Healing and Dealing with Dental Phobias

Don't Fly-by-Night With Invisalign: Why Restricting Invisalign to Nights Is Inadvisable

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Invisalign is the most discreet and unintrusive form of orthodontics available to patients today. Since they are removable and invisible, it wouldn’t be overly optimistic to say you could straighten your teeth without anyone even realizing. However, just because Invisalign aligners can be removed, that doesn’t mean you can pick and choose the times that you wear them. If you wish to achieve desirable results within the planned treatment timeline, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day. Read More»

Common Dental Problems That a Cosmetic Dentist Can Treat

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Human beings consider smiling to be a friendly gesture, so it’s totally understandable to feel frustrated because of having an unattractive smile. Cosmetic dentists are dentists that specialise in improving people’s smiles by providing solutions to a number of cosmetic dental problems. Here is a look at some common dental problems that cosmetic dentists treat every day.  Discoloured teeth: Teeth that have lost their natural colour are usually unpleasant to look at and they can affect how a person interacts with others. Read More»

Choosing Chewing Gum for Dentures: Can I Still Chew Gum After I Get Dentures?

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If many of your teeth are badly damaged, dentures can restore your ability to chew your food in comfort. While it will take several weeks, possibly months, before you are confidently chewing harder foods like steak or broccoli, with practice, you should be able to enjoy at least most of your favourite foods. However, if you are someone that occasionally enjoys a stick of gum or two, you are probably wondering if chewing gum is possible while wearing dentures. Read More»

Taking a Bite of the Action: Why a Bumped Tooth Requires Prompt Treatment

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Sports and injuries go hand in hand. When someone suspects that they have broken a bone or sprained a knee, ankle, or other joint they see a doctor as quickly as they can. Otherwise, the injury could worsen and seriously affect their life. When teeth are injured and the damage is not obvious, some people fail to seek the necessary emergency treatment their tooth needs. If you bump a tooth, even if there are no outward signs of trauma, like blood for example, you should still book an emergency dentist. Read More»

Why Does the Tooth Fairy Need to Retire?

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As a parent, have you ever hidden an infant’s tooth underneath the pillow, so that it magically turns into a coin? This strange tradition is meant to make your kids believe in the existence of the “tooth fairy,” but ends up giving the kids the wrong impression of their teeth—that they are somehow disposable commodities. Surely, if your teeth are expected to fall out and can be traded in for cash, why do you need to pay attention to their care from an ongoing perspective? Read More»