3 Orthodontic Treatments You Have Probably Never Heard Of
29 August 2016
Most dental patients are aware of retainers and braces. They are perhaps the most frequently used treatment options provided by an orthodontist. However, retainers and braces are by no means the only way an orthodontist treats misaligned teeth. Below is a simple guide to 3 lesser-known treatments an orthodontist may use on teeth.
Fixed Palatal Cribs
A fixed palatal crib is a device which is used to discourage a child from sucking their thumb.
No Toothbrush? No Problem! How to Clean Your Teeth Without a Brush
8 August 2016
Have you ever found yourself without a toothbrush? Perhaps you are unexpectedly staying over at a friend's house or you forgot to pack one when going away on a trip. Below is a guide to 5 ways you can keep your teeth clean when you don't have access to a toothbrush.
If you can get hold of some toothpaste—there's likely to be some lying around in the bathroom—you could try the classic toothpaste on the finger trick.
What to Expect After Your Root Canal Treatment
27 July 2016
If you have just undergone or are about to undergo root canal treatment, you may be wondering what lies ahead in terms of your recovery. Although 67 percent of Americans say they fear root canal treatment, with 15% going as far as to avoid dental care altogether, the procedure itself is less painful than the alternative. With the right post-treatment care, your recovery should take from a few days to a few weeks.
Amphetamine Addiction and Dental Health
7 July 2016
If you have previously been addicted to using amphetamines, alongside a range of other health issues you may also be experiencing problems related to your dental health. While it is impossible to undo a lot of the damage which has already been caused by your drug use, you can take steps to protect your teeth and gums in the future, giving them the best possible chance of recovery as you begin a new drug-free life.