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Why Are Dental X- Rays So Important?

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It’s standard dental care for your dentist to recommend a dental x-ray at least once a year. Modern dental x-rays can serve many purposes. Some may be needed in order to give you a specific diagnosis of your teeth in specific areas or to screen for decay in areas your dentist can’t reach during checkups. There are also x-rays to give you broad imaging of your entire mouth. Many of our patients, however, are reluctant to get x-rays due to concerns regarding radiation involved. Allow us to put these fears to rest- when you come to SDG for your appointments, … Continue reading

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy? Here are 5 Signs

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If you have a dental abscess, root canal therapy is a form of treatment you’ll want to seriously consider, as this is one problem that won’t go away on its own! If you notice any of the below signs and symptoms, make sure to contact us straight away for professional root canal treatment! Toothache What starts out as a dull ache will soon escalate into a throbbing pain that could potentially even keep you up at night when left unattended! These types of toothaches won’t even be eased by over-the-counter medication. Sensitivity to hot/cold If you’re experiencing sensitivity to cold … Continue reading

4 Dental Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea

Think you have sleep apnoea? There are several common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea that you can watch out for. But did you know that some of them even affect your oral health? Here are some of the most noticeable dental symptoms you’ll experience if you have oral sleep apnoea. Flattened Teeth One of the main signs of a sleeping disorder is teeth that are flattened and worn out. Run your tongue along your teeth- if the edges feel sharp, you most likely have worn down teeth. This happens because an obstructive sleep disorder deprives you of enough oxygen. One … Continue reading

Dental Implants Feel Loose? Here’s Why!

You know your dental implants are supposed to be permanent so when it starts feeling loose, you’re naturally bound to feel worried. Firstly, we’d recommend scheduling an appointment at SDG for an evaluation of the matter. But here are a few common reasons as to why your dental implant may be feeling loose. Loose Abutment This is a connecting attachment fixed on the hollow area at the top of your implant. The abutment usually sticks out of the gum while your crown is cemented on top. If your abutment starts to unthread from the implant, this could explain why it … Continue reading

Top 3 Easy Dental Cosmetic Treatments to Consider!

Are you still on the fence about opting for a full smile makeover? This can cover various aspects of your teeth and often requires different solutions. At SDG we understand, however, that sometimes you want to test the waters before diving in completely. That’s why we’ve put together the 3 most simple and affordable cosmetic treatments that will allow you to boost your smile in the quickest time possible! Here’s our top 3 Dental Cosmetic Treatments worth considering: Teeth Whitening You might have wondered if over-the-counter whitening kits are as efficient as what you would get done professionally in a … Continue reading

How to Manage TMJ Pain

TMJ disorder occurs as a result of damage to the temporomandibular joint leading to problems with the jaw and surrounding facial muscles. There are a few treatments and solutions our team at Studfield Dental Group can offer you: A Bite Splint You’re unconsciously likely to put additional strain on your TMJ throughout the day. As much as you may try to stop actions such as chewing, your muscle memory is at play here and will keep repeating the process unless you train the jaw to not engage. You can do this by wearing a bite splint. A protective bite splint … Continue reading

How to Take Care of Your Child’s Smile

While getting your child used to a regular checkup with the dentist is important, you’ll obviously want to avoid any serious trips to the dentist or dental complications when your child is just a few years old. Such complications are often entirely avoidable so your child doesn’t have to endure any anxiety and intensive dental work if you follow the right steps to taking care of their oral health! Here’s what you need to keep in mind: Floss daily Cavities are most prone to forming between teeth- this is why flossing daily is so important. Some children have plenty of … Continue reading

Teeth Straightening for Adults: Does It Apply?

Do you have crooked teeth and think your age is preventing you from taking steps to straighten it? We have plenty of adult orthodontic patients at SDG that have had their teeth straightened with no issues whatsoever! There is no age limit to getting that perfect smile makeover! Increase your confidence! Having a misaligned smile and crooked teeth can greatly affect your confidence in your appearance. Any blow to your confidence can affect how you speak and how you smile in situations- and a great smile is definitely known to be one of the best first impressions! If your crooked … Continue reading

Time to Replace Your Tooth?

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If you’ve been having particular issues with your tooth or it’s recently suffered an injury, you’re probably wondering if it’s necessary to have your tooth extracted and replaced. Preserving your tooth for as long as possible is (of course) a priority! But having your tooth replaced isn’t as scary as it seems! There are some instances where you’ll want to consider a replacement- here are some of them: Severely damaged teeth If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, you don’t want to waste your time and money opting for a filling or crown that will inevitably not work … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

When exactly can you expect your wisdom teeth to come in? These final set of molars usually erupt during your mid-teen years or can even take as long as your late twenties to make an appearance! They’re known for being quite painful, being the main reason why people have them removed.Here’s all you need to know about your wisdom teeth! How to manage the discomfort The pain or discomfort you feel is due to the pressure and inflammation that the wisdom tooth causes. It may start with the feeling of soreness that varies with intensity over the course of the … Continue reading