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How to Prepare Your Child for a Visit to the Dentist

October 21, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthIs your child afraid of having his or her teeth examined by a dentist? While this is a common problem, parents still need to address such an issue at an early age. What are three ways to make the next visit more comfortable?

– Meet with the dentist in advance in order to discuss what will take place.

– Use positive language when discussing the visit and do not describe the procedures in significant detail.

– Always be sure that you maintain a positive attitude.

”Dentist anxiety and phobia are problems for about 30 million to 40 million people in the United States, according to Colgate.”

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Mouthguards and Sport

October 17, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthIf your child is serious about sport, it pays to invest in a custom-fit mouthguard supplied by your dentist.

Main points:

– Generic, shop bought mouthguards may not fit correctly.

– A custom mouthguard is stronger and likely to last much longer.

– Custom-fit mouthguards are more comfortable to wear.

A custom-fit mouthguard offers great value as it should last longer and provides teeth with better protection. See your dentist for more information.

“When you invest in a custom-fit mouthguard, your child can breathe properly, eliminate distraction during sports, and fully protect your child’s smile.”

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What are Canker Sores?

October 13, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthHave you noticed a small bump in your mouth? If so, you might have developed a canker sore. These small sores can be slightly painful and they may be caused by a number of reasons. While it is always smart to see a dentist to diagnose such a condition if it persists, there are some common causes to mention.

– Biting your cheek may have caused the sore.

– Physical trauma can lead to these sores.

– Canker sores normally resolve without any treatment.

“Canker sores are round, open sores in the mouth.”

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Reasons Why Your Teeth Are Yellow

October 10, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthOur teeth are naturally white but with time, they turn to yellow. Here are some of the reasons why your teeth are yellow.

Main points:

– You eat and drink acidic foods that wear out your enamel and expose the yellow dentin.

– You regularly consume deep-hued foods/drinks like wine, berries, tomatoes and beet-roots.

– You genetically have a weak enamel that wears out easily.

– You took too many antibiotics as a child when your permanent teeth were forming.

– You rarely go to the dentist for dental-cleaning.

See the dentist for whitening and avoid smoking.

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Why is Your Baby Vomiting During Teething?

October 7, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthTeething can be a very uncomfortable time for baby and if it is accompanied by vomiting it is certainly can make you wonder if something is wrong. However, research shows that vomiting is not a typical symptom of teething.

Key takeaways:

– Vomiting is typically caused by a bacterial or viral infection, like the flu.

– Vomiting can be caused by a food intolerance or allergy.

– If vomiting persists, talk to your doctor right away.

Many people believe that vomiting while teething is normal. However, most experts now agree that teething does not cause generalized symptoms, such as vomiting, fever, rash, and diarrhoea.”

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Do I have an Improper Bite?

October 3, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthAn improper or misaligned bite can have symptoms which may vary in severity from person to person. A dentist can inform you whether your dental issues are due to an improper bite.

Key takeaways:

– Jaw pain can be a result of an improper bite as increased pressure is placed on the joint between the jaw and skull.

– An improper bite causes uneven wear of the teeth, which can lead to teeth sensitivity and decay.

– Someone with a misaligned bite is more likely to grind their teeth, which can cause them to wear prematurely.

“Sometimes detecting an improper bite is as simple as noticing that the teeth are crooked or do not line up properly, or, are uncomfortable when smiling.”

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Could Dental Veneers Be Right For You?

September 26, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthDental veneers involve the application of a thin layer of porcelain over your teeth. The veneer will be permanently bonded to your teeth. It is a quick procedure with multiple benefits:

– They can help people with sensitive teeth by protecting the tooth’s nerve from hot and cold temperatures.

– They can dramatically improve the appearance of deeply stained, chipped, cracked, or slightly crooked teeth.

– Your dentist or orthodontist will be happy to advise if veneers are right for you.

“Dental veneers make a dramatic transformation and give many patients the smile of their dreams.”

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How Your Dentist Can Help Reduce Your Phobia

September 22, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthMany people suffer from fear of the dentist and would rather endure toothaches than see the dentist. Here is how the dentist can help you overcome your dental phobia.

Main takeaways:

– Schedule a meeting with your dentist and tell them of your phobia.

– Discuss with the dentist things that could make you feel more comfortable – like listening to music and adjusting the lighting.

– If you have an extreme phobia, you could always consider complete sedation.

Minimise trips to the dentist by cleaning and taking care of your teeth everyday.

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Did You Know These Toothbrush Top Tips?

September 19, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthKeeping your toothbrush in good condition is a very important part of your oral care routine. Your dentist will advise that you:

– Don’t share your toothbrush with other people.

– Rinse after use and allow to air dry.

– Replace every 3-4 months as frayed bristles are not effective at cleaning your teeth

– Never allow your toothbrush to touch other toothbrushes to avoid transfer of harmful bacteria.

“You can allow your toothbrush to continue being an effective tool in your oral care by storing it properly after each use and replacing it when necessary.”

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How To Reduce Swelling After Extraction

September 13, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthGetting your wisdom teeth removed is a common procedure, done by an oral surgeon, and it takes a few days to heal. Here’s how to reduce swelling after the procedure.

Main takeaways:

– Keep your head elevated during sleep for proper blood flow.

– Use hot or cold compress for 20 minutes and remove for 20 minutes.

– Rinse your teeth with warm salt water to remove food particles and kill bacteria.

– Dip chamomile tea bags in hot water and chew softly for 15 minutes.

Please follow all instructions from the dentist.

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