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Oral Cancer Screening: Who Needs It?

Oral Cancer Screening: Who Needs It?

Oral cancer or mouth cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. It can affect any of the soft tissues around the mouth, including the lips, cheeks, tongue and inside of the mouth. An oral cancer screening provided by a dentist can detect the disease at an early stage when there's a greater ch..... Read more

Category: Dental Emergency, Restorative Dentistry

What to Do If a Permanent Tooth Falls Out

What to Do If a Permanent Tooth Falls Out

Losing a tooth can be an upsetting experience, but trying to stay calm and knowing what to do in such a dental emergency could improve your chances of a full recovery. Your dentist may even be able to reattach a knocked-out tooth, depending on its condition and how soon able to get to the dental cli..... Read more

Category: Dental Emergency, Restorative Dentistry

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Some people's gums are more prone to bleeding than others, but if your gums bleed often, you should visit your dentist for a check-up and advice. That's because bleeding gums can sometimes be a sign of gum disease or other oral health and general health problems. Gingivitis (gum disease) If your gum..... Read more

Category: General Dental

Risks of Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Risks of Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that can remove some stains and discolouration from the teeth. But like all treatments, there can be side-effects or complications. Teeth whitening risks are reduced if you have a whitening treatment through your dentist, rather than using products bou..... Read more

Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Is It Better to Get a Root Canal or Extraction?

Is It Better to Get a Root Canal or Extraction?

If your tooth feels painful or sensitive, it might be infected. Dentists usually recommend root canal therapy to save an infected tooth, restore its function and stop the infection from spreading. If you have a more severe infection, the only option might be to have the tooth pulled out. Dentists wi..... Read more

Category: Restorative Dentistry