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.
8 August 2018
Dental injuries are common in most contact games. A sports mouthguard is a device which an athlete puts in his or her mouth to reduce injuries to the lips, gums and teeth. Sports mouthguards are common in basketball, boxing, rugby, football, ice hockey, martial arts and other sports where players have a high risk of getting dental injuries. The use of mouthguards in sports originated in boxing. Previously, boxers clenched pieces of wood or cotton in their teeth to prevent mouth injuries.
18 July 2018
If you have sensitive teeth, you might worry that professional and at-home teeth whitening treatments could make the sensitivity even worse. While it is the case that sensitivity can temporarily increase after a whitening treatment, there are some tricks you can use to reduce the discomfort and enjoy the benefits of a whiter smile. Follow these four tips for whitening your sensitive teeth. 1. Choose Whitening Toothpastes Carefully Many whitening toothpastes are made with abrasive substances which are designed to scrub the stains from your teeth.
28 June 2018
Sensitive teeth are usually triggered because the roots of a tooth are exposed. This occurs because of worn out enamel, cavities, receding gum lines and decaying teeth—all of which may cause extra sensitivity to hot or cold items. Teeth sensitivity may either be uncomfortable or painful, which is why you may be looking at solutions to soothe the problem. Follow these ways to soothe extra sensitivity, and make sure you visit a dentist to ease your discomfort.