Visiting the dentist for the very first time may be a harrowing experience for many people. In most cases, it involves the dentist asking you quite a number of questions including those regarding your lifestyle and medical history. While this may seem like an invasion of your privacy, the truth is that it is very important for your overall health. So why should you share your medical history with your dentist? [Read More]
Great Teeth for a Lifetime
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]