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Two ways to avoid serious complications if you develop a dental abscess

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A dental abscess is a type of infection which causes a sac of bacteria-filled fluid to form somewhere inside a person’s mouth. If left to fester, this condition can eventually lead to serious complications, such as sepsis and bone infections. If you ever develop a dental abscess, here are two steps you can take to prevent it from causing any major complications. Get the abscess treated by a dentist as soon as possible Read More»

Say Cheese: Similarities and Differences Between Teeth Whitening and Teeth Cleaning

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When you hear about teeth whitening and teeth cleaning, the differences may sound obvious. However, many people tend to confuse what these two procedures actually involve. It’s not uncommon for patients to think that teeth whitening involves the removal of plaque and tartar from their teeth, or that teeth cleaning involves removal of stains from the enamel. You should know these two procedures have significant differences, even if they’re both aimed at improving the overall appearance of your teeth. Read More»

What happens during a root canal treatment?

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No matter how well you care for your teeth, they can become damaged. If you have a tooth that has been injured in an accident or damaged by an infection, you may need a root canal treatment to save the tooth from extraction. If you have been advised to have a root canal, read on to learn the steps your dentist will take. What is a root canal? A root canal is a dental treatment that removes the infected tissue from the centre of a tooth, making it strong again. Read More»

Fun facts only your dentist knows

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If you think dental clinic visits are boring, you’re wrong. In fact, next time you’re at your dental clinic, test your knowledge by answering the questions below. Then have a chat with your dentist and ask them to tell you the strangest thing they’ve ever learned at work. You might be surprised by what you learn! Here are some little known facts most dentists know, but haven’t shared with everyone else. Read More»

Your Dental Crown Fell Off! What Should You Do Next?

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Few things in life are permanent, but when you receive dental crowns, you’re going to hope that they will be permanent. For the most part, and if you maintain an appropriate level of dental hygiene, they should be fairly permanent. There can be some occasions when this is not the case thought. What should you do if your dental crown falls off? Why It Can Happen There are two key reasons as to why a dental crown can fall off. Read More»

Cleaning Your Dental Implants: The Top 3 Tips For Keeping Your New Teeth Beautiful and Healthy

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Dental implants are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options today. They replace missing natural teeth with beautiful and completely natural-looking prosthetics. After you get brand-new dental implants, one of your top priorities is undoubtedly keeping them healthy—but what’s the best way to do that? Read on to discover the top three tips for keeping your new dental implants both healthy and beautiful.  Brushing Technique Proper brushing technique is extremely important after you get new dental implants. Read More»

Two reasons not to attempt DIY tooth whitening

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If you feel self-conscious about your yellow-coloured teeth and want to make them a bit whiter, you might be thinking about using an at-home whitening treatment. However, this is not a good idea. If you want to improve the colour of your teeth, it would be far wiser to have them professionally whitened by a dentist that specialises in cosmetic dentistry. Read on to find out why. An at-home treatment could permanently damage your teeth Read More»

Dealing with Potential Discomfort After a Dental Implant

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The end result of dental implants can be nothing short of phenomenal. Where once there was a missing tooth is a new chomper, specially fabricated to be a replica of the departed tooth it has replaced. It’s a result that people won’t even notice, since it looks just like a natural tooth. In fact, only you and your dentist will be the only ones who are aware that the tooth in question is a prosthetic one. Read More»

5 Oral Health Problems Caused By Winter

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Winter raises the risk of many health problems, from colds and flu to chronically dry skin. Many people do not realise that chilly winter weather also has a negative effect on oral health. This list contains five oral health problems that are common in winter, along with some practical steps you can take to protect yourself this season. 1. Dry Mouth Cold, dry weather can cause your mouth to dry out. Read More»

How to Promote Your Child's Oral Health

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There’s a lot to think about when you have a baby or young child, and oral hygiene isn’t always your biggest concern. However, promoting good oral hygiene and health in your child sets the tone for their adult life. Preventing problems is often easier than treating them, and with a few simple steps, you can ensure that your child grows up valuing their teeth and taking good care of them.  Read More»