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  • What You Need to Know About a Root Canal Procedure

    If you've noticed sensitivity around a tooth that seems to get worse when you drink hot or cold liquids, you may have an infection of the soft tissue. In this situation, a dentist may recommend a root canal, and if you've never been through one of these procedures before, you may be wondering what it is and what's involved. How will the treatment unfold? Why the Work Is Required Below the hard part of the tooth (the crown) and protective dentin is a much softer material known as pulp. [Read More]

  • How Serious is a Broken Cusp on Your Tooth?

    Of the many types of fractures that a tooth can experience, a fractured cusp can seem very dramatic. A large, raised point of the tooth's peak (its biting surface) has broken off, and this is the cusp in question. It's a prominent breakage, and one that you're almost certain to notice. However, it's also quite easy to repair. So what should you do when you experience a fractured cusp?  Rarely Painful [Read More]

  • What You Might Need To Understand Before Choosing Invisalign

    If you've been searching for different types of braces, you may have come across the term Invisalign. These braces look like clear or colourless mouthguards that you can easily take out of your mouth when needed, unlike traditional metallic braces. People tend to lean towards Invisalign braces because of their classy appearance, but you need to understand some things before choosing them. What do Invisalign braces fix? Invisalign braces treat almost all cases of crooked or misaligned teeth, overbites, underbites and even small gaps between teeth. [Read More]

  • Key Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

    Dentistry has come a long way, and the strides made can be attributed to advancements in technology. However, one area of dentistry that continues to develop is sedation. Notably, sedation dentistry refers to the use of relaxing medication on patients during dental procedures. Today, dentists use various sedatives to help patients feel as comfortable as possible. Some of the most common sedation options include oral sedation, inhaled sedation (nitrous oxide), IV sedation, and general anesthesia. [Read More]

  • Essential Dental Services for Seniors

    As your parents age, their teeth naturally become prone to discolouration and weakening. Unfortunately, it exposes them to dental conditions, such as cavities and periodontal diseases. That said, poor oral care over the years accelerates such conditions, which is why most seniors suffer from edentulism, commonly known as toothlessness. The good news is that seniors' teeth do not have to fall off as they age. With proper dental care, even in old age, you can help the elderly retain their teeth condition. [Read More]

  • Creative Ways to Make Teeth Brushing Enjoyable for Children

    Brushing the teeth is a routine activity that does not take more than a few minutes for adults. It is part of your morning and evening routine. For children, brushing their teeth is a chore they likely would not do if they were given a choice. Thus, getting children to brush their teeth often feels like a battle for parents. However, it should not be the case if you consider that healthy teeth in childhood pave the way for stronger pearly whites in adulthood. [Read More]

  • Periodontitis: Your Questions Answered

    Periodontitis can have a significant impact on your oral health. Here are some of the most common questions patients have about this condition: What is periodontitis? Periodontitis (gum disease) affects the tissues and bones supporting your teeth. Periodontitis is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. Plaque is formed when bacteria mixes with saliva and leftover food particles on your teeth. In some cases, periodontitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. [Read More]

  • Beyond Dental Aesthetics: 4 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Gaps in Your Teeth

    Gaps in the teeth usually result from tooth loss and undersized or oversized teeth. Also, if the teeth are too small compared to the jaw size, spaces may develop between individual teeth. Gaps are often viewed as an aesthetic issue; thus, people who care little about visual appeal may ignore them. Unfortunately, spaces between the teeth, regardless of their cause, don't affect dental aesthetics only. They can negatively impact your overall dental health. [Read More]

  • 5 Reasons to Choose Full Dentures

    You can replace your teeth in many ways with modern dentistry. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, then full dentures might be the right way to replace those teeth. The following list will help you to understand if full dentures are suitable for you. 1. You don't have enough bone for dental implants Tooth loss initiates a natural process whereby the body absorbs the bone once needed to support a tooth. [Read More]

  • 4 Myths About Orthodontics

    Orthodontics can create a straighter smile, giving you the confidence you need at work and in your social life. However, many myths prevent people from making the most of the orthodontic treatments on offer. Here are a few of the most common, along with the facts you need to make the right decision about orthodontics. 1. Myth: Orthodontics Are Only for Teens While it is true that many people have braces while they are teenagers, you definitely haven't missed the boat if you are older and are unhappy with your smile. [Read More]