Planning and Preparing for Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered

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Planning and Preparing for Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered

Making decisions about your smile can be confusing. Should you have a tooth pulled or get a root canal? Should you get adult braces or stick with a retainer? Should you use at-home whitening remedies or have your teeth professionally whitened? If questions like these are keeping you up at night, you've come to the right place. I used to stress out over routine dental procedures, and as a result, I did loads of research on everything dental-related. To help others, I'm using this blog as a place to collect, review and share what I've learned through the years. I hope you can use the information here to help you plan and prepare for your next dental appointment.

Why See an Orthodontist at Your Age?

Many people have their teeth straightened during their teen years, as soon as their mouth and jaw are fully formed. This is obviously not a hard-and-fast rule, which is why adults might also consider seeing an orthodontist, to address their crooked or misaligned teeth. While only you can make the decision about whether or not visiting an orthodontist is the right choice for you, note a few reasons why it can be good to at least consult with an orthodontist, no matter your age! Read More 

Dealing With Your Dental Emergency: The Do’s and the Don’ts

When you've got a dental emergency, you're probably feeling stressed -- or possibly outright panicked. This is quite normal, but stress and panic are the enemies of dental emergencies. The most important thing that you can do is to keep a clear head, take some deep breaths, and remember the following do's and don'ts of a dental emergency.  Do: Collect Your Tooth if It Was Knocked Loose If your tooth was knocked loose, collect it straight away. Read More 

Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, as it helps to improve fitness, burn calories, and strengthen muscles and bones. However, a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports showed that athletes have a higher risk than non-exercisers of developing dental cavities. Here are some factors that could contribute to this worrying trend. Exercises Dries the Mouth During the study into endurance training on dental erosion, researchers found that athletes' saliva flow rates decreased during exercise. Read More 

5 Ways to Look After Your Dental Implants

If you lose your natural teeth, dental implants are a good replacement option. Whether they are placed in the bone (endosteal) or on it (subperiosteal) it is essential that you take good care of these fittings for them to serve you well. Here are a several ways to look after your dental implants. •    Brush Them Just as Well Dental implants require regular brushing just like natural teeth. Do it twice a day and use mouthwash at least once a day to ward off bacteria and plaque formation. Read More 

Dental Problems That Can Be Fixed With Cosmetic Procedures

Attaining your best smile does not have to be a process that entails a multitude of cosmetic dental procedures. The trick to making the most of your dental treatment is determining what you would like to focus on primarily. If you are looking to boost the aesthetics of your teeth, here some of the dental problems that can easily be fixed with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Tooth staining and discolouration The most common problem people face with their teeth is staining that becomes progressively worse as they age. Read More