The Right Kind of Overbite: Why it is Normal to Have a Slight Overbite

Did you know that the bite of prehistoric humans was different to that of modern humans? About 10,000 years ago, in the Neolithic Age, a typical human would eat by gripping food, such as a hunk of meat, between their teeth, and tearing it into pieces. Eating this way, caused humans to have an edge-to-edge bite. However, 250 years ago, a slight overbite became the norm. What happened? The knife and fork happened.

Important Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the alignment of teeth, and especially as the alignment affects the jawbone and structure of the face, versus just the appearance of your smile. An orthodontist is also the specialist who will install braces, or myobrace, or fit you for other devices that straighten the teeth, even if you only need a few teeth treated. When you do visit an orthodontist to be fitted for an appliance, note a few questions to ask him or her.

Do You Think Your Teeth Are Too Short? The Solution Is Easier Than You Might Think

Have you ever thought that your teeth are too short? It can be a personal concern, something you might even have been self conscious about when you smile. While it rarely affects your ability to speak and chew food, it's not something that is all that difficult to correct. Giving your teeth some extra length is generally a simple process that can be carried out at your local dental clinic. So how does it work?

6 Tips to Keep False Teeth Securely in Place

If you have lost teeth, false teeth can help you eat, talk, and flash a winning smile. However, many people struggle with their false teeth slipping when they chew or speak. Use these six tips to keep your false teeth securely seated in your gums. 1. Introduce New Foods Gradually  Eating with dentures requires practice. False teeth can feel strange at first, which can make it difficult to chew certain foods.

A Comparison Between Dental Bleaching and Porcelain Veneers

Individuals who would like whiter teeth have several options, such as having their teeth bleached or getting composite resin or porcelain veneers. Some patients may not know which option is better for them due to having insufficient information about those alternatives. This article compares having your teeth bleached to having porcelain veneers applied. Use this information to select the most appropriate option for your needs. Impact on Tooth Colour Bleached teeth remain natural, except that they have been made whiter than they were before the cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Brace For It: The Pros & Cons of Hidden Braces for Teens

Teenagers are grumpy creatures at the best of times, but when it comes to braces, the idea of having metal in the mouth creates a whole new level of anxiety. Now your child knows their teeth need professional dental intervention to get them straight, what options do you have to do this when traditional braces have your child not wanting to smile for the next two years? Hidden braces fitted behind the teeth are one answer, and these are the pros and cons your child needs to know.

Why Adherence to Teeth Whitening Product Guidelines Is Important

Some people may wish to get quicker tooth whitening results by exceeding the dosage of dental whitening products. Such people may not know the risks of not following the usage guidelines that are provided by the manufacturer of the product. This article discusses some of the dangers that may occur when you don't follow the instructions provided on how to whiten your teeth using a certain product. Increased Dental Permeability

Toothbrush Hygiene Tips to Give Your University-Bound Child

If you have children who are about to go off to university, it is important to know that their dental hygiene is as important as their studies. Since university life is characteristically communal, the collective use of washrooms and dormitories is likely to increase the spread of germs and bacteria if hygiene is anything to go by. Therefore, dental hygiene is crucial, but it should start with proper toothbrush care. However, this is only possible if your kids avoid making some common mistakes when handling toothbrushes.

Helping your child deal with tooth extraction

Children can need to get their teeth extracted for a number of reasons, including accidental damage, decay, overcrowding or a failure of the baby teeth to fall out when the adult teeth erupt. The extraction process can be very stressful for some children. Here are some ways to help your child deal with tooth extraction.  Have the dental staff explain procedure Removing a part of the child's body can seem very stressful for a child.