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.
Is Eating Fish Good for Your Teeth and Gums?
14 November 2018
You probably know a fair bit about foods that are bad for your teeth and gums. If you're conscious about looking after your oral health, you avoid eating a lot of sugary or acidic foods and drinks.
However, while not eating bad things helps keep your teeth and gums in good nick, actively eating good stuff can give them an extra boost. For example, eating fish regularly can give you some oral health benefits.
Do You Need to Replace Some of Your Older Crowns?
24 September 2018
In the mists of time, you may have had a lot of dental work and were fitted with a number of crowns to account for some deterioration. If you're honest, you cannot remember when they were fitted and may be wondering how long they are expected to last. You may be considering a visit to your dentist but wonder what condition would give rise to replacement in the first place.