Reasons to Opt For In-office Teeth Whitening
17 November 2015
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, one of the most common procedures requested by patients is teeth whitening. This is because it is one of the easiest, non-invasive measures you can take to enhance and improve your smile. A common misconception people have though is that opting for over the counter whitening kits is just as effective as setting up an appointment with your cosmetic dentist. Although these home-whitening kits may seem more affordable, they do not come with the various advantages associated with whitening done with the supervision of a dental professional.
Treatment Options for Dental Sensitivity
28 October 2015
The tooth enamel is the visible outer layer of the dental structure. This contains a high mineral content, so the tissue is resilient and protects the internal layers of the teeth. In addition, the enamel does not contain nerves or blood vessels when fully formed. This means that it prevents dental pain when the teeth are exposed to extreme temperatures and pressure. Unfortunately, the enamel can become eroded, and this will lead to exposure of the sensitive dentin tooth layer.
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.