Aren't children just perfect little angels… when they're sleeping? Growing up involves testing boundaries and learning which types of behaviours are acceptable and which are not. In many instances, children will grow out of bad behaviour, although this is of minimal comfort when you're going through a bout of particularly bad behaviour. What about when your child bites others? It's more common than you might think and is actually considered to be normal behaviour for children under the age of three. [Read More]
Understanding 3 Different Types of Teeth Restoration Materials
The aesthetic dental appearance of the teeth is a critical aspect with many patients. This has led to the rise of different types of restoration materials that can be used to restore your affected tooth or teeth. Here are examples of such restoration materials to help you know which one will suit you better. Dental Composites These are tooth-coloured filling materials that comprise of synthetic polymers and ceramic reinforcing fillers. The main work of the fillers is to provide strength to the synthetic polymers and reduce the dimensional change that may occur during cooling and heating. [Read More]
Why Is Your Dental Crown Sensitive?
Once you've had your tooth crowned, you'll expect everything to go back to normal with the treated tooth. The crown replaces your natural tooth and deals with any problems you may have had. However, sometimes crowns can give you some problems after they're fitted. For example, you may notice that your new tooth is quite sensitive. Why does this happen, and is it a problem? General Crown Sensitivity It's quite common to notice a little extra sensitivity after you've had a crown fitted. [Read More]
Coping With Dental Phobia While Having a Root Canal Procedure
Being afraid of the dentist is not at all uncommon. Dental phobia is something that affects a large percentage of the population. Many feel a vague discomfort when thinking about the dentist, while some are so afraid that they avoid going to the dentist at every cost. One common procedure that in particular seems to terrify people suffering from dental phobia is the root canal treatment. It's an important procedure to go through if it's needed, as it can save your tooth and make your overall oral health better. [Read More]