Can Children Play Brass or Woodwind Instruments With Braces?

Braces don't stop children from playing musical instruments; however, they do change the way they are able to play them, especially when their braces have just been fitted. Parents may want to take some time to help their kids adapt to the changes in their mouths, so they can continue to enjoy playing during orthodontic treatment. How Braces Affect Playing Before they have braces fitted, musicians get used to using their mouth in a certain way to make music. Read More 

How Chewing Gum Can Protect Your Teeth

Most people are pretty conscientious when it comes to their oral and dental health; you schedule regular check-ups at your local dental clinic, and you clean your teeth and floss twice a day.  But did you know that including chewing gum as part of your daily oral hygiene routine can be extremely beneficial to your teeth, especially if you are a habitual grazer?  Read on to find out more. Are you a habitual grazer? Read More 

Don’t Overlook These Problems With Your Dentures

Dentures can help a person with missing teeth to eat and speak freely and to feel better about themselves overall. Dentures can also support the bones of the face and protect the gums from irritation. In most cases, a person wearing dentures will often forget that they have them in, and once they become accustomed to them, they may feel just like real teeth.  However, there are some problems with dentures that a person should never overlook as these might mean that they need to be refitted or recast. Read More 

How thumb sucking in adults can cause Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Many people secretly continue to suck their thumb into adulthood, and it can result in a relatively unknown, but painful condition. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMD, affects your jaw joint, which is what enables you to open and close your mouth.   How can thumb sucking cause TMD? There are a couple of ways that your thumb sucking can cause TMD. As you sucked your thumb when you were growing, your habit will have moved your teeth out of alignment and may have reshaped your mouth to accommodate your thumb. Read More 

Cosmetic Dental Clinic Procedures

If you have a dental issue that has hampered your smile, you will likely need to visit a cosmetic dental clinic to help restore your pearly whites and your confidence. But if you've never visited one of these places before, here's a quick rundown of the types of procedures they can offer you. Restorations -- Tooth restoration is a procedure in which a dentist removes decay from a tooth as a result of a cavity or of an injury to a tooth that causes a chip, crack or break in the enamel. Read More