Tooth Demineralisation: Causes, Effects and Treatment
31 August 2015
Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth structure which is responsible for protecting the vulnerable internal dental tissues. This material mainly consists of minerals such as crystalline calcium phosphate, so it is hard and very resilient. Unfortunately, this layer is susceptible to a process known as demineralisation. This is the superficial dissolution of the enamel layer which leads to tooth damage. Demineralisation is the first stage of dental cavity formation, and you can identify the condition by the frosty white lesions on the teeth.
Oral Surgery Pain Relief Options for People Who Do Not Like Anaesthesia or Pain Killers
31 July 2015
A visit to the oral surgeon often involves anaesthesia or sedatives to help you relax through your procedure. However, if you have an allergy to certain medications or if you have struggled with drug abuse in the past and now avoid pain killers, there are other options you can explore. These four ideas can help to alleviate your pain either in the oral surgeon's chair or after your surgery as you recovery:
Ways to keep a healthier smile
7 July 2015
Possessing a bright white smile is something many people desire, but venture too far and you can actually put your oral health at risk (and possibly start to resemble the Cheshire cat). As a general guideline, your teeth are considered 'white' when they match the whites of your eyes, so in helping you avoid the pitfalls of a teeth whitening addiction, check out the following risks and tips to better prepare you for your next course of pearly white treatment.
4 Signs That You Need to See Your Dentist Now Rather Than Later
9 June 2015
You may know that it's good to get a checkup at your dentist's office every year, but if you're like most adults, you may put off these checkups for as long as possible. Seeing the dentist can be uncomfortable and even painful in some cases, and some people may not be able to afford the cost of a checkup. No matter your reasons for avoiding the dentist, you might note a few surprising signs that you should book an appointment now, rather than waiting.