Guide to choosing mouthguards
10 July 2019
People who grind their teeth or are active participants in sports need mouthguards for protection. Mouthguards are, however, available in different styles, designs and materials, so making a choice can be difficult. With the following tips, you can choose a mouthguard that suits your needs and preferences:
Comfort and protection
Comfort and protection are two aspects to consider before wearing a mouthguard. In this instance, custom mouthguards are the best option to purchase, as they are designed to fit your specific dental formula.
Why Do Dentists Carry Out Teeth Whitening Procedures?
22 May 2019
You can buy products at your local pharmacy which will help to whiten your teeth. Some of them are one-off treatments whilst others require a daily application, such as certain whitening toothpaste brands, for example. Therefore, you might wonder why dental professionals offer these sorts of services at all. Why is it that dentists get involved with whitening their patients' teeth instead of recommending that they apply such products?
Part of a Range of Cosmetic Services
The Highways and Byways of Tooth Decay: Why Your Molars Have Black Lines
23 January 2019
Have you noticed black lines on the biting surfaces of your molars? Don't panic yet. You might be looking at stains—not tooth decay. Because of the way molar teeth are shaped, stains can develop, creating snaking black or brown lines that look like a network of roads.
However, unless you are a dentist, it can be very difficult to tell the difference between staining and tooth decay in regards to black or brown lines.
Why Your Dentist Wants a Periodontist to Do Your Gum Surgery
27 December 2018
If your dentist has determined that you have periodontitis, then your gums will need some treatment. This stage of gum disease is relatively advanced. Your gums have been affected by plaque and bacteria to such an extent that they have started to move away from your teeth. This creates gaps between your gums and teeth that can ultimately affect your jawbones. You'll need to have the gaps cleaned out to prevent your periodontitis from getting worse.