Crowns, bridges, veneers - do any of us really know the difference? With so much dental jargon around it's easy to get confused! In her latest article for HIF, Dr Emma explains the reasons why these treatment plans are needed and explains the main differences between each of them. Read more...

Crowns, bridges, veneers - do any of us really know the difference? With so much dental jargon around it's easy to get confused! In her latest article for HIF, Dr Emma explains the reasons why these treatment plans are needed and explains the main differences between each of them. Read more...

Bruxism seems to me to be a very complex area. We don't know why some people grind while others don't. We don't know why some treatments work for certain people and not for others. It's not even cut and dry for an individual person, there may be multiple factors such as jaw joint dysfunction, posture problems, stress, and sleep disorders all going on at the same time. Read more...

Bruxism seems to me to be a very complex area. We don't know why some people grind while others don't. We don't know why some treatments work for certain people and not for others. It's not even cut and dry for an individual person, there may be multiple factors such as jaw joint dysfunction, posture problems, stress, and sleep disorders all going on at the same time. Read more...

Amalgam fillings – are they safe? In this post for our Healthy Lifestyle Blog, Dr Emma answers a reader’s concern by explaining the facts which surround recent research. She also offers her advice on why she believes the removal of amalgam fillings is an unnecessary risk with no provable health benefits. Read more...

Amalgam fillings – are they safe? In this post for our Healthy Lifestyle Blog, Dr Emma answers a reader’s concern by explaining the facts which surround recent research. She also offers her advice on why she believes the removal of amalgam fillings is an unnecessary risk with no provable health benefits. Read more...

Many of us make resolutions at the start of a new year to be healthier but do your health resolutions for 2017 include improving your dental health? Healthy teeth can lead to a better smile and overall better health, so if you've decided to make your teeth a priority this year, follow Dr. Emma's four simple steps to ensure your smile is in tip top shape.

Many of us make resolutions at the start of a new year to be healthier but do your health resolutions for 2017 include improving your dental health? Healthy teeth can lead to a better smile and overall better health, so if you've decided to make your teeth a priority this year, follow Dr. Emma's four simple steps to ensure your smile is in tip top shape.

What is periodontitis and are you at risk? According to HIF health expert, Dr Emma: “Periodontitis means ‘inflammation around the teeth’. More specifically, it's an inflammation of the gums, caused by plaque, in which the ligaments and bone holding the teeth in are attacked and destroyed - (sounds nasty, doesn’t it?!) With symptoms like bad breath, bleeding gums, and loosening or loss of teeth, it’s important we know how to identify it and more importantly how to prevent it. Read more...

What is periodontitis and are you at risk? According to HIF health expert, Dr Emma: “Periodontitis means ‘inflammation around the teeth’. More specifically, it's an inflammation of the gums, caused by plaque, in which the ligaments and bone holding the teeth in are attacked and destroyed - (sounds nasty, doesn’t it?!) With symptoms like bad breath, bleeding gums, and loosening or loss of teeth, it’s important we know how to identify it and more importantly how to prevent it. Read more...

Athletes are 60 times more likely to receive injuries to the mouth without a mouthguard. If you are involved in sports or other intense athletic activity, please be sure to wear proper oral protection. Your teeth and your dentist will thank you.

Athletes are 60 times more likely to receive injuries to the mouth without a mouthguard. If you are involved in sports or other intense athletic activity, please be sure to wear proper oral protection. Your teeth and your dentist will thank you.

What causes veneer failure? According to HIF dental expert Dr Emma: “Veneers are generally done to improve the look of someone's smile. They can be very effective at changing the shade, shape and size of the front teeth. Regrettably though, there’s also a number of reasons why veneers can fail, including debonding or fractures, discolouration, unfavourable gum response or even poor aesthetics. With this in mind, it’s important to know what options are available. Read more...

What causes veneer failure? According to HIF dental expert Dr Emma: “Veneers are generally done to improve the look of someone's smile. They can be very effective at changing the shade, shape and size of the front teeth. Regrettably though, there’s also a number of reasons why veneers can fail, including debonding or fractures, discolouration, unfavourable gum response or even poor aesthetics. With this in mind, it’s important to know what options are available. Read more...

Amber teething necklaces – can they REALLY soothe your child’s gums? We all know that teething can be a distressing time for parents and kids alike! Seeing a toddler suffer with a sore mouth is a naturally upsetting and painful experience, so it’s no surprise that many parents seek alternative ways to ease their child’s pain! But what if the methods we see advertised are not credible? Read more...

Amber teething necklaces – can they REALLY soothe your child’s gums? We all know that teething can be a distressing time for parents and kids alike! Seeing a toddler suffer with a sore mouth is a naturally upsetting and painful experience, so it’s no surprise that many parents seek alternative ways to ease their child’s pain! But what if the methods we see advertised are not credible? Read more...

Does your dentist give a dam? In this question and answer session, Dr Emma answers a readers concern about her recent RCT treatment and explores the reasons why the use of dental dams are not practical in certain situations. Read More...

Does your dentist give a dam? In this question and answer session, Dr Emma answers a readers concern about her recent RCT treatment and explores the reasons why the use of dental dams are not practical in certain situations. Read More...

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