Why it’s so important to look after your gums

Check out your smile. You probably don’t notice them, but your gums are an essential part of the healthy smile you see in the mirror. Why are gums important? Your gums consist of pink tissue called gingiva. Covered with a mucous membrane to keep them clean, they provide the sockets that support your teeth. Fibres…

The top 3 myths about teeth you need to know

Teeth myths abound in the world. They include the legend that soda will dissolve a tooth overnight — it won’t, at least not overnight and — the story about George Washington’s wooden teeth — they were really ivory and gold. Unfortunately, teeth myths, mostly misleading and sometimes harmful, can affect your long term dental health.…

Teeth Grinding – What you need to know

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that affects both adults and children. It occurs when a person grinds or clenches their teeth, usually while they’re sleeping. In many cases, the person does not even know that they are grinding their teeth. Typically, it is the person’s parent or partner that hears the grinding while…

What can I do about a missing tooth?

Teeth can be lost due to direct force and injury. If you are quick to preserve the tooth and get to a dentist, the tooth can often be saved. However, teeth lost to aging, poor dental hygiene or gum disease are not so easily recovered. Don’t Lose Your Head Over Lost Teeth On the bright…

Cosmetic dentistry – is it worth it?

Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth by correcting or minimising flaws. Discoloured teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, teeth that are too small, gaps between teeth and misshapen teeth can all be corrected with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are generally not considered necessary to protect the health of your teeth…

Should I be worried about my amalgam fillings?

In today’s Internet age, with a seemingly infinite amount of information available, it sometimes seems harder than ever to find a definitive answer to even a simple question. Health-related matters are often the most widely covered subjects, which makes sifting through the various sources and opinions even more difficult. A perfect example of this is…