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Do I Really Need A Root Canal?

If cavities are causing you discomfort, you may be worried about the possibility of needing root canal therapy. – Superficial cavities can be treated with a simple filling. – If the affected teeth are discoloured, nerve tissue could be dead and you would require a root canal. – Large and / or deep cavities are […]

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are excellent replacements for lost teeth and there are several reasons why your dentist may recommend these options. Let’s take a quick look at three amazing benefits that implants have to offer. – Implants allow you to enjoy your favourite foods. – You will no longer have to worry about your teeth shifting […]

Healthy Foods That Require Extra Flossing

You’ve probably been told to floss after eating sweets or candy, but did you know that healthy foods can also require extra flossing? – Spinach tends to get stuck in small gaps between the teeth – A similar thing happens with broccoli florets, especially if you eat them raw – Pineapple strings are known to […]

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Toothaches, gum disease and other dental problems are commonplace but can often be avoided if care is taken before these problems arise. Preventive dentistry aims to keep teeth and gums healthy and cut down on the need for urgent visits to a dentist. The concept is simple and the benefits enormous. – Reduction in loss […]

Trendy Dental Fads Could Be Ruining Teeth

New fads to improve your teeth could be having the exact opposite effect. Many dentists have warned of possible adverse reactions of following these trends and are particularly scathing about: – Using fluoride-free toothpaste – Drinking hot water with lemon – Brushing teeth with charcoal toothpaste Fluoride is essential for healthy teeth. Lemon is acidic […]

Will dental veneers increase tooth sensitivity?

Dental Veneers are a wonderful way to improve your smile by covering up imperfections in teeth. Some patients do experience temporary sensitivity. – Temporary teeth sensitivity is normal but you should go back to the dentist if symptoms persist. – Dental veneers can be used to treat sensitivity for people with already damaged enamels. – […]

Three Oral Conditions Caused By Overbite

An abnormal bite is a dental problem that can lead to further oral conditions. – Cavities are likely to develop in teeth where the enamel has been damaged by overbite. – Jaw pain is a common effect of overbite, where teeth are forced in an unnatural position against the jaw bone. – Overbite causes teeth […]

Is it possible to strengthen tooth enamel?

The tough enamel coating on your teeth is never replaced so you need to take care of it. – Eat a nutritious diet and cut down on sugary foods. – Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush. – Avoid brushing straight after eating, wait 30 minutes before brushing. – Drink a glass of water after eating sweets. Schedule […]

How Can Cavities Develop Beneath a Filling?

Most fillings will last a lifetime without any major issues. Still, it may be possible to develop a cavity even if a filling is present. What are some of the reasons why your teeth could be at risk? Let us take a look at three common situations which a dentist can evaluate. A cracked filling […]