21 Feb 2018

Need to know: When extra flossing is required

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Need to know: When extra flossing is required

Some foods get stuck in the gaps between your teeth – spend extra time flossing to remove this debris before brushing your teeth. Key takeaways: – Even nutritious foods like spinach and broccoli may require extra flossing as pieces often stick between teeth. – Sticky caramel should be removed from teeth before the sugar can […]

14 Feb 2018

Why Should You Opt for Preventative Dentistry?

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Why Should You Opt for Preventative Dentistry?

It is always better to prevent a cavity from occurring as opposed to actively treating damaged teeth and gums after the fact. This is why your dentist will normally perform several preventative steps. What are three important actions which might be taken? – Dentist will clean and polish your teeth during a visit. – Enamel-protecting […]

14 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018

Following Dental Trends Could Ruin Your Teeth

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Following Dental Trends Could Ruin Your Teeth

Although a number of celebrities swear by them, some new dental trends could be damaging your teeth rather than improving them. This cautionary word comes in a recent internet article. Many of the new fads are potentially harmful such as: – Brushing teeth with apple cider vinegar – Using charcoal-based toothpaste – Drinking hot water […]

3 Feb 2018

Short-term home treatments for tooth pain

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Short-term home treatments for tooth pain

Do you have a toothache? Toothaches are usually a sign of a more serious underlying issue like gum infection or cavities and you should see the dentist. In the meantime, there are home remedies for toothache pain. – Drink peppermint tea, take painkillers, and place an ice pack on your cheek to numb the pain. […]

31 Jan 2018

Do dental veneers increase sensitivity?

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Do dental veneers increase sensitivity?

Are you considering getting dental veneers? It’s a great treatment to cover up imperfections in your teeth. However, you might experience some temporary sensitivity, as the process involves enamel removal. Key takeaways: – You should experience temporary sensitivity after the procedure. If sensitivity persists two months, see the dentist. – Dentists actually use dental veneers […]

25 Jan 2018

Overbite and dental health issues

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Overbite and dental health issues

If you have an overbite – where your upper teeth cover the lower ones – you may need to check it is not creating problems. Key takeaways: – An overbite can cause jaw pain, especially when chewing. – Enamel wears out more quickly if your teeth rub. – If your overbite causes your teeth to […]

18 Jan 2018

Regular dental checkups can prevent cavities under your fillings

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Regular dental checkups can prevent cavities under your fillings

Cavities can form beneath existing fillings and if left untreated, this can result in severe decay and the need for a root canal filling. Key takeaways: – Cavities form beneath fillings when the filling is cracked or damaged, for instance, by teeth grinding at night. – Your dentist can spot any damage and ensure the […]

13 Jan 2018

Why is it Important to Care for Your Tooth Enamel?

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Why is it Important to Care for Your Tooth Enamel?

The enamel surrounding our teeth does not replenish itself, so protecting this substance is critical if you hope to avoid excess trips to the dentist. Let’s take a quick look at three expert tips which can help to establish healthy lifestyle habits. – Be sure to brush your teeth two times every day; preferably after […]

10 Jan 2018

Will Asthma Sufferers Experience Oral Health Issues?

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Will Asthma Sufferers Experience Oral Health Issues?

Scientists have found that those who have been diagnosed with asthma are more likely to suffer from a serious form of gums disease called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can cause you to lose your teeth if it is not treated by a dentist. Key takeaways: – The use of an inhaler can damage teeth and […]