Hygiene Care

Hygiene Care at Port Augusta Dental Care

Taking care of your oral health can prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. Sometimes brushing your teeth and flossing is just not enough. More than 500 types of bacteria exist in your mouth at a time. These bacteria continuously form plaque that clings to your teeth and causes tooth decay and other problems. There are spaces in the mouth that are hard to get to and plaque and tartar might accumulate overtime.

Our dental hygienists clean the teeth, examine patients for early signs of oral diseases like gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. Not only that, they also inform and educate the patients about how to maintain a good oral health.

The causes of cracked & chipped teeth (broken tooth):

Damage to teeth such as a crack or chip is most commonly a result of trauma to the teeth, this can be a result of:

  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Falling on teeth or a blow to the face
  • Biting on something very hard
  • Old mercury amalgam fillings
What is the treatment for a cracked or chipped tooth?

Restorative dental treatments are generally the solution to repair and fix a cracked or chipped tooth. These restorative dental treatments can include:

  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Crowns & Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy
What happens if you ignore a cracked or chipped tooth?

Ignoring severe damage to a tooth such as a crack or chip can lead to more serious problems such as the tooth splitting or breaking further. When a tooth splits or breaks extensively it can reveal the nerves within the tooth resulting in a severe toothache and pain. A damaged nerve might require root canal therapy and even result in a loss of the tooth.