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.
4 December 2017
One of the treatments offered today under cosmetic dentistry is dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetics designed to replace the root canals of missing teeth. These dental prosthetics are surgically fixed to the jawbone. Unlike removable dentures, which tend to slip, implant-supported dentures remain firmly held in place, saving the wearer the embarrassment caused by slipping dentures. In case you are missing one or more teeth, here are a few points to explain why you should choose dental implant treatment:
15 November 2017
Before patients begin their orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign, they expect that it may take a while before they get used to wearing an oral appliance on their teeth. However, what many patients do not realize is that there will also be an adjustment period after a course of Invisalign or braces has finished. Remember, your teeth have just spent months or even years, being pushed into new positions. Just like you had to adjust to your braces or aligners at the beginning of your treatment, you will also have to adjust to not having braces or aligners at the end of your treatment.
22 October 2017
When you lose a tooth to trauma or tooth decay, ideally, you should replace it as soon as possible. Otherwise, your jawbone in the area of the missing tooth will begin to shrink. Bone resorption is not something that takes its time. Within the first 12 months, you could lose as much as 50% of bone density unless you replace the tooth. Fortunately, there are many ways to replace missing teeth.
26 September 2017
Dentures are a great solution for people who have undergone teeth removal to keep their mouths and surrounding tissues functional. They reduce the inconvenience of not having teeth. Dentures normally come in two types: partial and complete dentures. Complete dentures are used to replace all missing teeth, while partial dentures are used only for partial replacement. As important as dentures are for those who use them, most users tend to put off denture repair until a time when they can no longer use their dentures.