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Need to Know: Jaw Tightness

The jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a very complex joint. There are many reasons why you might experience tension or tightness here. Key takeaways: - Teeth-grinding can cause headaches and jaw tension. - When teeth don't align well it can place extra strain on the jaw muscles. - Clicking noises and inability to open [...]

By | October 27th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Why an Implant-Supported Bridge May be Right For You

An implant supported bridge is a restorative procedure to replace missing teeth. It uses dental implants rather than neighboring teeth for support. Key takeaways: - A multi-step procedure, the implant-supported bridge will look part of your natural smile. - This bridge allows a dentist more flexibility and more evenly distributes the pressure on the teeth. [...]

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

Reducing Childhood Fear of the Dentist by Playing “Make Believe”

Playing “make believe” is a great deal of fun for children and it can help them prepare for a dental appointment. If parents can create a “fake” session at home, the child will be much more open to having his or her teeth and gums examined. What steps can you take? - Use a mirror [...]

By | October 20th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Why a Custom Mouthguard is Better Than a Shop Bought One

If your child plays a lot of contact sport they will benefit from wearing a mouthguard to protect their teeth: - Although it may be tempting to buy one from a store, it is far better to get a custom mouthguard from the dentist. - Store-bought mouthguards can be painful, hinder breathing, and so uncomfortable [...]

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

Are Lumps On The Roof Of The Mouth A Serious Condition?

Noticing a lump on the roof of the mouth can be concerning, so it’s important to be familiar with the causes of this problem. Key takeaways: - A lump that grows or changes shape could be caused by a serious condition. - Lumps can also be caused by cysts, which usually go away on their [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Need to Know: Yellow Teeth

Over time your teeth can start to look more yellow than white. This can be due to various reasons, some can be avoided. Key takeaways: - Acidic food can wear away enamel and allow stains to occur more easily. - Tea, coffee, wine and berries can stain teeth. - Genetic factors and use of antibiotics [...]

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

Is Your Child Ill Due to Teething?

In the past, it was thought that teething caused children to vomit. The modern dentist or physician now realises that this is not normally the case. In fact, there are other reasons why a child may fall ill during the same time that teeth are entering. - He or she may have been exposed to [...]

By | October 6th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What You Should Know About a Misaligned Bite

A misaligned bite means the upper and lower teeth don't align properly. As well as affecting your smile, it can cause other problems too: - A misaligned bite can result in premature and uneven erosion of teeth, leading to decay or sensitivity. - It can also result in temperomandibular joint pain and headaches associated with [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Look at the Causes of Receding Gums

There are instances when your gums might begin to pull away from your teeth. Often referred to as receding gums, there are a handful reasons why this condition may be present. Some scenarios can include: - Gum disease is a leading cause of receding gums. - You may have a genetic predisposition to gum disease. [...]

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

Improve Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Are you concerned about the appearance of your smile? Have traditional whitening options failed to whiten a discoloured tooth? Veneers are wafer-thin “sleeves” of porcelain that are affixed to the front of teeth. Veneers are an excellent way to quickly restore your teeth to their former glory. How can veneers improve your smile? - Veneers [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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