Dental health is vital

  • Choosing Between a Bridge and a Denture: Which is Right for You?

    12 December 2017

    When you lose even a single tooth, the chances of you losing even more teeth increases. The teeth around the gap move,  leaning into the empty space. This leads to crowding, which then makes your bite crooked, which then makes it harder to clean your teeth. You may also begin to favour the side that has more teeth, causing the teeth on that side to become worn. That is why it is important that you replace missing teeth as quickly as possible.

  • Action Plan for Dealing With Dental Emergencies That May Arise at Home

    20 November 2017

    You can never fully prepare for dental emergencies because you can't tell when one will arise while you're at home. However, having the right action plan in place can go a long way towards ensuring dental emergencies that may arise in the home are handled in the best way possible. Generally speaking, a sound dental emergency plan should include the following components: Having a dental emergency kit. A really painful toothache or accidentally knocked-out tooth can make it hard to get through the night without visiting the dental office.

  • Braced for a Nickel Allergy: How to Comfortably Straighten Your Teeth Even With a Nickel Allergy

    27 October 2017

    When it comes to traditional braces and nickel allergies, many patients either don't realize they are allergic to nickel or that the wires and brackets of traditional braces contain nickel. This can lead to a situation in which the patients' gums become swollen and inflamed. When this happens, it is easy to confuse this allergic reaction with the effects of poor dental hygiene. There are two types of nickel allergy. "

  • What to Do if Your Invisalign Aligner Doesn't Fit Properly After Getting a Cavity Filled

    9 October 2017

    It is standard practice for all restorative dental treatment, such as fillings for cavities, to be completed before a patient starts a course of Invisalign. This is to avoid the inconvenience of having to adjust a preplanned course of treatment before it is completed. Under normal circumstances, your dentist will work with your orthodontist to ensure that this is the case. However, it is not unheard of for fillings done during a course of Invisalign to result in the current aligner no longer fitting as it should.

  • What Are the Secrets to Having a Whiter, More Captivating Smile?

    15 September 2017

    It's a no-brainer — people that smile more often look friendlier and more approachable. But for a person to smile often, they have to feel confident about their smile, as it is one of the first things other people will notice about them. Having whiter, shinier teeth is a great way to give yourself the confidence you need to wear your smile with pride. But what are the secrets to making your teeth look whiter and brighter?

  • Is It Possible to Have Teeth Whitening if You Have Fillings?

    15 August 2017

    If you've had work done on your teeth, you'll be glad to hear that teeth whitening is possible even for those who have fillings. There is no reason why fillings should be a hindrance to a whiter, brighter smile. However, you need to understand certain things before getting a whitening treatment if you already have fillings in your teeth. 1. Do Dental Fillings Affect Teeth Whitening Results? Dental fillings do not affect whitening results for the natural teeth.

  • The Side Effect of Super-Eruption: Why a Tooth Super Erupts when the Opposing Tooth is Missing

    29 July 2017

    Teeth sometimes need to be extracted due to infection or irreparable damage. However, as any dentist will tell you, extracted teeth should be replaced within 12 months. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. For instance, wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced; in fact, their removal is beneficial to the rest of the mouth. Baby teeth (primary teeth) too need not be replaced as they will later make way for permanent teeth anyway.