. By looking after your gums and teeth, you can help to ensure you’ll live a long, healthy and happy life with all of your own teeth.

For starters, we recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing once a day. Through this active, at-home maintenance, it’s possible to help prevent gum disease and decay. However, while this at-home routine will help, it’s also essential that you attend regular check-up and cleanings with your dentist. By having an examination every six months, it enables us to spot any small problems and deal with them quickly, before they turn into much larger and more costly problems.

At Beyond Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve the brighter and bigger smile you’ve been dreaming about. Whether you’re missing a tooth, want whiter teeth, or just have worn-down teeth, we can help you to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Find out more about our cosmetic treatments.

Discolouration of your teeth can occur for a range of reasons. As you age, your teeth may appear darker due to a build-up of plaque. Smoking, certain medications, and highly pigmented foods such as wine, coffee, chocolate, tea and soft drinks can also cause our teeth to discolour. If you wish to return your smile to a whiter, brighter outlook, you may wish to consider teeth whitening, or even porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of treatments which work specifically to enhance the aesthetics of the smile. It’s the ultimate mix of science and art. The most common cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening. Explore our cosmetic dental treatments.

Cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile you’ll want to share with the whole world! Some of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Conceal blemishes on teeth
  • Rejuvenate teeth which have yellowed or are stained
  • Cover chips and cracks in teeth
  • Close gaps between your teeth
  • Make overlapping or crooked teeth straight
  • Reduce overcrowding
  • Replace a missing tooth or teeth
  • Repair broken teeth
  • Replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings

Re-contour gums, reducing the appearance of a “gummy smile”.

Yes. What you consume has an effect on your body and this includes your mouth. The types of foods and drinks you consume may either help you or negatively impact your oral health. For example, foods high in sugar can result in cavities while sugar-free gum, lots of water and a balanced amount of good fats and calcium can be great for your teeth.

· Sticky candy and an excessive amount of chocolate
· Starchy foods
· Carbonated soft drinks
· Substances that dry out your mouth. These include alcohol and many medicines

This depends on your situation – as we do advise that patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment brush after every meal. However, excessive brushing can wear off the teeth enamel, putting you at risk of tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.