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  • 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]

  • Do You Plan to Improve Your Smile Through Teeth Whitening? Avoid the Following Mistakes

    Stained or discoloured teeth can affect your social life significantly. Luckily, with teeth whitening, you can have milk-white teeth within a few weeks or months, depending on the strategy you use. The process is easy, safe and effective when done properly. However, insufficient information or using the wrong procedures and products can cause severe damage to your teeth and gums. Avoid the following mistakes if you plan to improve your smile through teeth whitening. [Read More]

  • Advice on Saving Knocked-Out Teeth

    Teeth can get knocked out of their sockets for many different reasons. Usually, you will suffer from a knocked-out tooth as a result of some form of trauma. Perhaps you have been knocked in the jaw by a glancing blow? Maybe you have suffered a collision while playing a sport or from a car accident? Whatever the reason for a knocked-out tooth, you should always act with as much haste as possible so that you can offer your dentist the best chance of success replacing it. [Read More]

  • Is a Dental Implant Going to be Painful?

    If you have a missing or severely damaged tooth, you may have been thinking about dental implants. Some people are reluctant to undergo dental procedures due to fear that the process will be painful. As such, you're probably wondering—will a dental implant hurt? During the Procedure You will be anaesthetised for the implantation, using procaine or something with comparable effectiveness. The only discomfort involved is when the needle penetrates your gingival tissue, but the effects will then be quick, and your entire jaw will become numb. [Read More]