Five Mouth-Safety Tips and Ideas for Rugby Players

If you play a lot of rugby, you need to take steps to protect your teeth. Wondering what techniques or products can help? Here are some tips to keep in mind: 1. Wear a mouthguard. Even if a mouth guard is not required in your rugby league, you should wear one anyway, and this is true for players of all ages. Mouthguards can be relatively inexpensive, but they offer a lot of protection. Read More 

Bite the Bullet: How to Know If You Should See a Dentist

With life getting busier by the minute, even something as quick and innocuous as a trip to the dentist can carve a major chunk out of your schedule.  As such, it can be tempting to pop a painkiller and skip the dental appointment — but is that really safe to do?  While you don't need to visit the dental surgery every time your teeth click together, you should certainly try to set aside time to visit if you feel there may be a problem. Read More 

Why There’s More to Your Smile Than You Realise

Do you realise how powerful your smile is? Do you also realise how much impact it has on other people and how they judge you subconsciously according to your effort? Your Reward While smiling is not something that most people tend to think too much about, it should be. If you make it a habit to consciously smile at every person you come across, this will transmit additional signals to your brain to stimulate a feeling of pleasure. Read More 

Bracing for Change: 3 Alternatives to Traditional Braces for Adults

According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 2012, 71% of patients who opted for orthodontic treatment worried about how the treatment might affect their appearance. However, the same survey also discovered that post treatment, 92% of patients stated that they would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults. The main reasons for this were increased confidence levels and an improvement in their personal and career relationships. Read More 

3 Signs You Should Call the Emergency Dentist

While many people have the number of the emergency dentist written down in their phone book or saved in their cell phone, not many people know if and when they should call this number. No one wants to feel as if they are making a big deal over a minor dental issue or that they are wasting the time of an emergency dentist. However, there are some instances when it is important you receive treatment from an emergency dentist. Read More