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  • Complications Arising From Dental Implants

    Dental implantation is one of the two main solutions to tooth loss, unlike dentures; this solution entails elaborate surgical operation invading jaw-bones and gums. You might have lost one or more of your teeth, leaving an undesirable gap in your mouth. You are considering, replacing them, but feel that dentures aren't just the thing for you, so implants remain the only choice. Before you decide to commit yourself to this dental procedure, look at some implications and complications. [Read More]

  • The Most Common Myths About Teeth Whitening: Facts Or Misconceptions?

    One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in the world is teeth whitening. It's an effective procedure for whitening your teeth, giving you a brighter smile, and many dentists offer the service. However, there are several myths and misconceptions surrounding the treatment that prevent some people from getting the procedure. Here are four common myths that should not deny you the chance to get a whiter smile. Myth 1: Teeth Whitening Is Painful [Read More]

  • What You Need to Know Before Creating a DIY Oral Care Set

    If you are trying to step away from over-the-counter, chemical based oral care products, you may have started looking into making your own. Your first step, of course, is to discuss this with your dentist. Your dentist can tell you what your current oral health issues are, what your focus should be, and if there are any home remedies and oils you should avoid. Once you have this consultation, then you can start your DIY oral care set. [Read More]

  • When Your Teeth are Acting Shifty: Why Your Teeth are Shifting and How to Stop Them in Their Tracks

    Your teeth are like the stones of an ancient monument, sturdy and solid on their own, yet still reliant on the adjacent stones to hold them firmly in place. Over time, for a number of reasons, your teeth will shift, and when this happens, the whole structure of your mouth could change.  Shifting teeth don't just lower the quality of your smile due to overcrowding; they also cause lip and cheek biting, as well as an imperfect bite (malocclusion). [Read More]

  • Toothbrush Time: How to Encourage Your Child to Brush for Two Minutes

    While it is easy to teach your child basic brushing techniques, they may still not spend enough time cleaning their teeth. After all, who wants to stand around brushing their teeth when there are toys to play with and adventures to be had? If you notice that your child is skimping on the amount of time they spend brushing, you may have to introduce a timer. Below is a guide which will help you to increase the amount of time they dedicate to their dental health. [Read More]

  • 3 Things That Will Affect Your Choice of Dental Crown Material

    Dental crowns often offer an ideal solution for chipped, cracked or decayed teeth. Dental crowns will help reinforce the structure of your teeth and enhance your oral health. They will also offer you cosmetic benefits. However, your choice of dental crowns will affect how beneficial it will be as regards cosmetics and oral health aspects. The crowns come in a wide range of materials such as gold, porcelain and composite. Each of these materials is best suited for different purposes. [Read More]

  • What You Need to Know When Your Dentures Become Damaged

    Over time and as your dentures get older they will become more susceptible to breakage or cracking. What do you need to know and what action should you take if this happens? Why Does This Happen? It's unfortunate that even though you may follow your dentist's advice to the letter in terms of cleaning and looking after your dentures the plastic within will eventually become weaker. This is due to the fact that your mouth changes its shape subtly as you age and the dentures will not fit as well as they used to. [Read More]

  • 4 Toothbrushing Tips for Caring for a Child with Down Syndrome

    You should make sure that your children brush their teeth every day in order to help prevent decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Unfortunately, it's often much harder to make a child with Down syndrome follow a good oral health routine. Like children without the condition, children with Down syndrome are vulnerable to the problems listed above. In fact, the condition's associated immunological deficiencies mean that gum disease can be a far more serious problem. [Read More]

  • Watch Out for These Signs that Your Dentures Need to be Adjusted

    People often think that dentures never need to be modified, but this is not the case. As you age, the shape of your bones and gums can change, causing the dentures you use to fit improperly. It can feel a little odd and unsettling to have dentures that previously felt just fine start to feel a little off. However, your dentist will be able to adjust them to compensate for the changes to your bones and gums, though they may need to be replaced entirely if those changes are significant. [Read More]