If your retainer has become too worn to work as effectively as it should, or you have misplaced it, you may be wondering if your whitening trays could perhaps do the same job. The truth is that even if used on a temporary basis, a whitening tray would serve as a poor substitute for your orthodontic retainer. Though whitening trays might look similar in form, that's about as far as the similarities go. [Read More]
In Fear of Veneers: Why Having Porcelain Veneers Fitted Rarely Hurts
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you should know that there are many cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the quality of your smile. Porcelain veneers are one such option. Teeth that are badly stained, chipped, broken or misaligned can be covered with porcelain veneers to give you a much-improved smile. However, if you fear the pain that might be involved, you first need some reassurance. There Is Little to no Pain for Standard Cases [Read More]
How Can a Dentist Fix an Unsightly Chipped Tooth?
A chipped tooth sounds like cause for serious concern, but it isn't always that much of a problem. Depending on how much of the tooth is left unharmed and how sharp the damaged part it, it can sometimes be left alone without causing any other dental issues. If you have a chipped front tooth and have been given the all-clear by a dentist, however, you might not be happy. Despite the tooth being considered healthy, you may be upset by the way it looks, leaving you with low confidence and making you want to hide your smile. [Read More]
Tooth Positioning Technology Explained
Orthodontics, the specialist area of dentistry that deals with the position of teeth in the mouth, is constantly innovating, and there are many new techniques which have been developed to help with repositioning teeth. Orthodontic treatments, including rudimentary methods such as using materials like catgut in the mouth, have a long history which goes back as far as Ancient Greece. These days, however, many of the latest devices are highly-engineered and custom made products that are tailored to the individual mouth. [Read More]