7 June 2018
Anybody who lives with type 1 diabetes is well aware of how complex managing the condition can be, and the many different ways the disease can have an adverse effect on your body. The problems poorly-controlled diabetes can cause with blood sugar levels, eyesight and blood circulation are well-known and relatively well publicised, type 1 diabetes can also have a deleterious effect on your teeth, gums and overall dental health.
10 May 2018
You may have heard the phrase 'root canal therapy' but, like most people, are unsure about what it truly entails. While this procedure is relatively standard, it is unlikely that you will require more than one treatment in the course of your lifetime, as long as you are taking good care of your teeth. However, root infections can be quite detrimental to your oral health and, when not attended to promptly, could even lead to the need for a tooth extraction.
2 April 2018
Dentures are an ideal solution for replacing your missing teeth. Besides helping you improve your smile as well as appearance, dentures will support your facial muscles to ensure they don't sag. However, the effectiveness of your dentures depends on how well you care for them. Unfortunately, many people tend to have little knowledge when it comes to denture care. Here are a few pointers to effectively caring for your dentures.
15 March 2018
Whether having them fitted as a teenager or later in life as an adult, orthodontic braces are the chance for a big improvement in your smile. Until you get the results you're hoping for, however, you're going to need to put up with wearing braces for a while. The exact timespan will depend on the type of braces and the exact treatment, but it's never an overnight process. In the meantime, it's important that you try and keep life as normal as possible.
21 February 2018
Your smile is unique, so your braces should be too. While orthodontists have always worked to create perfectly straight smiles, braces in the past have been made from standard designs, which your orthodontist has manually adjusted to suit your teeth. While the old system got the job done, it sometimes took time to get the braces and archwires in just the right position, leaving patients wearing their braces even while they weren't doing the whole job.
25 January 2018
If you develop a dental abscess whilst you are busy at work or are attending a special event, you might be tempted to simply take some painkillers and wait a day or two to go to the dentist. However, this is not a wise decision. Here are two reasons why you must seek emergency dental treatment as soon as you realise you have an abscess. It could prevent serious health complications
3 January 2018
Moving multiple teeth is a complicated process. That is why orthodontists generally train for 10-11 years, approximately 2-3 years more than general dentists. An orthodontist's training equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely move teeth through bone. To help them achieve that aim, an orthodontist relies on their most important tool—dental braces. You could say that the most important parts of a brace are the brackets that give it its train track-like appearance.