If you suffer from seasonal allergies like hay fever, you know all about the unpleasant side-effects including coughing, sneezing, having a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. What’s not so well-known is the potential effect on your dental health as allergies can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and sore throats….Read More..
Crown lengthening is a procedure normally used to improve gum health or in preparation for restorative or cosmetic treatments, for example, if you want dental crowns or veneers. When teeth have broken below the gum line or are substantially damaged, it is difficult to place dental crowns or veneers properly, so crown lengthening helps to…Read More..
Thumb sucking is a natural behaviour for a baby, providing comfort and contentment. Most young children will stop thumb or finger sucking on their own between ages two and four. Others find it more difficult to stop, and the habit can cause problems when it continues beyond this age, altering the development of their teeth…Read More..
While there are significant benefits in getting older, your body does need more attention, and your oral health is no exception. As we age we become more susceptible to dental disease and other dental problems. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to maintain a healthy smile right throughout life. Tooth Decay An increased…Read More..
Early dental visits are essential for ensuring your little one grows up with a healthy smile. The first visit should occur soon after your child’s first birthday. It’s an excellent way for children to become accustomed to regular preventative dental care and we can provide useful and practical advice on how to care for…Read More..
Here at Smilexcellence, we are frequently asked if electric toothbrushes are better than manual. Statistically, people who use electric toothbrushes tend to have lower rates of plaque and gingivitis, but it is mostly down to personal preferences and your brushing technique. Here are some pros and cons to consider. The Pros Electric toothbrushes are easy…Read More..
Provided you have looked after your dental health your teeth should remain in great shape as you age. However, some dental conditions are more likely to occur with age, and which include the following: Discoloured Teeth Teeth naturally darken as you age, often because tooth enamel begins to thin, exposing more of the dentine underneath…Read More..
Have you noticed your teeth are more sensitive as the weather gets colder? It’s a common complaint. During colder weather, your teeth can contract slightly, potentially causing microcracks that slightly open whenever you bite down, and which can allow unwanted sensations to penetrate your tooth nerves. Usually, your teeth are protected by tooth enamel, which…Read More..
All too frequently, people assume that once a tooth is filled, it’s good for life. While dental fillings can last for several years, they do need replacing periodically. Usually, the average lifespan of a filling depends on the material chosen by your dentist. Other factors that can influence its longevity include your daily oral hygiene…Read More..
We’ve all heard the saying you are what you eat, and this certainly applies to your dental health. Sugary foods like fizzy drinks and sweets will all contribute to tooth decay. Try to include at least some of these healthy, tooth-friendly foods in your diet. Cheese Cheese is great for teeth because it increases the…Read More..