A molar cusp, the pointed part of the surface of a back tooth, assists your teeth in the grinding process, tearing the food as you chew. On rare occasions, these cusps can break off. When the break is a clean one, this is not a dental emergency. It is, however, something that should be treated quickly. More serious fractures can cause a tooth to crack and require immediate attention. If one of your molar cusps has recently broken off, a dentist can repair the damage using one of the following techniques.
30 October 2017
Dealing with a knocked out baby tooth is a different process to dealing with a knocked out adult tooth, and it's important to know the correct process if such a thing was to happen to your child. At face value, a knocked out baby tooth might not seem like a major concern, since an adult tooth will eventually take its place. There can be some complications that you need to be aware of to ensure your child's long term dental health.
10 October 2017
If you have ever had a toothache that coincided with a bad case of sinusitis, then you were probably experiencing a sinus toothache--not a dental toothache. Chronic sinusitis, a condition that can last as long as 12-weeks, has been shown to have a more negative impact on the quality of a sufferer's life than conditions such as angina and congestive heart failure. One common issue experienced by sufferers is toothache. This can lead to misdiagnosis.
18 September 2017
There is a lot of money tied up in straightening your child's teeth, so it makes sense you want to protect the braces during your child's first foray into playing baseball. A mouthguard is an ideal way to ensure a ball or bat does undo the straightening progress if they get too close to your child's mouth. However, because your child is wearing braces, it is not as simple as buying an over-the-counter mouthguard at your local sports shop.
15 August 2017
Until a few years ago, professional teeth whitening at the dental office was done by applying a bleaching agent to the teeth. Usually the active ingredient in the bleaching agent is hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which lightens the colour of the enamel. The course of treatment may take up to four weeks and sometimes the treatment has to be completed at home. Recent advances in dentistry now make it possible to expedite the colour change by leveraging the capability of laser technology through a process referred to as 'power whitening'.
28 July 2017
While most people understand that oral health is very important in helping to maintain and safeguard their teeth through a lifetime, some people are not so lucky. They are unfortunate to lose all their teeth due to a physical condition and this can place them at a significant disadvantage. People in this situation may believe that their only option is to have a complete set of traditional dentures, but there may be a better alternative.
10 March 2017
It's very rare for people to go through their lives without having some form of dental treatment. Often, this can start in adolescence and continue past the formative years, especially due to the type of high calorie diet prevalent in Australia. Many people have teeth extracted as time goes by, perhaps due to preventable decay. Yet there are clear reasons for figuring out the repercussions of extraction. What do you need to think about when it comes to the pure functionality of your dentition?
23 February 2017