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  • A Matter of Retention: The Ins and Outs of the Dental Retainers Available to You

    14 February 2017

    When the day comes for you to finally remove your braces, you'll likely be ecstatic about your newly straightened teeth. You can now smile with confidence. However, it is natural for teeth to shift back to their former positions over time. Because of this, it is important that you follow the advice of your dentist or orthodontist and wear your retainer as often as possible. Although it isn't a very appealing prospect, especially after having worn braces for so long, you can at least be comforted by the fact that your smile will benefit as a result.

  • Periodontal Gum Disease - Causes and Solutions

    14 February 2017

    If you have pain, reddening, and localised swelling in your gum, and you find that one of your teeth is painful to bite on, you may have an acute periodontal abscess. But what causes this problem and how can your dentist help to get rid of it? Read on for more information. Periodontal gum abscesses Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in the mouth that attack the gums. The cause is can be hereditary but is more often due to poor oral hygiene.

  • What You Need to Know If You're Considering Braces to Straighten Your Teeth

    14 February 2017

    It's good to know that you have options if you're not happy with your general appearance. You may be particularly self-conscious about your smile, especially if you are younger and very keen to make a good impression. At any age, braces could be a saviour in your case, but you may not be very familiar with them or the way that they work. How have braces become such a huge part of the dental business today?

  • 4 Reasons Elderly People Should Replace Removable Dentures with All-on-Four Implants

    10 February 2017

    For obvious reasons, seniors are more likely than younger members of the population to have missing teeth. Additionally, seniors will often have lost their teeth before tooth replacement technology made the advances seen in recent years, so many will still use removable dentures as dental implants just weren't as available a few years ago as they are now Even though the idea of having any kind of surgery might be daunting for an older person, there are several reasons why they should consider replacing those old removable dentures with all-on-four dental implants.

  • 4 Signs You Might Have Developed Peri-Implantitis

    10 February 2017

    Plenty of people assume that having dental implants means not having to worry about their oral health. While it is certainly true that dental implants won't decay like natural teeth, the surrounding gums can still develop problems. Just as periodontal disease can occur in the gums that surround natural teeth, peri-implantitis can occur in the gums that surround dental implants. Caused by the same kinds of bacteria that create normal periodontitis, peri-implantitis is an infectious disease that creates inflammation.

  • When It's Time to Visit the Dentist Between Routine Exams

    8 February 2017

    Adults are usually recommended to visit their dentist at least annually, depending on their overall oral health, age, and other such factors. While these regular visits can ensure that you get a proper exam and that dental problems are addressed before they become serious, nothing can guarantee that you won't experience oral health issues between those routine appointments. Note when it's time to visit the dentist between your regular checkups, so you don't assume certain dental issues are minor when they may actually be quite serious.

  • Root Canal Therapy: Dental Filling Options after Treatment

    6 February 2017

    Root canal therapy is an important procedure used when dealing with serious tooth infections, usually in the dental root system. Basically, the external part of the tooth covers the internal dental pulp. This material consists of blood vessels and nerves which service the teeth. If the pulp is infected by bacteria, the tissues will start dying, and you will experience pain and swelling. The root canal treatment involves drilling the crown of the teeth in order to eliminate the infected pulp and drain the pus.

  • Immediate Dentures: How They Can Help You

    1 February 2017

    Whether it's from periodontal disease or injury, it might be the case that you might need to say goodbye to a tooth (or even a number of teeth). There are a number of options for replacing these teeth, whether it's a detachable solution (such as a set of dentures), or a more permanent solution (such as a dental bridge or dental implants). But what about in the interim? You might need a little time to think about the best solution for you, and in the case of a costly option such as dental implants, you might need some time to save up.

  • A guide to halitosis

    25 January 2017

    Halitosis is a medical term used to describe bad breath. This condition can have a surprisingly significant impact on the sufferer's wellbeing; it can make them feel self-conscious when interacting with others and even lead to them speaking less than they would like to during conversations. Read on to learn about the causes of and the treatments for this issue. Causes of halitosis Whilst there are many different things which can cause bad breath, poor oral hygiene, xerostomia (more frequently referred to as dry mouth) and acid reflux are some of the most common culprits.

  • When It May Be Time to See a Cosmetic Dentist

    25 January 2017

    If your teeth are crooked, chipped, cracked, or otherwise don't look their best, you may not be thinking of visiting a cosmetic dentist because of the cost and time involved in getting those teeth fixed. However, there are some very good reasons to consider such a visit and to think about having those problems addressed; note when it may be time to make an appointment for a consultation, and why.