Thumb Sucking and Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

When infants get their first teeth, it is a cause for celebration. It’s a rite of passage that all humans go through, and sometimes we forget that oral hygiene must start at the earliest stages, if we hope to prolong a healthy, beautiful smile throughout life. Never is this more true than with young children. … Continued

Read More

The Low Down on Lingual Braces

Want to enjoy a straighter smile but don’t fancy the idea of a mouth full of metal? You’re not alone. Many people are put off getting braces after seeing the traditional models with brackets and wires lining the front of the teeth. Adults especially can feel insecure about the look of braces, which can seem … Continued

Read More

How to Fix an Overbite

Feeling self-conscious about an overbite? An overbite is the term for when the top teeth excessively overlap the lower teeth. Most people will have a slight overbite of around 1 millimetre, but it’s when that overbite reaches 4 or more millimetres deep that it can affect the overall appearance of a person’s face, which can … Continued

Read More

Caring For Your Retainer

After finally getting your braces off, it’s important to remember to wear a retainer. When the teeth are moved, the ligaments connecting the tooth to the jawbone are stretched or compressed – making them likely to spring back towards their original position once the force of the braces is removed. A retainer will keep your … Continued

Read More

Do You have an Ideal Bite?

Patients are often referred to an orthodontist by their dentist thanks to an imperfect bite, or a bite that is “off”.  This term means that there is some misalignment of the teeth – an incorrect relation between the them when they come into contact with each other. Sometimes the issue is easy to identify, as … Continued

Read More

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Erupting

If you or your teenager has been experiencing jaw or tooth pain, especially towards the back of the mouth or behind the molars, it may due to erupting wisdom teeth.   While this process is normal, it is important to book a trip to the dentist to make sure there are no complications. Also known as … Continued

Read More

Playing an Instrument With Braces

Getting braces can be a major adjustment to the mouth and gums of your child, and when you play certain instruments there can be an even longer period of time getting used to playing with braces. Instruments in the woodwind and brass families are the biggest problem-causers, but there are ways to make the transition … Continued

Read More