25 Apr 2018

Can Tooth Loss Predict Heart Health?

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Can Tooth Loss Predict Heart Health?

Research shows that people who lose more than 2 teeth in mid-life may be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Key points: – Mid-life tooth loss is often caused by gum disease. – Poor diet affects heart health and oral health. – Poor oral hygiene is the central cause of missing teeth. The best way […]

23 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018

How Does Smoking Affect Your Dental Health?

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How Does Smoking Affect Your Dental Health?

Smoking has a detrimental effect on your dental health as well as your overall health: – Smoking causes a greater amount of plaque buildup on the surface of your teeth resulting in a higher chance of developing gum disease. – Smoking is linked to a higher risk of cancers such as oral, lung, kidney, stomach […]

11 Apr 2018

Reasons To Take Your Baby To The Dentist By Their 7th Birthday

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Reasons To Take Your Baby To The Dentist By Their 7th Birthday

Dentists recommend that children should have their teeth checked by age 7. At this age, the jaw is still growing and flexible as baby teeth are falling and adult teeth are coming in. Here’s more. Main takeaways: – Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean, thus prone to gum disease and cavities. – Orthodontic […]

8 Apr 2018

How to Prepare for Upcoming Periodontal Surgery

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How to Prepare for Upcoming Periodontal Surgery

Has your dentist scheduled periodontal surgery in order to address issues with your teeth or gums? If so, what is done in advance? Let’s take a look at what the experts have to say. – Your medical history will first be examined to determine if the surgery is safe. – Other problems such as infections […]

4 Apr 2018

Dental Bridges Can Last More Than A Decade

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Dental Bridges Can Last More Than A Decade

If you have dental bridges it’s advisable that you maintain proper oral hygiene and see the dentist for follow-ups. With proper dental care, your bridges should last for up to ten years. Key Takeaway Points: – It is normal to feel some mild sensitivity and pain a few days after the procedure. – With permanent […]

1 Apr 2018
28 Mar 2018

How Permanent Are Dental Implants?

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How Permanent Are Dental Implants?

Getting dental implants is a permanent treatment for people with missing teeth. Dental implants are appealing, strong and functional but can they break or chip? Key takeaways: – The crown placed on top of the titanium post can chip from teeth grinding (bruxism) and using teeth for cutting nails and chewing on pens. – If […]

22 Mar 2018

Tooth Decay Treatment: Root Canal Therapy or Fillings?

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Tooth Decay Treatment: Root Canal Therapy or Fillings?

Tooth decay is uncomfortable and painful. Depending on the seriousness of the cavity, your dentist might recommend fillings or root canal therapy. So how do you know what treatment is best? Major takeaways: – Your teeth might only need fillings to be repaired if they are not discoloured, sensitive or cracked. –  Root canal therapy […]