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!
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.
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?
13 October 2017
Witnessing your baby go through the discomfort of teething can leave you wishing that you could do more to relieve their suffering. However, as a parent, the best thing you can do is let nature take its course. Within a year or so your baby will have a cute, new set of teeth to enjoy. During that time, before the primary teeth erupt, you may notice bluish lumps appear on your baby's gums.
19 September 2017
It is recommended that you see a dentist at least twice a year for a routine checkup. People who are less prone to gum disease or cavities may technically be able to visit less while those at a high risk of dental illnesses may need to frequent more. The high risk group include smokers, pregnant women and cancer patients among others. Nevertheless, not everyone adheres to this. Some people have a tendency of ignoring dental checkups until they develop an oral problem.
25 August 2017
Did you know that porcelain crowns are harder and more resistant to wear than your natural teeth? You might doubt that if your porcelain crown has just recently cracked or chipped; however, no matter how strong a material, everything breaks eventually. The most appropriate question now, though, is obviously: should your crown now be replaced, or can it be repaired? Porcelain crowns don't come cheap. Therefore, most patients would prefer to repair rather than replace them.