To avoid the need for serious dental procedures, you should follow a daily oral care routine. Not only will this help to keep your teeth clean and white, it'll also minimise the risk of getting plaque and tartar build-up that can lead to unsightly teeth and serious dental conditions such as gingivitis. Dental Plaque Plaque lives in your mouth on the teeth, cheeks and gums. Due to the moist environment in your mouth, you can't stop them from growing and reproducing; however, you can limit their ability to cause various dental diseases with regular brushing. [Read More]
Teeth Grinding and Veneer Damage: Will a Mouthguard Help?
While dental veneers can improve the way your teeth look, they do come with some downsides that you need to think about before you opt for this kind of cosmetic treatment. While you may be aware that you may lose some tooth enamel so that the veneer shells can sit more naturally on your teeth, you may also need to think about other issues, especially if you suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding. [Read More]
What You Should - And Should Not - Do If You've Broken Your Dentures
Nothing lasts forever and this applies to your dentures, just like everything else. Over time they will become more susceptible to damage or breakage, no matter how careful you are when it comes to looking after them. If you're unfortunate enough to sustain some damage to your dentures, what should you do and what should you avoid, even though you may be tempted? What Goes Wrong? As you get older the shape of your mouth will change ever so slightly. [Read More]
4 Ways to Reduce the Staining That Occurs as a Result of Smoking
Smoking is one of the worst things you can do if you want to maintain a healthy smile. This is because tobacco smoke contains high levels of tar and nicotine, which can both bond with the porous surface of your teeth to create yellow or brown stains. This means that many smokers will frequently have their teeth whitened, but, unless the habit is kicked altogether, another whitening treatment will be needed in the future. [Read More]