Rooting for Baby Teeth: What Happens to the Roots of Baby Teeth?
23 March 2018
When baby teeth fall out naturally, they appear to be hollow. This gives the impression that they don't have roots or that the root is still inside the gum. Much like permanent teeth, baby teeth do have roots. However, as long as a baby, or deciduous, tooth comes out the way nature intended, most, if not all, of its root will be missing.
The Body Absorbs Baby Teeth Roots
From around the age of five or six years old, children begin to shed their baby teeth.
Why Should You Use a Flouride Toothpaste?
8 March 2018
If you've ever looked closely at your toothpaste, you might have noticed that most contain fluoride. This is a natural mineral abundant in the earth's crust and seen in nature all across the world, and it can do your teeth the world of good. There are a few toothpastes that don't use fluoride, but here's why you should avoid them and pick up a fluoride toothpaste instead.
Fluoride Helps Teeth Develop
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.