5 Warning Signs of Gum Disease You Must Not Ignore

Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss or even damage to the bones in your jaw. If you think you might have gum disease, it is vital to see a dentist to find out what you can do to bring it under control. The following five symptoms are all signs of gum disease that you can't afford to ignore. 1. Bleeding When You Clean Your Teeth  Read More 

Homemade Toothpaste and Mouthwash

An emergency dentist is the best port of call if you suddenly find yourself with damaged teeth from an impact or if you're fretting over a loose filling. These instances are unfortunate and often unpredictable, however, you can do something about your oral health on a daily basis to reduce the risk of other issues that can build up over time. Infections and poor hygiene can easily be prevented, and in this day and age where organic products are widely popular, making your own oral hygiene products is both cheap and fun. Read More 

Nail Biting and Braces: Are Invisalign Braces the Best Option For Nail Biters?

If you need orthodontic work and are a habitual nail biter, your orthodontist may be worried about fitting braces to your teeth, especially if you don't think you can kick the habit while your braces are in place. Regular braces and nail biting don't always mix well – chewing on your nails all the time may push your braces' wires out of place and prevent them from working correctly. In some cases, your orthodontist may recommend that you use Invisalign braces as an alternative. Read More 

5 Breakfast Foods to Feed Your Child After Braces

The first week of having braces can really affect your child's ability to eat the breakfasts you might usually serve, and sometimes it may feel that he or she has reverted back to infanthood. However, don't despair! It's possible to feed your child breakfast foods that will give them the nutrition they need and are smooth enough to eat during the adjustment period of the first week. Here are 5 ideas that will make your job a lot more easy. Read More 

3 Things to Avoid Doing Before Your Next Dental Appointment

If the idea of making a visit to the dentist fills you with anxiety and fear, you are not alone. For most people, going to the dentist is at the top of the "I don't want to do this" list. In an effort to deal with your pre-dental appointment fear, you may do things which actually increase the stress of the visit. Below are some things you should avoid doing before your dental appointment. Read More