A Quick Overview of Dental Scaling and Root Planing
19 May 2016
If your latest visit to the dentist revealed that you have gum disease, it's highly likely that you will need to undergo dental scaling and root planing. This might sound like an odd procedure, even after your dentist explains it to you, but it can help reverse gum disease and is entirely pain-free. Here's a quick overview of everything you need to know.
What Is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing are two separate yet closely related procedures, so it's best to explain them individually:
Common Questions Many People Have About Oral Hygiene and the Dentist
29 April 2016
Visiting the dentist may be a last priority for many people, as they may not realise how important good oral hygiene is to their overall health and how important it is to see a dentist for regular exams. If you have some questions about visiting the dentist and about your oral hygiene in particular, note a few of those here and then discuss these with a dentist during your next appointment; this will ensure your mouth and teeth are always as healthy as possible.
Is Oil Pulling More Effective Than Brushing Your Teeth?
15 April 2016
The Ayurvedic art of oil pulling is considered to be good for your oral health. It removes oral toxins from your teeth, gums and soft tissues, helping to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy by managing the bacterial balance in your mouth. Given that oil pulling may be able to do things that your toothbrush can't, you may be wondering if you can switch brushing and flossing your teeth for a daily oil pull.
Tips When You Lose a Permanent Tooth
16 March 2016
Tooth loss is normal, but not when you are dealing with permanent teeth. If you have a tooth that is avulsed from your mouth due to some type of impact, this is a dental emergency. It is always important that you take quick action after a permanent tooth is knocked out because you want to make sure that the tooth has a chance of being salvaged and that infection of your tooth socket can be avoided.