How often do I need to see the dentist?

dental check-ups

Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential not only to your dental health but also to your overall health and wellbeing. That’s why it is recommended that you visit your dentist every six months. Why do I have to go so often? There are several reasons for needing regular dental check-ups. Many dental conditions, including tooth decay Read More

What is a dental dam and why is it used?

dental dam

If you’ve had some major dental work in the past, chances are you would have had the “dental dam” experience. For most patients, this is quite a comfortable experience and they might even have a quick snooze while the dentist works away. However, not all patients readily tolerate the dental dam, especially if they don’t Read More

I’m missing a tooth, what are my options to replace it?

missing tooth, missing teeth

Whether you have had a tooth extraction because that was your best treatment option, or whether you were born with a missing tooth, you will be fully aware of how a gap in your teeth can affect your appearance and self-confidence. Teeth are designed to function in harmony with your jaw joints, soft tissues (e.g. Read More

What procedures are performed in a dental hospital?

dental hospital

Most dental procedures can be performed either at a dental clinic or in a dental hospital. A dental hospital may be part of a general hospital, or sometimes (especially in larger cities) it is completely separate. The dental professionals you might find working in a dental hospital include fully qualified dentists and specialists, specialists in Read More

What are dental splints and why would my dentist recommend one?

Dental Splint

A dental splint is an appliance used to protect teeth and their supporting structures from damage caused by grinding or clenching. The splint may be in the form of either a tooth night guard or an occlusal splint. Clenching or grinding of the teeth, also termed bruxism, can happen when a patient is awake or Read More

What are fissure sealants and why should I get them?

fissure seals

All teeth naturally form grooves during their development. These are usually found on the biting surfaces of molars and premolars (back teeth), but can sometimes be present on canines and incisors also. The grooves are referred to as “fissures” and can range from wide, shallow ones to narrow, deep ones. These grooves can be protected Read More