Do you know what occlusion class you have?

Occlusion is defined as making contact with the surface of an opposing tooth when the jaws are closed. Normal Occlusion - For a normal occlusion, the mesio-buccal cusp of the maxillary first molar is aligned with the buccal groove of the mandibular first molar. Class 1 - Class 1 malocclusion involves normal molar relationship (as seen in Normal Occlusion) but there is crowing, misalignment of the teeth or cross bites. Class 2 - Class 2 malocclusion has a molar relationship where the buccal groove of the mandibular first molar distally positioned when in occlusion with the mesio-buccal cusp of the maxillary first molar. Class 3 - A malocclusion where the the buccal groove of the mandibular fi

Has your child's adult tooth starting coming out but the baby tooth is still there?

Ectopic eruption is classified as the malposition of a permanent tooth bud resulting in the tooth erupting in the wrong place. This is quite common for the central incisors (as pictured below). It is believed one in seven children will experience this. If the baby tooth is wobbly, we recommend to keep wiggling it. If the issues is causing your child any pain and discomfort, we can extract the baby tooth under local anaesthetic. Give us a call if you would like to have a consultation with Dr Yang or Dr Li regarding your child's teeth. Usually, the tongue and your child's continual growth will influence the permanent teeth into their appropriate position.

Our Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas is now only a week away, and all the staff at Gentle Care Dentistry would like to wish our patients a happy and safe holiday period. Our Opening Hours Gentle Care Dentistry will be closed from 24/12/2018 to 03/01/2018. We will be opening on Friday 04/01/2018 with Dr Yang. Dr Yang and Dr Li will be open on Saturday 05/01. Contact Us As there will be no staff on during this time, if you need an appointment, please book online. Alternatively, you can leave a voicemail but we are unsure when we will be able to get back to you If you experience a dental emergency during this time, please go to the emergency department.

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