Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations
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Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!

Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

  • How Stain Resistant Are Porcelain Veneers?

    2 February 2018

    If you are considering porcelain veneers for your smile zone, obviously you want to ensure that they are worth it. After all, they don't come cheap. However, despite being only one millimetre thick, a porcelain veneer is capable of lasting 15 or more years. In regards to staining, because of the way that they are made, porcelain veneers are superior to enamel. To help you understand just how stain-resistant porcelain veneers are, the following article will explore the history and science behind their creation.

  • What to Do in Case of a Dental Emergency

    15 January 2018

    A dental emergency may cause you so much pain, you might wonder whether or not you will make it through the day! In such an instance, emergency dental treatment might be necessary to ease the pain and also avoid a long-lasting dental impact that might permanently change your overall appearance. There are several emergency dental treatment methods that are useful in easing the pain associated with a dental emergency; and may also help you reduce the risk of suffering permanent damage.

  • All I Wanted for Christmas Was My Two Front Teeth, but Instead, I got Three!

    13 December 2017

    By around the age of eight, most children should have two permanent central incisors in their upper jaw. However, a small percentage of children, as many as 1.9%, according to one study, will have an extra tooth. Extra teeth in children are known as "supernumery" teeth, but the most common of these is the tooth situated between the two central incisors. The Mesiodens Tooth The term, mesiodens, coined by the researcher Bolk in 1917, refers to an extra tooth that is present between the two permanent central incisors.

  • Gaps, Gums and Goo Goo Ga Ga: Why Don't My Toddler's Front Teeth Meet?

    28 November 2017

    When a toddler smiles, you are greeted by lots of gaps and gums, which only serves to make their smile all the more delightful. This is because there are only 20 teeth in a child's first set of teeth. That's enough for them to learn to eat and speak as their jawbones develop to create more room for their 28 (32 with wisdom teeth) secondary teeth. It is quite common for toddlers' teeth to erupt in unusual places, or to appear as though they might never make it to where they should be, but sometimes, there is an underlying cause.

  • Banish Your Bleeding Gums: What You Need to Know

    2 November 2017

    You might know the exact reason why your gums are bleeding. You might have inadvertently cut them while flossing, or had a slip of the hand while using a toothpick. It might also be that you have used your teeth to open some form of hard-edged plastic packaging (which is never wise, as it can easily damage your teeth). But what about when it's a complete mystery as to why your gums are bleeding?