If one of your teeth is cracked or chipped, it's important to repair the damage as soon as possible. For most people, this will mean either bonding or a crown. Bonding uses the same composite material used to make fillings to cover up or reshape the broken area of a tooth. A crown is an artificial tooth that fits over a damaged tooth. There are strong arguments on both sides, but here are just three signs you'll want to opt for bonding over a crown.
19 December 2017
Christmas is a time of rest, relaxation, fun, and spending time with family. And nobody wants anything to mess with that--like having surgery during the holidays, for example. Because of that, you'd have to be crazy to voluntarily schedule a surgical procedure over the Christmas period, right? Well, perhaps not. If your dentist has recommended you schedule your wisdom teeth removal, or you've begun to experience symptoms that suggest it will be necessary, you might be tempted to put it off until sometime in the new year.
29 November 2017
SPD, also known as Sensory Processing Disorder, can be very challenging for children as well as parents. This disorder means that a child may be sensitive to textures, sounds, colours and lighting. This makes a routine visit to a family dentist in your area nearly impossible unless you find a dentist that has experience and an environment suitable for your child's needs. Here are some things to look for if you are experiencing this issue and need to find a dentist.
13 November 2017
Have you heard a story about someone whose teeth turned green after drinking green beer at a local Irish pub? Or the lady whose teeth turned purple after consuming red wine hours after undergoing a tooth whitening procedure? Your teeth can be susceptible to staining, especially after undergoing teeth whitening procedure and while you may happen to fancy green and purple, these are not colours that do your smile justice.
16 October 2017
Whitening strips are one of the most cost effective ways of whitening teeth. Placing whitening strips on your teeth is also much more simple than holding a tray full of bleaching gel in your mouth. However, there is one particular downside to whitening strips that may reduce their effectiveness—excessive saliva production. A normal function of the human mouth is to salivate whenever a foreign object such as a pen is placed within it.
22 September 2017
While full or partial dentures are a helpful solution for people that have lost a number or all of their teeth, the adaptation process can take a while, depending on the unique set of conditions surrounding your need for dentures. This article highlights some of the challenges patients experience after getting new dentures, what you can do and when you need medical advice. 1. Pain and swelling after placement Many patients will have some degree of pain and swelling after placement of new dentures.
30 August 2017
Families with younger children often miss dental appointments because they either struggled to find the time to book an appointment or, when the day of their appointment arrived, they couldn't make it to the dental surgery on time. If you keep missing important dental appointments, you should take a look at the following tips. Look for a dental clinic which opens late or on weekends One major hurdle you may face when booking a dental appointment is finding a clinic which is open for business at a time which is convenient for all the family.
17 August 2017
If you have recently quit smoking, you should feel proud. It is no easy feat, at least according to a recent study which found that it takes smokers up to 30 attempts to quit before they can make it to a year without smoking. Smoking affects your health in a number of ways, none of them good, and even after you quit, it will take years for your body to fully recover.
6 August 2017
Having a set of healthy, pearl white teeth is something to be grateful for because it plays a great part in boosting a person's confidence and self-esteem when they step out of the house to face a new day. If you want to maintain a beautiful smile, here are some basic oral care tips you need to follow. Brush and floss the right way Almost everyone knows that they are supposed to brush and floss their teeth regularly, but not many people know how to go about it the right way.
26 July 2017
There are countless articles online extolling the virtues of ceramic braces or Invisalign retainers, but metal braces are still an option. Wondering about the benefits of metal? Take a look at this list: 1. Metal Braces Tend to Be the Least Expensive Option In most cases, metal braces are the cheapest option. They tend to be less expensive than more discreet options, and whether you are paying out of pocket or using an insurance policy, that can help you to save.
20 July 2017