1 Apr 2018
28 Mar 2018

How Permanent Are Dental Implants?

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How Permanent Are Dental Implants?

Getting dental implants is a permanent treatment for people with missing teeth. Dental implants are appealing, strong and functional but can they break or chip? Key takeaways: – The crown placed on top of the titanium post can chip from teeth grinding (bruxism) and using teeth for cutting nails and chewing on pens. – If […]

22 Mar 2018

Tooth Decay Treatment: Root Canal Therapy or Fillings?

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Tooth Decay Treatment: Root Canal Therapy or Fillings?

Tooth decay is uncomfortable and painful. Depending on the seriousness of the cavity, your dentist might recommend fillings or root canal therapy. So how do you know what treatment is best? Major takeaways: – Your teeth might only need fillings to be repaired if they are not discoloured, sensitive or cracked. –  Root canal therapy […]

15 Mar 2018

Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Cures

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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Cures

Painful or sensitive teeth are a possible early warning of a serious problem. If the sensitivity persists for more than a couple of days, then a dentist should be consulted as the condition is unlikely to simply disappear. Sensitive teeth could signal: – Damaged or worn tooth enamel – A broken or chipped tooth – […]

7 Mar 2018

The best treatment for cavities

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The best treatment for cavities

If you have cavities, you might be wondering whether to get fillings or root canal therapy. Take your cavities to the dentist immediately to prevent tooth loss. Key takeaways: – You will only require fillings if your cavity is normal sized and there’s no pain. – Root canal therapy is needed where the cavity has […]

28 Feb 2018

Appreciating the Long-Term Advantages of Dental Implants

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Appreciating the Long-Term Advantages of Dental Implants

Titanium dental implants can help to replace lost or damaged teeth. They are also able to provide a host of long-term benefits including a stunning smile. Why does the average dentist recommend implants and what advantages can you expect? – Dental implants are able to stimulate bone growth within your jaw. – Implants represent a […]

21 Feb 2018

Need to know: When extra flossing is required

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Need to know: When extra flossing is required

Some foods get stuck in the gaps between your teeth – spend extra time flossing to remove this debris before brushing your teeth. Key takeaways: – Even nutritious foods like spinach and broccoli may require extra flossing as pieces often stick between teeth. – Sticky caramel should be removed from teeth before the sugar can […]

14 Feb 2018

Why Should You Opt for Preventative Dentistry?

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Why Should You Opt for Preventative Dentistry?

It is always better to prevent a cavity from occurring as opposed to actively treating damaged teeth and gums after the fact. This is why your dentist will normally perform several preventative steps. What are three important actions which might be taken? – Dentist will clean and polish your teeth during a visit. – Enamel-protecting […]

14 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018

Following Dental Trends Could Ruin Your Teeth

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Following Dental Trends Could Ruin Your Teeth

Although a number of celebrities swear by them, some new dental trends could be damaging your teeth rather than improving them. This cautionary word comes in a recent internet article. Many of the new fads are potentially harmful such as: – Brushing teeth with apple cider vinegar – Using charcoal-based toothpaste – Drinking hot water […]