4 Common Mistakes People Make While Cleaning Their Retainers

If you use a retainer, you should already know how important it is to keep it clean. Bacteria can develop on the surface, which will put your oral health in jeopardy while also causing bad breath. Your orthodontist should have let you know how to clean the retainer, but some people still make mistakes while doing so. Here are four of the most common errors and why you should avoid them. Read More 

Why Should You Brush with Baking Soda Toothpaste After Using Whitening Gel?

Whitening gels are a great way to keep your pearly whites looking as pearly white as possible. The only downside is that the effects don't last forever, and most patients tend to reapply the gel every six months or so in order to keep their smile looking beautiful. The length of time between treatments can depend a lot on your own habits; for example, drinking three cups of black coffee or smoking a packet of cigarettes each day is probably going to mean that you need to reapply the gel on a more regular basis. Read More 

The Pinhole Surgical Technique: A Guide

Traditional methods of treating acute cases of receding gums use a tissue graft from a healthy part of the gum or mouth to cover the exposed roots of the teeth. This procedure involves cutting away a section of tissue. As well as being painful, this treatment requires an extended period of recovery. Another drawback of the traditional treatment for receding gums is that it can only repair a few teeth at a time, meaning that if the problem was widespread, a patient might have to undergo several operations. Read More 

Loose Dentures: Your Options

Are your dentures feeling loose? There are two main ways to make your dentures fit better. If they are slightly loosening, you could make do with a simple adhesive. However, if they are really starting to lose their fit, it may be time to think about getting them relined. These useful guidelines will help you decide which method is best for you.  Denture Adhesives  These work well on dentures that still fit relatively well but are slightly loosening. Read More 

3 Unusual Ways to Improve Your Dental Health

While you probably know that it is possible to improve and maintain your dental health by brushing your teeth, flossing and avoiding sugary food and drink, you may not be aware of some of the more unusual ways you can boost your oral health. Below is a guide to 3 lesser known ways you can fight tooth decay, gum disease and other dental health problems. Occasionally Drink Tea While drinking excessive amounts of tea can cause staining of your teeth, having the occasional cup is a great way to boost your oral health. Read More