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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.

What to Do When You Lose a Filling

Does a lost dental filling call for an immediate trip to the dentist? For some people, a lost filling can trigger immediate discomfort, whereas others will be largely unaffected. Still, it's not something that should be put off. But does it mean that there's a greater problem than the cavity that resulted in the filling in the first place? Temporary Solutions Firstly, it's important to discuss ways to manage any discomfort, which is also a helpful indication of the severity of the problem. Read More 

A Guide to Dental Care

Dental care begins as early as six to 12 months from birth; this is when your first teeth start to erupt. It involves brushing, flossing, dental visits and some dental health knowledge. Here's everything you need to know about dental care: Parents and Children The early years of your child are crucial to their dental care. This means that, as a parent, you have a huge role to play. Between 6 and 12 months, take your child to a paediatric dentist for examination; this is just precautionary. Read More 

What to Expect When Getting Dentures After a Tooth Extraction

For many people who need them, dentures are not an immediately viable tooth replacement option because the tooth in question is still there. What's the usual process when the extraction of a dead or irreparably damaged tooth has to take place before your dentures can be fitted? The Extraction Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure, but it's still an invasive procedure requiring adequate preparation and recovery time. Anaesthetic is required, otherwise the trauma of having a tooth removed (along with its root system) will be rather painful. Read More 

How Can a Dentist Reattach Your Child’s Knocked Out Tooth?

Whether it's at home, or on the sporting field, or wherever this bad luck might strikeā€”if your child has an accident that has knocked out a tooth, then a race against time must begin. You really need to rush if a dentist has any chance of reattaching the tooth. But how exactly does a dentist do this? Every Minute Counts Immediate action is needed for a dentist to be able to reattach a lost tooth. Read More 

Denture Adhesives: The Dos and Don’ts Everyone Needs to Know

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. The absence of a tooth could be caused by gum disease or another ailment. On the other hand, you can also lose teeth because of accidents or lifestyle habits. Either way, it will help if you can get artificial replacements for your teeth to maintain a good quality of life. Dentures come in handy here, and you can use them with special denture adhesives for better results. Read More