Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

  • Types of cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile

    8 July 2019

    In the modern world, cosmetic dentistry continues to become popular day by day. Sometimes people want an extra bright smile while others take the path to fix what is broken. From whitening teeth to replacing and filling gaps, dentists now have all it takes to bring that smile back. However, before you decide to take the process, it's important that you completely understand what is involved so that you also are aware of what you expect.

  • 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.