Guide To Fitting A Temporary Filling

If you lose a filling, you'll need to see your dentist as soon as possible.  However, if an immediate appointment is not available, you can carry out a few emergency repairs yourself.  Here's how to fit a temporary filling to tide you over until you can get to the dental clinic. You'll need a temporary tooth saver kit, which you can buy from good pharmacies.  Note that this is just a temporary, emergency fix, and you should try to have the filling replaced by your dentist within a few days. [Read More]

4 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

A root canal is performed to help to protect your teeth, treat pain and prevent the need for an extraction. A root canal is normally needed because the pulp inside of a tooth has suffered some kind of trauma which has resulted in its death. Once pulp death has occurred, a dental abscess can form which in turn leads to intense pain and infection. If you do not receive prompt treatment, this infection could spread, causing further medical complications. [Read More]

How Office Cake Culture Causes Cavities

Spending long hours in the office could affect not only your mental health, but also your oral health, according to dentist Professor Nigel Hunt. This expert claims that office workers' habit of bringing in cakes, cookies and other sweet treats to share with their colleagues is causing cavities and other health problems. Let's take a look at the damage office cake culture is doing to our dental health, along with a few ways you can protect your teeth while you work. [Read More]

How You Can Keep The Teeth Of Your Child Protected During Sports

The joy of a parent is to see his or her child in good health.  That is why you remind your child to brush his or her teeth after every meal. When it comes to teeth, though, brushing regularly is not all that is required to keep the teeth safe; chipping and cracking are also a concern. And these are the kind of damages that occur when a child is playing soccer or baseball. [Read More]