Tobacco Damages More Than Teeth

One of the most visible effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products is discoloured teeth. While this may be unsightly and embarrassing it is easily rectified by having the teeth cleaned and polished by a dentist before the whole cycle begins again.  Discoloured teeth, however, is the least concerning aspect of tobacco use as it…

Home Treatments For Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth are usually the result of worn-down tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. This oral problem causes great discomfort in the mouth, so here are some at-home treatments you can use to reduce symptoms. Key takeaway: –  Start using a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid harsh brushing. –  Consider getting a desensitizing toothpaste and a…

Best Solutions for Worn Down Teeth

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is one of the biggest causes of dental erosion but a misaligned bite or crooked teeth can also be major contributory factors. Depending on the underlying cause, the dentist has several options for repairing the damage and the best three are: Dental Crowns Porcelain Veneers Dental Bonding Which form of treatment…

The Three Alternatives To A Root Canal

With new procedures been introduced in the world of endodontic treatment, patients can now choose an alternative to the standard root canal. So, what are these alternatives? Here’s what you should know. Key takeaway: One of the most popular alternatives to root canals is extracting the decaying tooth. Ozone gas can also be used to…

Wisdom Tooth Problems

The wisdom teeth, or third molars, appear from the late teens into the early twenties and for most people they will develop and grow as they should without any difficulty. However, wisdom teeth can also be problematic and may need the attention of the dentist.  The main problems are impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth…

A Complete Guide On Dental Fillings

Although dental fillings are popular, many people still worry about getting their cavities filled. So, below are a few points that will hopefully answer your questions about dental fillings and prepare you for your next trip to the dentist. Key takeaway: Materials that dentists use in a dental filling include gold, silver, composite and porcelain…

Can Diabetes Affect Your Oral Health?

Over the years, studies have clearly shown that having diabetes makes you more vulnerable to dental problems. So how does it affect our mouths? Below is how diabetes affects our oral health. Key takeaways: Diabetes can lead to a dry mouth which may cause tooth decay and cavities. Diabetes can also cause gum inflammation and…