Electric vs manual toothbrush

Are electric toothbrushes really better for your teeth? Not necessarily. While there is evidence that brushing with an electric toothbrush can reduce the build-up of plaque and its associated oral health risks compared to a standard toothbrush, not everyone will benefit from switching to an electric toothbrush. Benefits of an electric toothbrush Electric toothbrushes use…

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are recommended for anyone playing a contact sport but are also suggested for anyone who plays a sport or an activity where there is a risk of injury to your face and teeth. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and avoid injury such as broken teeth, a broken jaw, the dislodgment of teeth and cuts…

Oral Hygiene Tips

Taking care of your teeth every day is crucial to achieving healthy teeth. There are many steps you can take in order to achieve this which will assist with prevention of any problems. These steps can be as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day and incorporating flossing into your daily routine. Brushing your…

Management of TMJ with Occlusal Splints

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders refer to a complex and poorly understood set of conditions, manifested by pain in the area of the jaw and associated muscles and limitations in the ability to make the normal movements of speech, facial expression, eating, chewing, and swallowing. For individuals who experience these symptoms it can prove to be…

Managing Dental Anxiety with Valium

In this age of anxiety, pain control has become an important aspect of dental care. It is now becoming more common for dentists to provide a type of in-office sedation for routine dental procedures. A segment of the population that would otherwise not seek care because of fear or anxiety is now receiving treatment. The…

Why Flossing Everyday Could Change Your Life

It’s no surprise to dentists to hear from patients that flossing isn’t happening on the daily. However, this is a cause for concern considering that if you rely solely on brushing to clean your teeth you are missing cleaning a large portion of your teeth and this leads to gum disease, tooth decay and even…

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a piece of metal that looks like a screw. It is put into the jaw where the missing tooth’s roots were. Over time, bone grows around the implant, which helps to hold it in place. An artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the metal to fill in the gap…

Thumb Sucking

It’s normal for babies to suck their fingers and thumbs as they are born with a reflex to suck any object placed in their mouth. This behaviour helps during the first few months of establishing feeding and disappears at around four months. There are usually no long-term ill-effects from thumb sucking in early childhood and…