23 July 2019
If you've broken one of your denture plates so badly that it isn't really wearable, then you'll be looking for a clinic that offers emergency denture repairs. You're hoping that the clinic can just stick the denture back together again for you quickly. However, when you show your denture to the dentist or technician you see, they tell you that they want to take an impression first. This impression may be taken with the denture pieces in your mouth or without them.
8 July 2019
In the modern world, cosmetic dentistry continues to become popular day by day. Sometimes people want an extra bright smile while others take the path to fix what is broken. From whitening teeth to replacing and filling gaps, dentists now have all it takes to bring that smile back. However, before you decide to take the process, it's important that you completely understand what is involved so that you also are aware of what you expect.
17 January 2019
Did your parents ever have to tell you to stop biting your fingernails? Your teeth exist to help you grip and chew your food, and also to help regulate your speaking (consider how many vocal sounds require your tongue to touch your teeth). Essentially, your teeth shouldn't be used to bite anything that isn't edible, and yet this is something that many people choose to ignore. Sure, chewing on your fingernails is a minor issue, and is unlikely to damage your teeth, but what about if you use your teeth as a tool to open packaging, containers, or even bottles?
15 January 2019
In most cases of emergency dental care, the first initial contact with the emergency dentist may be via phone call. There are different types of emergency care you may need, and that is why a dental clinic will have an already set out a course of action that covers all kinds of emergencies. This is what is usually called a dental triage, where patients are sorted into groups based on the severity of their dental problem.
26 December 2018
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your life in more ways than one. In addition to enhancing your smile, if you replace missing teeth you'll make it easier to speak and chew food. Before procedures take place, though, your dentist will want you to tick certain health boxes. You can't have gum disease. Gum disease acts as a barrier to lots of dental procedures, but it's especially important to ditch it before cosmetic interventions that require surgery.
11 November 2018
Tooth extractions are usually recommended as a last resort for patients whose teeth can't be saved. But there are many different reasons dentists may recommend this surgical dental procedure. One of them is wisdom tooth removal to prevent future dental problems or improve oral health. The pain, swelling and discomfort from undergoing tooth extraction is all part of the normal course of healing and recovery. After all, a wound is left behind after a tooth has been pulled from its socket.
19 September 2018
By the time people reach their middle age, very few of them have their original complement of teeth left. They may have focused on a poor diet when they were young, with far too many calories and sugar content and may have suffered a certain amount of deterioration as a consequence. Some people may have been particularly afraid to visit a dentist and decided not to replace any of their teeth when they were removed.