7 Oct 2018

Is Baby Vomiting When Teething?

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Is Baby Vomiting When Teething?

Any parent would be concerned about their baby vomiting, but they may think it’s a symptom of teething. Thanks to research, doctors and dentists now believe there is no relation to milk teeth and vomiting. – Vomiting might be due to a bacterial or viral infection, like the flu. – Vomiting might be a reaction […]

3 Oct 2018

What are the Signs of an Improper Bite?

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What are the Signs of an Improper Bite?

An improper bite can lead to pain and teeth sensitivity. Spotting an improper bite is not always obvious, but your dentist will be able to identify the symptoms. Key takeaways: – An improper or misaligned bite may be most noticeable when someone smiles. – Jaw pain and uneven wearing down of the teeth are further […]

29 Sep 2018

Can Gum Recession Be Prevented?

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Can Gum Recession Be Prevented?

Receding gums are a sign that something is wrong and their symptoms should not be ignored. Here are a few things you can do to prevent this problem from developing. Key takeaways: – Always brush and floss gently and use a soft-bristled toothbrush. – Don’t postpone dental cleaning treatments, especially if your dentist recommends a […]

26 Sep 2018

Get A Brand-New Smile With Dental Veneers

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Get A Brand-New Smile With Dental Veneers

Veneers are a popular dental treatment for people who have aesthetic problems with their teeth. Here are three ways in which veneers can help you achieve a brand-new smile. Key takeaways: – Veneers transform the appearance of crooked, chipped and cracked teeth. – They can also improve your smile if a tooth or teeth are […]

22 Sep 2018

How your dentist can help you to manage anxiety

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How your dentist can help you to manage anxiety

Are you scared of the dentist and dental checkups? Dental anxiety can prevent you from seeking protective dental care. Here is how your dentist can help manage dental anxiety. Key takeaways: – Book a meeting with your dentist to discuss what makes you nervous about dental visits. – Suggest things that will make you more […]

19 Sep 2018

Storing Your Toothbrush

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Storing Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush does a very important job so you need to keep it clean and healthy. Top tips: – After using it, rinse off your toothbrush and air-dry upright. – Never share a toothbrush. – Change your toothbrush every 3 months or sooner if bristles are damaged or frayed. Keep your toothbrush in top condition, […]

13 Sep 2018

Minimise Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Removal

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Minimise Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Proper oral care after wisdom teeth removal is necessary for healing. Here’s how to minimise swelling after your wisdom teeth have been removed. Main takeaways: – Rinse your mouth with salt water to remove food residue and kill bacteria. – Use hot or cold compress for 20 minutes, then remove for 20 minutes; repeat. – […]

9 Sep 2018

What You Should Know about Flossing Correctly

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What You Should Know about Flossing Correctly

Just brushing teeth can leave food debris behind. Flossing reaches places your toothbrush can’t but you need to floss correctly. Incorrect techniques can damage the gumline. Top tips: – Use light pressure and floss gently. – Brush twice a day, floss only once. – Avoid pulling floss too hard up against the gumline. See a […]

5 Sep 2018

Help! My Child has Chipped a Tooth

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Help! My Child has Chipped a Tooth

As toddlers being exploring it’s likely that accidents will happen – involving falls and chipped teeth. Key takeaways: – Contact your dentist for an appointment and follow any advice given. – Using warm water, rinse out your child’s mouth. – Teeth fragments should be saved in saliva, water or milk. Treatment is essential as bacteria […]

28 Aug 2018

Why Might a Cavity be Found Below a Filling?

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Why Might a Cavity be Found Below a Filling?

While fillings are normally excellent ways to protect your teeth after a dental issue, cavities can still occur even if one is in place. What are three situations which might lead to this circumstance? – A damaged filling (such as one that has become partially detached) can allow bacteria to enter. – Fillings will naturally […]