Cosmetic dentistry for your perfect smile

 teeth health smile dentistThanks to technology, we now have advanced and painless dental cosmetic solutions. If there is something you don’t like about your teeth, consult your dentist on getting cosmetic improvements.

Key takeaways:

– Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, whiten teeth, reduce crowded teeth and repair chipped teeth.

– Your cosmetic dentist can provide crowns, implants, bridges and dentures without you feeling pain.

–  Cosmetic dentistry is now affordable, thanks to technological advancements.

Boost your confidence by booking a cosmetic dentist to fix, repair and enhance the appearance of your teeth.

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Love to Smile? What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for You

Stem Cell Developments to Replace Dental Implants

teeth health smile dentistPresently a dentist will recommend a dental implant to replace an extracted or lost tooth but this may become an outdated method. Researchers are investigating the possibility that stem cells in the teeth can be used to re-grow a tooth naturally.

Scientists have already:

– Combined stem cells and gum tissue to grow teeth

– Used stem cells to re-grow the tooth structure in rats

– Created a 3D human tooth scaffold using stem cells

“Instead of replacing entire teeth, stem cells may help to heal teeth as an interim step in the dental chair.”

Researchers believe that “a procedure involving stem cells may provide a far more accessible and affordable tooth replacement option” and could soon become a reality.

Further information on the subject can be found at http://www.impactlab.net/2017/08/11/will-stem-cells-replace-dental-implants/.

Is it Possible for Whitening Procedures to Damage Teeth?

 teeth health smile dentistTooth-whitening procedures are one of the most effective methods that a dentist will utilise to brighten teeth – with noticeable results. Some patients wonder if any harm is done during the process.

What are some key takeaway points?

– Dental lasers use low heat to whiten the enamel without side effects.

– Gums and lips are protected with rubber dams during treatment.

– It’s normal to experience some sensitivity for a few days after treatment. You don’t need to worry as this will go away on its own.

Brightening your teeth with laser teeth whitening is bound to provide you with the smile you’ve been dreaming of.

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http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/does-laser-teeth-whitening-damage-teeth/

Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease

teeth, health, smile, dentistRecent research suggests that people with long-term gum disease are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease.

The research shows that people who suffer with periodontitis are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s “by as much as 70% compared to those who don’t” which is all the more reason to take care of your teeth and have regular check-ups at the dentist.

Key takeaways

– See your dentist for regular exams and cleanings

– Maintain good oral health by brushing and flossing twice daily

– Eat a healthy diet, avoiding sugar

Gum disease can be treated so visit your dentist if you are experiencing symptoms like bleeding gums.

The full article on the link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s can be read at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/long-term-gum-disease-linked-to-alzheimers-disease_us_59974d9de4b0a2608a6c768a.

Infection Or Abscess? Know The Difference

teeth health smile dentistAn infection in the tooth starts when a nerve dies or becomes damaged. If action is not taken, the infection can then spread up the nerve to the gum and an abscess can form.

– If you experience pain or notice a lump/swelling on the gum, consult your dentist.

– caught in time, root canal treatment can clean out the tooth and remove any infection.

– Control the bacteria in your mouth by brushing your teeth and flossing.

Have regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy, and to detect problems to prevent complications.

Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/tooth-abscesses-vs-tooth-infections-whats-the-difference/

 

Could chewing gum lead to early diagnosis of inflammation?

teeth, smile, dentist, healthThe key to treating most conditions is early diagnosis. Scientists are currently working on a chewing gum that detects inflammation in the mouth.

Key takeaways:

– Dental implants can cause an inflammatory response over time

– Brush teeth twice a day to maintain good oral hygiene

– Schedule regular dental check-ups with your dentist

Self-diagnosis with gum is still a few years away. In the meantime, see your dentist as soon as you experience any dental problems for early detection and treatment.

This type of early detection aims at preventing serious complications such as bone loss.”

Full article here:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/318975.php

When To Begin Oral Cancer Screening

teeth health smile dentistIt is normal to begin screening for oral cancer at the age of eighteen although it should be started earlier for smokers or others who may be at risk. The screening is painless and can be conducted quickly by your dentist. The screening consists of a general check on the condition of the:

– Tongue

– Throat

– Neck

The dentist will also ask questions about any nagging pains you may be experiencing in your teeth or gums to ensure all is normal. Next time you visit your dentist you should discuss having “a regular oral cancer screening schedule set up” and you can find out more at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/from-what-age-should-i-get-screened-for-oral-cancer/.