General dentistry aims to promote oral health through preventative measures. We know that most issues patients face stem from harmful bacteria that naturally live in the mouth. Hence, dentists work alongside each patient to develop the most suitable ways to help patients maintain better oral health.
There are several ways that a smile can be enhanced. Dental methods include the use of crowns and veneers. Providing assessment and deciding on the optimum method is part of cosmetic treatment.
Teeth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discolouration. Methods available together with the pros and cons of each will be discussed during assessment.
For many years, dentists have restored function to decayed teeth with amalgam fillings. The Minimata Convention on Mercury, a global agreement of which Hong Kong is a signatory, have reinforced that mercury is poisonous. So use of fillings that contains mercury makes no sense. We follow stipulations of the Convention.
A patient's dental health can impact their overall wellness. The Mercury Tri-Test and the Blood Metals Panel help them learn more about their exposure to toxins.
Holistic dentistry recognises that oral health is linked to whole-body wellness, and problems affecting other parts of the body affect dental health and vice versa. This approach to dental care takes every area and organ of the patient into consideration. It tries to ensure that treatments utilise natural, biocompatible materials as much as possible.
Periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria in the mouth. It can be asymptomatic until the disease has reached an advanced stage. If not monitored and treated, it can progress onto tooth loss. Prevention comes with regular dental cleaning.
The oral microbiome QPCR test is available to patients in Central Hong Kong. This test evaluates your unique oral microbiome, a key component in your overall health and well-being.
An acute toothache may be due to inflammation and infection from deep decay or nerve damage. Root canal therapy is the only way to avoid extraction. This treatment removes damaged portions of the tooth structure and the pulp in the root canals. The area is cleansed and sealed, then capped with a crown for strength and protection.
For patients who are anxious about dental treatment , we offer the option of using 2 forms of sedation which can alleviate anxiety and help make it a “ forgettable ” experience.
Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located at each side of the jaw, and they control jaw movement. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) occurs when these joints become irritated and compromised and will remain or worsen until treatment is received. Treatment for this condition will prevent chronic problems.
Familial traits that affect diagnosis and treatment. Seeing the whole family can therefore help alert us to possible problems that may benefit from early intervention or even be preventable.