Will Invisalign Fix a Crossbite or Overbite Crossbites and overbites are malocclusions that can have quite an effect on one’s personal appearance. These dental issues have long been a source of insecurity for teenagers and even adults. Traditionally, crossbites and overbites are effectively corrected by braces however, patients in their teens and adulthood find it unappealing to wear them because they feel that it brings even more attention to the problem they are trying to fix. Enter Invisalign. A dental technology designed to correct malocclusion such as crossbites and overbites without the look of braces. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is [...]
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Snoring: Causes, Risks, and Treatment Sleeping with a snorer? It could be more than just a nighttime habit that’s keeping you awake. Snoring is often a sign of an underlying host of health problems that range from hypertension to acid reflux. Here’s a quick rundown of the causes, risks, and possible treatment for snoring. Causes Relaxed throat and tongue muscles – Throat muscles and tongue muscles tend to relax as we age. When this happens, it falls back into the airways and obstructs it, which results in snoring. Aging, alcohol consumption and taking sleeping pills and other medication affect the throat [...]
Dental Tourism: Is It Worth It? Dental tourism may sound unusual, or odd even, but it is very real. In fact, it is a rising trend, especially for Australian holidaymakers. But what is it exactly? Dental tourism is the practice of going to another country to get dental work done because the dental procedures there are cheaper. Quite obviously, the main goal of this practice is to save money. However, Australian dentists are warning penny-pinching citizens that dental tourism may not be as cost-efficient as they think. The quality may be different Different Countries have different standards when it comes [...]
Causes of Sensitive Teeth Do you wince in pain whenever cold or hot food touches your teeth? This is a sign of sensitive teeth, also known as dentin hypersensitivity in the medical world. It’s not a permanent condition and by itself isn’t a serious problem, but sufferers of sensitive teeth can bear the discomfort for an extended period if the underlying problem is not addressed, and the root of the problem could be something potentially serious if left untreated. We’ve listed below some of the common causes of sensitive teeth and the ways to prevent them from getting worse. What [...]
Bruxism & Teeth Grinding Symptons, Causes & Treatments Have you been experiencing jaw pain in the morning after waking up? Has someone complained to you about a grinding sound you make when you sleep? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then you may have a problem with grinding your teeth, medically known as Bruxism. We have included below the symptoms and causes of Bruxism, how to prevent it and why it deserves immediate medical attention. What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the involuntary and excessive grinding, clenching, and gnashing of teeth. It is considered a parafunctional activity, or a habitual [...]
Dental Health For Babies & Toddlers From the time your children get their first teeth until the whole set is complete, they’ll eat anything and everything they can hold. It feels great just to see them finally munching and enjoying solid foods. Cute as it is to watch them discover the joys of eating, now is also the time to start building good dental health habits and becoming familiar with children’s dentistry practices. How Babies Teeth Develop Teething begins anywhere between 4 to 10 months when your child’s first baby teeth (or primary teeth) will appear. Babies have 20 teeth when born, [...]
What to do in a Dental Emergency Like all other medical crises, dental emergencies occur when you least expect them. These can include knocked-out or cracked teeth, and a number of other mouth-related emergencies. It’s important to learn how to react accordingly because response time is crucial to recovery. In any situation, the best step to take is to see your dentist as soon as possible. However, there are things that you can do in a dental emergency to help alleviate the pain and damage. Knocked Out Tooth If an adult loses a tooth in an accident, you should: Find the tooth [...]
Brushing Your Teeth Why It’s So Important & How To Brush Properly For Toddlers, Children, Adults & Seniors The importance of brushing our teeth has been instilled in us at a very early age. Though most of us have formed a daily brushing habit by the time we are adults, it’s surprising that not all of us brush our teeth properly. This may be due to poor oral hygiene training in the formative years, or it could be as simple as oral health taking a back seat because of everything else going on in our adult lives. However, one must remember that no matter how [...]