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What types of conditions do we treat at Sheen Dental?

Tooth decay

Tooth decay might be one of the most common dental conditions. This condition is caused by the combination of two factors: the consumption of large amounts of dietary sugar and bad oral hygiene habits. The combination of these two factors can aid the growth of certain microbes found in our mouths, which feed on sugar residues left in our mouth while producing and secreting simple organic acids as a metabolic waste product. These acids can damage the teeth’s enamel and can progress into the dentin if left untreated. In severe untreated cases the bacteria can infect the pulp tissue, which results in tooth loss. It is very important to do as much as possible for the prevention of tooth decay. You can do this by ideally brushing your teeth after each meal, using dental floss and using an antibacterial mouthwash containing fluoride. If you have experienced tooth decay, feel free to turn to our dentists in Richmond at Sheen Dental, who can provide you with aesthetic and modern white fillings.

Tooth restoration

Our teeth are exposed to enormous amounts of pressure throughout our lives. The masseter muscle, which is the muscle mediating jaw clenching and chewing is considered to be one of the strongest human muscles by weight. Eventually this large daily pressure might lead to the erosion of the surface of teeth. This can be especially accelerated by conditions like bruxism or orthodontic conditions as well. Bruxism is a condition that involves the subconscious clenching of the jaw and the grinding of the teeth during our sleep. It can be exacerbated by stress and it can result in the degradation and breakage of teeth. Veneers are an excellent way of restoring damaged teeth. There are different types of veneers, however the most popular materials are composite resins and porcelain. If you are looking for a dentist in Richmond to provide you with dental veneers, then book an appointment with us, Sheen Dental today!

Tooth discolouration

Tooth discolouration is a very common condition, and to varying extents it affects nearly everyone throughout their lives. Tooth discolouration is usually not a serious cause for concern, as it often does not signal any pathological conditions. However, it can still be a nuisance and it can significantly impair the appearance of your teeth. Tooth stains can be grouped into two main categories: extrinsic stains, which are caused by environmental factors, such as food, beverages, smoking or drugs, and intrinsic stains, which arise from internal biochemical processes happening in our body, such as aging. To prevent tooth discolouration, brush your teeth regularly and avoid drinking too many beverages that contain tannins, like tea, coffee or red wine. Needless to say, avoiding smoking can significantly lower your risk of developing tooth discolouration. If you have been experiencing tooth stains, teeth whitening might be an option for you. There are different treatments on the markets, some only involving a visit to the clinic, while others are primarily performed at home with the aid of personalised bleaching trays. If you would like a dentist in Richmond to provide you with teeth whitening treatments, book an appointment with us, Sheen Dental today!.


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