Surprise: A Dental Filling of the Wrong Sort

Surprise: A Dental Filling of the Wrong Sort

A taxi driver discovered a rotten human tooth inside her Jaffa Cake snack!

It’s not the first time a tooth has been found in packaged food, but it is the first time the tooth has been rotten! The taxi driver who bit into the snack and felt something hard spat out the tooth, which was severely decayed. Gaining an apology from the manufacturer, the driver said she will never eat the sweetened snack again!

The irony is not lost on us

Not only is it an incredible health and safety issue, it could also have served as a warning to what could happen to her smile if she kept eating the sugar-laden snack. Tooth decay is formed when sugary and starchy foods are ingested, as the bacteria in the mouth react to these ingredients, and form plaque over the teeth. If this plaque is not removed every day, it can begin to harden and turn to tartar, which cannot be removed by brushing alone!

At Hyde Park Dental Care we are dedicated to ensuring your total oral health

If you have developed tooth decay, at Hyde Park Dental Care located in the Sydney CBD, we use high quality and effective treatments designed to last. To help prevent tooth decay, we conduct comprehensive check-ups so we can identify, diagnose and treat any oral issues early before they become problematic for your oral health, and your wallet! A typical dental check-up with our own Dr Joffe would include:

  • Professional tooth cleaning to remove the build-up of plaque and tartar.
  • Gums are examined for signs of gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontal disease.
  • Tooth wear due to overzealous brushing, chemical erosion (caused by high levels of acid in the mouth) or grinding (bruxism) of the teeth.
  • Discrepancies in the alignment of the teeth
  • Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint
  • Oral cancer check as cancer of the mouth is the sixth most common type of cancer in the body (most commonly caused by smoking and excessive alcohol)

Our solution to tooth decay

If you already suffer from tooth decay our talented and experienced dentists will use either tooth-coloured fillings or dental crowns to restore the strength and integrity of the tooth, depending on the extent of the damage.

Tooth coloured fillings are the perfect solution for those who are suffering only minor decay. Once our dental professionals have cleared out the decay from the tooth, they will then fill the tooth with a strong and durable composite resin, which can be colour-matched to your tooth enamel!

The dental crowns we use at Hyde Park Dental Care are made of porcelain, which is one of the strongest materials available for dental restoration. We will clean your tooth of any decayed tissue, and if there is little tooth structure left, we will use a dental crown to protect the tooth from any further damage.

To discover more about our solutions to tooth decay or to book an appointment at our Sydney CBD dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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