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The different options for dental implants

Dental implants are an excellent solution for people with missing teeth. There are different types of dental implants that your dentist can install in your mouth, to restore your smile. Key takeaways: – Endosteal implants are for people with enough strong jaw bone that can support implants. – Subperiosteal implants include a frame being inserted … Continued

Types of invisible braces made for adults

Orthodontic problems are common among adults. However, some adults find regular braces too visible and avoid treatment altogether. Here are examples of invisible braces. Key takeaways: – Linguals are fixed on the backs of your teeth. – Damon braces are made of transparent brackets. – Invisalign braces are a set of clear aligners. – Ceramic … Continued

Three Things Everyone Should Know About Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes: we all have them, so what are the essential things we need to know about them? Key takeaways: – Soft-bristled brushes do their job without damaging the teeth enamel – Toothbrushes should be replaced every 4 months, or sooner if they are frayed or you have been ill – Store your toothbrush in individual … Continued

Planning for the First Visit to the Dentist with Your Child

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums should begin at a very early age. However, children need to feel comfortable with their dentist in order to develop the proper habits in the future. What actions can parents take to make this a rewarding and stress-free transition? – Practice brushing and flossing with your child on a daily … Continued

Why you need a cosmetic dentist

Do you have something that you do not like about your mouth? You can now improve the appearance of your teeth and better your smile by booking a cosmetic dentist. Key takeaways: – Cosmetic dentistry can fix crooked or crowded teeth, repair chipped and broken teeth, remove stains and whiten teeth. – With advancements in … Continued

Are stem cells the future of dental implants?

A dentist will recommend a dental implant to replace an extracted or lost tooth but researchers may be identifying another solution. Recent research suggests stem cell technology could replace dental implants in the future. Key takeaways: – Stem cells are special cells that can be converted into any type of cell that naturally occurs in … Continued

Is a Tooth Whitening Potentially Dangerous to the Teeth?

Whitening our teeth through an outpatient procedure is a great way to enjoy a lustrous and attractive smile. Some patients are still concerned that damage may occur during the process. Let’s dispel this myth by illustrating a few key points. – The dentist will protect all sensitive areas (including gums). – Most techniques require very … Continued

Chronic Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study suggests that people with long-term gum disease (periodontitis) are much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease. Gum disease is preventable but can lead to tooth loss and other problems if allowed to progress. Key takeaways – See your dentist for regular examinations – Maintain good oral health by brushing twice daily and … Continued

What’s the Difference Between A Tooth Infection And An Abscess?

When the nerve inside a tooth becomes damaged, bacteria can build up around it. If left untreated, the continuing buildup of bacteria can cause an infection which can spread to the top of the tooth and gums. This can cause an abscess. – If caught in time, your dentist may be able to use root … Continued

Diagnostic chewing gum

A chewing gum-based diagnostic is currently being developed to detect bacterial inflammation in people who have had a dental implant. Key takeaways: – A small proportion of people who receive a dental implant develop inflammation around the teeth and gums – Early detection is vital to prevent serious complications such as bone loss – A … Continued