If you go shopping for a toothbrush, you'll probably notice that there are several kinds on offer. You'll obviously be able to select between manual and electric, but you may have also noticed that several toothbrushes now claim to be 'sonic'. Not just marketing jargon It's easy to write off the idea of a sonic toothbrush as merely marketing jargon meant to make a certain product sound more advanced. However, this isn't the case at all.
14 December 2016
Whether you already have dental implants or you're looking to make an investment in some, you may be wondering what the future holds after you've been through menopause. Read on for more information about what effect menopause can have on dental implant success. Menopause Technically speaking, a woman reaches menopause when a year has passed since her last menstrual period. For many women in the western world, the average age of menopause is 51.
30 November 2016
Zirconia is made from zirconium oxide, which isn't a material that many people have heard of. If you ask most people whether they'd prefer a zirconia crown or a porcelain crown, they're likely to pick the latter just because the former material is less well known. Of course, this is no way to accurately judge which type of crown you should go for, especially since zirconia crowns come with a whole host of advantages over the more traditional choice of porcelain.
21 November 2016
If you are a heavy coffee drinker, one of the things that may be causing you problems is the colour of your teeth. The discoloration caused by coffee stains can lead you to want a teeth whitening method that starts showing changes in the shade of your teeth within the first few uses and is easy to maintain over a long period of time. Though you can go to your dentist to be placed on a teeth whitening treatment plan, there are also some steps you can do from home.
30 October 2016
If you do not have comprehensive medical insurance, a trip to the dentist can be an expensive affair. However, missing out on regular check-ups to save money is a false economy, as it can lead to problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. As these conditions become more severe, they are likely to require more extensive and expensive dental interventions. Below is a guide to 4 alternative ways you can see a dentist if you do not have medical insurance.
12 October 2016
Losing a tooth is something that can happen to anybody. Whether it is through a traumatic injury, a minor accident or even gum disease, the loss of teeth can affect your overall health. Some people tend to assume that missing teeth only affect their appearance; hence, they may not bother about getting them replaced. However, tooth loss can have adverse effects such as creating chewing problems, misalignment of your remaining teeth and more.
22 September 2016
If you are a smoker, you will no doubt know how difficult it can be to abstain from smoking even for a little while. However, if you have recently had dental implant surgery, although you may be tempted to have a single cigarette, it is important that you do not smoke at all during the recovery period. Below is a guide to the 5 ways that smoking can impact the success of your dental implant surgery.
23 August 2016
If you have noticed that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or you have been told by a dentist that you have gum disease, there may come a point when you need to be seen by a periodontist. This is a type of dental specialist that deals with periodontal disease, from gingivitis to the more advanced periodontist. They provide treatments like bone grafts, scaling and root planing, and gum grafts.
23 August 2016
If you need to have a tooth replaced with a prosthesis, would you like to take the removable option where you receive dentures that need to be taken out each night? Or would you prefer the natural and long-lasting option of a dental implant? While not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, their appeal is rather logical. The prosthetic tooth is essentially bolted into your jawbone, giving it a true sense of permanence.
5 August 2016
Braces are not just for kids any longer; many adults today decide to get braces on their teeth, usually to correct problems that were not addressed when they were kids. This can mean an overbite, crooked teeth, and the like. If you're thinking of getting braces as an adult, note a few questions you might have and then discuss these with a dentist or orthodontist if you're still unsure of the procedure.
20 July 2016