If your young child is having difficulty learning new words, breathing through his or her nose, or speaking clearly, you may want to have your dentist check for ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie. Tongue-tie is a condition where the lingual frenulum—the mucous membrane underneath the tongue that regulates its movements—is too tight. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to treat it. What Causes Tongue-Tie, and Can you Prevent it?
24 January 2023
When bacteria penetrate your tooth, this can cause the tissue inside your tooth (known as the pulp) to become infected and inflamed. This leads to temperature sensitivity to hot and cold foods, pain, swelling, and tooth discoloration. A root canal treatment is a dental procedure that removes infected pulp from your tooth; the tooth is then sanitized and sealed to prevent bacteria from reentering the tooth. It then receives a filling or crown to ensure that the tooth is properly restored.
16 December 2022
Sleep apnea can range from slightly inconvenient to completely debilitating. In its mild forms, other people might be more affected—namely your partner, who is unable to get a good night's sleep due to your snoring. In extreme cases, your sleep apnea can hugely affect your quality of life. Your interrupted sleep at night can result in extreme fatigue, drowsiness, and confusion (so-called brain fog). In certain situations, this can be dangerous.
9 November 2022
When your dentist tells you that your tooth needs a crown, you may think the process is a multi-day procedure. The process used to involve impressions taken, and an off-site facility building the crown. Once the finished product comes back from the lab, you return for the fitting. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. Changes in technology now give your dental provider the ability to use computer technology and produce same-day crowns.
11 October 2022
Your young child needs their teeth cleaned and checked, even if they don't have any teeth erupted just yet. Your child is going to need their teeth and gums cleaned and inspected, and their not-yet erupted teeth also need to be checked as well. This is something that is very important in your child's growth and development, just as with any other part of your child's developmental milestones. Caring for your child's oral health is important, and it begins when your child is young.
9 September 2022
People typically only go to the dentist when they are having dental issues. However, you should be aware that routine visits are vital and could help you lessen the time and cost of emergency visits. Regular dental exams enable your dentist to detect and treat any emerging issues before they worsen and become an emergency. As such, oral exams should be planned a few times a year to achieve the following benefits.
1 August 2022
A general dentist takes care of numerous dental conditions, manages overall dental health needs, performs diagnosis, provides treatment, and advises on dental hygiene and maintenance. The dental conditions that these professionals address include root canals, crowns, gum care, fillings, and veneers. On the other hand, a cosmetic dentist's focus when working on your teeth, bite, and gum is to improve your smile and help enhance your confidence. Here are some reasons to book an appointment with your cosmetic dental practitioner.
27 June 2022
Nothing makes a day unbearable more than waking up to a toothache, especially when you do not know its cause. Toothaches are common, and most people manage the pain with painkillers until it becomes completely unbearable. However, it is advisable to visit your general dentist whenever you feel that your toothache is more than you can handle. They will diagnose and help you treat the cause. Here are four possible causes of toothache:
17 May 2022
How can cosmetic injections help to change a gummy smile? Also known as excessive gingival display (or EGD), a gummy smile can interfere with your bright, white smile. If your gums overpower your teeth and leave you with a pink, and not pearly, smile, take a look at what you need to know about this common dental condition and how to treat EGD with injectables. What Is A Gummy Smile?
28 March 2022
As a parent, you understand the importance of maintaining your child's oral health. This is why you make sure your child brushes twice a day, flosses, and stays away from sugary snacks. However, if your child is grinding their teeth, despite your best efforts, your child can suffer from serious tooth damage. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions you might have about teeth grinding, or bruxism, in children.
28 February 2022