What is Halitosis? Causes and Treatments

Halitosis, or bad breath, is a condition that is common and will mostly respond to home treatments. The often embarrassing condition gets its name from the Latin word ‘Hallitus’ (which translates to ‘Breath’) and the English word ‘Osis’ (which denotes a process or...

What Do You Need to Know About Dental X-Rays?

Using a dental X-ray machine is common practice in dental healthcare. With X-ray equipment, a dentist can diagnose a range of oral health issues in the teeth and jaws. Today, dental imaging normally uses special digital imaging techniques to take a detailed picture of...

Rotten Teeth Symptoms and Treatment

Rotten teeth can develop when a cavity worsens from a lack of treatment. Rotten teeth are characterised by black or brown discolouration, bad breath and sensitivity or pain while biting. The condition can occur in kids or adults and has several common causes –...

What Are Train Track Braces and How Do They Work?

What are Train Track Braces? Train track braces use brackets and wires, which resemble the look of a train track. These types of fixed braces can be fitted to both adults and children to help straighten teeth and come in a variety of colours and designs. They are also...

Everything You Need to Know About Overbites

The causes of an overbite are largely genetic, with baby teeth sometimes influencing the shape of the jaw. Using pacifiers late into a child’s development and finger or thumb sucking are all causes of an overbite. Nail-biting is another potential cause for...

Everything You Need to Know About Underbites

malocclusion with underbite. Upper teeth behind lower teeth What is an Underbite? An underbite is when the bottom teeth extend forward, giving the appearance that the jaw is pushing outward from the mouth. An underbite can be mild or severe and will require dental...

All You Need to Know About Metal Braces

There are many types of braces, which can all help with improving the appearance of crooked teeth. Metal braces are a common dental treatment that uses a special kind of metal wire and bracket to keep the teeth in position. Many people pit metal braces vs ceramic...

What to Know About Bleeding Gums

Many people will experience bleeding gums at some point in their life. At times people may notice their gums bleeding randomly with no apparent cause, but there is usually an underlying cause.  The causes of bleeding gums include being too rough when brushing and...

What to Know About a Tooth Infection

An infection can affect a tooth the same they affect other areas of the body. A tooth infection can commonly result from a tooth abscess, where bacteria enters the tooth itself and forms pus inside of it, which can then cause an infection that spreads into the gums or...