Preserving Your Dental Enamel: What You Need to Know
1 October 2015
Like so many things in life, your dental enamel is one of the things you don't miss (or even particularly notice) until it's gone. And when it's gone, it's gone. This dental enamel is the covering of the tooth and is what protects the inner portions of your teeth from damage and decay. Extremely rich in minerals, enamel is one of the strongest parts of your body, but it's quite easy for the enamel to become demineralised via the consumption of sugar and acidic foods and drinks.
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.