Shrinking in height as you get older isn't a myth, and in fact, people can lose anything from half a centimetre to one centimetre of height per decade after the age of 40, and this process actually speeds up after the age of 70. While you might lose height, surely there are some parts of your body that are immune to shrinking. What about your teeth? It's actually possible for your teeth to reduce in height, although this isn't necessarily a result of aging.
15 July 2019
Dental breakage and chipping can occur due unexpected impact or high pressure. For instance, your front teeth will be damaged if a projectile lands around the mouth or if you collide with a hard object. In addition, chipping could occur due to poor habits like biting on hard candy or chewing ice and other hard objects. When this type of incident occurs, you will not only need to think about functional repair — you will also have to plan for cosmetic repair.
31 May 2019
You may think that your orthodontic time is done once your braces come off; however, this isn't the end of your treatment as a whole. Your teeth are straight now, but they won't necessarily stay straight. Once braces come off, teeth tend to drift back into their original positions. They'll do this until they get used to being in their new positions in your jaw. So, your orthodontist usually asks you to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in place until things stabilise.
29 January 2019
People are becoming increasingly concerned for their dental health as they become aware of the adverse consequences of unhealthy teeth. More educational schemes have been put in place with the purpose of educating and raising awareness for dental health. This is more important than ever before, as consumption of sugary beverages and foods is at an all-time high. This, in combination with bad dental hygiene habits, results in teeth that are not only subject to decay and disease, but are also discolored and unattractive in appearance.
30 December 2018
Every parent wants their children to have healthy teeth. However, it is not uncommon to find that some parents will overlook paediatric dental care and maintenance. They assume that since the baby teeth will eventually fall out, their children do not need an extensive dental plan. The reality is that children's teeth are more susceptible to decay and damage since they are not equipped to take good care of their own teeth.
4 December 2018
Dentures are used to fill the places left by missing teeth. They are made to fit in with the appearance of your teeth. Dentures can be full or partial, and they need to be maintained through regular cleaning, check-ups and careful eating. Partial dentures Partial dentures are used for when single or multiple teeth have been lost from the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are connected to the other teeth with either metal or more intricate attachments.
26 September 2018
Have you ever had blood appearing during what you would consider to be a fairly normal aspect of dental hygiene? It can be a tad unsettling, and yet there's probably a straightforward reason which isn't all that serious. Do your gums bleed after flossing? It could happen due to a fairly minor dental problem (which certainly needs to be seen to), or it might be that your flossing habits aren't the most appropriate for your particular mouth.
27 July 2018
Your teeth are covered by an exceptionally strong material known as enamel. Tooth enamel is the strongest material produced by the human body, and it helps protect your teeth against everything from decay to chips and cracks. But as strong as enamel may be, it isn't indestructible. Over time, enamel can be lost through everything from grinding your teeth to drinking too many sugary or acidic drinks. Once tooth enamel is gone, it can never be grown back, so you should see your dentist if you think you might be suffering for enamel erosion.
27 July 2018
If your parent has dementia and wears false teeth, then one of the most common problems you'll come across is dealing with lost dentures. For example, your parent may take their teeth out in their day care centre or nursing home, say when they have a meal, and then forget to pick them up and put them back in again. Someone else may pick up your parent's dentures by accident and even start to wear them.
9 July 2018
If you have gaps in your teeth, you may not realise how much of a risk they can be to your oral health. Missing teeth can cause your teeth and gums to become more susceptible to infection and displacement. Among the most effective treatment options for missing teeth are dental implants. Implants are a long-term solution for completing a full set of teeth, and they allow you to enjoy better oral health.
12 June 2018