2017

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is typically done to improve the appearance of the teeth, without actually straightening their alignment or addressing issues with bone loss, gum health, and the like. While cosmetic dentistry is done to make your teeth look better, certain procedures can also help to protect the teeth and gums, and your overall oral health. Note a few questions you might have about cosmetic dentistry procedures, so you can determine if these are right for your teeth, and will know what to expect from these procedures as well.


Veneer Replacement: How Many Times Can Veneers Be Replaced?

A good set of veneers, in the smile zone, can last an average of 10-15 years if a patient takes good care of them. But just like enamel, porcelain succumbs to wear and tear over time. Moreover, since veneers require the removal of enamel in order to be placed on teeth—so as not to be too bulky—they become a lifetime investment. In other words, once you choose to have veneers, you should be prepared for the eventuality that they will need replacing.


Teeth Whitening – Debunking the Myths Surrounding This Procedure

Undeniably, teeth whitening is one of the more popular dental procedures that people request for as it directly influences their appearance. However, although this procedure may be common, there are still numerous myths that surround it. Moreover, the myths keep being propagated as people opt to carry this procedure out at home before consulting with a dentist, so they do not know what is true or false. Read on to debunk the various myths that surround teeth whitening before you undertake this dental procedure.


A guide to mouth guards

For anyone who plays sports (particularly ones which involve a lot of physical contact, like rugby or wrestling), a mouth guard is an essential piece of safety equipment. Read on to learn more about this important dental accessory. What are mouth guards used for? A mouth guard can absorb and evenly spread the impact of a potentially harmful blow. In doing so, it prevents the wearer from sustaining injuries such as a knocked-out, cracked or chipped tooth, a broken jaw or cuts to their tongue or lips.


How Chewing Gum Could Save You Visits To The Dentist!

So you clean your teeth twice daily and floss too, in addition to using antibacterial mouthwash. That’s great news for your teeth and for your oral health in general. However, your daily eating habits could spell disaster for your teeth, no matter how rigorous your cleaning regime is. However, chewing gum could save you from extra visits to the dentist. Here’s how. Poor daily eating habits How many snacks and drinks do you enjoy every day?


Crooked Teeth Correction for Cabin Crew: 3 Discreet Orthodontic Treatments for Flight Attendants

As a flight attendant, it is your job to ensure that your passengers’ journey proceeds as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. This means you are always front and centre, greeting passengers with a friendly smile and taking care of their needs during the flight. A healthy and attractive set of teeth then is an important asset and one that some airlines require a natural smile and braces to be clear.


Chewing Tobacco and Your Dental Health: A Guide

The majority of tobacco users take their tobacco in the form of cigarettes, pipes or cigars. However, some people choose to chew tobacco. Chewing tobacco causes nicotine to be absorbed via the soft membranes inside the mouth rather than through the lungs. Some people believe that this method of using tobacco is safer than smoking. However, this is not the case. While chewing tobacco may reduce the risk of lung cancer, it increases the risk oral and dental health problems.


How Water Flossing Can Perfectly Complement Your String Flossing Regime

A water flosser, which is sometimes known as an oral irrigator or dental water jet, is a great new tool that is becoming more widely used by people all across the country. Essentially, these gadgets are used to direct a thin but powerful stream of water against teeth, particularly between them and along the gum line. They can be an excellent part of your oral healthcare regime, but just keep in mind that they should be used to complement your string flossing regimen, not used to replace it entirely.


Why All Your Teeth Have a Definite Purpose

Do you think that all teeth are the same? Do you think that you don’t necessarily need all of them, as you can achieve the same result with a few missing? It’s amazing how many people have this viewpoint, which is of course completely wrong. There’s a reason why dentists have a number to identify each tooth – or indeed a gap where there should be a tooth. What are the implications if you don’t have a full set?