A Short Guide to Periodontal Disease
25 January 2018
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is probably the most common dental problem in the world. The mildest form of gum disease is known as gingivitis, which is characterised by red, sore gums, but can usually be reversed with a good oral hygiene routine. If left unchecked, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, a more severe condition that can lead to tooth loss. This short guide explains how to find out if you have gum disease, how you can reverse the condition yourself, and what your dentist can do to help.
After a Root Canal: 4 Things You Need to Know
3 January 2018
A root canal can be necessary to head off a larger problem further along the line. It involves the removal of the dental pulp, followed by reinforcement of the tooth (generally with a dental crown).The thought of having an actual nerve removed might sound somewhat daunting, but it's a very straightforward procedure. It can be even more straightforward if you know how to take care of the site in the days following the procedure.
What You Should Know About Dental Sealants
12 December 2017
You can reduce your chance of developing tooth decay by using dental sealants. Below are some major aspects of dental sealants that you need to know. Use this information to decide whether or not you should have the sealants placed on your teeth.
What They Are
Dental sealants are thin coats of materials, such as plastics, which are placed on the molars. These prevent the accumulation of bacteria or pieces of food on the teeth.
Partial to an Additional Tooth: Could I Add Another Tooth to My Partial Denture?
10 November 2017
Getting a partial denture with one or two teeth is a fast and inexpensive way to ensure your smile doesn't suffer in the absence of a tooth or two. However, according to statistics, adults between the ages of 20 to 64 have an average of 24.92 remaining teeth. That means that no matter what age you are, it is likely that you could lose at least one or more teeth in the future.