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...]

How Long Will I Need To Wear Braces?

Braces are placed to straighten and improve the appearance and the bite of the teeth.  Teeth that are crowded and overlapping are more difficult to clean and can lead to long term problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.  After having braces, your straight teeth will be much easier to look … [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...]

Why Do I Need To Wear Retainers After Braces?

What Do Retainers Do? Retainers help prevent teeth from returning to their original positions following active treatment with braces or Invisalign.  Retainers help to lock the teeth into their new positions until the bones, ligaments and gums surrounding the teeth are settled in their new … [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...]

What Types Of Braces Are Available? Invisalign, Metal, Ceramic And Lingual Braces

Orthodontics is a dental branch which specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of bite and jaw malformations and irregularities commonly known as malocclusions.  The treatment is done by a specialized dentist called an orthodontist.  Orthodontists have an  additional three years of … [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...]