Tooth Hurty: Time to See the Dentist
21 February 2018
Few people enjoy a visit to the dentist, but ignoring your dental health can have serious consequences. Dentists recommend regular check-ups, but what if you've left it even longer? How do you tell it really is time to see the dentist?
Toothache. The most obvious of all signs a dental visit is long overdue, a toothache is your body's way of telling you something's amiss. Toothaches are often caused by cavities and can also be evidence of an infection, grinding your teeth, having a misaligned bite or gum disease.
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.