Dental Phobia – The Facts February 17th, 2020
Dental phobia is no joke. Not only can it make every trip to the dentist feel like a waking nightmare, but it also ranks alongside sugar, smoking and other no-nos as one of the chief causes of poor dental health.
The reason isn’t hard to guess. Those living with dental phobia are often reluctant to seek treatment. Missed visits soon add up, leading to easily treated conditions turning […]
The Genius of Interdental Brushes February 6th, 2020
Once every blue moon comes along an idea so fantastic that we wonder why someone hasn’t thought of it already.
Interdental brushes are a great example.
Bearing a resemblance to miniature pipe cleaners or – dare we say it – toilet brushes, these little wonders are the Heineken of oral health, refreshing parts of the mouth that other brushes just can’t reach.
Like all great ideas, it’s simple.
The fine wire-and-bristle gadget […]
Dental Bonding at Aqua Dental Clinic January 3rd, 2020
Your Aqua Demntal dentists are very well equipped and skilled in dental bonding procedures.
Dental bonding is usually recommended to fix chipped or broken front teeth that may also have dental caries. Dental bonding can also be used to improve your appearance, and correct misalignments and spaces between your teeth.
We can also use dental bonding to cover root surfaces of teeth have become exposed due to gum recession. The procedure may […]
Can a Dentist Cure Teeth Grinding? December 30th, 2019
You don’t have to be a stress-head to be a serial grinder of teeth.
Many of us are guilty of this bad habit and a good proportion of grinders engage in the habit while sleeping, when even the most cast iron of wills is of no use.
Dental professionals refer to the problem as bruxism – and it can cause significant damage to teeth.
It can also undo your dentist’s handywork, quickly laying waste […]
Central London Dentist Offers Help With Mouth Dryness December 1st, 2019
Dry mouth – ugh – there’s nothing worse!
The medical terminology used to describe dry mouth is xerostomia. It’s most commonly experienced as a side effect of medication and it can lead to a host of dental issues developing.
First among these are dental dental caries on the root surface – a result of the root cover being softer than the enamel on the tooth’s crown.
Xerostomia can also cause speech, chewing, swallowing, and […]
Save Knocked Out Teeth November 15th, 2019
Children sometimes have their adult tooth or teeth knocked out during an accident, fall, or sports activity.
If you’re around when this happens, don’t fear. Just follow our advice.
Start by finding the tooth and take a look to see if it’s milk tooth or an adult tooth. We’ll replace an adult tooth if possible, but we wouldn’t replace a milk tooth.
Now you have the tooth, the race is on. The faster you can […]
Brushing Your Teeth – Five Things You Could Be Doing Wrong November 1st, 2019
Like so many valuable life skills, there’s a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth.
A little brushing up can’t hurt anyone’s technique, so let’s take a look at five of the most common mistakes.
How hard do you brush your teeth? Are you a gentle-pressure person or are you using Jedi levels of force? If it’s the latter, you could be overbrushing.
A good way to find […]
Mouthguards Prevent Sporting Knock-Outs October 15th, 2019
If you’ve been following all the excitement of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, you may have noticed something odd in the mouths of players.
The plastic mouthguards in custom team colours lend a rather fearsome appearance to their wearers.
However, their purpose is much more benign.
Without them, players might find themselves quickly heading off to one of Tokyo’s many dentists for a spot of cosmetic work.
It’s more than likely […]
Help! I’m scared of the dentist! October 1st, 2019
Dental phobia affects around half of the UK population.
For most people living with the condition, symptoms like sweaty palms and an increased heart rate will be enough to make a visit to the dentist feel anything but comfortable.
However, for a small but significant minority, dental phobia can feel so overwhelming that it seems preferable to suffer toothaches, painful abscesses and other dental problems than endure the […]
Back to School: Encouraging Good Dental Habits September 12th, 2019
You learn from a very young age that oral hygiene is an important part of taking care of yourself. So, as a parent, when it comes to helping your kids form good habits – you have a big responsibility. A routine is the most effective way to do this.
Unfortunately, children don’t make it easy. Getting them to brush their teeth may feel like a […]