Not everyone will make the best candidate for dental implants. A diabetic patient may worry that they won't be able to replace their missing teeth through implants. Here's everything you need to know to work out if you can get them as a diabetic. You're More Prone to Infections Those who suffer from any type of diabetes are at a higher risk of developing an infection. This is why many dentists shy away from considering dental implants for you.
29 November 2016
Labrets are an increasingly popular form of piercing that sees a ring or bar placed at the centre of the lower lip, directly above the chin. You might think they look good, but labret piercings can come with a number of serious oral health complications. Having such a piercing will not necessarily mean that you experience them, but it will drastically increase your chances. 1. Tooth Wear Labret piercings might not seem as serious as tongue bars since they have less chance of striking the teeth with force and virtually no chance of accidently biting down with force on the ring or bar.
9 November 2016
There is so much information out there about dental hygiene that sometimes finding out what's best for you and your teeth can be a confusing business. It's important to remember that good dental health begins at home with your daily tooth care regime. However, oral care doesn't end there. Professional dental cleaning should form part of your tooth care. Below is a guide to the benefits of professional dental cleaning.
19 October 2016
A radiant smile is sure to always give a great first impression when you meet new people. But if you are dealing with dental defects such as cracked or missing teeth, chances are you will start becoming self-conscious about your smile. Luckily, you do not have to go through your life being shy about people judging your teeth. There are a number of cosmetic dental procedures you could consider that would help you restore your teeth and subsequently give you a smile you would constantly want to show off.
28 September 2016
Dealing with a child during a dental filling procedure can be a daunting task, even for a dentist who is nice with kids. As a parent, you will need to prepare your child adequately so that they can learn that although the procedure is quite invasive, it is painless. For a parent, watching the dental filling can be a nerve-racking affair as you are forced to witness the drilling and poking of your child's teeth.
12 September 2016
If you're fed up of looking permanently frazzled, read on for some tips on how to create a more polished and put-together look. It's easier than you think; just a couple of simple changes to your personal grooming routine can have a hugely positive effect on your appearance. Treat yourself to regular manicures and pedicures Your hands are one of the few parts of your body that are always on display.
26 August 2016
If you've suffered multiple tooth loss, you'll be faced with the choice of dentures or implants in order to repair your smile. But how do the two options compare and what's best for you? Read on for a helpful point by point comparison. Dentures There are a number of advantages to having dentures fitted including, having dentures fitted is a completely non-invasive process and consequently there is no recovery time required dentures are easily customisable dentures are easily replaced dentures can be removed when required dentures are generally less expensive than implants Although there are undoubtedly plenty of pros to wearing dentures, there are also some cons to bear in mind including,
8 August 2016
Do you feel that your teeth look too sharp? If this is something you worry about, it's probably your cuspid teeth that are causing concern. Your cuspid teeth can also be known as canine teeth, and sometimes it might feel like there is something just a little bit too animal-like about these pointy teeth. It's not particularly complicated for your dentist to change the appearance of these teeth. Since the shape of your cuspids don't generally have any impact on your overall dental health, having their appearance changed is considered to be cosmetic dentistry.
25 July 2016
Martial arts are a fantastic way to get fit and healthy. However many injuries occur because people fail to wear the correct safety gear, which can lead to prolonged periods where training is difficult or even impossible. Taking care of yourself should be the number one priority of any young fighter and investing in a quality mouthguard will reduce the risk of injury to your teeth and gums. There are many different companies that produce mouthguards; some are customised to fit your mouth, some are covered in crazy designs and some are just unsuitable for use.
12 July 2016
Orthodontic treatment allows you to have straight teeth without gaps and to fix any bite issues you have. It can sometimes be scary before you go in for braces, so here are some things to know about the process in order to become more familiar with it and ease your anxiety. The Exam and X-Rays The first step of getting braces is to have your initial examination and x-rays. Even if you have already had x-rays from your regular dentist, you will likely need to go to the orthodontist's office and have more x-rays done before the consultation.
20 June 2016