Do You Know How to Smile?

This seems like a crazy question, as smiling surely is something that everyone does naturally as they go through daily life. However, life can be complicated, challenging and downright mean. Many people go through life on a daily basis seemingly without any genuine reason to smile, which is very sad. What can you do to smile more and why is it important? Smiling in Society People who get into the habit of smiling in a most sincere way tend to be more popular. Read More 

The Pros and Cons of Having Gold Crowns

Crowns are fixed over or onto existing teeth or implants in order to cover any areas of damage. There are several different kinds of materials used for dental crowns, including gold. Dental professionals have been using crowns made from cast gold for well over a thousand years, and the material still brings many benefits, even though it may seem like one that should have been replaced by newer alternatives. That said, gold crowns certainly aren't for everyone. Read More 

Orthodontics: Traditional Braces Versus Lingual Braces

Braces have for a long time been the most popular orthodontic treatment worldwide. Today most orthodontic clinics offer two types of braces; traditional braces and lingual braces. Traditional braces are the ones that go over the teeth (on the outside) while lingual braces are installed behind the teeth (on the inside). If you are planning to get braces, learn how these two different types of braces compare. Effectiveness Both traditional and lingual braces are effective if applied to correct the right dental misalignments. Read More 

Why Have Your Dentures Suddenly Developed Cracks?

Some cracks in dentures have obvious causes. For example, if you drop your teeth or bite down on something too hard that catches your denture in the wrong way, your dentures may crack or fracture. However, sometimes you can start to notice small lines or cracks on your false teeth even though nothing untoward has happened to them. Why are your dentures cracking for no apparent reason and is this a problem that needs fixing? Read More 

Finding the Right Dentist for Your Needs

For some people, a trip to the dentist is a regular thing. For most, however, this is a terrifying experience and as such, they tend to put it off until they are facing a dental emergency. This is not the right way to go about it. To make this experience less traumatic, it is advisable to already have someone that you are familiar with. This way you can be going for regular check-ups that will eventually ease your mind about dental appointments. Read More