Watch Out for These Signs that Your Dentures Need to be Adjusted
12 October 2016
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.
Familiarising Yourself with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
21 September 2016
Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly abbreviated as TMJ, is a disorder affecting a significant number of people around the world. This joint disorder will affect the hinge that functions to connect your lower and upper jaw together. This is one of the most complex joints in your body s it is tasked with ensuring the lower jaw can perform an array of movements ranging from side to side, forward as well as backward.
5 Remedies for Your Teeth Clenching/Grinding Problem
6 September 2016
Did you know that teeth grinding or bruxism could be harmful to your dental health and your overall health too? Some of the common effects of teeth grinding or clenching include headaches and migraines that may become prolonged and untreatable with continued teeth grinding, excessively aching jaws, recession and inflammation of the gums, earaches, tongue scalloping and even tooth loss. In addition, if you continue grinding your teeth, you reduce the enamel, which can lead to other tooth problems such as tooth sensitivity and decay.
Five Items That Can Help Prevent and Address Food Stuck in your Braces
19 August 2016
If you have braces, you may occasionally face the dreaded reality of having food stuck in them. That can be a bit embarrassing and unsightly, but with the right approach, you can keep stuck food to a minimum and keep your braces-clad smile looking clean and tidy. Here are five things that can help:
1. Bite-Size Snacks
When you first get braces, your orthodontist is likely to give you a long list of foods you should avoid.