Wisdom Teeth Facts: All The Truth About Your Wisdom Teeth
Some important wisdom teeth facts to know before you go to the dentist! What are wisdom teeth and how did they get their name? Wisdom teeth are basically your third-row molars. They were dubbed “wisdom teeth” because they generally show up between ages 17-25. A good majority of people will have to deal with their
Maintenance & After Care Of Dental Implants
When you choose a Dental Implant to replace a missing tooth you often neglect to think about the maintenance and care that follows to ensure long term success. Dental Implants require constant maintenance and monitoring, which further involves assessment of the patient’s general and oral health, professional implant maintenance, and diligent patient home care as critical factors that will ensure the
What are the Risks and Danger of Dental Tourism?
Dental tourism, also called dental holidays in Thailand, is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism. It involves individuals seeking dental care outside their local healthcare systems and may be accompanied by a holiday. Dental tourism is growing worldwide. As the world becomes ever more interdependent and competitive, technique, material, and technological advances spread rapidly, allowing providers
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implant is an artificial replacement for the root of a tooth. The benefit of using Implants is that they don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support like a dental bridge and unlike a denture, they are permanent and stable. Dental Implants are made from titanium and are similar in shape to a screw. The implant
How a Root Canal Treatment Works
The root canal treatment is probably one of the better-known dental procedures out there. Chances are you’ve heard of it before – but how does it work and what does it entail? Today, we’re looking at the ins and outs of the root canal treatment, and why your dentist may recommend the treatment. What is
Root Canal vs Tooth Extraction: Which Is Better?
As a leading dentist in Wellington, the team here at Victoria Street Dental often helps patients find the best course of action for their issues. A question we help answer often is whether to opt for a tooth extraction or try to save the damaged tooth with a root canal treatment. When you’re put in
Fillings, Crowns, Bridges: What’s the Difference?
Tooth crowns, dental bridges, and fillings are all dental treatment options that allow our teeth to heal from damage and trauma. Each available option serves its own purpose, and has its own value depending on the patient’s teeth requirements. Today, we discuss what these are and the specific cases or situations each treatment is most
Achieve the Perfect Smile with Cosmetic Dental Treatment
As a busy dentist in Wellington, we here at Victoria Street Dental see patients who are self-conscious about their smile all the time. If that sounds like you, don’t worry! You’re not alone, and even better, it’s not permanent! There’s always a solution for tooth-related problems – whether they are stained, chipped, or misaligned, your
How to Prepare for a Root Canal
You may have heard things about root canals – mostly that they can be painful. However, with modern anaesthesia the procedure can usually be performed mostly free of pain and hassle. To ensure a smooth procedure, it’s important to prepare correctly – reading up a little about what a root canal is will help set
Braces vs Invisalign: Which is Better for You?
Are you searching for the best Wellington braces? What if there was an easier way? In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at how braces compare to the future of corrective dentistry – Invisalign. If you’re someone with dental issues such as crowding, spacing, or an excessive overbite, then you’re looking for a solution that
Treating a Chipped Tooth Instead of Extraction
You might be familiar with that sinking feeling that comes when you feel a tiny, hard fragment of enamel in your mouth – you’ve chipped a tooth. Or maybe it’ll happen to you in the future. Plenty of situations can result in you getting a small chip. When there’s a crack or chip on the
How to identify and treat sensitive teeth
Looking for the advice of a dentist Wellington can trust? Today we’re talking about sensitive teeth – if you’ve been experiencing discomfort, this is the article for you. Read on to find out about the varieties of tooth sensitivity, how to spot the cause, and how to help manage the pain. Possible triggers To identify
Discover what to expect through the process of Invisalign® Treatment
Why Invisalign? The appearance of your smile impacts your personal and professional lives. Many patients have considered straightening their teeth but have been put off at the thought of traditional braces. The process of Invisalign treatment offers patients an option to achieve properly aligned teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. Victoria Street Dental are your trusted Wellington Dentist for
How Good Is Your Oral Hygiene Routine?
Your teeth can have a big effect on your appearance and confidence. Having the right oral hygiene routine is essential in keeping your teeth healthy. We understand that not everyone knows what the ideal oral hygiene routine should look like. In this post, we give you some tips on how to establish a good routine
I have a cavity? But I don’t feel anything….
One common reaction we regularly get at a dental office is patients are often surprised to find out that they have a cavity. Personally been in that same position myself, and understand the disbelief! When showing a patient their cavity on our HD screens the common response is “but it doesn’t hurt”. While early cavities can
Wisdom teeth: why and when they need extracting
Wisdom teeth: why and when they need extracting Wisdom teeth removal is unique from patient to patient. As the last teeth to appear in healthy adults, their arrival can be relatively painless, or require immediate removal to prevent further issues in the mouth. How your dentist approaches your wisdom teeth will rely on a number
Dentures vs Dental Implants: Pros & Cons
Having missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance. It can also impact on your function and the inability to chew, it can cause speech difficulty, and even affect the health of the surrounding gum and teeth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, plugging the gap with a replacement tooth can lower your
What is a Root Canal?
Nerves enter at the tip of the tooth’s roots and run through the center of the tooth in small, thin root canals, which join up in the pulp chamber. Each tooth has at least one root canal but may contain more. Why might I need Root Canal Treatment? Injury or trauma to a tooth may
What Popular Drinks Do To Your Teeth
What effect does everyday drink have on your teeth? A drink is a typical part of every meal—whether it’s a glass of wine, water or juice, it helps you wash down your meal and leaves you feeling refreshed. But have you ever thought about the potential damage (or benefits) your favourite drink has on your
The Importance of Regular Dental Examination and Cleans
Unlike other species, as humans we are only born with two sets of teeth. We lose our first set which are our baby teeth around teenage years. Then our second and last set which are our adult teeth will have to serve us through the remainder of our lives. Despite not consciously thinking about our
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Whitening Pearly white teeth! The Hollywood smile! There is no doubt a lot of people at some stage in their life have thought about whitening their teeth. But how does whitening actually work and is it safe? What Is It? Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it is simple and can
At Victoria Street Dental we aim to create and educate Oral Health awareness. As part of our new opening, we are offering a LIMITED time $98 promotional offer which includes: Comprehensive Dental Examination 2 -Standard X-rays Full Mouth Clean and Polish 10% off treatment required which is valid for 3 months from the day of
The Importance of Dental Hygiene Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. Gum health can be broken down into 3 categories. Healthy Gingivitis Periodontitis What is Gingivitis? The term
Are dental implants right for you?
Dental Implants Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the Victoria Street Dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant
The majority of the population has experienced or is still currently suffering from gingival recession also known as gum recession. This is when the margin of the gum that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth. Gum recession is a common dental problem. Most people don’t know they have
Victoria Street Dental is proud to announce the opening of Wellington’s newest Dental Clinic. We offer a range of services from simple fillings to complex full mouth rehab. We understand that everyone’s needs and circumstances are different and we acknowledge this by offering tailored treatment plans specifically for YOU! We are proud to provide top