2 tips for minimising your risk of losing a tooth
24 September 2018
Losing one of your teeth can be an upsetting, expensive and painful experience. Fortunately, there are ways to minimise the risk of this happening. Continue reading to find out more.
1. Don't rely solely on your at-home dental hygiene to keep periodontal disease at bay
One of the most common reasons why people lose teeth is because they have developed periodontal disease. This oral condition causes a person's gums to become inflamed and to eventually recede to the point where they cannot hold the teeth in place anymore.
The Two Types of Dental Implants
21 August 2018
Your dentist may recommend dental implants for a number of reasons. Sometimes they are needed because of damage that has occurred to your teeth either from decay or from some sort of trauma. In other situations, implants are fitted to improve the appearance of your teeth. Whether you have them fitted as a part of a cosmetic dentistry procedure or not, there are two main types of dental implants, endosteal and subperiosteal.
Is It Complicated to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces?
26 July 2018
The objective of dental braces is to make your teeth (and smile) as perfect as possible. But there are a number of other ways in which you might want to make your smile more beautiful, and teeth whitening will be an obvious choice. It's not impossible to whiten your teeth when you have braces, but your approach will need to accommodate the presence of the braces for the best possible results.
Kids That Can't Floss: Are Floss Picks the Answer?
30 June 2018
There comes a time when dentists tell children that they should add flossing to their dental hygiene routine. While parents may start to do this for them and with them to start with, once kids hit the age of around 10, they should be able to take over and floss for themselves. This isn't always as easy as you might think, however.
Some kids find it hard to use regular floss—they may end up not flossing effectively or may simply just give up trying.