The Sinister Truth Behind Natural Teeth Whitening Treatments

If you're a fan of natural health, you might have heard this popular myth: crushing up strawberries, mixing them with baking soda, and smearing the resulting paste all over your teeth can give you a whiter smile. The idea is that the malic acid that is naturally present in the fruit can dissolve stains from tooth enamel, leaving teeth white and shiny. However, the truth about this natural remedy is far more sinister. Read More 

How to Prevent Bruxism in Children

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, as it is more commonly known, can be a serious affliction in which the sufferer erodes the precious enamel that coats each tooth through constant grinding of the upper teeth against the lower teeth. It is common in children, and, while some may grind during the day, often it happens at night, which makes it more difficult for parents to figure out that there is a problem. Read More 

How a Special Metal Revolutionised the Dental Industry

Did you know that there is one metal that bonds together naturally with the bones in your body? This can be very advantageous to you, if you've lost some teeth over your lifetime. Why could this be beneficial in your case? The Titanium Breakthrough A number of years ago, dentists discovered quite by accident that titanium integrates very naturally with bone. It has the ability to biochemically seal together with any bone to which it is introduced, making the fusion stronger than even concrete. Read More 

What Do Dental Hygienists Do?

You may have been referred to a dental hygienist by your dentist and wonder what they can do for your oral health that another healthcare professional cannot. In short, dental hygienists are highly-trained at specific jobs that relate to the care of your gums and teeth. They will have studied in many areas of dental healthcare including, pathology, preventative dentistry and physiology, to name but a few. Any medical referral can be a bit worrying, but there is no cause for alarm when receiving one to a dental hygienist. Read More 

When You Shouldn’t Put Off Seeing an Emergency Dentist

If you see a dentist regularly, you may assume that some dental problems can be put off until your next appointment when you might actually be facing a dental emergency that should be handled as soon as possible. If you're ever in doubt as to whether or not something is an oral health emergency, you want to err on the side of caution and see a dentist as soon as possible, but note some times when it's especially vital that you visit your dentist's office right away. Read More