Long in the Tooth: 3 Dental Treatments for Overly Long Front Teeth

Are your two front teeth too long? Do you feel uncomfortable when smiling because you fear what others might think or say about your teeth? According to a recent survey by Bupa, about a quarter of people hate smiling for this very reason. The fact that almost everyone on TV and in magazines has gleaming, straight, white teeth doesn't help matters either.  People are under more pressure than ever before to look their best, and teeth are a big part of what makes a person physically appealing. Read More 

Why You Need a Dental First Aid Kit

There's a good chance you carry a regular first aid kit with you, but have you considered investing in a dental first aid kit? This lesser known product is really handy to have around in a dental emergency. The products included can help you to preserve teeth that have been knocked out, reattach fillings or crowns until you can have them professionally replaced and carry out emergency repairs to your dentures. Read More 

What Does Sleep Apnoea Do To Your Teeth?

If you're struggling with obstructive sleep apnoea (often called 'OSA'), you're probably talking about it with your doctor already. You might not have realised that your dentist is also an important part of dealing with this condition; sleep apnoea affects your teeth as well as other parts of your body, and by discussing the problem with your dentist you can limit the impact it has and potentially explore new ways to overcome it. Read More 

Stop Avoiding It and Get Those Dentures!

When your dentist tells you that it's time to remove the damaged teeth you have and get a set of dentures, you may avoid his or her advice. The thought of getting dentures may make you feel old, and you may worry about dentures slipping out when talking or eating, and the embarrassment you might then suffer. While it is your own decision whether or not to get dentures, note a few reasons why you might want to stop avoiding the subject and seriously consider your dentist's advice. Read More 

Factors That Determine How Long Braces Will Remain in Place

Many parents who are advised to have their child undergo orthodontic treatment wonder how long that child will have those braces on. This article discusses some of the factors that may influence the duration that the child will have his or her braces. Will Permanent Teeth Be Extracted? One of the major determinants of how long your child will need to stay with the braces is whether he or she requires the removal of a permanent tooth. Read More