How Can Thumb Sucking Affect Your Child’s Teeth?

Thumb sucking and teeth

Thumb-sucking is a very common habit among children and can be seen in adults as well. It’s a non-nutritive habit, meaning that in doing so, the child isn’t getting any nutrition. While it’s considered to be normal and even a natural reflex in children (some even do it in the womb), after a certain age, it can cause quite a few problems, including their teeth.  And … Read more

Should You Worry About Exposed Tooth Roots?

What To Do About An Exposed Tooth Root

Normally, tooth roots aren’t something that can be seen because they’re covered by gum tissue. However, that can change, and if your tooth roots are exposed, you can experience many discomforts, including pain and sensitivity.  It is important to act quickly when you have a dental problem such as this. If you delay treatment for your exposed tooth root in the … Read more

Is A Flipper Tooth Worth It?

flipper tooth

A flipper tooth is a type of placeholder restoration that’s used to replace a missing tooth (or teeth). Usually, it is considered a temporary solution until the patient can get a more durable and long-lasting tooth replacement. While a flipper tooth may serve well to hide the gap left behind by a missing tooth, there … Read more

Is A Charcoal Toothpaste Worth It?

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe

From face masks to shampoos, charcoal has left its mark in the world of beauty for its purported “detoxifying” effect. It’s said to absorb impurities, leaving an unclogged and squeaky-clean surface behind. Unsurprisingly, it’s also found its way into many oral healthcare products, such as charcoal mouthwash, charcoal-infused dental floss, and, of course, charcoal toothpaste. Charcoal … Read more

What Are Maryland Dental Bridges?

Maryland dental bridge

A Maryland dental bridge is a fixed restoration to replace missing teeth, especially in the front of the mouth. It’s a type of dental bridge, however, unlike its traditional counterpart, it doesn’t involve extensive tooth preparation (shaving). For this and other reasons, it may be preferred by some over other treatment options like conventional dental … Read more

Can You Whiten Teeth With A Banana Peel?

banana peel teeth whitening

TikTok may have breathed new life into the banana peel teeth whitening trend, which has a staggering 32.1 million views on the platform alone, but it’s been around for over a decade now! And while it’s hard to beat the allure of “natural” and “cheap” teeth whitening methods, as far as banana peels are concerned, … Read more

Is Chlorhexidine Mouthwash Good For Teeth?

chlorhexidine mouthwash

Chlorhexidine mouthwash is widely known for its strong antibacterial effects, and it’s used for the management of several oral health conditions, including plaque accumulation and gum disease. While this mouthwash is considered quite effective, on the other hand, there are some serious risks that can accompany its usage. It’s not like any other mouthwash either, … Read more

What Does A Sinus Lift Involve?

Sinus lift

A sinus lift is a dental procedure that involves the lifting of the sinus membrane for the placement of a bone graft. The goal of this surgery is to create sufficient bone structure to support a dental implant. Without enough bone, there’s the potential of the implant drilling into the sinus itself. There are different … Read more

Are Dental Snap-On Veneers Actually Good?

snap on veneers

The internet is divided over snap-on veneers; while cost-weary individuals don’t mind seeking them out for their affordability, some professionals caution against their use. Also known as removable or clip-on veneers, they’re quite different from their traditional counterpart. Unlike the latter, these don’t require any teeth shaving and can also be easily popped on and … Read more

What Is A Dental Cantilever Bridge?

Dental cantilever bridge

A dental bridge is a type of restoration used to replace or fill a gap left by missing teeth. Depending on the construction of the bridge and what it’s anchored to, there are four different types of bridges: implant-supported bridge, traditional bridge (anchored to teeth on either side of the gap), Maryland bridge (anchored with … Read more

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