When you take part in sports, you run the risk of injury. This is true whether you play contact sports like rugby or non-contact sports like tennis. And one area of your body that is especially vulnerable to injury is your head. A fall or collision can send you straight to the hospital or dentist for urgent medical or dental care. A sports mouthguard can protect you from some of the injuries you might suffer to your head, neck and mouth.
16 June 2020
A toothache can leave your head ringing, especially if it reaches your ears via the trigeminal nerve that runs through your head. In this case, a toothache can cause tinnitus. However, the opposite is also true. Both your ears and your nose can cause toothaches that have nothing to do with a tooth infection. But how do you discern a sinus infection toothache from a tooth infection toothache? Study the Symptoms Carefully
30 November 2019
A child's first step, first words and first bite of solid food are all exciting firsts for any parent. However, some firsts might not be as exciting to the child even though they are still critical to their health. An excellent example is the first trip to the dentist. If your child is ill-prepared for this visit, then they will find the trip to the dentist uncomfortable. Read on for insightful tips on how to ready your child for their first trip to the dentist.
4 November 2019
Newly-fitted dental implants require quite a lot of care and attention to ensure that no complications occur as a result of their insertion, as well as to increase the chances of them fusing successfully with the bone underneath them. Below are two tips that you should keep in mind if you have just had a dental implant inserted. Avoid vigorous activities for at least a few weeks It is best to avoid participating in any vigorous activities for at least a few weeks (or even longer, if possible) after your dentist has placed an implant into your tooth socket.
23 September 2019
If you are a denture wearer, you know how beneficial this innovative tooth replacement option is. You can now smile, eat and speak normally like anyone else. While dentures are designed to last many years, they aren't indestructible – proper care and maintenance are required from time to time. Dentures can get damaged as a result of accidental drops, wear and tear, or dental injuries, and it is your responsibility to make sure they are adjusted or repaired.
15 July 2019
What makes a good family dentist? Many people will have the misfortune at some time to experience less-than-perfect service from their local dentist. Perhaps you have had to endure a disinterested receptionist or a dentist who seemed unsympathetic or who rushed the examination? If you have had experiences like these, don't let them put you off visiting the dentist or bringing your children to the dental surgery regularly. It is possible to find good family dentists in your local area; you just have to know what to look for during a search.
23 May 2019
Although a majority of people know the importance of dental care, there is a large number of people that will avoid going to see a dentist unless they think it is absolutely necessary. Thus, a few dental issues can go ignored or underrated under the false impression that they are not as serious as, for example, an exacerbated cavity. One dental problem that may seem minor on the surface but is highly threatening to the health of your teeth is a crack.
29 January 2019
A lot of body changes happen while you are pregnant. While you can't change what is happening internally as your baby grows, you can make sure that your dental health needs remain up-to-date. As a first-time pregnant woman who strives to look her best, you want reassurance that it is safe to continue having your teeth whitened during your gestation period. Here is a list of dos and don'ts when it comes to teeth whitening during pregnancy.
28 December 2018
It's the silly season — that time of year where there is lots of socialising to be done and plenty of photos to appear in. As someone who has been considering getting their teeth whitened for a few months now, the silly season is incentivizing you to get it done now. But what if you've never had teeth whitening done before? This cosmetic dental procedure is relatively straight-forward. But, before you go ahead and book it in, ask these three questions of the dentist you are planning to use for the process.
29 November 2018
If you choose to have Invisalign braces, then your decision may have been mainly based on the fact that these braces are hardly visible. You may have seen people you know wear Invisalign and were impressed by how unnoticeable the plastic aligners are. Things may have taken an unexpected turn, however, when you started to discuss treatment with your dentist. For example, your dentist may have told you that you need to use attachments on your aligners rather than just the trays themselves.
25 September 2018