Implants vs Dentures

Implants vs Dentures

As we age, wear and tear can result in the loss of teeth. If you’re not comfortable with a gap, you will need to decide on what to replace your missing teeth with. So, dental implants vs dentures: which is right for you? Here’s a run-down of the benefits and drawbacks, plus an explanation of… Continue Reading

Simple facts about tooth whitening

Simple facts about tooth whitening

There are so many tooth-whitening products available at chemists and supermarkets. So people are often curious about the difference between doing it yourself and getting your teeth whitened at the dentist’s office. The difference is all about the strength of the whitening agent and safety. Dentists apply a fairly high-concentration hydrogen peroxide gel to your… Continue Reading

Teeth whitening treatment

Teeth whitening treatment

How white is too white for teeth? When does teeth whitening treatment look wrong? Many years ago, it was a joke on TV sitcoms—some character would get a tooth-whitening treatment and come out with a fluorescent white smile. But to be honest, I think these days ‘too-white’ teeth are becoming a bit more acceptable. One… Continue Reading

What to do when bruxism takes a hold

What to do when bruxism takes a hold

Your smile is much more than just an external sign of a friendly persona. A toothy grin can often show the first sign you may be suffering from bruxism. In order to understand how to fix bruxism, however, it is first necessary to understand what it is. Its name suggests it could be some dastardly… Continue Reading

Kids’ orthodontics—when’s the best time?

Kids’ orthodontics—when’s the best time?

Parents can be understandably anxious about when to start worrying about their children’s crooked teeth. The conventional wisdom is to wait until all the adult teeth are through—usually as kids are hitting their teens. But another school of thought in kids’ orthodontics is that it’s best to strike while the jawbone is still malleable. I… Continue Reading

The debate about private dental health insurance

The debate about private dental health insurance

Private dental health insurance is a contentious issue in our profession. We’ve all seen news stories about private health insurers raising fees all the time. And I know that some people who have done the calculations say that it’s not worth it—that the money that you’re paying for your premium is money you’ll never get… Continue Reading

Pain-free dentistry

Pain-free dentistry

When people of a certain age, think baby boomers and before, go to the dentist, the first thing some of them think about is needles and drills. It’s not the best mental image, and it can take a bit of convincing for patients to realise that there is such a thing as pain-free dentistry. Dentistry… Continue Reading