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3 Common Questions About The Tooth Whitening Process

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The quest for perfectly white teeth and that killer smile often keeps cosmetic dental health practitioners busy with one patient after another, all of whom want to have their teeth whitened. Individuals looking to have their teeth whitened for the first time often have a number of questions with regards to the whitening process. This article provides answers to three of these common questions. Why Won't The Dental Insurance Provider Pay For Tooth Whitening?

27 May 2016

Dentures and Oral Thrush: Can Oil Pulling Help?

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If you wear dentures, you may be more prone to getting oral thrush infections than you were before you had your false teeth fitted. Often known as dental stomatitis, this kind of thrush can make your mouth feel very uncomfortable; you may also find that your dentures are painful to wear. While medications may help you get rid of a case of thrush, they may not prevent it returning. If you have persistent problems, you may want to try oil pulling to see if that can get rid of the problem once and for all.

27 May 2016

Dental Crown or Bridge - Options For Repairs To Teeth Damaged While Horse Riding

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Horse riding is a fun outdoor pursuit, but accidents do happen, sometimes resulting in teeth being damaged or knocked out altogether.  This is particularly the case in equestrian sports such as show jumping or one day eventing, where a loss of balance over a fence can lead to a rider being hit in the mouth as the horse throws his head up or a fall where the rider's face and jaw take the impact first.

12 May 2016

Dentures: Some Important Facts for Candidates to Know About

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Patients who are considering wearing dentures should be provided with correct information to help them make the best decisions. Here are answers to a couple of common questions that several candidates for dentures often ask before choosing whether or not to have dentures designed for them. Does it hurt wearing dentures? Pain is a frequent problem for most denture wearers. When dentures are fitted into a patient's mouth for the first time, it is normal for them to experience a bit of soreness that should disappear as their mouth becomes used to accommodating the new dental appliances.

25 April 2016

Simple Steps To Take Better Care Of Your Children's Teeth

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Like many parents, you may be concerned about the state of your children's teeth. With the increased consumption of processed, sugary foods, it's no wonder that many children get cavities at young ages. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure your child's teeth stay healthy and cavity-free. Encourage Your Child To Drink Water Soft drinks and fruit drinks are the most appealing beverages of choice for young children, but they wreak havoc on teeth.

4 April 2016

Your Mind and Your Mouth: How Stress can Mess with your Dental Health

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We all experience stress at some point in our lives and it can have a big impact on our bodies, causing problems such as headaches, sleep problems and upset stomachs. What is less well known however is the impact stress can have on your teeth, gums and overall oral health.  Canker Sores Stress can cause fever blisters and canker sores. Canker sores are small, grey/white ulcers that appear inside your mouth.

23 March 2016

How to Deal With Your Child's Chipped Tooth Until They Can See a Dentist

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When your child chips their tooth, it's important to get to a dentist as soon as possible. Try your best to get them an emergency appointment with an after hours dentist if you can. If you need to wait several hours or even a day until their dental appointment, here are the steps you should follow to avoid further damage. 1. Determine the Severity of the Chip Not all tooth chips are equal.

2 March 2016

Ask Your Dentist: Why Should Swimmers Wear Mouth Guards?

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Competitive swimming is a popular sport in Australia, and there are around 1,100 swimming clubs around the country. While swimming is good for your cardiovascular health, the risk of damage to your teeth significantly increases while you are in and around the pool. Learn more about the risks that swimming presents, and find out why a mouth guard is so important. Dental injuries from swimming The average swimming pool presents a number of hazards and risks to swimmers.

12 February 2016

Watch Out For These Signs That Could Mean You Need a Root Canal Treatment

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If the root canal of your tooth is infected, the bacteria can be removed by either extraction or root canal treatment. A root canal treatment is a dental procedure involving the removal of infected pulp or nerves from a tooth. This removal is followed by sealing to protect the tooth from future pain. Risk factors for infections in your tooth pulp include recent dental procedures, cracks in your teeth, large fillings, or severe tooth decay.

25 January 2016

Dental Tips: How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

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If you wake up with tooth or jaw pain, you might be grinding your teeth while you sleep. There are many causes of teeth grinding, from stress and anxiety, to having too much caffeine before bed or an involuntary response due to the alignment of your jaw. Unfortunately, it can damage your teeth's enamel and even crack a crown or other dental restoration. Here are some tips for putting a stop to the grinding.

7 January 2016