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  • Who Would Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?

    There are many benefits to be reaped from cosmetic dentistry aside from having a better smile, more confidence and self esteem, etc. With innovative, new technologies such as Invisalign orthodontic treatments and improved teeth whitening procedures, cosmetic dentistry sure has come a long way over recent years. It has now given you a way to deal with many oral health problems that could cause even greater issues later on in life.  [Read More]

  • Dental Work and Past Sexual Trauma Triggers: Things You Can Do to Help

    If you were a victim of sexual abuse, you may find yourself triggered at seemingly unrelated moments such as when you are in a dental chair. Actually, dental appointments can often trigger PTSD symptoms due to things such as being in a room with someone who has more power than you, being in a supine position, being unable to talk or feeling restrained. If you are experiencing sexual abuse triggers when you are at the dentist's office, you are not alone, and there are things you can do to make the situation easier for you. [Read More]

  • You Don't Have To Pick The Pick: The Benefits (And Drawbacks) Of Ultrasonic Scalers

    If you ask anybody who fears their dental appointments why they're afraid of them, it's a safe best that most of them will talk about the dental instruments involved. The vast array of picks, scrapers, drills and chisels would not look entirely out of place in a medieval torture chamber, and while the science of dentistry has advanced to such a degree that the pain and discomfort involved has been drastically reduced, these cold titanium instruments can still be a chilling sight for some. [Read More]

  • Afraid Of The Dentist? Try Hypnosis

    Many people approach their routine dental visits with some degree of trepidation, but some are truly terrified of the experience no matter how gentle and pleasant their dentist is.  Really nervous patients welcome sedation for a simple check-up, and even undergo general anaesthesia for a routine filling.  Now some dentists are trying a new approach to help fearful patients: clinical hypnosis.  So, what does this entail and can it work for you? [Read More]

  • Learn About Invisalign – The Clear Way To Straighten Your Teeth

    Not everyone has a perfect set of teeth. It's common for people to have misaligned teeth, overcrowded teeth, or gaps in between teeth. Luckily, these conditions can be corrected through orthodontic treatment. One such orthodontic treatment is Invisalign. This treatment utilises clear braces that are different from the traditional metal braces. Read on to learn more about this teeth straightening option and whether it's right for you. How Invisalign works [Read More]

  • Types of Gum Disease

    One of the last things you ever want your dentist to tell you is that you have gum disease. This is a serious issue, and once it gets to a certain point, treatment is difficult and tooth loss may be inevitable. If caught early enough though, it can be treated. There are two types of gum disease you need to know about: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis This is basically the first stage of gum disease. [Read More]

  • Tips To Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist

    Are you afraid of the dentist?  If so, you're not alone.  Some people are so anxious about a session in the dentist's chair that they won't even make an appointment and haven't paid a visit in years.  If you fall into this category, it's possible that you are experiencing toothache or that your teeth don't look nice. But what can you do? Read on to find out more. Understanding dental advances [Read More]

  • Invisible Straighteners Versus a Mouth Full of Metal: Top Five Reasons Invisalign Braces Are Better

    You're ready to straighten your smile, but you aren't sure if you should get traditional metal braces or the newfangled invisible Invisalign braces. Ultimately, you and your orthodontist will have to work together to determine which option is right for your mouth, but while deciding, keep in mind the host of advantages offered by Invisalign straighteners. Here is a look at the top five advantages compared to metal braces: 1. Invisalign Straighteners Are Not Attached to Any Popular Insults yet [Read More]

  • The Future Of Dentistry: Print Your Own Teeth!

    Are you considering consulting a prosthodontist in the hope of restoring a damaged or missing tooth?  If so, you're probably concerned about how the dental work will affect the way that you look post-procedure. Traditionally, dentists have been able to produce computer simulations to show patients the results of proposed prosthodontics and to help to explain the likely outcome of procedures.  But now there is a 'new kid on the block' in the form of the 3D printer. [Read More]

  • 2 Amazing Uses For Toothpaste That You Never Knew Existed

    Did you know that tube of toothpaste sitting in your medicine cabinet can now do more than just help scrub out last night's dinner? It's one of the most underrated substances on earth! Did you also know it can even act as a potential substitute for blu-tackto keep posters stuck to your wall without damaging paintwork? If you are wondering how toothpaste could further save you and your family money down the road, below are just a couple of other magic tricks it can perform. [Read More]