Until a few decades ago, adults thought that only kids and teens needed braces. Not anymore. Today, more adults are conscious of their appearance, and dental health is essential in this regard. Therefore, if you want that great smile and are thinking of getting braces, then you are not alone. Adults are increasingly visiting dental clinics to get adult braces, either for cosmetic or medical reasons. Before you book an appointment with your dentist, however, you need to prepare adequately.
27 July 2018
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective process that results in a far more attractive smile, and an increase in confidence. But is it possible that the treatment could have physical health benefits as well? Research is starting to suggest that it could. Firstly, the chemicals used in the whitening process could have a direct benefit on oral health. According to research at the Medical College of Georgia and reported in Science Daily, the active ingredient carbamide peroxide, which is used as a bleaching agent for the teeth, may also play a role in preventing tooth decay.
3 July 2018
Have you noticed some bleeding when flossing or brushing? Bleeding gums are usually a sign of gum disease, often resulting from dental issues such as injuries or teeth infections. While bleeding gums aren't painful, they shouldn't be ignored because the underlying dental problem can become more severe. However, before you visit your dentist, it's imperative to understand that you may be able to cure or stop your bleeding gums even without seeing a dentist.
11 June 2018
If you are concerned about the discolouration of your teeth, you should consult a dentist for in-office whitening. This treatment option is favourable because dental experts have products and tools which are not available on the general market. Therefore, the results will be exceptional. In addition, in-office whitening procedures are regulated and handled by experienced experts. So, there is minimal risk of teeth damage. However, if you prefer DIY treatments, there are some over-the-counter solutions that you can utilise.
25 April 2018
When you visit your family dentist, it's good to discuss any and all concerns you have about your oral health and about the condition of your teeth and mouth. Your dentist can do much more than just clean your teeth while you're in his or her office; a dentist can give you personalized advice on how to keep your teeth healthy between visits and how to avoid conditions that might otherwise affect your mouth and throat.
21 March 2018
A chipped or cracked tooth might feel like a catastrophe—like something that can only be remedied with some fairly major dental work. Of course, this might in fact be the case when the chip or crack is significant. In these instances, the tooth in question might need to be rebuilt using dental cement, or perhaps sealed under a dental crown. But of course, not all dental damage is the same. In the case of small chips and cracks, your dentist might suggest a minor procedure known as enameloplasty, which is a form of teeth contouring.
14 March 2018
Dental sealants can help you protect your children from the consequences of tooth decay and cavities. These products are highly valuable after the permanent teeth erupt. In simple terms, the plastic dental film will cover the grooves on the molars of your child's teeth. Typically, harmful oral bacteria hide in the fissures of the molars. When these microorganisms digest sugars, they produce acids which corrode the teeth, causing decay and cavities.
21 February 2018