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Safety of Dental Radiography

Late last year there was a lot of media attention surrounding the apparent link between dental x-rays and increase in meningiomas (brain tumours). This is the press release from the New Zealand Dental Association in response to the public concern surrounding this. Here at City Dentists we agree with this statement and you can be assured of our attention to safety and our adherence to proper clinical guidelines. Safety of dental radiography There has been significant media interest in a recently published article in the US Cancer Society journal ‘Cancer’ which proposes an ‘apparent’ link between dental x-rays and an increased risk of developing intracranial meningioma.  The study suggests that… Read More »Safety of Dental Radiography

Dental Hygienist … A true value in dental healthcare

Many patients ask ” What is the role of Dental Hygienists? And why do I need to see them? “ Having your “teeth cleaned” is a highly individualised process. Dental hygienists are educated and trained health care professionals who operate under strict licensing for your general health as well as your oral health. All these professional skills are put to use during a “not so simple cleaning,” with your safety and well being in mind. Each visit begins by reviewing your health history to identify issues that may necessitate special precautions during dental hygiene care to ensure your safety and to prevent medical emergencies. For example, patients with a history… Read More »Dental Hygienist … A true value in dental healthcare

Tooth Implant – Benefits

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50… Read More »Tooth Implant – Benefits

Cracked Tooth Syndrome definitely exists!

Teeth are fracturing today in record numbers and are now reputed to be the third leading cause of tooth loss. This increase is due to several factors including longer life spans (older, brittle teeth tend to crack more) and higher stress levels that may lead to increased teeth clenching and grinding. Early diagnosis is critical — if your dentist can detect a crack while it’s small, treatment can usually save a tooth. Yes, Cracked Tooth Syndrome is a real problem that’s often quite difficult to diagnose. The term “syndrome” refers to the association of several clinical signs (discovered by the dentist) and symptoms (reported by the patient), which often occur… Read More »Cracked Tooth Syndrome definitely exists!

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