Wise up on wisdom teeth

Fad diet beliefs that are bad for your teeth Whether you’re a fan of low-carb, Paleo, Keto or a juice-only cleanse – fad diets can have an impact on more than just your weight. While these diets require you to think constantly about what’s going in your mouth, far less attention gets paid to...
Thanks to innovation in cone beam computed technology (CBCT), 3D scanners are becoming a regular feature of modern dental practices. Here we explain why 3D scanners so good at picking up problems with your teeth – and why all our CEREC doctors listed on www.ineedadentist.com have them. Making...
The buzz about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been getting louder in recent years – with everyone from celebrities to leading heart surgeons finding value in its use. The healing power of PRP is also being used by many dentists with excellent results. How is PRP used in dentistry? PRP is a...
What are wisdom teeth and why do they cause such problems in young adults? Is it always necessary to have wisdom teeth removed? Let’s answer these and other frequently asked questions about the wisest of all teeth. Why are they called wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the teeth in the very back...
Dental implants have a reputation for being expensive. So why wouldn’t you look overseas for a cheaper alternative? We explore the importance of dental implant quality and why the usual rules of ‘grabbing a bargain’ don’t apply. What are dental implants? Dental implants are a permanent way...
Hearing that you need a root canal is scary for most patients. Root canal treatment is often associated with serious pain and great expense. But it’s not all bad news! Root canal treatment has improved drastically in recent years thanks to new technology. So let’s get to the bottom of this feared...
While everybody wants a smile to be proud of, the options for creating a brighter, whiter smile can vary drastically in price and results. We look at the different teeth whitening treatments to find out which ones deliver the goods. DIY over-the-counter teeth whitening To-DIY or not-to-DIY?...
Dental veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Composite resin and porcelain are the most common materials used. But which one is right for you? Durability While composite veneers have lots of things going for them, durability isn’t top of the list. Porcelain veneers...
This post should probably be called “How to see less of your dentist even if you have problem teeth” because that’s exactly what CEREC restorations are about. CEREC is dental technology that allows you to restore issues with your teeth must faster than traditional treatments – usually in a single...
Whether you choose a clear system like Invisalign or traditional braces for straighter teeth depends on more than just how it looks. Here are some things you need to consider when choosing between clear aligners and traditional braces: What’s the goal of treatment? Clear aligners can treat...