Cracking your tooth is quite a common condition and a major cause of tooth loss. You can crack your tooth from chewing on hard foods, grinding your teeth or a number of other reasons. What’s most important is that your tooth is treated to avoid losing the tooth completely.
Gingivitis is a mild but common form of gum disease that causes irritation, swelling and redness of the gingiva. The gingiva is the part of the gum around the base of the tooth. Gingivitis is not a serious condition however if it is left untreated, it can progress to a much more serious condition - periodontitis. Periodontitis is a gum disease that damages the soft tissue and bone supporting the tooth and if left untreated, the bone around the tooth is progressively lost.
Oral health can have a huge but subtle impact on people’s everyday lives. Oral health affects the way we eat, sleep, speak and socialise. If we’re in pain due to an oral health issue, it’s going to weigh in on other areas of our lives. When experiencing oral health issues, the obvious damage is to the mouth however your general health can also take a hit.
There has been a lot of mention in the media recently about the impact of junk food advertising on kids’ general health. The effects of childhood obesity and behaviour changes from consuming junk food are commonly discussed.
Maintaining your general dental care routine is essential while pregnant. Your general oral health impacts your overall health—which in turn affects the health and development of your baby.
When you make the decision to improve your smile, it can often be overwhelming trying to decide what it is you are actually looking for. Some dentists may provide differing opinions and this can be confusing when it comes to making a final decision.
If you’ve made the decision to undergo treatment and receive dental implants, you’ll want to ensure you have no implications post-treatment. Your healing time will depend on a number of factors including how many implants you receive; whether it be a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire set of teeth.
There is no hard and fast rule that will tell you your wisdom teeth need to be removed however you will have symptoms when they are coming through. Not everyone who receives their wisdom teeth has them removed but due to the impact they can have on oral health, most people choose to have them extracted.