Caring for Your New Crown

Now that your new crown is in place, you may feel like everything is back to normal. But the truth is to get the most time out of your crown possible, you need to take a few extra measures to ensure it’s well cared for. Here’s what every Brighton and Ferntree Gully crown patient should know about their new restoration:   Flossing Isn’t Optional  The margin along the edge of your crown is an easy place for plaque to accumulate throughout the day. If left alone, it can irritate the gums and progress into periodontitis. You will want to clean … Continue reading

Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Think you have a cavity? Here are four common symptoms of tooth decay to be on the lookout for.   Feeling Something Rough If decay is large enough, you may be able to feel the rough surface when you run your tongue over it. Your tongue is very delicate and can pick up on these minor differences. Compare one side of your mouth to the other to see if there’s a difference.   Sweet Sensitivity Having a tooth that’s sensitive to anything sweet almost always means there’s a cavity. Sweets can be anything from diet soda to your favourite coffee … Continue reading