What is oral cancer?

When you visit your dentist for a checkup, they are not just looking for decay and cleaning your teeth. The dentist also examines your gums and the inside of your mouth thoroughly to look for other oral health issues, such as signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer occurs inside your mouth or in your throat, with a variety of different symptoms associated with it. Here are some things to know about this type of cancer. Read More 

Don’t Grin And Bear It: Non-Surgical Treatments For Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, generally shortened to TMJ or TMD,  can be a painful and debilitating chronic illness, made all the more frustrating by the mysteriousness of its causes. Medical science remains unsure of the causes of TMJ, and while various conditions and injuries have been tentatively linked to the onset of TMJ, most dentists prefer to apply a range of treatments to cover all possible sources of jaw pain. With this in mind, you may be reluctant to undergo surgical procedures to try and correct your TMJ. Read More 

What Dentists Want You to Know about Microbead Toothpastes

Microbead toothpastes have seen increased controversy and news time in recent years. In the United States, as well as other countries, lawmakers are seeking to have these mircobead containing toothpastes banned for a variety of reasons. You may have noticed that your dentist has suggested avoiding these pastes and other products as well. What you may not know is why. Here are a few things your dentist may want you to know about these pastes, the microbeads they contain, and what to look for as well as avoid. Read More 

3 Important Questions about Bulk Billing Dental Benefits for Children

The term "bulk billing" refers to medical professionals, including dentists, who accept patients and clients who get their medical insurance through Medicare in Australia. In many cases, children and teens are also covered under this bulk billing arrangement when they visit a dentist. Note a few important questions you might have about bulk billing dental benefits for children and teens and how they may apply to your family. 1. Who is eligible for this benefit? Read More 

Main Types of Dentures You Can Consider

Nobody likes the thought of losing his or her teeth. Whether due to getting on in age or through trauma, tooth loss can have an adverse effect on your overall confidence. This is especially true if the tooth loss is conspicuous as some people may now lose confidence in their attractiveness. The good news is that there are numerous options that one can consider for tooth replacement. One of the more popular techniques due to how cost effective they are is dentures. Read More