Alveoplasty: Will You Need This Before Denture Fitting?
28 March 2016
When there is no chance of saving a dead tooth, dentists will extract them. If there are a number of teeth being removed, you can then discuss partial or full denture options with a dentist who is knowledgeable about cosmetic dentistry. However, if you have unevenness in your jaw bone, you may need to also undergo a procedure called alveoloplasty before the denture fitting can take place. There is nothing to fear about alveoloplasty, especially when you know these facts before you head in to have it done.
Need Dentures? Why You Should Choose Acrylic Over Metal
9 March 2016
If you are in need of dentures, your dentist will inform you that there are two major options to choose between. These are acrylic dentures which are made from plastic and metallic dentures which are mostly made of cobalt. Some metallic dentures are also made of gold. You will therefore have to choose between the two materials. If you are torn between the two and don't know which to choose, this article will show you why you should go with acrylic.
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Braces
18 February 2016
Braces are a traditional, standard way of straightening your teeth. Today's braces can be clear or put behind the teeth when you are concerned about your appearance, or they can be applied over the front few teeth when you don't have serious alignment problems and only want to improve your smile. If you're considering braces you may have many questions for your orthodontist, but note a few of those questions here.
Why Does Your Child Refuse to Floss?
27 January 2016
According to the Australian Dental Association, it's a good idea to start flossing children's teeth once their teeth start touching each other. Younger kids may not be able to handle the mechanics of flossing, and you may have done this for them to start with. As kids gets older, you may want to hand over flossing responsibility. This isn't always an easy process for children to master, and some may need additional help or time.