25 April 2023
Even if you avoid eating sugary snacks and brush and floss religiously each day, you can still develop cavities over time. Luckily enough, those cavities can be treated by your dentist. In most cases, this will involve having a filling. As the name implies, fillings are applied to a cavity in order to fill it out. However, you might also be given the option to restore a cavity with a crown.
23 February 2023
If you have just been fitted with your first set of dentures, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the idea of taking care of them. But don't worry — caring for your dentures can be easy and hassle-free. Below is a guide to what you need to know about keeping your dentures in top condition. Cleanliness is Key The most important thing to remember when caring for your new dentures is that cleanliness is key.
22 December 2022
Some things only get better with age, but your toothbrush certainly isn't one of them. While it might seem like a toothbrush will keep working properly however long you use it, most dentists will recommend changing to a new one every few months. If you don't, your toothbrush won't be able to properly clean your teeth. In fact, an old toothbrush can actually do more harm than good. With that in mind, here are just four reasons why you should regularly change your toothbrush.
25 October 2022
Most contemporary dental fillings are made of tooth-coloured dental resin. This is a dental cement made of synthetic resin, and as the description of the material states—it's supposed to be the same colour as your teeth. In fact, these dental restorations are often called white fillings. But they won't necessarily stay white forever. A Fact of Life Your teeth will become discoloured over the years. Some of this is a fact of life, but it's something that can be accelerated by diet and lifestyle.
7 September 2022
In many cases, a cracked tooth begins at what can be thought of as the top of the tooth, which is its biting surface. This is quite logical since this is the part of the tooth that's exposed to direct pressure. The trouble is that a crack like this often isn't confined to the upper section of your tooth. Unfortunately, these cracks like to travel. Not Yet Separated When a fracture begins in the tooth's biting surface, the tooth, for the time being, will remain intact.
12 July 2022
If you find that you tend to suffer from dry mouth a lot, be aware that a dry mouth can have a negative impact on your teeth. The occasional bout of dry mouth isn't a serious problem. But if you regularly suffer from dry mouth, your teeth have a higher risk of developing cavities. Saliva protects your teeth and helps to prevent cavities. A dry mouth means little to no saliva, which can be bad news for your teeth.
11 May 2022
Dental braces are a common sight among teenagers and adults. While they can be a nuisance, they are necessary for correcting dental problems. If you have to wear braces, don't worry – there are ways to eat comfortably without avoiding your favourite foods. This article provides some top tips on how to eat comfortably with braces. Read on to discover more! Use a straw One simple trick is to use a straw.
4 April 2022
When you get your first set of dentures you should expect it to take some time for your new dentures to feel comfortable. There will be an adjustment period and this can be difficult for some people, particularly if you are still coming to terms with losing your teeth. It may be tempting to stop wearing your dentures if you find them uncomfortable or you feel self-conscious during the adjustment period, but there are usually solutions to the problems that commonly crop up and wearing dentures will restore your smile and provide support to your jaw bone and surrounding facial muscles.
10 February 2022
The guidelines of oral hygiene in dentistry are fairly unambiguous. Brush your teeth twice each day, and visit your dentist twice a year. Of course, these guidelines are broad and don't take a patient's specific circumstances into consideration. This could be a part of the problem if you still regularly develop cavities, despite doing all you can to follow the best practises when it comes to looking after your teeth.
14 December 2021
A toothache can be a result of several dental issues, some that you might not be aware of until it's too late. Thankfully, you can protect against these dental issues if you maintain good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene practices start with simple habits like brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Also, a routine visit to your dentist might do you a lot of good. However, if you do get a toothache, it might help to understand the main reasons why.