Before finding out how to get healthy gums, you need to understand the role that gums play and why they’re such an important part of oral health. Healthy gums and healthy teeth go hand in hand, and really, it’s impossible to have one without the other. Unfortunately, many people forget all about their gums when they’re carrying out their normal daily hygiene routine and this can lead to gum disease which in turn can cause gum recession, bone loss, loose teeth and even teeth that fall out.
Did you know that kids grinding teeth in sleep (otherwise known as bruxism) is more common than you might think? In fact, according to Kids Health.org as many as 2-3 out of every 10 children suffer from teeth grinding, technically known as bruxism.
If you ask most people the question “How do braces work to close gaps or straighten teeth?”, they’ll probably say that braces work by applying a gentle but sustained force that (over time) will move teeth to the desired position. While this is a perfectly acceptable answer, it’s only really half the story. In reality, braces are simply the vehicle used to accelerate tooth movement, but it’s underneath the surface where the really clever stuff happens.
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stages of gum disease. in fact, it’s one of the most common dental problems. So if you’ve noticed that your gums feel a little tender, are red in colour, or bleed when you brush, then you probably have gingivitis. That’s the bad news….
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So you’re considering teeth whitening options? With so many types of teeth whitening procedures, it can be difficult to know what’s right for you. With this in mind, it’s always best to do some research before making a decision.
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Most dentists would agree that a dental implant is the best way to replace a missing tooth. There is no other method of teeth replacement that can last as long; and furthermore, dental implants prevent the natural loss of bone which occurs when a tooth is lost – which no other method of tooth replacement can do.
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Few of us have perfect teeth, and it’s quite common as an adult to have a few teeth that are misaligned or crooked. Having a not-so-perfect smile can put a dent in your confidence while at the same time, brushing and flossing a misaligned smile can be very difficult too.
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Thanks to advances in modern dentistry you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the types of dental implants on offer. Of course each implant option comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and assessing these with the help of your dentist can help you make the most informed decision for your long term dental health.
Is the thought of undergoing dental implant surgery freaking you out? Don’t worry, it’s a common fear that most patients express. Questions like ‘will I feel pain during surgery and what about afterwards?’ are totally understandable. As your local caring dentist we totally get where you’re coming from. After all, having a metal post inserted down into your jaw is probably enough to make anyone shudder, but like most things, the thought of doing something is usually a lot worse than actually having it done.
If you’ve recently lost one or more of your teeth then your dentist might suggest dental implants to restore your smile. Deciding whether or not to go ahead with dental implants isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, since the initial outlay can be relatively high; but more importantly, questions like ‘are dental implants safe?’ and ‘How can they help me?’ probably spring to mind. So without further ado, let’s dive in and find out.
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