Oral bacteria are a major cause of tooth decay and cavities. Over time, the bacteria invade the living dentin and pulp of the tooth, setting up an infection. Once this happens, the only way to treat the problem is for your dentist to remove the infected portion of the tooth to arrest the disease progression and then seal the tooth with a filling. So how can you protect your mouth from the ravages of oral bacteria?
22 December 2016
Have you been looking for the best procedure to make your skin look fresh and glowing over the holidays? The holiday season is full of festivities. It's a period of occasions, day in and day out. For this reason, you need your face to look beautiful. Additionally, you need your skin to withstand the harmful effects of weather elements like wind and sun. While women might differ in opinion, the following procedures are effective solutions to complexion disturbances and facial volume decline.
12 December 2016
As the old saying goes, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Well, apples can also save you trips to the dentist. Though apples should never be thought of as a substitute for your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss, putting apples into your diet can help prevent cavities, ward off bad breath, and even keep your teeth looking whiter for longer. That could mean fewer fillings, better confidence and a reduced need for whitening treatments, all from eating a tasty piece of fruit.
30 November 2016
As part of your root canal treatment, your dentist will talk to you about having a dental crown inserted onto the tooth once the root canal work is done. In some cases, your dentist may talk to you about having a metal crown rather than a white one. Why does your dentist think that this is a good option? Crowning Less Visible Teeth While you wouldn't necessarily want a metal crown on a front tooth after root canal treatment – unless, of course, you're looking for a gangster-bling look – you may not be so worried about how the crown will look if you are having it fitted to a molar right at the back of your mouth where it won't be seen much, if at all.
17 November 2016
Bad breath can make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious in social situations, and simply eating mints isn't usually enough to combat the odour. There can be several reasons for smelly breath, and getting to the root of the problem can improve your health and your confidence. Here's an overview of four possible causes of bad breath. Gum Disease Gum disease is caused by large amounts of bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria combine with food debris and form plaque, which sticks to your teeth around the gum line.
26 October 2016
Oral surgery can help you deal with severe dental diseases and conditions such as a serious injury or misalignment of the jaw. After undergoing this procedure, your focus should be on recovery and making sure that the teeth and other tissues are free from trauma and infection. If you've just undergone an oral surgery, here are some of the things that you need to do for a speedy recovery. Control the Bleeding
3 October 2016
It can be utterly remarkable to think that some parts of you can be reattached in the event of an accident. If you lose a finger, a toe, an arm, or even a leg in an accident, these parts of you can be reattached in some circumstances. But what about your teeth? If you experience trauma to the head that causes a tooth to fall out, then you might think that this the end of the story.
19 September 2016
Malocclusion is the technical term for misalignment of the teeth. The term covers problems such as crowded teeth, crooked tooth growth or an overbite/underbite. Difficulties associated with malocclusion include an inability to clean all tooth surfaces adequately, problems with speech development, frequent biting of the cheek or tongue and, in some cases, jaw pain. Malocclusion can damage your self-confidence and impact on your dental health. Below is some insight on the causes, diagnosis and treatment.
31 August 2016
Pregnancy is an exciting time for any woman, but it can be dangerous for your oral health. Let's take a look at the oral health risks that pregnant women face, as well as the steps you can take to keep your teeth and gums healthy while you wait for your baby to arrive. The Effect of Pregnancy on Your Oral Health Pregnant women often experience soreness or bleeding from their gums.
29 July 2016
If you're like most parents, you worry about the state of your children's teeth and educate your children on how to care for their own teeth and general oral health. Luckily, modern dentistry has ways of helping you in this endeavour to keep your children's teeth healthy; one such procedure to help protect children's teeth from dental caries and general wear is through the application of dental fissure sealants. What are dental fissure sealants?
29 July 2016