Early Childhood Caries (ECC) – Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Even though baby teeth are temporary, they play an important role in the oral health of your child.  Baby teeth help your child speak properly and chew food thoroughly.  Baby teeth also reserve space in the mouth for the adult teeth to come through.  Baby teeth (also called deciduous teeth or milk … [Read more...]

Toothache Caused By Sinuses And How To Treat It

What Are Sinuses? Sinuses are the cavities filled with air in the skull.  There are a number of sinuses, but the pair of sinuses which are associated with toothaches are located behind the cheekbones in the upper jaw. The tips of the roots of the upper molar teeth are very close to the sinus … [Read more...]

When Should My Child Stop Sucking Their Thumb?

Babies and young children use thumb sucking as a way to soothe themselves.  Some babies start sucking their thumb before they are even born.  Babies may use thumb sucking, or finger sucking, as a coping mechanism when they are tired, hungry or stressed.  As the child grows older and their speech … [Read more...]

Types Of Braces – Colored, Clear Ceramic, Lingual, Invisalign

Choosing what type of braces to get can be a big decision.  You will probably have to wear them for a year or two so you want to make the right decision.  Your orthodontist will obviously need to make the final decision based on your particular teeth, but you may still be given a couple of different … [Read more...]

Diabetes Dental Care – Taking Care Of Your Teeth For Diabetics

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is important for everyone, but even more so for people who have diabetes.  People with diabetes may face more dental problems if their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled. Dental Problems Linked With Diabetes People with uncontrolled diabetes are at … [Read more...]

Top Reasons Why Dental Crowns Fall Off

Dental crowns can sometimes fall off after they have been in your mouth for a number of years.  There are many reasons why this may happen, including the following. The Tooth Developed Decay Although crowns themselves cannot develop decay, the tooth below the crown can.  The most common place for … [Read more...]

Oral Cancer – Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

Oral cancer represents any cancerous tissue growth in the mouth.  It is a subtype of head and neck cancer.  Oral cancer includes cancers of the tongue, cheeks, lips, floor of the mouth, sinuses, throat, hard and soft palate.  This type of cancer can be very dangerous and life threatening if not … [Read more...]

9 Easy Ways To Chip Your Teeth

Chipped teeth are unsightly and sometimes seem to happen for no reason.  But there are a number of things which can cause them which you may be doing without realising.  By knowing some of the most common things which cause chipped teeth, you can avoid them in the future. … [Read more...]

Acid Erosion Of Teeth – What Are The Causes And Treatment Of Tooth Erosion?

Acid erosion can cause permanent damage to the teeth and can be quite painful.  Acids of varying concentration and strength can bring harm to the teeth.  The hard tissues of the teeth can erode when they are frequently exposed to acids, so part of the tooth can wear away to expose deeper layers of … [Read more...]

What Causes Braces Pain And What Can You Do About It?

Anyone who has braces knows that it's not all fun and games.  The process of getting your teeth nice and straight comes with the discomfort of having braces.  There are a few reasons why braces hurt such as getting ulcers from the brackets and wires, and also the pain of your teeth shifting into … [Read more...]