Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

  • The Top Three Tips for Changing Your Child's Attitude About Oral Hygiene

    26 December 2017

    As the parent of a small tyke, you're probably quite accustomed to resistance when it's time to perform regular oral hygiene chores. Children aren't usually enthusiastic about oral hygiene, but they really need to learn good habits now. Practising good oral hygiene benefits your children whilst they have their baby teeth but also when the adult teeth come in. For those times when saying "Do it because I said so" just isn't sufficient, here are three helpful tips for getting your kids to take care of oral hygiene.

  • Why Opt for Dental Implant Treatment?

    4 December 2017

    One of the treatments offered today under cosmetic dentistry is dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetics designed to replace the root canals of missing teeth. These dental prosthetics are surgically fixed to the jawbone. Unlike removable dentures, which tend to slip, implant-supported dentures remain firmly held in place, saving the wearer the embarrassment caused by slipping dentures. In case you are missing one or more teeth, here are a few points to explain why you should choose dental implant treatment:

  • 3 Things That Might Happen Once You Finish Your Course of Invisalign

    15 November 2017

    Before patients begin their orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign, they expect that it may take a while before they get used to wearing an oral appliance on their teeth. However, what many patients do not realize is that there will also be an adjustment period after a course of Invisalign or braces has finished. Remember, your teeth have just spent months or even years, being pushed into new positions. Just like you had to adjust to your braces or aligners at the beginning of your treatment, you will also have to adjust to not having braces or aligners at the end of your treatment.

  • On the Face of It: Could a Porcelain Veneer Replace a Missing Tooth?

    22 October 2017

    When you lose a tooth to trauma or tooth decay, ideally, you should replace it as soon as possible. Otherwise, your jawbone in the area of the missing tooth will begin to shrink. Bone resorption is not something that takes its time. Within the first 12 months, you could lose as much as 50% of bone density unless you replace the tooth. Fortunately, there are many ways to replace missing teeth.

  • Denture Repairs Lead to Comfortable and Healthy Dentures

    26 September 2017

    Dentures are a great solution for people who have undergone teeth removal to keep their mouths and surrounding tissues functional. They reduce the inconvenience of not having teeth. Dentures normally come in two types: partial and complete dentures. Complete dentures are used to replace all missing teeth, while partial dentures are used only for partial replacement. As important as dentures are for those who use them, most users tend to put off denture repair until a time when they can no longer use their dentures.

  • Are Dental Implants Safe?

    11 August 2017

    Dental implants are considered effective and safe by some contemporary dentists for replacing missing teeth. They have been in use for over 30 years. They are normally made of titanium. The metal is bio compatible and is often not rejected by the body. It serves as a sturdy and strong foundation for replacement teeth. Your jaw bone attaches itself to the implant, locking the metal in place. Safe Surgical Procedures

  • How to Prepare Your Child for Getting Braces

    11 August 2017

    Braces are an effective way of correcting crooked or uneven teeth, and a few years of treatment can lead to a beautiful, straight smile for the rest of your child's life. However, that doesn't mean your child won't be apprehensive about the treatment. Many kids worry that the procedure will be painful or that they'll be teased for their appearance. Following the tips below will help your child to feel as comfortable as possible ahead of their first appointment.

  • Never Too Late for Tooth Whitening: 3 Last Minute Tooth Whitening Tips for Those With Little Time to Spare

    21 March 2017

    Did you know that 28 percent of people refuse to show their teeth for the camera when they know the picture will be viewed on social media? That's probably because photos have an irritating knack of highlighting flaws, meaning chipped, missing or yellow teeth stand out like dandelions in a field of daisies. Furthermore, during a social event, such as a wedding, graduation ceremony, corporate function or leaving party, it is almost impossible to hide from the revealing glare of the spotlight.

  • 4 Serious Problems That Can Result from Not Seeing a Dentist for an Extruded Tooth

    1 March 2017

    If you receive a hard knock to the mouth, it's possible that one of your teeth may be knocked out entirely. This is known properly as an avulsed tooth, but it isn't the only kind of injury that can occur. You may also suffer from an extruded tooth as a result of trauma. This refers to a tooth that has been knocked out of its usual position. Sometimes an extruded tooth will just be hanging by a few threads of remaining tissue, in which case you probably won't hesitate to see an emergency dentist.