How to Overcome Eating and Speaking Issues While Wearing an Expander
7 July 2017
Modern human beings have smaller faces and narrower dental arches than their ancestors, according to research. This is due to modern day food being softer. Unfortunately, narrow dental arches lead to overcrowding, impacted teeth, and overly large buccal corridors which results in a less than pleasing smile. To combat this, dentists rely on palatal expanders to help widen dental arches and thus make more room available for teeth. Smaller buccal corridors; the dark spaces between the cheeks and teeth, are considered to be more attractive so palatal expanders are an essential orthodontic appliance.
5 Tips to Soothe Swollen Gums
28 June 2017
Swollen gums can be painful, particularly when eating and cleaning your teeth. They may even bleed when you brush or floss. If you notice swelling in your gums, you should call a dental service right away to book an appointment. Swollen gums are a sign of gum disease, which requires professional treatment. While you wait to see a dentist, here are some self-care tips you can use to soothe the swelling and prevent gum disease getting worse.
5 Signs of Peri-Implantitis to Watch Out For
27 June 2017
The majority of people never develop any serious issues with their dental implants. In fact, the success rate of dental implants is more than 96 percent. However, some people with dental implants develop a condition called peri-implantitis, in which bacteria attack the gums around the implants. If left untreated, peri-implantitis can spread through the gums and bone, weakening the tissue until eventually the implant needs to be removed. Protect yourself against this disastrous outcome by learning to spot the signs of peri-implantitis so you can get treatment swiftly and keep your implants safe.
Gingival Overgrowth Causes: Why Gums Sometimes Grow Over Teeth or Braces
8 June 2017
When gums grow over teeth, not only is it worrying, but it is also very painful. Eating too becomes difficult and if the condition affects the front teeth, those affected will also be reluctant to smile. In short, gingival overgrowth can make life a living hell for sufferers. Also known as gingival hypertrophy or gingival hyperplasia, gingival overgrowth occurs for several reasons, all of which will be explained here.
Medications Can Cause Gingival Overgrowth