Healing and Dealing with Dental Phobias

Reasons to Consider Laser Dentistry

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In years past, drills were the main type of equipment used to carry out dental procedures. However, over the years, advancements in technology have introduced the use of lasers in dentistry. With laser dentistry, dentists use laser energy to remedy ailments that affect both the soft tissue as well as the hard tissue in the mouth. By combining this laser energy with elements such as air and water, a myriad of oral ailments can be treated. Read More»

Can Adults Have Fissure Sealants on Their Teeth?

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Dentists typically use fissure sealants on children’s back teeth to help them avoid developing decay problems. In some cases, adults may also benefit from having sealants applied to problematic teeth. How do fissure sealants work and when are they suitable for adults as well as kids? What Are Fissure Sealants? It is harder to keep a tooth clean if its surface isn’t smooth. If you have a back tooth that isn’t smooth and that has a lot of bumpy areas, grooves and pits, the tooth may attract plaque, bacteria and food particles into its fissures. Read More»

What to Do, and What to Avoid, When You Have a Dental Emergency

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If you have a dental emergency, it’s always advised that you never assume what you should do and what you should avoid doing in this situation, as you don’t want to make the situation any worse for yourself. Note a few tips about handling a dental emergency before you get to a dental clinic so you have the best possible outcome and protect your oral health. Save any tooth or parts of the tooth Read More»

Do Elderly People Need a Spare Set of Dentures?

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If you have an elderly denture wearer in your family, you may be wondering if they need a spare set of dentures. As people get older, they may be more prone to damaging or losing their dentures. If this happens to your relative or to a friend you help care for, you may worry about how they would cope without dentures while they are waiting for a repair or a new set. Read More»

Dentures Cracked: What To Do?

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Dentures are made of a plastic acrylic resin. As a patient continues to age his or her mouth changes shape. This causes the involuntary movement of dentures from their original position in the patient’s mouth, thereby becoming loose. If not relined, loose-fitting dentures may eventually break off due to the repetitive flexing of the plastic resin whenever the patient is chewing and/or talking. This article provides a brief overview of what patients can do when their dentures crack. Read More»