September 22, 2015
A missing tooth just doesn’t feel right. It can be uncomfortable, make it difficult to chew and perhaps worst of all, hold you back from smiling. It’s important to replace that tooth. Not only is it an esthetic problem, it can lead to bone loss, changes in facial structure and drifting of the adjacent teeth. You have a choice in tooth replacement: crown and bridge or dental implant. Read More.
July 22, 2015
1. Rethink fizzy drinks
Just avoid soft drinks. They can have up to 16 teaspoons of sugar per 600 ml. Diet drinks create the same risk of tooth decay as regular soft drinks. The acid level is still so high, it’s so acidic, it still causes tooth erosion, enamel loss and puts you at the risk of tooth decay. Read More.
June 8, 2015
Proven safe and effective at replacing missing teeth, contemporary dental implants have been in use for more than 30 years.
Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Read More.
June 1, 2015
Whether you were simply born without a tooth or lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, gum (periodontal) disease, infection or another reason, dental implants are a great option especially if you don’t want the drawbacks of, or can no longer wear, removable dentures. Read More.
May 26, 2015
Ageing teeth can make us look older. But with the proper care, your pearly whites can look as good as new.
Anti-ageing is a much-used term, and covers a gamut of appearance-related issues. But it’s not just wrinkles, grey hair and a poor fashion sense that can add years to your age. The state of your teeth can also contribute to how old you look. Read More.
May 18, 2015
Poor dental hygiene can pose a significant risk to your overall health. See what dental issues to look out for.
For many of us, our mouths are the most overlooked part of our body when it comes to well-being, yet dental hygiene can be vital to our overall health. Read More.
May 11, 2015
When the pain and discomfort of tooth sensitivity hits, it’s hard to ignore. Sensitive teeth have the ability to ruin an otherwise enjoyable meal or night out with friends. And if you’re not informed, you could be unknowingly making yourself even more susceptible to a world of dental agony.
Thankfully, with a little care, it is possible to get on with your life, without aching teeth getting in the way. Read More.
May 6, 2015
As you reach for your toothbrush each morning, you may not realize what’s hanging out on its bristles.“Toothbrushes can become contaminated with oral microbial organisms whenever they are placed in the mouth,” says Sharon Cooper, PhD.
Viruses and bacteria from an infected person’s mouth can live for weeks on a toothbrush surface, and continue to cause illness, says Cooper, a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Read More.
April 28, 2015
Treating a common gum condition in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients could significantly reduce their risk of potentially fatal heart disease, Aston University researchers say.
Over 10% of the adult population have CKD and those affected often have poor health outcomes due to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. CKD progressively worsens kidney function, raises blood pressure, and can cause progressive vascular injury and heart disease. Read More.
April 20, 2015
It’s easy to improve your breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel fresh and clean.
1. Brush and floss more often.
Plaque, the sticky buildup on your teeth, collect bacteria that cause bad breath. Trapped food also adds to the problem. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. If you’re concerned about your breath, do it a little more often.Don’t overdo things, though. If you brush too hard you can wear down your teeth, making them vulnerable to decay. Read More.
April 13, 2015
When oral and oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the mouth and upper throat) are detected and treated early in their development, survival rates can improve significantly. Regular oral cancer examinations performed by your oral health professional remain the best method for detecting oral cancer in its early stages. Read More.