Your Dentist May Recommend Tooth Removal Under These Circumstances
28 July 2017
As an adult dental patient, one thing you wouldn't want to hear your dentist say is that you'll need tooth extraction. Tooth extraction during adult age means loss of permanent teeth, which may subsequently mean adapting to life with dentures (the other option is to live with unsightly gaps in your mouth). This is a possibility that many adults don't usually want to come to terms with.
With that said, here's a breakdown of some likely circumstances when a dentist will determine you are a candidate for tooth extraction.
10 March 2017
A periodontist is usually the type of oral healthcare professional that will undertake gum surgery when it is needed. Essentially, a periodontist is a doctor who has specialised in the treatment of gum disease. Most patients will be referred to a periodontist by their dentist following a routine check-up, especially if their gingivitis – or gum disease – is failing to respond to common treatments, such as the regular use of antibacterial mouthwashes.
Common Mistakes Made With Dentures
7 December 2016
When you are a new denture wearer, there are quite a few changes to become accustomed to. From taking care of your dentures to actually wearing them, it is important to give yourself time to adjust to them properly. It is equally important that you avoid the following mistakes, as they can have a negative effect on your dentures and your oral health.
No Longer Worrying About Oral Health
Just because you are wearing dentures, whether you have partial or full dentures, doesn't mean your oral health is no longer important.
Is Your Nail Biting Habit Damaging Your Teeth?
7 December 2016
Many people bite their nails, whether due to nerves, excitement or boredom. This is a nasty habit your dentist wants you to get out of. Yes, it really is damaging your teeth. Here are four ways that your nail-biting habit damages your teeth.
Chipping and Cracking of the Teeth
Nail biting is weakening parts of your teeth. Your enamel and your actual teeth are more likely to crack or chip. After all, the teeth aren't designed to handle something as hard as your nails.