Your dental checkup and cleaning cost may seem like yet another expense you could really do without and we totally understand the temptation to skip it. After all, you brush and floss your teeth twice every day and you don’t have a toothache, so why bother with a dental exam and cleaning?
“How white can my teeth get?” is one of the questions we’re frequently asked from patients looking to whiten their teeth and brighten their smile. It’s a tricky question to answer because it depends on several factors, some of which you can control, such as whether to use a natural teeth whitening method or go down the route of manufactured teeth whitening products; and some which you can’t control, such as your natural tooth colour and how well your teeth respond to whitening.
Problems with dental implants are probably the last thing you want to hear about when you’re looking to replace a missing tooth or teeth with dental implants. That said, the procedure does have an impressive success rate overall of around 95% but like any surgery, certain problems can occur. Fortunately, the majority of these problems don’t occur that often and can be avoided with careful planning and care. So let’s take a closer look at 5 of the most common problems with dental implants and ways of avoiding them.
There’s nothing more precious than a sleeping child. When we check in on them just before we turn in ourselves, few things make us happier than hearing the sounds of peaceful dreams, relaxed breathing and uninterrupted sleep. But what do you do when you hear the harsh sounds of gnashing and teeth grinding coming from your child’s mouth?
For some people the very thought of smiling for the camera brings up a sense of dread. They don’t love their smile so a lot of times you’ll find them slipping out of the photo or even purposely obscuring their teeth.
Thanks to the advances of modern dentistry you now have more options for teeth straightening at your disposal than ever before. And that’s important because the statistics show us that the demand for adult orthodontics is increasing at a steady rate.
When you need to answer the question of dental bridge vs implant you need to assess your own needs, and how an implant or bridge could fulfil them. Both bridges and implants can be used to replace lost or missing teeth but they are technically very different approaches to similar challenges and their efficacy will depend on your specific case.