Three Downsides Of Nail Biting

From an aesthetic point of view, nail biting isn’t the best thing for your nails. But the downsides of this habit go beyond aesthetics and can actually impact your dental health.  Key takeaways: Nail biting can wear away the enamel and expose your teeth to fractures, decay, and even gum disease. Your mouth becomes exposed…

Taking Care of Dental Implants

Dental implants are generally acknowledged as being the best method for replacing missing teeth for a number of reasons. Solid and robust, implants are long-lasting and look, feel and act just like natural teeth.  A dental implant with a porcelain crown will be quite resistant to staining. The porcelain crown replicates the look and feel…

Might You Need a Root Canal?

There are times when a tooth’s root can become damaged and require a root canal to save the tooth. However, it is also important to recognise some of the symptoms that a problem may exist.  What are three situations that might require intervention? You have recently cracked or chipped a tooth. One or more teeth…

The Options for Advanced Modern Braces

Advances in modern dentistry mean orthodontic appliances like braces are less visible and more comfortable. Your dentist can advise on your suitability to the available options when considering orthodontic appliances. Key takeaways: –  Ceramic braces and tooth-colored brackets provide a more natural look to your orthodontics. –  The arch wires on modern braces place gentler…

Benefits of Wearing A Custom Mouthguard

A mouthguard is popular amongst athletes because it protects against facial injuries. Below are reasons why you should get a custom mouthguard from your dentist. Key takeaway: Custom mouthguards are made to fit your specific mouth and teeth. Custom mouthguards are more comfortable to wear during sports. You can also choose to add colours and…