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…

Causes Tooth Sensitivity

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Teeth are often sensitive due to damaged enamel, exposing the sensitive dentin layer beneath. This can be caused by several factors: – Long-term use of over-the-counter mouthwash or drinking acidic beverages can erode the protective enamel. – Teeth grinding, tooth decay, old damaged fillings and brushing your teeth too hard can all damage the enamel…