Your dental questions answered


Imran Kassam is Clinical Director, Principal Dentist and Aesthetic Practitioner at Cloves Dental Care, a new Dental Practice in Rhiwbina. He’s here to answer all your dental related questions. Please send us anything that you would like to ask Imran

My gums bleed when I brush my teeth. Is this normal?

This is not normal. A common misconception is that your gums are bleeding because you are just brushing them too hard, but actually the more likely cause is that you have gum disease, caused by a build-up of bacteria on the teeth. If allowed to progress, the bone is attacked, loosening your teeth to the point that they fall out. It is the leading cause of early tooth loss.
Emily, is our co-Director and Dental Hygienist, dedicated to providing bespoke oral hygiene plans to help prevent, treat and monitor gum disease. Direct access appointments with Emily are also available, meaning you can see her without seeing the Dentist first.

I have yellow teeth. Is there any way to improve the colour?

Teeth whitening carried out by a Dentist can lighten the existing colour of your teeth by several shades. It is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments because it is a simple, safe and cost-effective way to have people compliment you about your bright white smile. There is no need for any drilling or anaesthetics.
Staining can be caused either by smoking, foods and drinks like red wine, coffee and dark sauces, or even certain medications and trauma.

I had braces when I was a child, but now my teeth have become crowded again and it is affecting my confidence. Can this be corrected?

This is a very common problem and there are most certainly ways to straighten your teeth again as an adult, without the need for teeth extractions. Cosmetic orthodontics can straighten your smile discretely using clear aligners or white braces that match your tooth colour in an average of only 6 months, not only improving your confidence but also making your teeth much easier to clean. We then provide hidden retainers to keep the teeth in position.


Comprehensive New Patient Examination

• 8 Stage Comprehensive Oral
Health Assessment
• X-rays Included
• Photographs
• 3D Tooth Scanning
• Oral Cancer Screening

worth £85

• Extensive oral hygiene assessment
• Bespoke removal of tartar and moderate – severe staining with no pain Swiss Air Flow technology
• Thorough tongue cleansing
• Ultimate diamond polish with Fluoride paste
• Tailored oral hygiene advice

Book your free consultation with us now and get the smile that you deserve

165 Pantbach Road, Rhiwbina, Cardiff CF14 1TZ

02922 679 999