Cracked Tooth? What You Need To Know
6 August 2015
Cracks in your teeth can cause pain, sensitivity to heat, cold and sweetness, and uncomfortable swelling of the gums. Here are the answers to some common questions you may have about cracked teeth.
What causes cracked teeth?
Cracks in your teeth can be caused by a number of different factors. If the fracture is in the tooth root, it could have been caused by long-standing gum disease that has weakened the jaw bone around the tooth root.
Dental Malocclusion: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options
7 July 2015
Malocclusion is the improper alignment of teeth which affects dental function and the general visual appeal. This type of condition can cause serious oral discomfort as well as other dental complications when left untreated. If you have mild or severe malocclusion, you should understand basic aspects of the condition. Here is a short description of the causes, symptoms and potential treatment procedures:
Causes of Malocclusion
Malocclusion is an inherited condition or trait which means that it is usually passed down along the generation line.
Avoid Denture Drama: Which Foods Do You Need to Be Mindful of When Wearing Dentures?
10 June 2015
It can feel slightly odd when you put dentures in your mouth for the first time. You're certainly aware of the fact that they're there, but this feeling passes very quickly. You also become aware that you're able to eat foods that were previously off-limits, and this is a wonderful feeling. Dentistry has evolved to the point where you quickly forget that you're actually wearing dentures, and you might only think of them when it's time to take them out at night.
How to Introduce Young Children to the Dentist
8 May 2015
A fear of visiting the dentist is common in children. This is unsurprising, since many adults feel the same way! However, while an adult knows it is a necessity and can grin and bear it, a reluctant child can turn a trip to the dentist into a nightmare of tantrums and refusals. To prevent your child becoming a dentist-dreading terror, try some of these techniques for making your dentist a friend not a foe.