What is Leukoplakia?

Leukoplakia is generally defined by a dentist (or an oral specialist) as white areas within the mouth that are not easily removed with a toothbrush. Many professionals believe that this condition can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol use. Key takeaway points: - Ill-fitting dentures may cause leukoplakia. - [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort when they come in. What happens if you have them removed? Key takeaways: - Wisdom teeth coming in at the wrong angle are painful and can push other teeth out their natural alignment. - Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection. - These molars are not necessary, so having [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dealing with a Bad Taste in the Mouth

A bad taste in the mouth is often caused by easily treatable problems and can be cured without visiting the dentist. If the problem is due to simple factors such as bad dental hygiene, medications, or diet, then the remedy can be as simple as: - Brushing and flossing teeth properly and regularly - Changing [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Benefits of Gingival Grafts

If sensitive teeth, receding gums, or exposed roots are a problem your dentist may refer you to a periodontist to be evaluated for a possible gingival graft. Also known as a gum graft, a gingival graft involves transposing healthy gum tissue to another location to replace damaged tissue. A gingival graft may be necessary to: [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Need to Know: Dental Erosion and Sensitivity

Enamel erosion can lead to teeth sensitivity and pain when eating hot or cold items. Many toothpastes claim they can prevent erosion but researchers say this is not entirely true. To prevent dental erosion: - Follow a healthy diet low in acidic/sugary items. - Brush gently with a fluoride toothpaste. - Seek advice and treatment [...]

By | April 28th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tooth Loss Linked to Heart Problems

Recent research has concluded that adults who lose teeth in midlife are more susceptible to heart problems. The research also states that the greater the number of teeth lost, the greater the risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. Maintaining proper dental care and regular examinations by a dentist are key to avoiding heart problems such as: [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Need to Know: Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant supported bridges use dental implants to support a dental bridge instead of your natural teeth. This means the bridge is stronger and more secure. Key points: - An implant-supported bridge can replace one or more missing teeth in a row. - A dentist should assess your oral health is good and your jawbone can [...]

By | April 21st, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dental Health Issues Facing Smokers

Smoking cigarettes increases the risks of heart disease, asthma, stroke and cancer and it also adversely affects dental health. However, it’s not just unsightly and discoloured teeth that smokers have to worry about. A dentist always advises against smoking because cigarette smoke inhibits the blood circulation and makes smokers more susceptible to: - A weakened [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Can Orthodontia Help to Prevent Cavities?

You might be surprised to learn that orthodontic treatments provide far more benefits than simply offering a straight set of teeth. Why should you consult with the family dentist if you suspect that a problem might be present with your child? - Straight teeth are much easier to clean. - If a child is proud [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How long does pain typically last after root canal treatment?

A highly effective way to save most of the natural tissue and structure of affected teeth, root canal treatment is also usually relatively swift, thanks to the latest dental technology. - Dentists remove diseased or decayed nerve tissue in the dental pulp while preserving the original tooth crown. - Modern local anaesthetics ensure the procedure [...]

By | April 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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