Can You Avoid Root Canal Treatment By Treating an Abscess Yourself?

Dental abscesses can be very painful, not to mention alarming. And unfortunately, they can form in a matter of hours. The speed of abscess formation usually depends on your current health and the extent of the decay present in a tooth. Because of the pain and swelling involved, your first reaction will likely be to want to seek relief. But don't forget, you have an infection that needs treatment too. Read More 

Discomfort After a Dental Crown Has Been Fitted: What Could It Mean?

Dental crowns occupy a vital place in cosmetic dentistry. They're practical when a tooth has decayed to the point that surface restoration work -- such as dental bonding -- will be deemed unlikely to succeed, but before a tooth has degraded to the extent that extraction and replacement -- such as with a dental implant -- becomes necessary. The crown itself is slipped over the tooth, creating a pristine outward appearance, and giving the tooth the necessary strength to remain intact. Read More 

Beware of DIY Denture Repair: 3 Reasons DIY Denture Repair Is Inadvisable

Have your dentures suffered a mishap that has rendered them unwearable? Are you thinking about carrying out the repairs on them yourself--without the help of a denturist or dentist? Unless the repairs are minor, you should consider consulting a professional first. Denture repair is not something you can take lightly, no matter how urgent your need is to get them back into working condition. This is especially true when the damage to dentures is major. Read More 

A Guide to Orthodontic Issues and Treatments

The primary function of orthodontics is to straighten teeth. An orthodontist focuses on the following issues: Misaligned teeth The most common cases of misaligned teeth come from habits like thumb sucking, gum disease or teeth overlap. When this happens, it causes an overbite where the upper teeth protrude outwards. While they may create a crooked smile, misaligned teeth may also cause some oral issues. Due to the difficulty of cleaning crooked teeth, cavities and tooth decay are more likely to happen. Read More 

5 Signs You Should Consider Porcelian Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that can be applied over your teeth to help with a range of issues. This cosmetic dental procedure can offer benefits to people in numerous situations. Here are five signs you might want to talk with a cosmetic dentist about veneers. 1. Your Teeth Are Worn Down.  Over time, your teeth can wear down and change shape slightly. In some people, this can happen from regular use, but in other people, the teeth wear down due to grinding. Read More