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What You Should Know about Flossing Correctly

September 9, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthJust brushing teeth can leave food debris behind. Flossing reaches places your toothbrush can’t but you need to floss correctly. Incorrect techniques can damage the gumline.

Top tips:

– Use light pressure and floss gently.

– Brush twice a day, floss only once.

– Avoid pulling floss too hard up against the gumline.

See a dentist if your gums continue to bleed if you floss regularly.

“If you need to floss again due to something being stuck in your teeth, this is fine, just try not to make a regular practice out of flossing numerous times every day!”



What To Do If Your Child Chips a Tooth

September 5, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthYou may have to deal with a chipped tooth as your toddler starts to explore.

Top tips:

– Make an appointment with a dentist; follow their instructions.

– Use warm water to rinse out your toddler’s mouth.

– Any fragments of teeth should be stored in water, saliva or milk.

Dental treatment is important because bacteria can enter the tooth root causing infection, creating problems years later, when adult teeth arrive.

“In some cases, as long as the tooth fragment is kept moist, your dentist may still be able to reattach it to your child’s tooth.”

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Can Large Fillings Inadvertently Cause Cavities?

August 28, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthFillings are some of the most common tools that a dentist will employ to protect one or more teeth which have experienced decay. However, overly large fillings could actually cause additional problems to arise.
– There might not be enough existing tooth structure to support the filling.
– As a result, food and bacteria can cause further decay.
– It might be better to replace the filling with a crown to avoid future issues.
“If your cavity was a large one and there wasn’t enough existing tooth structure to properly support the filling, your filling may be faulty.”
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What Can I Expect After A Tooth Extraction?

August 22, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthIf you’re having a tooth extraction done, it’s useful to familiarise yourself with the aftercare so you enjoy better results.

Key takeaways:

– Pain can last for up to 10 days, but this can be managed with medication prescribed by your dentist.

– A blood clot will form where your teeth were extracted. You should avoid anything that gets it dislodged, such as heavy workouts and drinking through straws.

– If you’re given antibiotics, make sure to finish the course and take the right dose.

Your dentist will offer a detailed explanation of the aftercare procedure and answer all your questions.

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Crown Lengthening: What You Should Know

August 20, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthYour dentist could recommend removing a small amount of gum tissue to access a crowned tooth or teeth more thoroughly, particularly around the gumline.

Key takeaways:

– Most commonly, dentists recommend crown lengthening to restore a tooth correctly.

– Additionally, this treatment enables dentists to improve the appearance of a gummy smile by reducing unnecessary gum tissue.

– Periodontists typically use dental lasers to reshape gum tissue, usually under local anaesthesia.

In most cases, normal post-procedural discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pharmacy analgesics (painkillers).

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Sedation Dentistry Can Help With Your Fear of the Dentist

August 15, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthFor those with a fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry offers an end to their anxiety. Sedation can make dental procedures easier and faster for both dentist and patient.

Key takeaways:

– Sedation options range from nitrous oxide for mild fear as well as general anesthesia and deep sedation.

– Sedation dentistry relieves anxiety and pain when having dental work performed on your teeth.

– Using sedation can make for a more efficient dental procedure so the patient is out of the chair faster.

“The dentist will be able to work faster and more efficiently because he doesn’t have to worry about your reaction to the procedure. This means he will be able to get you out of the chair and on the road to recovery much quicker.”

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Three Reasons To Cut Down On Alcohol Consumption

August 11, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthEnjoying a drink every now and then is something many people like to do. If this has become a habit, you may want to consider cutting down on it for the sake of your dental health.

Key takeaways:

– Alcohol is an acidic substance that can cause enamel erosion.

– Alcohol abuse is one of the main causes of oral cancers.

– Drinkers have a higher risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and dry mouth.

Now is a good time to let your dentist take a look at the state of your teeth and gums and get advice on how to best care for them.

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What You Should Know about the Keto Diet

August 7, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthIf you follow a high-fat/low-carb Keto Diet you may be experiencing bad breath due to ketones being produced in your liver and released in your breath.

Key takeaways:

– Acetone is released in the breath which smells metallic or like rotten fruit.

– High-protein diets can cause a rotten egg smell.

– Keep hydrated and brush teeth twice a day to combat this.

Your dentist may also recommend using mouthwash or gum containing xylitol.

“One way is to stimulate the saliva production in your mouth with natural xylitol, which is a sugar-free compound.”



Why You Should Visit The Dentist Regularly for Checkups

July 29, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthVisiting the dentist once a year seems like a simple task but many people skip out. Consider the following oral diseases before skipping on dental checkups.

Main takeaways:

– Without professional cleaning, plaque builds up to cause tooth decay.

– Plaque builds up around gum tissue to cause infection, gum disease and other chronic conditions.

– Professional cleaning removes stains on teeth to give you a bright smile.

Research suggests that poor oral care isvh likely to cause poor quality of life. Avoiding the dentist puts you at risk of periodontitis and missing teeth.

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Is Vaping as Equally Bad as Smoking for Your Oral Health?

July 25, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthVaping has increased in popularity with many smokers choosing it to quit smoking. Your dentist and other health professionals know there are still risks to your mouth, teeth, and gums. Vaping is no better than smoking because e-cigarettes still contain nicotine.

The harmful chemicals in e-cigarettes can:

– increase your risk of mouth cancer

– inflame gum tissue, making it more prone to gum disease and gum recession

– cause dry mouth through the inhibition of saliva production, which leads to mouth infections.

Although vaping has been marketed as being “safer” than cigarettes, the jury is still out on this one.”

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