Keep Smiling: Dental Tips for the Whole Family

What Are Deep Cleanings and Why Would You Need One?

If you have severe gum disease, then your dentist may have said you need a deep cleaning. Deep cleanings are a regular general dentistry procedure. However, many people don't know much about it or if they should go through with having it done. Here is more to know about deep cleanings, how your dentist determines you need one and what the procedure involves. What Are Deep Cleanings? Deep cleanings are more extensive than the regular maintenance cleanings that you get every six months.   Read More...

How Is It Possible for a Dental Filling to Leak?

In terms of general dentistry, having a cavity filled is about as general as it gets. It's an efficient means of plugging the hole in your tooth while offering a predictable outcome. Of course, this outcome isn't always as predictable as you and your dentist would like. How is it possible for a dental filling to leak? And more importantly, does this pose a risk to your tooth and overall dental health?   Read More...

When Extreme Gingivitis Becomes a Dental Emergency

Gingivitis is a typical dental complaint—very typical in fact. Some 20% of Australian adults are affected by gingivitis, and it's generally caused by poor dental care, as in not taking care of your teeth at home. Sure, it's a problem, but it's not a serious one. It could hardly be thought of as a dental emergency, could it? Treating Gingivitis Cases of gingivitis can usually be addressed during a standard check-up, combined with an improvement of the patient's at-home dental care.   Read More...

Why You Might Need Wisdom Teeth Removal Dental Services

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, meaning that the chances are high that they may not find enough room to erupt. This explains what you may have heard being referred to as an impacted tooth. What Is an Impacted Tooth? If a wisdom tooth lacks space to erupt, maybe because you have small gums, several things can happen: The wisdom tooth may fail to erupt and grow parallel to your gums The wisdom tooth can grow angled, fail to erupt and start leaning or pushing on the adjacent tooth inside your gum  The wisdom tooth can start to erupt angled, where it pushes on the crown of the adjacent tooth (you can see the tooth, but it will be angled) In most of the cases mentioned above (where the tooth is located inside your gum), the wisdom tooth needs to be extracted through surgery.   Read More...

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry And How Can It Improve Your Life

Science has proven that there's more to smiling than an impulsive expression of contentment or a means of making people around you comfortable. Smiling has been found to lead to positive neural messaging in your brain, which can essentially improve your mood. Unfortunately, however, many adults and teenagers are self-conscious when it comes to their smile. This insecurity can lead to an unwillingness to smile and cause the concerned party to miss out on all the benefits of this natural, spontaneous action.   Read More...