It might be the season of ghosts and ghouls, but what happens when your teeth reach the end of their lives? We answer the question: just what is a dead tooth?
If your dentist has told you one of your teeth is effectively ‘dead’, they aren’t playing a Halloween trick. But just because your tooth is dead doesn’t mean it’s no longer useful. Below we look at what makes a tooth dead and whether there is anything you can do to […]
A typical adult can have up to 32 teeth. Most of these develop when you are a child however the wisdom teeth (third molars) will appear when you are older; usually when you are between the ages of 17 and 25, although they can appear when you are younger or older than that as well.
Why do you have wisdom teeth? Anthropologists believe that wisdom teeth were an evolutionary development that were required by our ancestors. It is thought that they needed these extra molars to help chew and digest their diet of rough foods. A typical adult can have up to 32 teeth. Most […]
When you suffer with teeth sensitivity day to day activities such as eating, drinking and brushing your teeth can cause a sharp, temporary pain in your mouth.
When you suffer with teeth sensitivity day to day activities such as eating, drinking and brushing your teeth can cause a sharp, temporary pain in your mouth. Sensitive teeth is most common in people aged between 20 and 40 but can affect children and the elderly as well. What causes […]
Root canal treatment is one of those procedures that you're unlikely to know much about until you're scheduled for it yourself.
You may have heard a friend previously telling you they were due for a root canal treatment, or perhaps you’ve overheard the phrase in conversation in a dental clinic. There’s a good chance you will have heard of it, but not such a great chance that you know what it […]