Baby teeth are the first feeding accessories that your child will develop after birth. They go by a variety of names, including deciduous, milk and primary teeth. Baby teeth grow and emerge in a particular order. The first ones in line are the lower central incisors, which emerge as a pair on the front lower gum line. These two are followed their opposite counterparts on the upper jaw. The upper lateral incisors then follow, and they are succeeded by their lower counterparts a few months later. [Read More]
An Apple a Day Keeps the Dentist Away!
Due to the recent hype about low-carb and low-sugar diets, many people are wondering whether they should cut down on the amount of fruit they eat. From a dental health point of view, surely all the sugar contained in fruit can't be good for your teeth? The truth is that eating certain types of fruit can actually be good for your dental health. Before you say goodbye to guavas and bananas for good, take a look at these four key facts. [Read More]
Could Gum Contouring Fix Your Gummy Smile?
Also known as gum reshaping, gum contouring is a form of cosmetic dentistry that offers hope to people who have prominent gums. If your gums cover too much of your teeth, you may feel self-conscious when smiling, eating or even simply talking to other people. Using a procedure called gum contouring, a dentist can trim away the excess tissue to leave your smile looking less 'gummy' and more beautiful. What Does Gum Contouring Involve? [Read More]
What to Do if Your Dentures Break, and How to Avoid It Happening
People who wear dentures rely on these small prosthetics for more than just eating. In addition to helping you chew food properly, dentures are often closely tied to your self-esteem, helping you to smile confidently and talk without feeling self-conscious. So it's no surprise that, your dentures breaking can have quite a devastating effect on the way you feel. For many people, it can leave them not wanting to go out and see anyone, as it seems as though everyone will notice and that they'll be judged. [Read More]