One of the treatments offered by cosmetic dentists is teeth whitening. As its name suggests, teeth whitening is a dental procedure carried out to whiten and brighten stained or discoloured teeth, so that to improve a patient's smile. It is, however, important to point out that teeth whitening treatment isn't recommended for everyone with stained or discoloured teeth. As a matter of fact, dentists usually advise certain populations to avoid teeth whitening treatment. [Read More]
4 Common Oral Health Problems and How to Deal with Them
Most people have suffered from oral problems at least once in their life. The situation is worsened by the fact that a good number of people regard regular dental checkups as unnecessary. Oral health issues should not be overlooked, and over-the-counter prescriptions are certainly not the way to go. Below are some of the most common issues and how to deal with them. 1. Bad Breath Also referred to as halitosis, bad breath is a dreaded oral issue for many. [Read More]
How to Stop Antacids From Ruining Your Teeth
If you've been diagnosed with acid reflux, you've probably heard about the damage it can do to your teeth. When acids rise back up into your mouth, they can attack your enamel and your gums, leading to discomfort, decay, and potentially eventually tooth loss. While antacids may seem like the answer, they present an unfortunate Catch-22: antacids aren't good for your teeth either. They are, however, good at tackling acid reflux. [Read More]
How Does a Dentist Treat a Tooth That Is Chipped at the Gum Line?
Enamel is the strongest material in the human body. It allows your teeth to withstand the enormous forces exerted by your jaw muscles during chewing. For instance, in order to comfortably partake of a well-done steak, from 60 to 80 pounds of pressure is needed to break that steak up into manageable chunks. However, like any material, teeth become worn over time. When a tooth is chipped at the gum line, this probably occurred due to dental erosion caused by bacteria that are present on teeth. [Read More]