Archive for 'Dentists'

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome

It’s not just teeth or lack of that I need to take into account when devising a treatment plan for someone. I recently had a woman in whose main complaint was that she had a burning [...]

Changing teeth colour

Changing teeth colour

Over the years there has been a gradual shift to people wanting whiter teeth. Twenty years ago I would commonly choose darker colours on our standard tooth colour chart than what I routinely match now. In [...]

Old and the New

Old and the New

Wow! The latest new thing – all these benefits … these experts vouch for it … latest is best! And mostly this is true. The techniques and materials I use are cutting edge. Like the new [...]

Reading Research

Reading Research

It’s normal for me to follow latest trends in dentistry by attending conferences, listening to webinars, talking to colleagues and reading scientific papers. Of these, the most important is the reading of scientific papers as you [...]

Drinks and Your Teeth

Drinks and Your Teeth

Have you ever tried putting a tooth into a glass of coca cola and leaving it for a few days? The tooth will disappear! That´s because this particular drink is very acidic – it contains phosphoric [...]

Accidents involving teeth

Accidents involving teeth

My own son is an interesting example of what can happen to kids teeth and how they are managed. At approximately age three he attempted to leap from a piano and simultaneously shoot his grandmother with [...]

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

The long word above is the medical term for the two joints between the lower jaw, which moves, and the base of the skull. It’s an unusual joint in the body with a plexus of nerves [...]

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Cleanliness and sterility are of paramount importance in the delivery of dental treatment. So that viruses or bacteria are not transmitted between patients, there is a protocol that is followed between each patient. The instruments used [...]

Independent Pain Relief

Independent Pain Relief

Ibiza seems a long way away at the moment from a small island off the coast of New Zealand but we’re looking forward to starting again in February! Always a sense of excitement returning to the [...]

New Teeth

New Teeth

Making a full set of new teeth for someone is part science and part art. There are a number of things to consider. The final aesthetic look varies considerably between people and is influenced by their [...]

Healthcare decisions

Healthcare decisions

I recently read a book on treatment care for the elderly and the difficult decisions often needed to be made as people slowly become less able as they approach the end of their lives. This compelling [...]

Biofilms, chemicals and the mouth

Biofilms, chemicals and the mouth

We live in a unique physicality where air, water and solid occur on the very thin skin of our planet. Likewise, our bodies are in the transition between air -water – solid – as we embody [...]

Dental implant Tooth

Dental implant Tooth

A patient emailed me this week asking for more information about the time needed and number of appointments to have a missing tooth replaced with a dental implant tooth. So I thought I would try and [...]