What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an apparatus made of titanium that serves to replace the root of a tooth. The implant – or titanium post – is surgically placed into the jawbone and effectively functions as an anchor for a replacement tooth, or dental crown. A dental implant is one of the … Read More
What is a dental implant?
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, mostly happens when you’re sleeping and unaware that you’re doing it. Why would you need a mouth guard if you can sleep through the grinding?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 8 percent of adults have bruxism. If you’re one of them, you may also suffer from dental damage, facial pain, … Read More
Are there any health benefits of smiling beyond just sending the right social cues to those that you interact with? For some people, the smile comes quite naturally while others really struggle to pull off that nice smile and win people over. According to health experts, your smile might serve a more useful and powerful … Read More
Normal teeth is usually opaque. Your lifestyle, disease and genetic factors may sometimes cause the corrosion of the enamel leading to translucent teeth. Diseases such as the Celiac disease may also lead to poor enamel development which in turn causes the translucent appearance. An example of a genetic condition that may also cause this is enamel hypoplasia … Read More
Apart from their efficacy in straightening misaligned teeth, invisalign aligners are also advantageous due to their safety, comfort and the fact they are “quiet” teeth aligners. Unlike dental braces, they don’t shout out aloud to the world that you are in the process of straightening your teeth. However, there are various ways in which you can … Read More
Human beings are the most intelligent and social animals and human speech is therefore integral to communication. Speech is important not just for day to day communications but also for various other forms of communication and expression such as singing and acting. In all human speech, teeth play a very crucial role in helping you … Read More
Wearing dental braces can pose a public speaking conundrum. There is that initial wearing phase where you will go through the learning curve of speaking with a dental brace on. Normally, there will be some mis-articulation of sentences or speaking with a lisp.
Then there is the self-consciousness that you have to grapple with when wearing … Read More
The wedding season (hopefully!) means lots of brilliant and happy smiles all around. For some, whether you are the bride, the groom, best man, maid of honor or a wedding guest, having that winning Hollywood smile is everything. Maybe it’s a confidence thing, or maybe it’s an image thing, it doesn’t matter – you want … Read More
For some vegans, eating raw food is a daily routine. Uncooked food generally contain a good dose of fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, vegetables and almost no animal byproducts. Occasionally, the diet may include raw animal by-products (ABPs) such as unpasteurised milk or even raw meat.
From a first glance, it is a cocktail that looks quite healthy … Read More
Most of us cannot resist the urge to snack away. Whether you are binging or simply taking the edge off hunger before a major meal, snacking is often a cherished everyday eating habit. When done mindfully, it can be an important source of essential nutrients as well as other health promoting substances. It is also … Read More