You're Once... Twice... Three times a Patient: How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?
13 April 2015
Your dentist is probably a very nice person, and yet, you perhaps don't visit him or her as often as you should. While a lack of contact doesn't hurt your dentist's feelings, it's a bad habit to get into. The only thing that can get hurt by visits that are too infrequent are your teeth and gums, and of course, your wallet. So how often should you visit your dentist, and is it the same for everyone?
3 Reasons Your Child's Baby Teeth Are Important
13 March 2015
All humans typically develop baby teeth, also known as milk, deciduous or primary teeth, under the gums during the second trimester of pregnancy. The teeth will usually emerge from the gums and will eventually fall out to be replaced with permanent, adult teeth.
But some people still don't think that these baby teeth are important. After all, they'll fall out and it's the adult teeth that need the most care to last the child the rest of their life.
Dentures: Then, Now & the Future
6 February 2015
The way in which prosthetics can improve quality of life for those in need is nothing short of remarkable. Scientists have developed prosthetic limbs that can attach to existing nerve endings, meaning they can be controlled by thought, essentially in the same way a natural limb is controlled. While these prosthetics are utterly amazing, perhaps the most common type of prosthesis is one that only you and your dentist know about: your dentures
Periodontitis: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
14 January 2015
It is important to recognize the diseases of the gum to avoid acceleration and subsequent complications. Periodontitis refers to inflammatory illnesses that affect the gum tissues that provide support to the teeth. While all dentists are capable of providing treatment for the condition, there are specialists known as periodontists who deal with severe cases. The infection is caused by microorganisms which grow on teeth, coupled with aggressive immune responses from the body.