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 […]

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 […]