When Should You See a Dentist for an Oral Soft Tissue Injury?

Like any part of the body, the inside surfaces of your mouth can become injured. While some dental injuries primarily involved the teeth, many of these incidents cause swelling or bleeding in the soft tissues of the mouth. Since oral soft tissue injuries can occur due to contact sports, vehicle collisions or simple accidents, it's important to know how to respond to these injuries. Below, we list the symptoms of a soft tissue injury that indicates the need for a trip to the dentist.   Read More...

Timing is Key with Invisalign: Why You Must Wear Your Invisalign Aligner for 22 Hours a Day

Invisalign aligners are a popular choice for teens and adults alike due to the fact that they are almost invisible. They are also popular because patients are able to remove them at their own convenience. However, unlike braces, which are attached to your teeth, Invisalign require you to be extra disciplined and responsible whilst wearing them. Dentists recommend that you wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day for good reason.   Read More...

Pink Spotted Teeth: What it Means and How it Can be Treated by a Dentist

If you have recently noticed that one of your teeth has turned a light pink or red at the crown, your tooth may be suffering from a condition referred to by dentists as internal root resorption. This condition is also known as pink tooth of Mummery, and was named after anatomist; James Howard Mummery. The first known case of internal root resorption was recorded by Thomas Bell in 1830.  Internal resorption generally occurs as a natural process called deciduous root resorption, whereby the roots of a child's primary teeth are resorbed (re-absorbed) in order to make way for the secondary teeth (adult teeth)    Read More...

Invisalign and Gum Disease: How You Can Still Use Invisalign Even If You Have Gum Disease

In Australia, gum disease affects around a fifth of the adult population. Gingivitis and its more serious cousin; periodontitis, can mean that any future plans you may have had for dental treatment must be put on hold until your gum disease is treated, and symptoms reduced to manageable levels.  No matter what age you are, if you currently have gum disease and wish to do something about your smile, namely, straighten your teeth with Invisalign, then you must first see your dentist, or a periodontist, to treat your condition first.   Read More...

The Good, the Bad and the Healthy: 3 Ways to Deal with a Chipped Tooth

Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body; even harder than bone, and surprisingly harder than steel, it is nonetheless more brittle than both. This means that while tough, your teeth are still prone to breaking under duress. Even a pork scratching, when bitten down on at an awkward angle, can cause part of your tooth to break off. When this happens, you are left with three choices: do nothing and hope for the best, put off any dental repairs due to financial difficulty or time constraints but do your best to care for the tooth in the meantime, or book an appointment with your dentist and arrange to have the damage repaired.   Read More...