23 Aug 2018

Causes of Toothache: What You Should Know

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Causes of Toothache: What You Should Know

Pain in a tooth can be a warning sign. If untreated, the decay or problem could worsen and result in a severe infection. Causes of tooth pain: – Infections usually occur when dental caries or trauma allow bacteria into nerves and roots. – Over-brushing can damage enamel and cause sensitivity. – Grinding the teeth (bruxism) […]

20 Aug 2018

Why Dentists Suggest Crown Lengthening

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Why Dentists Suggest Crown Lengthening

Your dentist might recommend crown lengthening under local anaesthesia, to gain more access to a tooth or teeth. Key takeaways: – Dentists usually recommend removing a tiny amount of gum tissue if it facilitates tooth restoration. – Crown lengthening treatment also improves gummy smiles, by reducing unnecessary gum tissue and adjusting the gum line. – […]

15 Aug 2018

How Sedation Dentistry Relieves Anxiety and Fear of the Dentist

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How Sedation Dentistry Relieves Anxiety and Fear of the Dentist

Sedation dentistry helps patients with a fear of the dentist. When a nervous patient is sedated, their anxiety and stress is eased — and they can get the dental treatment they need. Key takeaways: – There are different types of sedation including nitrous oxide for those with a mild fear of the dentist. – A […]

7 Aug 2018

Can Alcohol Impact the Enamel of Your Teeth?

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Can Alcohol Impact the Enamel of Your Teeth?

Although most of us enjoy a drink from time to time, every dentist is aware that this acidic drink can wear away the enamel of teeth over time. What are the associated dangers to appreciate and what tips can you employ? – Weakened enamel will lead to weak spots on the surface. – These weak […]

3 Aug 2018

How Can a Dentist Treat Black Teeth?

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How Can a Dentist Treat Black Teeth?

Black teeth are frequently a sign of dental decay. There are several methods which a dentist might employ in order to return your pearly whites to their original colour. Let’s take a quick look at some options that can prove to be effective. – It might only be necessary to remove tartar from the enamel. […]

29 Jul 2018

Need to Know: Healthy Summer Snacks

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Need to Know: Healthy Summer Snacks

Summer snacks can nourish the body and your teeth if you choose them carefully. Key takeaways: – Frozen yoghurt adds calcium to the diet. – Fruit contains natural sugars not the refined sugars in many unhealthy snack foods. – Crunchy vegetables like celery and carrots can help clean teeth naturally. There are lots of fun […]

25 Jul 2018

How Can Regular Dental Visits Help Prevent Cavities?

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How Can Regular Dental Visits Help Prevent Cavities?

It is important to see your dentist every year – or every six months – to ensure that regular cleanings take place. This is critical if you hope to avoid cavities and gum disease. Let’s not forget that cleanings keep your teeth bright and shining. How can you prevent small issues before they become major […]

18 Jul 2018

Can Tongue Piercings Affect Your Dental Health?

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Can Tongue Piercings Affect Your Dental Health?

Research studies have shown that tongue piercings can have a detrimental effect on overall dental health. Key takeaways: – Tongue piercings can cause gum bleeding and gum recession. – Gum damage can be caused by the metal rubbing repeatedly against oral tissue. – Piercings can also cause cracked teeth. As your dentist will confirm, good […]

12 Jul 2018

How Long Will it Take to Recover from a Gum Graft?

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How Long Will it Take to Recover from a Gum Graft?

A dentist will often recommend a gum graft if the roots of your teeth are exposed or if you are suffering from severe gingivitis. Once the procedure is complete, how long will it take to heal? Let’s look at three factors to take into account. – Recovery times tend to range between one and two […]

7 Jul 2018

Bonding: A Reason to Smile

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Bonding: A Reason to Smile

Bonding is one of the simplest dental procedures and also one of the most popular solutions to many dental problems. The dentist will use a pliable plastic tooth-coloured resin which can be moulded to almost any shape. Tooth bonding is quick, painless, permanent and relatively inexpensive. Tooth bonding can be used to: – Repair chips […]