As we get older suddenly we realised many things we didn't appreciate about being young - being fit, having smooth skin and having all your own teeth. As our loose teeth (and bridges) struggle to deal with chewier food we start eating bland mush and, there is no easy way to say this, OLD PEOPLE FOOD. I'm determined not to let that happen to me and I'm doing everything I can to keep my own teeth as long as possible, and when that's not possible to get the best possible teeth replacement. If you are like me and want to keep on eating whatever you want, I think you'll like my site. It's all about dental health and teeth replacement & maintenance.
2 August 2017
For the most part, your child's baby teeth (deciduous teeth) will fall out on their own and usually in sequence. This usually happens when a permanent tooth is formed underneath and ready to replace it. Here are three reasons why a dentist might suggest removing your child's baby teeth early: Damage or Decay If your child has a damaged tooth or severe decay, your dentist may suggest removing affected teeth to preserve healthy gums and eliminate any pain your child is experiencing.
15 March 2017
If you've ever talked with your parents or grandparents about their experience at the dentist in their younger years, you will know that it was a very different place back then. Tooth decay was even more prevalent, and it was difficult to arrest it. Often, the dentist would have no choice but to extract the tooth, and there were few alternatives when it came to replacement. Fast forward to today, and there are many different solutions available, due to advancing technology.
24 February 2017
Your canine teeth, also known as eye teeth due to their position directly under the eyes, are an important part of your dental arches. Not only do they benefit your smile aesthetically, but canine teeth are also responsible for cutting and piercing your food as you chew. Under normal circumstances, lower primary canines should erupt first between the ages of 9-10 followed by the upper canines between the ages of 11-12.
21 December 2016
Your children's baby (primary) teeth usually begin to loosen and fall out between the ages of 5 and 7. This process generally starts with the lower central incisors (bottom middle teeth) and is followed by the upper central incisors soon after. During this phase it is not uncommon for these teeth to come out whilst your child is chewing some toast or eating a sandwich. This is a perfectly natural process and once a baby tooth has come out in this way, it takes anywhere from a week to 6 months for the permanent tooth to appear.
9 December 2016
When you think about maintaining your oral health, you will probably focus on your teeth and gums. However, there is another important area which is often overlooked—the tongue. The small grooves on the surface of your tongue provide the perfect location for food debris and bacteria to collect. Your oral health routine should include cleaning your tongue. Below is a guide which will help you to keep your tongue clean.