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 […]

8 Jan 2018

About Dry Mouth

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About Dry Mouth

A lack of saliva, which is necessary for healthy teeth and gums, can cause what is known as “dry mouth.” This is an uncomfortable condition, and in many cases is caused by dehydration. Increasing the intake of water can easily resolve that problem, but you should be aware that certain medications can also cause dry […]

3 Jan 2018

Closing the gap in my smile: what are my options?

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Closing the gap in my smile: what are my options?

If you want to fix the gap in your smile there are several options available. Key takeaways: – For small gaps, dental bonding may be the most suitable option to disguise it; for larger gaps, porcelain veneers or braces may be more suitable. – If the gap is due to missing teeth you may want […]

30 Dec 2017

Why do you have jaw pain?

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Why do you have jaw pain?

Pain in your jaw can put your life on hold. Jaw pain is associated with bleeding gums, pus, headaches, bad odour and sensitivity. Here’s more about jaw pain. Key takeaways: – Jaw pain can be caused by mouth injuries, cavities, dental implants, teeth grinding and using the mouth to open bottles and chew pens. – […]

22 Dec 2017

Is it possible to inherit crooked and over-crowded teeth?

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Is it possible to inherit crooked and over-crowded teeth?

People with crooked and over-crowded teeth usually wonder if the problem is hereditary. Yes, we inherit the shape and size of our jaws and teeth from our parents. Key takeaways: – Although we all have our unique smiles, we inherit a lot of dental features from our parents. – We don’t inherit poor oral health, […]