Using Splints During Treatment for Teeth Grinding

For chronic teeth grinders TMJ ("temporomandibular joint") pain can be a huge issue. Over time the jaw moves and becomes misaligned leading to more pain and issues with the stability of the teeth. As a result your orthodontist may recommend that you wear a splint. Here are some of the splints that may be recommended to you. A protective night splint If you tend to grind at night the orthodontist may recommend a splint to sit over your top jaw and prevent you from causing any further wear to your teeth. Read More 

Are You At Risk for Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, also commonly referred to as gum disease, is a serious oral health disorder that should be addressed as soon as you notice the symptoms. One of the most common causes of periodontal disease is a high accumulation of plaque on your teeth, which ends up providing prime breeding ground for bacteria. However, it should be noted that some people are genetically predisposed to developing gum disease, thus they need to take extra measures to ensure that they are not at risk of developing this problem. Read More 

How to Choose a Safe Home Tooth Whitening Treatment

If you've decided to take a DIY route to whiten your teeth, you may be dazzled by the number of products you can buy in stores and online. While a home treatment may improve the whiteness of your smile, some products may not work as well as others. It's also important to make sure that you use a safe whitening treatment that isn't going to cause you any harm. What's the best way to find the best bleaching product? Read More 

3 Ways A Cosmetic Dentist Could Give You Vampire Teeth

The current popularity of supernatural fantasy films has sparked a bizarre trend in cosmetic dentistry; vampire fangs.  If you want to get the look, there are three potential techniques that could give more bite to your gothic look permanently.  Read on to find out more. Dental bonding Dental bonding is a quick and relatively cheap way to get those trendy pointy fangs.  Your dentist will first file your teeth slightly to shape them. Read More 

Eating After Receiving Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

Dental implants are considered to be a remarkable replacement for damaged or missing natural teeth. The implants are fitted and then essentially only you and your dentist will know that the implants are there—such is the natural appearance of the end result. While the aesthetic effect of implants is obvious, what about when it comes to eating? Can you simply have your implants fitted and then it will be as though your natural teeth have been restored? Read More