Monthly Archives - May 2014

Types of Veneers and Why You Should Care About It

Veneers are wafer-thin shells that are often made of porcelain or resin composite materials that are bonded to our teeth. Porcelain is the material of preference because of its light-reflecting quality; it mimics perfectly the color and feel of real teeth. Composite resin shells on the other hand are thinner and thus less of the tooth enamel needs to be trimmed, however resin is quite opaque and although a very natural color can be achieved it does not [...]

Is Having Porcelain Veneers a Good Decision for you?

Having any cosmetic procedure can change your life, people perceive you in a different way and you also gain confidence in the process. Porcelain veneers are a great choice to fix many of the concerns people have about how their teeth look including: gaps, discoloration, teeth that are worn down, irregular size or shape, misaligned or uneven teeth or when your teeth are chipped or broken. But in real life when does this actually occur? A few facts that might surprise you; [...]

Beyond Aesthetics

Flashing a new smile is more than just being picture perfect, an interesting new research shows that around 9.7 million of people in England with bad teeth think that it has a negative impact in their lives. This figure represents approximately 70% of the 14 million who report to have bad teeth, and it represents a third of the whole population. These are major numbers, and what is even more mind boggling is that one third of the population is subject [...]

Imagine Your Life With a Bright New Smile

Loosing one or more teeth can have a huge impact in various areas of your life, including emotional, psychological and social. Reports have shown that some will prefer to stay at home on a Friday night because they do not want to put themselves in situations wherein they feel ashamed because of their teeth. Others will go ahead and accept jobs that are not up to their expectations only because they feel inadequate and are not confident about their [...]

The Psychology behind a Lost Tooth

Losing one or more teeth can have a deep impact both physically and psychologically. According to the Silberg Center for Dental Science, approximately 30% of the working or retired U.S population is either missing a tooth or a number of teeth. This loss will eventually control the decisions we take on certain areas of life including jobs that we choose, the food we eat and even the friends we make. Although it might sound too serious to be true, [...]

The Many Wonders of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great option for missing teeth because of it is natural and aesthetic feel and look. But the benefits of dental implants go way beyond giving you a beautiful and renewed smile. When you lose a tooth or more your facial structure starts to changes too, it is a natural response of the body that where a tooth is lost, the density of the bone diminishes, in the long run if more teeth are lost, this can impact [...]

Do You Need Braces?

Braces are recommended if you are experiencing: [star_list] [list_item] Crowding This is one of the most common situations that are seen nowadays; when milk teeth come off and the new set of permanent teeth erupt, these teeth will come in different size. Since they are bigger, usually they will occupy more space and many times there is not enough space for them to erupt correctly. For this reason, usually a recommended age for orthodontics is between the ages of 10-14. [/list_item] [list_item] Open Bite This happens [...]

The Healing Environment of a Modern Dental Clinic

How would you feel if you walked into a dental office, and your first impression of it is that it is welcoming, warm, nurturing and healing? Dental clinics have changed through the years, and nowadays you will find those which offer an environment so soothing you could feel you are in a spa, from the moment you walk into reception, a kind smile will greet you, soothing colors envelop you and the smell of freshness filters through your nostrils. [...]

Tooth Extraction AfterCare

We have mentioned in one of our earlier posts about the ways you can speed up the healing process after a tooth extraction. Tooth extractions are performed for a variety of reasons ranging from extensive tooth decay to the need to create more space within the mouth, which is a common scenario when a patient is going for an orthodontic treatment. Some of the most common indications by dentists after the extraction is done include antibiotics and not to rub the [...]

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, popularly known as wisdom teeth are often “impacted” which means that they do not come out straight or might half erupt. Depending on various factors, such as the space available for them to accommodate, the size of the jaw of the patient and the positioning of nearby teeth it is necessary to extract them. Many times we have mentioned the term of “impacted molars” but we seldom know that there are various types of impaction. In fact there [...]