7 June 2018
While there is no definitive amount of times you should be visiting your dentist a year most people live by the age old advice of a check up every six months. After all, there are few other parts of your body that endure the same work out that your teeth go through on a daily basis and going to the dentist can be helpful to prevent problems before they even arrive.
24 April 2018
Teeth clenching and grinding are common habits among both adults and kids. Most people who clench their teeth don't even realize they are doing it, yet it is a bad habit that can significantly deteriorate oral health. Excessive clenching can cause TMJ disorder, a condition that characterized by limited jaw movement, pain and soreness, tension headaches and muscle spasms. On the other hand, teeth grinding wears out the enamel, and it can cause gum recession, cracked teeth, sensitivity and severe damage to the oral bone structure.
27 March 2018
Now that the busy days of summer are behind us, it's time to turn your mind back to getting things done for yourself that you never have time for during the heydays of summer. For example, now is the perfect time to catch up with your cosmetic dentist to organise teeth whitening. You have plenty of time in your day to attend the whitening appointments, and you can have beautiful pearly whites before winter arrives and discourages you from wanting to leave the house.
6 March 2018
Many people enjoy drinking green tea for its distinctive and refreshing flavour. However, many do not stop to think about the possible effects of green tea on their oral health. Here are a few benefits and risks that green tea can pose to your teeth, gums, and mouth. Green Tea Could Reduce the Risk of Gum Disease In a study carried out in Japan, dental researchers studied the oral health of 940 men in their 50s.
7 February 2018
Getting dental implants to replace natural teeth is a crucial step towards regaining full function of your mouth. But what does the whole procedure entail? Will it be painful? Does the surgery take long or can you get back to your daily routine immediately? What do you eat after? There are several questions those considering dental implant surgery may have. Here are the things you can expect when dental implant surgery takes place.
15 January 2018
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to serious dental problems if it is left unchecked. It occurs when plaque forms on the teeth in the mouth and starts to build up, encouraging bacteria to grow in the mouth. This may lead to inflammation of the gums and even tooth loss. The following are some tips to prevent gum disease. Drink A Lot of Water Regularly For many people, water doesn't seem to play an integral part in preventing periodontal disease.
26 December 2017
As the parent of a small tyke, you're probably quite accustomed to resistance when it's time to perform regular oral hygiene chores. Children aren't usually enthusiastic about oral hygiene, but they really need to learn good habits now. Practising good oral hygiene benefits your children whilst they have their baby teeth but also when the adult teeth come in. For those times when saying "Do it because I said so" just isn't sufficient, here are three helpful tips for getting your kids to take care of oral hygiene.