What are X-rays? X-rays were discovered by Röntgen in 1895. Their nature was initially unknown and so they were called X-rays. We now know that they are high energy electromagnetic radiation and are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. What are they used for? In dentistry, radiographs are one of our most helpful diagnostic tools. We [...]
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Misconceptions Regarding Root Canal Treatments There are many misconceptions surrounding Root Canal Treatments, and it would be fair to say they have a bad reputation. When done correctly, a Root Canal Treatment should not be painful. They require the same level of anaesthesia as would be used for a simple filling. They are also often [...]
Acid Erosion Our teeth are covered in the hardest and most highly mineralised substance in our bodies: enamel. The enamel is formed by cells called ameloblasts which are only active during tooth development. Enamel contains no living cells therefore we cannot regenerate it. It is a crystalline structure which contains minerals, primarily hydroxyapatite. Our bodies [...]