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Loran Simon

Dental Care Tips is a dental news website for patients. We also provide a free service to help patients find local dentists. Dental Care Tips is operated by Somnowell Marketing, a digital marketing agency for dental practices. We also founded Somnowell, the ground breaking anti-snoring device invented by Prof. Simon Ash.

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Signs of a Cracked Tooth

By Loran Simon / June 19, 2018

Left untreated, cracked teeth can lead to pain and discomfort and long-term problems. But a crack in a tooth is often almost invisible and undetectable. However, there are some warning signs to be aware of, including: – Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks – Pain when biting or chewing – Unexplained discomfort around […]

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Can Gum Disease Affect Infants?

By Loran Simon / June 14, 2018

While damaged teeth and gum disease are often associated with adults, the fact of the matter is that infants are also at risk if not cared for properly. What are some key symptoms and when should you see a dentist? – Red and inflamed gums could indicate an issue. – Gums that bleed when pressed […]

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How Long Will Numbness Last After Oral Surgeries?

By Loran Simon / June 11, 2018

Anaesthesia like novocaine help numbs pain during oral surgery or teeth extraction procedures. However, different people react differently to the anaesthesia. So, how long will your numbness last? Main takeaways: – If you have a tooth infection, you’ll be less sensitive to novocaine. – The dose administered depends on the size of the site, duration […]

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Learn The Different Parts of A Tooth

By Loran Simon / June 9, 2018

We use our teeth to eat and speak, and the state of our teeth can seriously affect our general health. The major parts of a tooth: – Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and the outermost cover that helps prevent cavities. – Cementum is pale yellowish hard tissue that covers your tooth roots. […]

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Preventing Gum Disease in Infants

By Loran Simon / June 9, 2018

Even young babies can suffer from gum disease if proper care is not taken with dental hygiene. Poor oral hygiene is the chief cause of gum disease and following some simple guidelines will minimise the risk. – Wipe the gums gently after every feeding – Use a soft, clean, moist washcloth – Use floss gently […]

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How Long Is Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

By Loran Simon / June 5, 2018

Dentists recommend this common oral surgery to prevent impacted teeth, ongoing pain and recurrent infection. To reduce initial swelling, your dentist or oral surgeon will probably suggest using an ice compress for the first few hours. Key takeaways: – Full recovery from wisdom teeth removal and the resulting bruising can take up to two weeks. […]

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Recovering After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

By Loran Simon / May 31, 2018

Many people opt to have wisdom teeth extracted before they cause problems while others require this surgery because of issues such as impacted teeth. Regardless of the reason for the extraction, the method of recovery and the time required is fairly standard at around the two-week mark. The process is as follows: – Within 24 […]

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Things You Can Learn By Checking Your Teeth

By Loran Simon / May 29, 2018

Problems with your gums, lips, cheek lining, teeth and tongue can indicate more serious issues in your body. Here are signs to look out for. Summary: – While two or more cavities at the same time could be a sign of diabetes. – Worn tooth enamel could mean you have acid reflux. – Bleeding gums […]

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Baby Dental Care: Sedation In Children

By Loran Simon / May 28, 2018

Sedation is used for long procedures but is it really safe for children? Here is what to know about dental sedation for your child. Main points: – Ensure that the dentist is fully equipped with monitoring devices to check your child’s heart and breathing rate. – Only allow sedation if your child has serious issues […]

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What To Eat & Avoid For A Fresh Breath

By Loran Simon / May 25, 2018

Bad breath is a common condition that usually causes embarrassing moments. Here are foods you should avoid and the ones you can eat for fresh breath. Main takeaways: – Foods that cause bad breath include onions, garlic, coffee, dairy, meat, fish, refined sugar, and juice. – Other causes of bad breath include hormonal changes, smoking, […]

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