What to Expect When Having a Tooth Extracted

Posted by on October 11, 2016

The process of having a tooth extracted may seem worrying but you’ll find it much easier if you know what to expect on the day and afterwards. Your dentist will make the process as comfortable as possible for you by numbing the area around the toot...

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Action Steps to Prevent Gum Disease

Posted by on October 6, 2016

Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults but it can be prevented or reversed if you take the right steps. Its caused by plaque a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. These bacteria create toxins that can damage the ...

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How to Make Your Smile Brighter

Posted by on September 27, 2016

Your smile makes a huge difference to what people think about you and how you feel about yourself. And there are many options available to help you improve the look and brightness of your smile, including: In-office bleaching: During chair-side bleac...

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Different Types of Fillings and Restorations

Posted by on September 20, 2016

Nowadays, thanks to advances in dental techniques and materials, patients have a much wider range of choices when they have to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth. For example, materials such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look mor...

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Choosing the Right Mouthwash

Posted by on September 13, 2016

These days many people like to use a mouthwash and there is a huge range of options to choose from. The key to choosing the right one for your needs is being clear about what you are using it for. Many people opt for mouthwash because they want to ha...

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Is Bottled or Tap Water Better for Your Teeth

Posted by on September 5, 2016

With many people concerned about the taste and purity of tap water, the sales of bottled water have increased significantly in recent years. Tap water goes through a process of purification designed to eliminate suspended materials, remove tastes and...

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How a Baby’s First Teeth Develop

Posted by on September 1, 2016

A newly born baby usually has no teeth visible but most have begun to develop primary or baby teeth. These generally begin to appear about six months after birth. Over their first few years, they will develop all 20 primary teeth and will usually hav...

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Teeth Straightening

Posted by on August 10, 2016

Getting your teeth straightened isn’t simply about getting some braces fitted so you can have a more beautiful smile. Granted a perfectly-aligned set of teeth can deliver a winning shot of self-esteem, but there’s more on offer, from what’s off...

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Women and Oral Health: Menstruation

Posted by on August 9, 2016

The way in which periods may affect your teeth and gums are quite varied. You could find that about three to four days out from the start of your period that you experience increased soreness in your mouth, with your gums swelling and becoming more p...

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Oral Health and Puberty

Posted by on August 8, 2016

You don’t need us to tell you that there’s a lot going on in your body during puberty. But one thing you may not have given a lot of thought to is what happens to your mouth when your body starts producing all those extra sex hormones like es...

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Women and Oral Health: Menopause

Posted by on August 7, 2016

If you’re going through menopause, which most women undergo between the ages of 47 and 55, you may have noticed a pronounced decline in your hormone levels, accompanied by a range of oral health effects including inflamed gums, burning sensations, ...

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Women and Oral Health: Pregnancy – Separating fact from fiction

Posted by on August 6, 2016

Just like the rest of your body, your teeth, gums and mouth are affected by hormonal changes during pregnancy. You will usually notice changes in the health of your gums around the two month mark. At that point, your gums may bleed easily when you br...

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