What is the outlook for cleft lip and palate?
If your child has cleft lip and palate, the good news is that surgery can restore normal function and often results in a greatly improved cosmetic appearance.
Is tooth decay serious?
Tooth decay can be serious. Left untreated, tooth decay can erode the hard outer layer of your teeth and eventually get into the soft middle. If this happens, you may need root canal treatment or the …
What causes a cold sore?
Cold sores are caused by an infection with a virus called the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two different forms of the virus that can cause cold sores, HSV1 and HSV2.
Can a regular dentist do a root canal treatment, or do I need to see a specialist?
Most regular dentists are trained to do root canal treatments. However, some dentists have more experience in this treatment than others and have a better success rate. It is important to ask your den…
Will bruxism clear on its own?
Children often outgrow their bruxism. In adults, bruxism can stop when you make changes in the lifestyle habits that may be causing it.
Is it ok to put a baby to bed with a bottle?
It is not recommended to put your baby to sleep with a feeding bottle as it poses a chocking risk. Also, if milk is left to collect in the mouth, it can increase the risk of tooth decay. It is best to…
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the unintentional clenching or grinding of the teeth. While it mostly occurs during sleep, some people can also do it while they are awake.
I only have one wisdom tooth, should I have it removed in the dental chair?
Ask your dentist if he or she thinks it will be an easy process to remove your wisdom tooth. Your dentist will examine your tooth, decide if it should be removed and take an X-ray to work out how easy…
My wisdom teeth keep getting infected, what should I do?
Wisdom teeth that are coming through will often have a flap of gum sitting over them until they fully come through. It is this gum flap that covers part of the tooth and traps food and plaque under it…
What type of toothpaste should I use for my baby's teeth?
Water alone is best for brushing a baby's teeth until around the age of 18 months. Older toddlers can use a children's toothpaste, which has lower levels of fluoride.
Is bruxism serious?
Many cases of bruxism are not serious, although severe cases can lead to ongoing troublesome symptoms, such as headaches, restricted jaw movement and aching shoulder muscles. Development of dental pro…