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.

4 Important Signs That You Need to Visit an Emergency Dentist

As a human being, you can never know the next time you may fall sick or injure yourself. Therefore, it's advisable to always be prepared. This is the reason you have several insurance plans, ranging from health to property insurance. The same applies to your oral health. You're bound to have different oral emergencies arising from different circumstances. One of the worst things you can do is try ignore the pain by taking pain killers or using ad-hoc methods. Read More 

Pagophagia in Pregnancy: Why Doesn’t Your Dentist Want You to Chew Ice?

Some women develop strong cravings when they're pregnant. Some need to eat certain foods all the time; others crave odd combinations of food. Pregnancy cravings aren't restricted to just food, however. Some women have an urge to eat things that don't have any nutritional value, like ice. This habit is called pagophagia. If you've found yourself chewing on ice cubes constantly since you got pregnant, then you may not be too worried. Read More 

Why Do Your Teeth Look Short?

People's teeth are not all the same. The colour, alignment and even size of teeth can vary. While this isn't always a problem, various cosmetic differences affect some people. For example, if your teeth are shorter than the norm, then you may be self-conscious and reluctant to smile big. Your teeth may look a little stubby compared to other people's teeth. Why do you have shorter teeth and is there anything you can do to make them look longer? Read More 

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