Can Gum Recession Be Avoided?

Gum recession is when the gums pull away from the teeth and it can lead to teeth sensitivity or even tooth loss. Good oral hygiene habits including regular dentist appointments help prevent gum recession. Key takeaways: Gum disease due to a build-up of bacteria and plaque can be a major cause of gum recession. Brush…

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…

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…

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…