dentistry for the
whole family

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We look after our patients at all stages of their life

A smile to be proud of 

At Synergy Dental & Implant Centre we know that different periods in your life create different dental requirements, we have a expert knowledge in dealing with these periods whether is because you are pregnant, a child or a teenager.   

 

Teeth and Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be an exciting time and your oral health may be one of the last things you're thinking about. However, it's particularly important to pay close attention to your teeth and gums during this time.

During pregnancy the hormone progesterone can increase by up to 10 times the normal level in the body. This can affect the body’s response to toxins, making it more susceptible to developing gum disease, also known as pregnancy gingivitis.

Some pregnant women can also develop a growth on their gums known as a pregnancy granuloma: red nodules, usually found on the upper gums. While they are not dangerous, they can cause discomfort.

Other oral health problems may include dry mouth and tooth erosion as a result of constant exposure to acid from severe morning sickness.

If you are pregnant we recommend that you come to the practice for a thorough check up so that we can help you to have a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Dentistry for Children

Seeing a dentist regularly is very important especially for children.

Studies have shown that the younger your child is when attending their first dental appointment, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and to grow up unafraid of the dentist.

Treating a child from a young age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most dental problems, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved.

We also offer a number of preventative dental treatments for children:

  • Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your child's growing teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the teeth, helping to mineralise them.

  • Tooth-coloured fissure sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of children's teeth to prevent decay.

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Dentistry for teenagers

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During teenage years, life can be complicated.

Teenagers have to adapt to physical, mental and emotional maturity. As they become more independent they should be encouraged to take steps to adopt a healthy lifestyle and ensure good health for the future. This includes looking after their teeth and gums and maintaining a healthy smile and fresh breath for life.