Do whitening toothpastes work?
Whitening toothpastes, like all other toothpastes, contain mild abrasives to remove surface stains, and can have additional polishing agents and chemicals that are more effective against stains than regular toothpastes. While whitening toothpastes can make teeth appear lighter by removing stains, they do not actually whiten teeth.
My gums bleed when I brush. Is this normal?
Inflamed gums will bleed more easily. If you haven't had a check up and clean lately then you may have some plaque or tartar around your teeth that requires attention. There are many causes for bleeding gums, most can usually be treated with something as simple as a check-up and clean. Bleeding gums should always be checked by a dentist.
I have been told not to have dental treatment while I am pregnant. Should I?
Most dental procedures are fine to have during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. If the procedures are elective then some may be best delayed until after the pregnancy.
At Fabdental we are very conscious of what materials we use and what treatments we perform, and will only do what is necessary when patients are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Learn more about pregnancy and dental health in our Fabdental newsletter below or ask one of our friendly staff.
I've lost a tooth. What are some of my options?
There are many ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The most popular are implants, fixed bridges, or removeable dentures/false teeth. Let the team at Fabdental get you smiling - ask us about your options today!