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Choosing Chewing Gum for Dentures: Can I Still Chew Gum After I Get Dentures?

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If many of your teeth are badly damaged, dentures can restore your ability to chew your food in comfort. While it will take several weeks, possibly months, before you are confidently chewing harder foods like steak or broccoli, with practice, you should be able to enjoy at least most of your favourite foods. However, if you are someone that occasionally enjoys a stick of gum or two, you are probably wondering if chewing gum is possible while wearing dentures. Read More»

Taking a Bite of the Action: Why a Bumped Tooth Requires Prompt Treatment

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Sports and injuries go hand in hand. When someone suspects that they have broken a bone or sprained a knee, ankle, or other joint they see a doctor as quickly as they can. Otherwise, the injury could worsen and seriously affect their life. When teeth are injured and the damage is not obvious, some people fail to seek the necessary emergency treatment their tooth needs. If you bump a tooth, even if there are no outward signs of trauma, like blood for example, you should still book an emergency dentist. Read More»

Why Does the Tooth Fairy Need to Retire?

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As a parent, have you ever hidden an infant’s tooth underneath the pillow, so that it magically turns into a coin? This strange tradition is meant to make your kids believe in the existence of the “tooth fairy,” but ends up giving the kids the wrong impression of their teeth—that they are somehow disposable commodities. Surely, if your teeth are expected to fall out and can be traded in for cash, why do you need to pay attention to their care from an ongoing perspective? Read More»

2 Challenges of Orthodontic Treatment and How to Deal with Them

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If you’ve decided to get braces to help improve your tooth alignment, you may have discovered that there are some challenges to your new lifestyle. Since you’re going to have them on for about 1–3 years, this article discusses two common problems you might face in the adjustment period and how to deal with them. 1. Mouth soreness It isn’t uncommon to experience soreness once your braces are placed and each time they are adjusted. Read More»

Routine Checkups That May Be More Important Than You Realize

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It’s usually recommended that adults visit their family physician every year or even more often, depending on their age and overall health; your own doctor can tell you how often you should visit him or her, in order to monitor and protect your healthcare concerns. However, there are some routine checkups that many adults put off having, simply because they don’t understand the importance of those checkups. Note a few of those here and why such checkups are vital for good health, and then ask your physician or healthcare professional how often they should be done in your case. Read More»

Post-Orthodontic Dental Implants: How Soon After Braces Can You Get a Dental Implant?

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If you are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign and have one or more missing teeth, the best time to replace those teeth with implants is generally just before or after your braces come off. Placing dental implants too early in your orthodontic treatment will result in your implant not lining up with your natural teeth. However, it is only natural that you want to fill any gaps before your braces come off so that you can enjoy your new smile without worrying about missing teeth. Read More»

Choosing a Cereal Which Will Protect Your Child's Teeth

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The fight against decay and cavities should begin as soon as your kid wakes up in the morning. The breakfast you feed to your child can have a significant impact on their dental health. If you have a busy day ahead, you may be tempted to pour any old cereal into a bowl with some milk. However, not all cereals are created equal, and some will have a negative impact on your child’s oral health. Read More»

3 Complications That Can Arise If You Don't Visit an Emergency Dentist After a Tooth Is Knocked Out

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Sometimes a tooth is lost thanks to decay, in which it will probably be pulled out by your dentist. However, teeth can also be lost through blunt force trauma, even if they are perfectly healthy. Should you be struck in the mouth, the force can easily dislodge a tooth completely. When this occurs, the tooth is referred to as ‘avulsed’. If a tooth is knocked out, particularly if it is towards the back of the mouth and therefore not very visible, many people assume that they don’t need to seek treatment from an emergency dentist. Read More»

Why You Need to Stop Procrastinating When It Comes to Your Smile

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Many people go through life living something of a compromise. They’re not happy with this or that, understand that they could do something about it, but choose not to. When they live their life this way, there’s always a certain element of unhappiness. Often, people are not happy with their appearance and this can frequently relate to the teeth. If you are afraid to smile, but have been slow in taking any action, why be a martyr any more? Read More»

Foods That Can Help You Stop and Reverse Tooth Cavity

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Tooth cavity, tooth decay, or dental caries are all names that describe a soft, decayed area in a tooth. There are misconceptions out there that once your tooth starts to decay, you cannot reverse the situation. Some foods, though, can stop and reverse the decay process. Causes of Dental Caries A popular theory is that tooth decay occurs due to bacteria and food. The proponents of this theory claim that bacteria feed on high-sugar foods, and, when this happens, they produce acids that eat away the teeth. Read More»