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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 You May Have Different Options When It Comes to Porcelain Veneers

Modern-day dentistry provides a variety of different options when it comes to re-crafting your smile and helping you to achieve a new lease of life, whether at work or at play. Dentists can rebuild teeth that have degraded over time, fill in any "gaps" by using implants and crowns, or restore your outward appearance using a cosmetic option like porcelain veneers. This latter approach has become very popular as people realise how simple it is to restore their appearance, and it may be even more palatable now due to what is known as the " Read More 

Why Dental Restoration with Chairside CAD Technology Is Beneficial

Dentists provide a wide range of dental services to cater to the different needs of their patients, and with technological advances in the dental world, they are finding newer, better methods of dealing with dental problems. One particular type of technology that has led to significant breakthroughs in the dental world is Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology. With older technology, dentists created artificial restorations for teeth and other parts of the mouth by making a mould of the patient's teeth, gums and mouth. Read More 

Two Tips To Ensure Summer Doesn’t Derail Good Dental Habits

The end of the year is speeding towards us, and it won't be too long before the six-week Christmas school holidays arrive. Holidays are a wonderful time for your kids to relax after working hard all year at school, but it is important that dental routines don't get lost in the lazy, hazy days of summer. As a busy mum who has noticed this area is your children's downfall in previous summer holidays, here are two ways to make sure your children don't return to school needing dentist intervention for cavities. Read More 

Shape your smile: the pros and cons of gum contouring

Gum contouring is a simple cosmetic procedure in which uneven or excessive gums are reshaped to produce a more attractive smile. The procedure is simple and safe, but is it for you? The procedure Gum contouring, also known as gingival sculpting, is for people who have a "gummy smile" - a gum line that either carries on too far up the teeth or which forms a crooked line across the mouth, spoiling the appearance of the smile. Read More 

What to Do When a Tooth Breaks Off from Your Dentures

Dentures offer a straightforward solution when it comes to replacing missing teeth, but what happens when one of the prosthetic teeth in your set of full or partial dentures breaks off? Though it's not a likely scenario, it could still happen with a combination of usual wear and tear coupled with a flaw in the manufacturing process. A prosthetic tooth could also be knocked out if you were to suffer a blow to the mouth. Read More