Why Sugar Is So Bad for Teeth

You've undoubtedly been told by your paediatric dentist that it's best to limit the sugar in your child's diet. In fact, your own general dentist has probably told you the same thing when they examine your teeth. Sugar is an enemy of good oral health at any age. It's especially important to keep the sugar levels low during childhood since the habits your child learns now are likely to be quite ingrained when they're adults. Read More 

Dental Damage: Temporary Solutions to Slow Bleeding in Your Mouth

There's a pretty standard process when you're bleeding somewhere on your body. You might need to clean the affected site, and depending on the severity of the matter, apply a band aid. You then wait for the wound to scab and for the healing process to essentially take care of itself. This can be even be true when you find yourself bleeding in your mouth. If you should inadvertently cut your gums while brushing or flossing, your body should eventually heal itself (though a traditional scab is unlikely to form). Read More 

4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Electric Toothbrush Head

You'll generally be told to swap out your electric toothbrush head every three or four months depending on the model you use and the advice provided by your dentist. However, that's only a rough guide. Regardless of how long you've been using the same toothbrush head, there are a few times you should replace immediately, and here are just four. 1. When the Bristles Are Frayed Probably the easiest way to tell whether your toothbrush needs a change is by looking at the bristles. Read More 

5 Reasons Your Children Should Be Using an Electric Toothbrush

When your children are very young, you'll need to take care of their oral hygiene by yourself. When they're old enough to start brushing their own teeth, you should pick up an electric toothbrush instead of providing a manual. There are plenty of electric toothbrushes made for children, and they offer a whole host of benefits. Here are just five reasons why your kids should be using one. 1. Superior Performance Read More 

What’s That Lurking Under Your Bridge? Why the Teeth Under Your Bridge Are Aching

When several of a patient's teeth are in poor condition, a dental bridge is a good solution to restore those teeth to their former functionality and appearance. Dental bridges are also ideal for patients who are unable to afford multiple dental implants. Moreover, dental bridges are superior to dentures in every way and so are a good alternative when extraction is necessary. However, if after your dental bridge has been placed you begin to feel pain, you should return to a dentist as soon as you can so they can diagnose the problem. Read More