Gingivitis: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options
9 October 2015
Gingivitis is a simple, non-destructive disease of the gums. This is an early condition which results from the inflammation of the gum tissues. However, when gingivitis is left untreated, the disease will evolve into periodontitis. This means that the inflamed tissues will be damaged irreversibly, and the teeth structure and the supporting bone will be broken down. The primary cause of gingivitis is plaque, the film which is constantly formed by bacteria on the teeth and gums after eating.
Firm Fitting Dentures Can Be Just a Click Away
8 September 2015
When it comes to replacing teeth that have been lost due to accident or dental disease, you've probably heard of dental implants. You might also have heard that dentures are an efficient and cost-effective way to replace multiple teeth. What you might not know is that you can get denture implants. The dentures themselves are still removable prosthetic teeth, as opposed to a dental implant where the prosthetic tooth and its base (which is the actual implant) is permanently inserted into your jawbone.
Healthy Gums Equals Healthy Teeth!
11 August 2015
Regular visits to a dental clinic for routine check-ups by your dentist can certainly go a long way to keeping your pearly whites in good shape. But did you know that if your gums aren't healthy, you could risk losing your teeth? So, what causes gum disease? How can you tell if your gums are affected? How can you prevent it and what can your dentist do to help? Read on to find out more.
The Benefits of Today's Choices for Incognito Braces
14 July 2015
Wanting to correct crooked teeth no longer means having to walk around with a mouth full of unsightly braces that can make any adult or child very self-conscious. Today's choices for braces include incognito braces, also known as lingual braces, which are metal braces placed behind the teeth.
If you're thinking of braces for yourself or your child, note a few advantages of incognito braces versus plastic tray aligners or metal braces that are placed in the front of the teeth: