Flossing with braces is often a tricky task. A lot of children, teens and even some adults aren’t aware that they can still floss their teeth if they have braces. In fact, it’s important to floss because braces can trap food particles, increasing the risk of gum diseases and cavities.
There are several products and techniques for flossing your teeth. The main thing is to take your time, follow the right method and stick to a consistent dental routine. Here are some essential tips to make it Read more [...]
Decayed or damaged teeth can be repaired with tooth fillings made from different materials such as gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, glass ionomer or composite resin. Tooth fillings help restore cavity damage, repair cracks and teeth fractures to re-establish the full functionality of the tooth.
If you’ve visited your dentist recently and have been prescribed white fillings for your cavities or other dental problems, this guide will help you be an informed patient.
What are White Fillings?
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If you’ve visited your dentist recently and have been prescribed dentures, then you might have concerns about what to expect. There are several questions first-time denture wearers have, but might feel embarrassed to ask.
This post is dedicated to answering some of the most common denture-related questions asked by first-time wearers.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are two types of dentures – complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are meant for Read more [...]
A lot of people suffer from dental anxiety, a condition where the patient experiences stress before/during an appointment with a dentist. Dental anxiety is common. Symptoms include having trouble falling asleep the night before; growing nervousness in the waiting room; sudden physical illness and panicking in the dentist’s chair.
There are several reasons why you could have dental anxiety. Some common reasons are:
A negative dental experience in the past.
Fear of losing tooth/teeth.
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A dental implant is one of the ways of replacing a missing or dysfunctional tooth. It’s a dental treatment that helps millions of people to restore their oral health and lead a confident life. However, there are a lot of frequently asked questions about this treatment and below we’ve answered them to help you understand dental implants better.
Q. What is a dental implant?
A. A dental implant is a titanium fixture that’s put into your jaw bone by a dentist. The implant acts as an artificial Read more [...]
Dental bonding is a process performed by a dentist to restore and improve your smile. A composite resin that resembles the natural colour of your teeth is put on or between the teeth. It’s then shaped and hardened with a laser or UV light so that it bonds to the teeth.
Below we’ve put together useful information about dental bonding to keep you informed about the technique.
When is dental bonding required?
Bonding is used as a dental solution for several problems like –
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Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental solution meant to improve the appearance of your smile. If you have discoloured, cracked, chipped, worn teeth, gaps and misalignment, then dental veneers can help. There are several types of veneers and each treatment is custom designed by a dentist according to your needs.
Your dentist will always discuss the treatment you’ll need before carrying out the procedure. However, being informed prior to the visit is a good idea to keep informed.
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Oral health problems are common for many people. Some take it seriously, while others ignore it. Bleeding or tender gums, oral infections and sensitivity are all signs of poor oral health. Dental health problems affect your quality of life by disturbing your social, physical and mental well-being. It also has a negative influence on your ability to eat, speak and socialize.
April is the National Oral Health Month in Canada. As such, we would like to discuss three of the most common dental issues Read more [...]
Your tooth enamel may be strong now, but it can demineralise with time. If this happens, then your enamel weakens and this can lead to cavities, chipped teeth and tooth sensitivity. Thankfully, there’s ways to strengthen your teeth naturally.
Use the right toothpaste and brush
Rough toothbrush can damage your enamel. Instead, Use a soft-bristled brush. As for the toothpaste, if you have sensitivity problems, then use a paste specifically made for this problem. It’s also important to Read more [...]
Dentistry is one of the oldest professions. Many interesting and historical facts are associated with dentistry that are known to very few people. Of those, we’ve picked 16 and compiled for your reading.
The first recordings of tooth decay were done by the ancient Sumerians. They referred to it as “tooth worms”.
Around 2700 BC, ancient Chinese healers used acupuncture to treat tooth pain caused by decay.
In the span of a lifetime, the human body can produce around 25,000 quarts Read more [...]