Tears, crankiness, and drooling can make the teething period an ordeal for most babies as well as their parents. Though the timing widely varies, it generally starts when they’re about 6 months old. The lower central incisors which are the bottom front teeth are the first ones to appear, followed by the upper central incisors, which are the two top ones. Classic symptoms and signs include chewing on objects, tender or sore gums, and irritability along with low-grade fever. Don’t worry about the Read more [...]
The loss of one or more teeth alters your appearance while also affecting your oral health. Without any replacement teeth, the remaining ones may begin to shift into the open space beside them. This puts them at risk for fractures among other kinds of damage. It will also result in your bite becoming misaligned since the teeth shift from their original place, and later cause problems with the jaw joint. Your jawbone will begin deteriorating, which will put the rest of the teeth at risk. However, Read more [...]
Do you feel like your tongue has been scalded by hot coffee even though you haven’t had any? If so, you may have what is referred to as burning mouth syndrome (BMS). There are several causes for this sensation and it can vary from your gums and tongue to the palate and other areas of your mouth. It’s difficult to pinpoint why this happens as individuals can go through more than one particular cause at any given point. If you’re experiencing a discomfort similar to this, it’s in your best Read more [...]
Most parents are under the impression that a family dentist can treat their children. While there might not be anything inherently wrong with that, there are certain distinct advantages taking them to a pediatric dentist provides. Children have unique psychological and physical needs which are very different from adults. Pediatric dentists have extensive training in handling the emotional and special health-related needs of children. If you’re having a hard time choosing a primary dentist for your Read more [...]
Oral cancer refers to cancers that are formed within the mouth such as on the tongue, inner cheeks, gums, hard palate, and lips. They occur when the DNA in the cells mutate and form a tumor which can spread to other parts of the neck, head, and body. The cancer generally begins within the thin cells which line the inside of the lips and mouth. Oral cancer screenings are specifically designed to spot initial signs of the disease and prevent it from reaching an advanced stage. Your dentist in Brampton Read more [...]
Canker sores are mainly triggered by stress and can be annoying, uncomfortable and painful. They can make it difficult for you to eat or talk properly. Most of us get them from time to time. Anyone suffering from canker sores wants to get rid of them as quickly as possible but in order for you to do that, you need to first understand what they are and how they are caused. To help you out, dentists in Brampton have explained where canker sores come from, ways to avoid them and how to treat them if Read more [...]
A smile makeover is a process that includes several cosmetic dentistry procedures like dental implants, veneers, composite bonding and teeth whitening to improve the appearance of your smile. There are many people who are unhappy with their smile due to broken, chipped or discoloured teeth. If you’re one of them, then a smile makeover procedure is what you should be looking at. This process considers a lot of things such as your facial appearance, hair colour, skin tone, teeth (colour, length, Read more [...]
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in fixing smiles, and chipped or discoloured teeth. All thanks to the latest advancements in technology and preference over all-ceramic materials. It used to be that some procedures took a few days to show results. These days, however, results are much more immediate thanks to technological developments. This is the reason why cosmetic dental procedures are currently so popular.
In this post, we are going over some new trends you may not be aware of.
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The technologies used in dentistry are evolving every day to make the job of the dentists easier and to provide relief to their patients in less time. Dentistry in Brampton is no different as many practices are also adopting these technologies to help in detecting problems before they escalate.
In this blog post, we’ll be going over some of these fascinating developments that are changing the world of dentistry for the better.
VELscope is a non-invasive oral cancer screening device Read more [...]
Pericoronitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue around the crown portion of a tooth. It usually affects the third or lower molar (wisdom tooth) where gum tissue covers the chewing surface of the tooth. This dental disorder can be either acute or chronic. If it is acute, then there can be mild persistent inflammation around the affected area. For chronic pericoronitis, you can experience fever, swelling and pain that can lead to infection.
If you have inflamed gums around a wisdom tooth, Read more [...]