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5 Common Side Effects of Grinding

Also known as “Bruxism”, teeth grinding is quite a common condition that many patients suffer from. It could be a daytime habit, or even something you’re unconsciously doing at night! Usually brought on by stress, teeth grinding can give way to many harmful side effects that can irreversibly damage your teeth and dental work. Being aware of the signs can help you intervene as soon as possible! Worn Teeth When left untreated, the most visible sign of teeth grinding is worn teeth. The repetitive grinding of your teeth flattens and wears them out over time. You may notice your teeth … Continue reading

How to Floss Properly!

Is there more to flossing than just running a strand of waxed thread between your teeth? At Purity Dental, we are strong advocates of flossing regularly to maintain good oral health but it’s even more important that you floss correctly! Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when flossing your teeth: Floss every day! While brushing your teeth helps get rid of any plaque, it doesn’t reach between your teeth. Between your teeth is where bacteria tends to breed most, giving way to the development of most cavities and gum disease. This is why it is important to … Continue reading

Why your missing teeth need to be replaced ASAP!

Whether you lost your tooth through a sports injury/accident, or you’ve had a severe toothache that resulted in an extraction, a missing tooth can be quite detrimental for your oral health! After your tooth is removed, you’ll want to get it replaced ASAP for these reasons: The opposite tooth may super-erupt This is when a tooth erupts further out of its socket. This occurs because each tooth is built to have a biting partner on the opposite arch. When one partner is removed, the other may lean further out of its socket in search of a partner. Adjacent teeth become … Continue reading

4 Common Causes for Cavities

Find yourself prone to cavities and infections too often or have a family history of it? There are certain factors that might be increasing your risk of tooth decay. There’s far more to it than avoiding sugary foods and sweets! Here are 4 common causes behind cavities. Sports drinks/ sodas You might think that sipping on a diet soda or sports drink may be a healthier alternative to hydrate yourself as you exercise. These drinks contain many natural sugars and acids that can reach all areas of your mouth, making you quite prone toweakened enamel and cavities as a result. … Continue reading

Top 3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Will Fit Your Budget!

At Purity Dental we offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments that can enhance your smile in the most effective ways. If you’re looking to regain confidence in your smile by making small aesthetic changes, you may benefit from one of our cosmetic dental options. Here are our top 3 picks for affordable cosmetic dental solutions that provide visible results! Whitening If you’re on the lookout for a quick and cost-effective treatment, teeth whitening might be your best bet! Whitening will leave your teeth looking brighter than ever, and more often than not, this is the only smile makeover you’ll … Continue reading

4 Types of Implant Restorations

Did you know when you’re replacing your teeth with dental implants, there are several options to choose from? With this variety of implant restorations available, you can better support multi-tooth restorations without compromising on the strength of your bite one bit! Here are some of the most common implants available that you may want to consider: Single crowns If you have a single tooth in need of replacement, this is ideal for an individual implant and single, ceramic crown. Designed to imitate both the look and function of your natural tooth, a single crown is quite easy to care of. … Continue reading

When Do You Need Dental Implants?

Need any of your teeth replaced? Dental Implants are a great way to do so. But when exactly is the best time to do so and in what situations should you avoid getting implants? Read the article below for more information! Age Dental implants are only recommended for patients whose facial features are fully formed. Hence, you usually have to be at least 18 years or older in order to qualify for dental implants. The procedure is a safe one but full development and maturation are a prerequisite. How many dental implants? There is no minimum requirement of how many … Continue reading

4 Types of Mouthguards and When to Wear Them!

There are several mouthguards on the market that can help protect your smile in different ways. The size, design and shape of these mouthguards depend on their purpose. Here are some mouthguards we might recommend at Purity Dental based on your individual needs. Sports Guard It’s a known fact that adults and kids more active in sports are far more at risk of chipped and knocked out teeth. This is why wearing a sports guard is essential to minimise any dental emergencies. It also helps reduce the risk of concussions. Snore Guard Some patients suffer from sleeping disorders that can … Continue reading

Whitening or Porcelain Veneers: Which is the Best Treatment For You?

Smiling woman with white teeth

Thinking of ways to improve your smile? There are several options in line with cosmetic dentistry that can give you a smile makeover- the most popular choice usually being teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Wondering which treatment is right for you? Read on for more information! Whitening treatment If your teeth don’t suffer any misalignment, change in shape, gaps and are straight, then whitening may be the best option for you! There are two ways you can go about this: one, you can come to our office where we will place a solution over your teeth and shine a light … Continue reading

Is Your Mouth Showing Signs of Sleeping Disorders?

Open mouth

Did you know our dentists at Purity Dental can screen you for a sleeping disorder simply by assessing the inside of your mouth? There are many dental symptoms and signs that are visible depending on the type of sleeping disorder you have. Here are some of the symptoms we’ll be able to pick up on during your evaluation: Worn Teeth It’s a bodily reflex for your jaw and teeth to tighten and clench as a response to your brain not getting enough oxygen. With time, this can lead to excessive wear and tear of your teeth or even cracks! Physically, … Continue reading