When Your Molars Are Missing: 7 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Molars with Dental Implants
24 February 2017
If you have recently lost one or more molars, then you probably noticed an immediate change in your ability to chew food. Your molars are designed for mastication, which means to crush and grind your food, and without them meals will become more of a chore than an enjoyment. Here are 7 reasons why you should consider replacing your missing molars with dental implants as soon as possible.
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Recession Is Not An 'Old-Age' Disease
21 December 2016
The phrase 'old-age' disease refers to ailments or medical conditions that are more prevalent among the older generation of patients. Many of these conditions result from the gradual deterioration of body systems over the years.
A receding gum line is an example of the effects often brought by that kind of deterioration. At 19, your body systems haven't seen much deterioration so it's somewhat confusing why you have a receding gum line.
Invisalign Attachments: Why They Fall off and Why You Need to Call Your Dentist Immediately
12 December 2016
For some Invisalign patients, it is necessary for a dentist to employ handles, or buttons, along with the usual treatment. These attachments aid in the movement of teeth by serving as anchorage points on certain teeth. Generally square or rectangular-shaped, these attachments make it possible for your Invisalign aligners to move certain segments of teeth while keeping others in place. These buttons also give your aligners more surface area on which to grip as they move your teeth.
3 Tips for Treating Denture-Related Stomatitis
30 November 2016
Denture-related stomatitis is a common condition affecting up to 70% of denture wearers. It is characterised by redness, soreness and inflammation of the gums under the dentures and is generally caused by a build-up of Candida, a fungus that is usually harmless to healthy people at normal levels. Many denture wearers are unaware that they have denture stomatitis, with the condition only discovered during a routine examination. However, for others, the infection can be painful, and for this reason, it is often termed 'denture sore mouth'.