Although you may grind or clench your teeth during the day, teeth grinding is more common overnight while you sleep. This can result in headaches, soreness in the jaw and sensitive teeth. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can wear your teeth down and lead to sleeping issues as well as further health complications. Bruxism […]read more
A child’s permanent teeth start to push through when they are between six to seven years old. Once a baby tooth becomes loose, you know a permanent tooth is on the way through. The baby tooth is gradually eased out of the way by the incoming tooth. When your child’s baby tooth becomes loose, you […]read more
Dental anxiety or a phobia can prevent people from visiting the dentist and receiving the treatment they need. This can further worsen oral health issues and have a negative impact on their smile. However, modern dentistry provides various degrees of dental sedation which can help relax patients who suffer with dental anxiety, making it easier […]read more
Does your jaw seem to “pop” from time to time? This can be a painful experience and yet, a dentist will normally be able to provide solutions. Some symptoms include stiffness around the jaw, tenderness and difficulty opening or closing your mouth. This condition may be related to teeth grinding, a bite problem, frequently chewing […]read more
Although there are various anxiety scales and practice specific questionnaires, most dentists assess patients anxiety levels with a face to face meeting, either in the dental surgery or in another room in the practice. The acceptable location for the patient in itself is an indication of the anxiety level with various patients, although agreeing to […]read more
Many people find going to the dentist a very frightening experience. This fear even prevents some people from going in cases when they have a severe toothache while others prefer to attend the local A&E in the hope of a miracle cure. Fear of the dentist can be caused by many factors such as having […]read more
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