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 […]

5 Jul 2018

The Best Cleaning Tools For When You Have Braces

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The Best Cleaning Tools For When You Have Braces

There are certain tools that can help keep your teeth clean while wearing braces. The following tools can help and your dentist will be happy to advise: – Interdental cleaners are like tiny toothbrushes that can fit into the small gaps between your brace and your teeth. – Waxed floss and a floss threader make […]

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 […]