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  • Understanding Denture Stomatitis

    Dentures are common for replacing missing teeth. Dentures, just like natural teeth, need to be cared for to avoid oral health problems. One of the conditions associated with dentures is dental stomatitis. If you recently got dentures, read on to understand what denture stomatitis is and how it is treated. What is Denture Stomatitis? The term stomatitis means a sore mouth. Denture stomatitis occurs when microbes develop on your denture. The microbes grow on the roof of your mouth and cause this area to turn red. [Read More]

  • Diabetes and dental health | How diabetes can affect the teeth

    Diabetes is a condition that alters the blood sugar levels in the body. Studies have proven that diabetes can increase the oral complications of the patient by a huge margin. Once these oral infections occur in diabetic patients, their effect is more severe than in average people due to their surging blood glucose levels. If you're diabetic, then there are a number of things you need to do so as to keep your dental hygiene in top notch condition. [Read More]

  • Invisible Braces – What Does It Really Mean?

    "Invisible braces'' is a term that is used to refer to a range of dental teeth brace treatments. These braces also go by the name Invisalign. They are a popular choice of teeth braces because they provide users with the luxury of using them without being noticed. Moreover, they are easier to wear compared to other types. Lingual Braces Another type of dental braces covered by the common use of the term invisible braces is Lingual Braces. [Read More]

  • What to Eat While You Wait: Five Snacks to Sustain You Through a Dental Emergency

    Dental emergencies including broken teeth, serious toothaches and other issues can be extremely painful, and they can make it hard to eat. However, if you've made an appointment with the emergency dentist and you can't get in until tomorrow, you may need to eat a few things to sustain you through the night. Wondering what foods will work the best? Try these five items and suggestions: 1. Smoothies Due to your teeth sensitivity, you may not want any food touching your teeth, and because of that, you should explore foods that you can eat through a straw. [Read More]

  • 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]