27 Jun 2018

All You Need to Know About TMJ Pain in Children

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All You Need to Know About TMJ Pain in Children

The temporomandibular joint, ‘TMJ’ – where the jaw joins the skull) can sometimes become painful in children. In summary: – Signs of TMJ pain in children include complaining it hurts to yawn, chew or talk. – TMJ pain can be caused by a face injury, teeth grinding or a misaligned bite. – Take your child […]

21 Jun 2018

How Baby Teeth Can Show Signs of Autism

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How Baby Teeth Can Show Signs of Autism

Researchers have discovered that baby teeth can show signs of autism. In summary: – Baby teeth capture vital information about nutrients in their layers, a little like tree rings can be used to show the tree’s age. – Children with autism have different levels of zinc and copper in their teeth than those without autism, […]

16 Jun 2018

How Long does the Numbness Last after a Dental Procedure?

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How Long does the Numbness Last after a Dental Procedure?

Novocaine is a short-acting, local anesthetic often used by a dentist to numb an area prior to a dental procedure on your teeth. Top tips: – It begins to work in around 5 minutes. – Numbness in the area can last up to an hour. – It wears off gradually with numb lips and tongue […]

13 Jun 2018

Importance of Oral Hygiene in Preventing Gum Disease for Infants

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Importance of Oral Hygiene in Preventing Gum Disease for Infants

Gum disease can lead to teeth loss even in infant children. Symptoms of gum disease include redness of gums, swollen gum tissue, bleeding and sensitivity. Key takeaways: – A dentist can advise on the best practices for good oral hygiene care for your infant. – If you don’t regularly clean your infant’s mouth, they are […]

9 Jun 2018

Can Sleep Apnea Be Treated By A Dentist?

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Can Sleep Apnea Be Treated By A Dentist?

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you should know that there are alternatives to traditional treatment. Key takeaways: – This condition is traditionally treated by sleep disorder specialists using airway pressure machines. – If you find this uncomfortable, your dentist may suggest oral sleep appliance therapy. – The therapy involves using a mouth […]

6 Jun 2018

My Child Has Damaged A Tooth – What Should I Do?

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My Child Has Damaged A Tooth – What Should I Do?

There is no need to panic if your child damages their teeth, but it helps to act quickly: – You should be able to get an emergency dentist appointment at your local dentist or emergency out of hours clinic. – Always see a dentist for chipped, wobbly or knocked out teeth to reduce the chances […]

31 May 2018

Can Children Use Mouthwash?

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Can Children Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash can be given to children who are 6 years and older but it should only be used under adult supervision. Key takeaways: – Store mouthwash out of reach and supervise its use. – A children’s mouthwash is gentler than alcohol-based ones. – Mouthwash is often beneficial for children who wear braces, as it can […]

27 May 2018

Speeding Up Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Speeding Up Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

People get their wisdom teeth extracted for different reasons, the most common being lack of space in the jawbone, which causes severe pain. Here is how to speed up recovery after wisdom tooth removal. Main takeaways: – You will experience blood clots 24 hours after the surgery and swelling for about 3 days. – 7 […]

23 May 2018

Simple Flossing Techniques

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Simple Flossing Techniques

You have heard that we should floss at least once per day for healthy teeth. Here are some essential tips on how to floss your teeth. Main takeaways: – Ensure to use at least 15-inches of floss and floss for minimum 5 minutes. – Blessing after a long time without flossing is normal. If bleeding […]

19 May 2018

Why White Patches Occur In Your Mouth

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Why White Patches Occur In Your Mouth

People have white patches on their mouths for different reasons. If you have white patches, visit the dentist for a blood test, biopsy and other forms of diagnosis. Here’s more about oral white patches. More points: – White patches can be a sign of canker sores, overgrown candida, oral cancer, leukoplakia and oral lichen planus. […]