Check Up, Check Out: Three Extra Services at the Dentist

It's recommended that you visit the dentist for a general checkup once every six months.  During this appointment, the basic health of your teeth, gums and tongue are checked.  You'll have any necessary corrective procedures performed, and the dentist will let you know if there's an area of your dental care which could improve.  It's all standard stuff, and not particularly exciting, but that's not the only thing that goes on at a dental practice. [Read More]

When Whitening Doesn't Work: Why Whitening Didn't Work on Your Teeth and What to Try Instead

Most people who are unhappy with the colour of their teeth can choose from one of the many whitening options available in the dental industry today. Over the counter whitening kits, whitening strips and laser whitening are just some of the treatments available. It would seem that teeth-whitening is a simple matter for most people. That's probably why Americans spend over 1 billion dollars a year on whitening treatments. However, for a small minority, whitening treatments don't work, or at least they don't work as effectively as first expected. [Read More]

The Importance of Saliva to Dentures: Why Denture Wearers Should Value Their Saliva

When you first get your dentures from a dental office, you will find that your saliva production temporarily increases. This leads to embarrassing bouts of drooling. As you adjust to your new dentures, you may be forced to carry a handkerchief with you, just in case. However, while you may be embarrassed, once your mouth adjusts to your dentures, your saliva flow will return to normal. More importantly, you will come to realize just how essential saliva is to your dentures. [Read More]

Odorous Dental Crowns Explained: Why Your Dental Crown Has Begun to Smell Bad

Dental crowns are an excellent alternative to tooth extraction and often follow a root canal. A well-fitted crown is all but indistinguishable from your natural teeth. However, like any dental replacement, they are not completely infallible and can sometimes confusing issues can arise. One such issue is the presence of an unpleasant odour in the immediate area where the crown is located. Although a crown that fits well and is well taken care of could very likely last for up to 40 years, an unpleasant odour is an indication that something is amiss. [Read More]