Of course, the answer to a toothache is always “see your dentist.” But this advice isn’t all that helpful when you can’t see your dentist right away and the pain is unbearable.
So what can you do to alleviate the pain and survive until you see the dentist? Continue reading
Wisdom teeth are known in clinical and dental terms as third molars. On average humans have four wisdom teeth, one for each quarter of the mouth.
They are the last teeth to erupt and they come through at the back of the mouth, behind the last standing teeth. Continue reading
Having a dental check-up before you go on a holiday is very important, especially if you are planning an extended overseas vacation.
A toothache while on holiday in the USA or Canada can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in treatment, missed flights and spoiled vacation.
If you visit your dentist regularly e.g. every 6 months will ensure that any issues are detected early, before they become bigger and often expensive problems. A regular check-up can pick up conditions such as tooth decay, teeth grinding, gum disease and even oral cancer.
Dermal fillers and Botox are the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK and Ireland with an estimated 1.5 million treatments performed last year. When used skillfully by your doctor, they can make a real difference to your appearance, however they are still many myths surrounding their effectiveness. Do they reverse the aging process? Can they be used as a preventative measure? In this article we will try to dispel some of the myths and give you the facts. Continue reading
Receding gums may not seem like an urgent condition but if left untreated they can lead to more serious problems such as periodontal disease, tooth loss and in the worst case, damage to the bone and tissue of the mouth and jaw. The latest research also shows a link to between gum disease and an increased risk of heart disease, potentially due to the increase of inflammation in the body. Continue reading