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.

Emergency Dentistry Mistakes That Patients Must Avoid

If you want a dental issue treated as fast as possible, the right professional to see is an emergency dentist. Notably, emergency dentistry entails providing urgent treatment for serious dental problems. Some of the issues that emergency dentists deal with include knocked-out teeth, painful cavities, chipped teeth, bleeding gums and abscesses. However, it is essential to understand that successful emergency treatment depends on what a patient does before treatment. This article highlights emergency dentistry mistakes that patients must avoid. Read More 

What’s Dentin Hypersensitivity, and How Does It Make Your Teeth Hurt?

A toothache is often the inevitable outcome of neglecting your dental hygiene. When a tooth begins to feel painful, you'll probably inspect it in the mirror, and when the tooth has obvious cavities and general deterioration—it's hardly surprising that the tooth is hurting. You might not know the ultimate treatment that will be required to restore the tooth, but you'll know that having a cavity filled or having a root canal is likely to figure in your immediate future. Read More 

Is It Ever Necessary to Replace an Extracted Wisdom Tooth?

You might have heard that the loss of a tooth (whether it was extracted, succumbed to decay, or was knocked out due to an accident) sets off a slow domino effect in your mouth. Other teeth have to pick up the slack, accelerating wear and tear, with teeth on either side of the empty dental socket even tilting slightly into the gap (which misaligns your bite). Ignoring a missing tooth is extremely unwise, and replacing it (typically with a dental implant) is a win-win situation for your ongoing dental health. Read More 

4 Common Dental Health Complications

Maintaining your oral health should be your priority and a routine. Your oral health determines how you speak, your digestion and your overall wellness. Many people believe they have nothing to worry about as long as they are brushing their teeth regularly. Sadly, dental health complications creep on them, and by the time they realise there is a problem, the damage is almost beyond repair. Here are four dental health complications and how to manage them. Read More 

What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Mouthwash

Alongside giving you minty-fresh breath, mouthwash plays an important role in your oral hygiene routine. Although it's difficult to get mouthwash wrong, failing to maximise its use could see you miss out on its health benefits. Here's what your dentist may want you to know about using mouthwash. Finding the Right Type Just like everyone else, you may have specific needs when it comes to choosing oral hygiene products. While some people prefer prioritising whiter teeth, others like to reduce sensitive sensations or achieve minty breath. Read More