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Dental Dilaceration: Are Your Kids at Risk?

All parents want their children's adult teeth to develop in a straight and strong manner, but unfortunately, this does not always happen. When there is some minor malocclusion (which is fairly common), the issue can generally be treated with orthodontics. But when an individual tooth develops at a sharp angle, this is known as dilaceration and requires specific treatment.  Misalignment There are certain risk factors for dilaceration, namely blunt force trauma before the permanent tooth actually erupts. Read More 

DIY teeth whitening methods

Having a perfect smile is a key factor to improving confidence. Having a bright smile is, however, difficult for some people due to age, poor oral hygiene, or dietary choices. Not to mention, getting a professional tooth cleaning may be expensive. With these DIY methods, you can whiten your teeth at home safely: 1. Use baking soda Baking soda is a natural whitening agent, and for that reason, many toothpaste manufacturers use it in their product. Read More 

Two Dental Reasons It Is Time To Ditch Your Soft Drink Habit

At the beginning of every year, millions of people use the date change to make pledges to themselves about things they want to alter. Weight loss, increased fitness and diet are often at the top of the change wishlist. One easy place to make a dietary change is to ditch a soft drink habit. As someone who consumes at least one fizzy drink a day, you know that saying goodbye to soda would help your waistline. Read More 

Answering Commonly Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

If you are embarrassed about the yellowing or staining of your teeth and avoid smiling or talking, making your social life non-existent, you may be thinking of teeth whitening. If you do not know where to start, here are a few answers to questions commonly asked.  What Happens During Teeth Whitening? You should know that the only person qualified to carry out teeth whitening is a dentist. Don't be tempted to use any over the counter products without the dentist's approval. Read More 

Why Does Your Dentist Want to Fit Veneers on the Back of Your Teeth?

If you have a lot of dental erosion on the backs of your front teeth, then your dentist will talk you through treatment options. During this chat, your dentist may float the idea of putting some lingual veneers on the back of these teeth. You thought that veneers were only ever used on the front of teeth, so you're a little surprised. What are lingual veneers, and why does your dentist think they're a viable solution for your dental problems? Read More