It is our duty at Smile Crew to help you implement effective dental care routines to keep you healthy and smiling for life.
Dental medicine has developed greatly over the years and treatments can now be conducted with little to no associated pain. Whether you require routine oral hygiene examinations, joint pain relief or professional cleaning, we can help you enjoy a natural, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
Our experienced dental hygiene team is focussed on preventing dental disease for our patients and advise our practices which can be followed to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Regular visitations to our hygienists at least every 6 months is recommended to ensure that you do not skip a beat!
A tooth can become compromised by decay caused by a combination of factors such as mouth bacteria, sugary food and drinks and poor dental hygiene. Over time, these factors can weaken enamel, break down the tooth and cause a cavity.
Once a cavity has formed, the tooth will continue to decay and become increasingly painful until it is treated. There are 2 options for filling when it comes to our offerings:
Your dentist may suggest a root canal to repair the tooth or a tooth extraction to remove the tooth completely, if the decay is beyond repair by a filling.
Our dentists may recommend a root canal treatment If your tooth is highly infected. This involves removing any infected pulp to take away the pain and prevent an abscess from forming. After removing the infection, we’ll fill in the root canal and cover the treated tooth with a natural-looking crown to restore your smile.
As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure” – with this in mind we recommend regular check-ups, especially for children, to reduce the risk of major dental interventions. To ensure healthy teeth and gums, we advise you to attend regular recall appointments; follow an efficient at-home cleaning routine, including brushing and flossing; and to eat a balanced diet with limited intake of sugary and acidic foods.
Obstructive sleep apnoea happens when the throat is wholly or partially blocked during sleep. A sufferer may stop breathing for a bit of time and then will wake up briefly. Episodes can occur several times a night, with most people unaware that it’s occurring. Individuals with sleep apnoea often find out from their spouse or partner that they are snoring loudly.
If you believe you have sleep apnoea, we can examine you and coordinate your care with your other healthcare practitioners. If your case is mild, there are some actions you can take to help resolve your sleep apnoea. These include losing weight, reducing alcohol consumption and sleeping on your side.
For more severe cases, however, we can custom-create a SomnoDent® dental appliance that consists of separate upper and lower plates. The appliance moves the lower jaw forward, permitting oxygen to move through your airways as it should while you sleep.
The SomnoDent design is proven to be safe and effective, offering superior comfort with full lip seal and allows normal mouth opening for speech and drinking.