Happy Kids with Healthy Teeth

Is Tooth Whitening for Everybody?

Some people think that modern-day society is quite superficial, and too much attention is given to the way that a person "looks." This has been driven by the advertising agencies to an extent, who tend to use the best-looking models and actors to underline their products. It's little wonder that you may be self-conscious about your appearance, and in particular, your smile. After all, over the years, the colour of your teeth has changed, and you may now be a little embarrassed by their yellow nature.   Read More...

Top Reasons Why Adults May Require Tooth Extractions

While the loss of teeth is commonplace among children, it is undoubtedly a big deal if you are an adult. As an adult, most people will take all the measures necessary to restore their teeth. From root canals to installing crowns, adult dental care primarily entails the restoration of teeth rather than extracting them. Nonetheless, there are some situations where you cannot avoid having to get a simple or surgical extraction.   Read More...

Managing Bruxism: Why Does Your Dentist Want You to Wear a Mouthguard?

You may not notice that you grind your teeth a lot at night; however, there will come a time when your dentist spots the habit. Known as bruxism, regular teeth grinding can lead to teeth and jaw problems, and your dentist may want to take steps to control the situation. One way to do this is to wear a mouthguard or splint while you sleep. How does this help? The Negative Effects of Bruxism   Read More...

Controlling Bleeding After Knocking Out a Tooth

Time is of the essence when a tooth has been knocked out. If you move quickly, you stand a chance of saving the tooth, as an emergency dentist might be able reposition it back in its socket. The tooth needs to be carefully handled, picked up only by its crown, and either put back into its socket, held firmly in your cheek or stored in milk. There is a better chance of saving the tooth if you receive treatment within 30 minutes of the accident, so you will need to see a dentist immediately.   Read More...

Tips For Preventing Staining On Ceramic Braces

Unlike metal braces, clear braces are made to be unnoticeable and blend in with the colour of your teeth. They consist of tooth-coloured ceramic brackets that are positioned on the middle of each tooth and an archwire that connects all of the brackets together. The brackets are joined to the archwire with elastic ligatures, which can be clear or tooth-coloured. The ceramic brackets are pretty stain resistant, but they can still stain if not cared for properly, and the elastic ligatures are also prone to staining without proper care.   Read More...