GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTIST IN BRYANSTON
Welcome to the website of Dr. Mark Walker, a dentist in Bryanston, Johannesburg. He offers a complete host of dental procedures with a particular focus on cosmetic dentistry. Some of the services provided include the following:
- Dental Implants
- Teeth whitening
- Preventive dentistry
- Fillings and core build-ups
- Surgical tooth extractions
If you can think it, and it has to do with teeth and oral health, then we probably do it. We take pride in our clean practice and friendly team. If you have any questions, or you would like to make an appointment call our practice at 011 022 4444.
Questions from patients:
Is a dental bridge a bridge between two teeth?
A dental bridge is a bygone cosmetic procedure where two teeth are fitted with a crown and are then connected to each other to form basically a support for a tooth in the middle. This process is becoming rarer as the focus is shifting to the use of artificial dental roots, better known as dental implants instead of bridges.
The primary use of bridges is to close a gap, hence the term “bridge.” So you could visualize it as a bridge between two teeth but with the focus on the gap that needs to be filled. Like we mentioned this option is seldom used nowadays because of the unnecessary changes that have to be made to the supporting teeth so that they can be fitted with crowns.
Why do some people have bad breath?
Bad breath is caused by bacteria living in the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue. The bacteria break down small pieces of food that get stuck between your teeth or between the taste buds on your tongue. If you suffer from bad breath, you should make a habit of paying more attention to your oral hygiene. Some people just have a tendency to be more susceptible to bad breath because of the way their mouths are shaped on the inside. Nothing to be ashamed of. It just means that they will need to brush and floss a little more than others to make sure they do not have bad breath.
Whether you suffer from bad breath or not, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day (for a whole two minutes at a time) and floss once a day. You will be grateful later in life for this simple but necessary habit