Two treatment options for a cracked tooth
3 May 2017
A tiny, hairline crack in a tooth is rarely cause for alarm; in such cases, the damage is usually superficial and can be disguised with a veneer or dental crown. However, if the crack is quite large, and extends down to the root of a tooth, it can result in major structural damage and infection. Here are two treatment options which can be used in this type of situation.
Root canal therapy
5 Tips to Relieve a Toothache
2 May 2017
When you're struggling with toothache, it's important to schedule an appointment with a dentist so you can find out what is causing your pain. However, not all dentists can offer appointments right away. If you have to wait to see your dentist, use these five top tips for toothache relief.
1. Rinse With Salt Water
Rinsing your mouth with salt water can help prevent infection from adding to the pain of a damaged tooth.
Tooth Decay to Go: The Negative Effects of Fast Food on Your Teeth
2 May 2017
Australians purchase 3.3 million fast food meals every day. Given that the population of Australia is approximately 24 million, that might not seem like a lot. However, according to the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Healthy Diet Score report, Australians only score 59 out of 100 for the quality of their diet. Not only is fast food bad for your waistline and overall health, it is also bad for your teeth.
Post-Extraction Tooth Problems That Could Be Urgent
26 April 2017
If you've recently had a tooth extracted, a certain amount of swelling and discomfort is to be expected. After all, your mouth has just been through a fairly traumatic experience and it will take a few days to settle back down again.
That said, you should still be on the lookout for any symptoms that could be a sign of trouble. Although post-extraction complications are uncommon, they do happen, and being able to act quickly and seek treatment is important in keeping serious problems at bay.