Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

  • Foreign Object Firmly Stuck in Teeth: What Should You Do?

    17 January 2019

    Did your parents ever have to tell you to stop biting your fingernails? Your teeth exist to help you grip and chew your food, and also to help regulate your speaking (consider how many vocal sounds require your tongue to touch your teeth). Essentially, your teeth shouldn't be used to bite anything that isn't edible, and yet this is something that many people choose to ignore. Sure, chewing on your fingernails is a minor issue, and is unlikely to damage your teeth, but what about if you use your teeth as a tool to open packaging, containers, or even bottles?

  • What Constitutes Emergency Dental Care?

    15 January 2019

    In most cases of emergency dental care, the first initial contact with the emergency dentist may be via phone call. There are different types of emergency care you may need, and that is why a dental clinic will have an already set out a course of action that covers all kinds of emergencies. This is what is usually called a dental triage, where patients are sorted into groups based on the severity of their dental problem.

  • Health Boxes You Need to Tick Before Using Cosmetic Dentistry

    26 December 2018

    Cosmetic dentistry can improve your life in more ways than one. In addition to enhancing your smile, if you replace missing teeth you'll make it easier to speak and chew food. Before procedures take place, though, your dentist will want you to tick certain health boxes.  You can't have gum disease. Gum disease acts as a barrier to lots of dental procedures, but it's especially important to ditch it before cosmetic interventions that require surgery.

  • 3 Ways to Care for Your Mouth After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

    11 November 2018

    Tooth extractions are usually recommended as a last resort for patients whose teeth can't be saved. But there are many different reasons dentists may recommend this surgical dental procedure. One of them is wisdom tooth removal to prevent future dental problems or improve oral health.  The pain, swelling and discomfort from undergoing tooth extraction is all part of the normal course of healing and recovery. After all, a wound is left behind after a tooth has been pulled from its socket.

  • Why Missing Teeth Are No Laughing Matter

    19 September 2018

    By the time people reach their middle age, very few of them have their original complement of teeth left. They may have focused on a poor diet when they were young, with far too many calories and sugar content and may have suffered a certain amount of deterioration as a consequence. Some people may have been particularly afraid to visit a dentist and decided not to replace any of their teeth when they were removed.

  • A Guide to Sports Mouthguards

    8 August 2018

    Dental injuries are common in most contact games. A sports mouthguard is a device which an athlete puts in his or her mouth to reduce injuries to the lips, gums and teeth. Sports mouthguards are common in basketball, boxing, rugby, football, ice hockey, martial arts and other sports where players have a high risk of getting dental injuries. The use of mouthguards in sports originated in boxing. Previously, boxers clenched pieces of wood or cotton in their teeth to prevent mouth injuries.

  • 4 Teeth-Whitening Tips for People With Sensitive Teeth

    18 July 2018

    If you have sensitive teeth, you might worry that professional and at-home teeth whitening treatments could make the sensitivity even worse. While it is the case that sensitivity can temporarily increase after a whitening treatment, there are some tricks you can use to reduce the discomfort and enjoy the benefits of a whiter smile. Follow these four tips for whitening your sensitive teeth. 1. Choose Whitening Toothpastes Carefully Many whitening toothpastes are made with abrasive substances which are designed to scrub the stains from your teeth.

  • 3 Ways To Soothe Extra Sensitive Teeth

    28 June 2018

    Sensitive teeth are usually triggered because the roots of a tooth are exposed. This occurs because of worn out enamel, cavities, receding gum lines and decaying teeth—all of which may cause extra sensitivity to hot or cold items. Teeth sensitivity may either be uncomfortable or painful, which is why you may be looking at solutions to soothe the problem. Follow these ways to soothe extra sensitivity, and make sure you visit a dentist to ease your discomfort.

  • 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Visit To The Dentist

    7 June 2018

    While there is no definitive amount of times you should be visiting your dentist a year most people live by the age old advice of a check up every six months. After all, there are few other parts of your body that endure the same work out that your teeth go through on a daily basis and going to the dentist can be helpful to prevent problems before they even arrive.

  • Oral Health Tips: 3 Ways to Prevent Habitual Teeth Clenching and Grinding

    24 April 2018

    Teeth clenching and grinding are common habits among both adults and kids. Most people who clench their teeth don't even realize they are doing it, yet it is a bad habit that can significantly deteriorate oral health. Excessive clenching can cause TMJ disorder, a condition that characterized by limited jaw movement, pain and soreness, tension headaches and muscle spasms. On the other hand, teeth grinding wears out the enamel, and it can cause gum recession, cracked teeth, sensitivity and severe damage to the oral bone structure.