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
Barely two decades ago, the thought of obtaining a cosmetic dentistry procedure was akin to plastic surgery. It was associated with lengthy recovery times, a generally negative social stigma and expenses that would shoot through the roof. However, the perception and usefulness of cosmetic dentistry has evolved over the years. Nowadays, procedures such as overbite correction surgery, teeth whitening and dental implants are not only critical to restoring your smile, but they also come along with a host of other medical benefits.
23 August 2018
As your child transitions between their baby teeth and their adult ones, it's tough to determine whether crowded teeth will cause future dental problems. As a mum dealing with this concern for the first time, you're not sure at this stage whether your child's teeth are cause for concern. How are you supposed to decide whether to take your child to the orthodontist or if you should just wait and let nature take its course?
26 July 2018
Getting your teeth whitened is a great way to bring back your confidence. But in a few instances, sensitivity can occur for a short while after the procedure. While sensitivity can indicate a successful procedure, it can sometimes cause a little discomfort. Here are some ways to alleviate sensitivity and reduce discomfort after you get your teeth whitened. Increase Sensitivity Resistance With De-Sensitising Toothpastes Before And After The Treatment
3 July 2018
Inside every tooth is a spongy mass of nerves and blood vessels. Dentists refer to this tissue mass as the dental 'pulp'. As long as the outer layers of dentin and enamel protect the pulp, you rarely ever notice its presence. Occasionally, you may experience reversible pulpitis, which is a short, sharp pain brought on by hot and cold temperatures. However, when a tooth suffers damage, for instance, due to tooth decay, you might eventually suffer from irreversible pulpitis.
11 June 2018
Teeth are generally strong, but some kind of trauma or injury can cause them to break, especially if you bite something hard, fall or have cavities that remain untreated for extended periods. Chipped teeth may not always hurt, but they could become a lot worse and cause nerve damage if you ignore the problem. This may trigger extreme discomfort and pain which will not go away without dental treatment. Follow these steps to prevent chipped teeth from further damage and save yourself a tremendous amount of pain.
25 April 2018