Gender Transition and Your Smile: Can Teeth Have a Gender?

The extent and precise nature of a person's gender transition is largely self-determined. You might opt to self-identify and present as your new, correct gender, without the need for gender confirmation surgery. For transgender women, the process of transitioning could also include facial feminisation surgery, which can involve a number of different cosmetic surgeries, resulting in the face taking on more feminine characteristics. But what about one of your most important facial features, namely your smile? [Read More]

Orthodontist Vs Dentist: What An Orthodontist Can Do For You

There are times when you may go in for an appointment at your dentist's office only to be referred to an orthodontist. Why is this? An orthodontist is a dental health practitioner just like a dentist, but they have specialist training in several areas. Succinctly put, you can consider all orthodontists as dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Here is a look at an orthodontist's two main areas of specialisation [Read More]

Why Does the Gum on Your Wisdom Tooth Hurt?

If your wisdom teeth erupted without giving you any grief, then you may have breathed a sigh of relief. It's common to have problems when these final teeth come through. However, sometimes wisdom teeth come through normally only to develop problems later. For example, you may have noticed that the gum around one of your wisdom teeth is swollen and sore. Why is the gum suddenly painful and what can you do about it? [Read More]