Retainers are easily misplaced. Come to think of it, retainers are so small--or appetizing where dogs are concerned--that if left lying around, they can fall prey to any number of mishaps. However, if you are out of town when you lose your retainer and unable to get back to see your orthodontist for several days or more, your teeth could shift before you get back. Although teeth that have shifted slightly can be moved back with a new retainer, the longer you go without a retainer, the more severe the shifting might be. [Read More]
Why Placing Veneers over Crowns Is Inadvisable
In general, porcelain dental crowns last at least 7 years. In some cases, they last much longer. However, over time, crowns may leak and begin to appear dull and discoloured due to the presence of decay under the crown. Natural teeth also change colour over time due to staining which means the colour of the crown may no longer match that of the adjacent teeth. When this happens, dentists usually remove the crown and either clean it or completely replace it. [Read More]
Tips to Help You Save Money on Dental Care
Everyone understands the importance of looking after their overall health and of having a family doctor. Proper dental care, though just as important, can often seem too pricey to be worth it. However, going for dental checkups and visiting a dentist when you have dental health concerns is a crucial part of taking care of your overall health. If you're looking for ways to save money on dental care, then give the following tips a try: [Read More]
Why Are Custom Braces So Comfortable?
If you've been told that you need braces to align your smile, you might be surprised by the variety of options that are available to you. It used to be that everyone used more or less the same kind of traditional fixed metal braces, but your orthodontist can now call upon the latest technology to create custom braces. These come with plenty of advantages, but the one that you'll probably find most compelling is comfort. [Read More]