The first part of our examinations and discussions with you are centred on you and your health. Our team want to educate you to make informed decisions and be in control of your health. ‘Teeth for life ‘is no longer a lottery but a personal luxury orchestrated by you through your personal care and attention. We pride ourselves on personalising our treatment plans to what you need and aiming to make this attainable for you
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease. It occurs when plaque and tartar build up around the tooth and inflame the gums, which if not taken care of, can begin to destroy the gums and bone which support teeth. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, bleeding or swollen gums, sensitive teeth and gums, bad breath, lose or shifting teeth, receding gums, and tenderness or discomfort in the mouth
The early treatment of developing malocclusions can be beneficial to your growing child. We can discuss opportunities to mitigate the impact these aberrant patterns of growth have on your child. Treatment opportunities are also available for the fully manifest malocclusion in the young adolescent and adult, as well as the individual suffering from Sleep Apnoea and TMJ disease brought on by occlusal, cranial and posture factors.
Myofunctional therapy is the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles. The therapy includes facial and tongue exercises and changing behavioural techniques to promote proper tongue posture, improved breathing, chewing and swallowing. Proper head and neck postures are also addressed.
The tongue during development is attached to the floor of the mouth. Naturally this attachment reduces. If this does not occur the tongue remains at least partially attached to the floor of the mouth causing restriction and reduced ability to function. This attachment is called a lingual frenum and is considered tied (Ankyloglossia) if function is reduced.