For answers to any other questions you may have, please contact our team at Karratha Dental Care on (08) 9185 5600
Why do my teeth hurt?
Tooth pain can be caused by many oral health issues that range in severity. In its mildest state, tooth pain can occur due to sensitivity or be caused by gingivitis (gum disease). Gingivitis results from a build-up of plaque around the teeth and gums due to a lack of adequate oral hygiene. A more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis can also cause tooth and gum pain.
Ongoing tooth pain combined with jaw pain could be caused by bruxism. While an infection to the tooth pulp may require a root canal treatment.
It’s best to make an appointment with Karratha Dental Care for a comprehensive oral examination to diagnose your tooth pain. Once a diagnosis is reached, we can create a customised treatment plan for you. Call us on (08) 9185 5600.
Why are my teeth yellow?
Teeth can have a variety of shades which differ from person to person from a pearly white colour to a more yellow hue. There are a number of factors that influence the colour of your teeth including genetics, age, stains and general health. Your tooth enamel thickness also plays a part in the colour appearance. Thinner enamel is more likely to show up the colour of the dentin underneath, which is pale brown.
Lifestyle factors such as chewing tobacco, cigarette smoking, drinking red wine, coffee and tea can stain the surface of your teeth.
Various medications such as antibiotics, medically prescribed-mouthwash and anti-acne medication represent intrinsic stain factors, as do antihistamines and blood pressure medication.
You can help prevent yellowing teeth with the right diet and keeping to a good oral hygiene routine to avoid plaque build-up.
If you already have yellow teeth, you might consider professional teeth whitening treatment. The team at Karratha Dental Care are experienced in administering in-chair professional teeth whitening to whiten the shade of your teeth. For a number of reasons, not all patients are eligible for teeth whitening. Make an appointment with us today to see if you are an eligible candidate. Teeth whitening results may vary from person to person due to the reasons mentioned above.
Do you offer sedation?
Karratha Dental Care use local anaesthetic for various dental procedures. Local anaesthetic works to numb the localised area in order to reduce pain and sensitivity.
How often should I visit the dentist?
For optimal oral hygiene, it is recommended that you visit the dentist for a check-up and professional clean every six months (twice a year). A regular visit to the dentist aims to avoid the risk of tooth decay and helps to prevent any serious oral health concerns from developing further.
In some cases, your dentist may require you to visit more frequently due to your individual oral health care needs. Your dentist will provide you with this advice at your next appointment.