Dental Work and Holidays: A Guide for Travellers
Just because you go on holiday, doesn't mean that the bacteria on your mouth does. Hi! My name is Mandi, and as a lover of travelling, I have taken a lot of trips. Unfortunately, I have also had the misfortune to suffer from dental issues on those trips. This blog focuses on everything related to travelling and dental work. I plan to have posts on picking the right travel insurance for your teeth, dealing with a broken tooth when abroad, dental tourism and more. I hope that you find the information that you need and that your next holiday goes well. Now, let's smile together from wherever we are in the world! Happy travels!
Dental fillings can last up to 15 years, especially the amalgam kind. However, when a filling fails, it then becomes easy for bacteria to attack the underlying tooth structure the filling was protecting. It is important that patients know what to look out for when assessing the condition of their fillings.
If a filling fails and is not replaced immediately, tooth decay can set in. If that decay goes unnoticed for too long, a replacement filling may not be possible.
You've popped along to the dentist for a checkup, and before you know it you're gum-deep in a professional clean. You clean your teeth every day, you floss, and you don't even smoke, so why, you wonder, is your dentist so keen to clean your teeth for you?
It's not exactly pleasant, but having your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist is important in ensuring your oral health remains excellent. So why exactly do dentists clean your teeth?
A surprising number of children and adults are afraid of visiting the dentist. Anybody who visits often will attest to the fact that this isn't really a rational fear; modern dental practices are always safe and hygienic, and they're almost always comfortable and painless. Taking an annual visit to ensure your teeth are in good condition is not a tall order. Even so, some people cling to antiquated ideas about what dental surgeries are like.
Dentures remain a popular form of tooth replacement therapy as they offer dental patients an affordable and highly convenient way to address tooth loss. In addition to this, since dentures are removable, they do not need as intensive care as other tooth replacement options such as crowns, bridges or even implants. However, it is because of this simplified maintenance routine that some people end up becoming too lax with their denture care.
Dental emergencies can occur at any time of day or night. Being able to identify them when they occur can make the difference between salvaging a tooth or jaw, or losing it. Below are some dental emergencies that require immediate attention should they happen.
1. A Tooth That Is Knocked Out
A knocked-out tooth, also known as an avulsed tooth, is a major dental emergency. It's advisable to see an emergency dentist within an hour to best salvage it.