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5 Tips to Make Braces More Comfortable

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Dental braces are very effective at straightening teeth. However, they can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially when you first get them fitted. Use these five tips to stop your braces from causing pain. 1. Brush Gently After you get braces fitted, your teeth and gums are likely to be much more sensitive than usual. Using a toothbrush that has softer bristles can help. You should also avoid pressing too hard when you brush teeth that have braces fitted. Read More»

3 Tips for After Your Braces Are Removed

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Orthodontic treatment helps many people to obtain straight and beautiful smiles. However, the results achieved by braces are not guaranteed to last forever. Teeth sometimes drift back into their crooked positions over the years. You can avoid this drifting by following these tips after your braces are removed. 1. Wear Your Retainer Many orthodontists recommend that their patients wear retainers for a while after their wire braces are removed. The length of time during which you will need to wear this retainer depends on your orthodontic condition. Read More»

Top Reasons That Lead To Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is a complete nightmare for many people. A lot of things contribute to tooth decay, beginning with loss of minerals that are found within the teeth to bad eating habits. Sugary food contains acidic substances which, when trapped between your teeth, weaken the enamel resulting in tooth decay. Thus, the more sugar you consume, the higher the chances of having tooth decay.  Understanding the main causes of tooth decay is important so that you can employ the necessary measures to ensure that your teeth are better protected. Read More»

Teething a Second Time: When the Development of Adult Teeth Causes Discomfort

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The idea of living tissue within your body being dissolved sounds like something out of a horror movie, but this is precisely what happens when permanent, adult teeth develop. As adult teeth begin to erupt from the gums, their vertical growth essentially dissolves the root structure which anchors the deciduous, baby teeth above them. The deciduous teeth then become loose before detaching entirely, making space for the emergence of the permanent tooth. Read More»

What to Know About Dental Sedation for Children

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Though most children will not need to have major dental work that requires sedation, some may have to. For example, your child may have autism or severe anxiety issue that would make normal dental work difficult for them. In these cases, and cases of oral surgery, your children’s dentist may make a suggestion of using dental sedation. There are several misconceptions when it comes to this option for children. Here are a few things you should know about dental sedation and your children before you choose the option. Read More»

5 Ways to Protect Children's Oral Health

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All parents want their children to be strong and healthy, but during the chaos of the early years, it is easy to forget about the importance of oral health. Whether your child is a delicate newborn or a rowdy toddler, these tips can help you take care of their teeth and gums.  1. Establish an Oral Hygiene Routine Right Away As soon as your child is born, you need to take steps to protect their oral health. Read More»

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»