Most people associate dental decay with severe dental pain. And tooth decay often causes holes to appear in teeth. The tooth pain you experience when you have tooth decay is a direct result of the holes or cavities that tooth decay causes. The bacteria that cause tooth decay invade teeth and start a painful infection. However, you can also have painless holes in your teeth. If you are confused because you have noticed painless holes in your teeth, that's understandable. [Read More]
Hypomineralisation Defects: Are Your Children's Teeth at Risk?
Whether a person is on their primary (baby) set of teeth or has graduated to their secondary (adult) teeth, those teeth are coated with protective dental enamel. This enamel is 96% mineral and is actually the strongest substance in your body. Despite its strength, it can still be compromised by a combination of slack oral hygiene and dietary acids. This is something that happens over time, so parents might be troubled when this seems to be happening to their children, despite their dental and diet habits. [Read More]
Helping You Understand Dentures
If you have missing teeth, your dentist (usually a prosthodontist) will most likely recommend dentures because they are the most affordable, most popular and most non-invasive treatment option for missing teeth. Other options include dental bridges and dental implants, which may, in most cases, require surgery. Because of the level of invasiveness of these alternative forms of missing teeth treatments, you may find that a dentist will perform various tests to find out whether you are a good candidate for them. [Read More]