Many children usually develop a fear of dentists at an early age, and if they do not overcome this fear, they can suffer from dental anxiety even in adult age. For children to overcome dental fear, they need to understand that dentists are not the "bad guys," and they should therefore stop perceiving dentists that way. As primary caregivers, parents have a big role to play with regards to helping little ones to overcome their fear of the dentists.
15 December 2017
Dental issues with children tend to be a common occurrence. From overeating candy to not employing proper oral hygiene, you are bound to set several dental appointments as they grow up. However, is it necessary to seek cosmetic dental procedures if your child develops crooked teeth? Some parent may assume that cosmetic dentistry may not be the best course of action as baby teeth are still falling out. Thus, they hope their kid's dental formula will correct itself.
22 November 2017
In the animal kingdom it is quite normal for plant-eating mammals (herbivores) to have a gap, also known as a diastema, between their gnawing teeth and their grinding teeth. Rabbits, for example, have two long front incisors used for gnawing at vegetables. In humans, such gaps are not necessary. They serve neither a functional nor an aesthetic purpose and therefore tend to look out of place in a smile. The most common of these gaps is the space between the two upper central incisors.
30 October 2017
Cavities remain one of the most common dental ailments people suffer from, no matter what age group. As long as you eat and drink, your teeth will be at risk of developing cavities if the proper oral hygiene measures are not taken. However, when it comes to cavity development, some people tend to associate it mainly with sugary foods and beverages. The reality is there are some surprising causes of cavities that you may not be aware of, which would put you at risk of this recurrent problem and necessitate a visit to an emergency dentist.
9 October 2017
Orthodontics can drastically improve the appearance of a person's teeth. However, there are certain issues which many people experience whilst wearing braces. Read on to learn more about these issues and what you can do to avoid them: Tooth staining People who wear orthodontics are more likely to develop permanent tooth stains than those who do not wear this type of dental device. This is because it is much more difficult for brace-wearers to fully remove food from their teeth, as food particles often end up embedded into the edges of the brackets (the square-shaped components that sit on the centre of each tooth).
16 September 2017
When you are missing one or more teeth, a partial denture is a simple way of avoiding the social stigma that comes from having obvious missing teeth. However, if your remaining natural teeth are crooked, a partial denture may not be enough. You may still be dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, orthodontics has come a long way and there are now various ways of straightening teeth. As a result, false teeth sometimes can become part of orthodontic treatment either as part of a partial denture or not.
24 August 2017
Wisdom teeth are a normal part of the body's ageing process, usually coming through at some point between the ages of 17 and 25. For most people, they don't cause any real problems, although they might be a bit uncomfortable as they grow, and you should attend your regular dentist appointments so they can be checked. For some, however, wisdom teeth can be problematic and may need to be removed. You might think this will only be the case if they're causing you pain, but that's not necessarily true.
3 August 2017
Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective procedure that allows people to enjoy whiter, brighter smiles. However, many people avoid teeth whitening because of myths that exist about the procedure. Have you been fooled by any of these three common misconceptions about teeth whitening? Read on to separate the facts from the myths. 1. Myth: Teeth Whitening is Bad for Enamel Many people worry that having their teeth whitened too often will wear away the protective enamel that coats healthy teeth.
15 March 2017
Everybody wants that bright confident smile complete with really white teeth. One of the dental procedures many people undertake as DIY is teeth whitening. While considered a relatively simple procedure that can be done using over the counter products, many people are unknowingly messing up their teeth. For a start, it is prudent to consult a dentist before commencing a teeth whitening process. The following are some of the mistakes commonly done with people who decide on DIY teeth whitening.
24 February 2017