22 August 2018
Besides being extremely uncomfortable and painful, tooth infections can lead to other dental problems if left untreated. A tooth or a dental abscess is among the tooth infections you may have to deal with at some point. An abscess begins as a tooth infection but can spread to your jaw, mouth, throat and face. Poor dental health, periodontal disease, deep cavity, or a cracked tooth are some of the causes of a tooth abscess.
26 July 2018
If you are looking for an alternative to sugary drinks, green tea could be a good option. Unsweetened green tea is a beverage that could have benefits for your oral health, although it also has some possible drawbacks. Let's take a look at the effects of green tea on your oral health. 1. Better Gum Health According to a Japanese study, men who regularly drink green tea have fewer signs of gum disease than men who don't.
30 June 2018
Your dentist may recommend that gum surgery be carried out, especially if you are suffering from a periodontal complaint. In some cases, dentists refer patients who need this sort of work to a specialist, known as a periodontist. Either way, the cause of periodontal complaints is usually down to bacteria present in the mouth. These bacteria can build up under the right conditions and cause problems for your gums. A low level of gum disease, or gingivitis, can often be dealt with by nothing more invasive than daily flossing, better brushing and rinsing your mouth out with an anti-bacterial agent.
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.