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!
30 November 2016
It is easy to take something like tooth enamel for granted, especially if you have always had good teeth. However, eventually; especially if poorly maintained, your tooth enamel will begin to weaken and gradually erode until the layer of dentin beneath the enamel can be seen. When this happens, your teeth will appear aged like old parchment, yellow and misshapen due to the loss of enamel around the edges. Besides their appearance, teeth with only a thin layer of enamel will also be extremely sensitive to heat, cold and foods or drinks that contain acid such as soda, apples or candy.
22 November 2016
When it comes to the dentist's drill, your imagination can often paint some quite horrific pictures. This is especially true if you are one of the estimated 13–24 per cent of people, globally, who suffer from dental anxiety. Dental fear comes in several forms, such as fear of gagging, needles or fear of the dreaded drill and that incessant whining whirr that sends heart rates soaring. Unfortunately, if you have a cavity, the chances are you will eventually need to face the music.
31 October 2016
Regular tooth brushing is the most important part of your oral health regime. However, since brushing your teeth is something that you do every day, it is easy to fall into bad habits. Read the top tips below to find out the most common brushing mistakes and how to avoid them. Using the wrong size of toothbrush The size and shape of your toothbrush can make a big difference to your oral health.
22 September 2016
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help restore a beautiful smile by fixing chipped, misaligned, crooked, and missing teeth among other dental issues. If you have undergone any procedures to place implants, dental crowns, veneers, or any other cosmetic restorations, it is essential to preserve them. These restorations can be quite costly, and preserving them not only maintains the appearance of your teeth but also protects your investment. Here are some tips and measures you can take to preserve cosmetic dentistry restorations and keep them healthy.
22 September 2016
If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, your primary healthcare focus is likely to be working with your doctors to manage your child's condition. However, in addition to medical help, you should also make sure that your dentist knows that your child has diabetes. Diabetes can increase the risk of developing problems with the gums and teeth, and making your dentist aware that your child is diabetic may help keep these kinds of problems at bay.