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 

Thinking About Dental Crowns? Here’s Why You Need Your Teeth Whitened First

Are you thinking about getting a dental crown (or multiple crowns) to improve your self-confidence? Dental crowns are caps placed over teeth to make them look (and sometimes function) better. They can hide broken teeth, misshapen teeth, and large fillings, making you feel better about your smile. However, if your primary motivation for getting a crown is appearance, there's something you'll probably need to do first: get your teeth whitened. Read More