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4 Reasons Why Limiting Your Coffee Intake Will Improve Your Oral Health

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If you’d like to give your oral health a bit of a boost, one thing that you can do is cut down on your coffee intake. Nobody is saying that you need to give up your morning cup entirely, but there are a number of reasons why your smile will thank you if you stop drinking mug after mug each day. Here are just four reasons why you should curtail your coffee consumption. Read More»

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Between Invisalign and Veneers

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If you’re concerned about the way your teeth look, there are a number of paths you can take to correct the problem, and Invisalign and veneers are two of the most popular options. Each option comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, so you’ll really have to think about which one will best suit your own particular needs and wants. Here are four key considerations to take into account. 1. Are You Concerned with More than Crookedness? Read More»

Do You Suffer From Bruxism? Here's How a Dentist Can Help

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Some people may think that there is nothing that can be done to help them in case they suffer from bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding). However, different remedies exist to help sufferers of nighttime teeth grinding. This article discusses some of the measures that may be taken by a dentist to help you if you suffer from bruxism. The Diagnosis Process Dentists usually try to find out what exactly may be causing you to grind your teeth at night. Read More»

Three tips for dealing with tooth sensitivity

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Many people suffer from tooth sensitivity; the sensation (which ranges from a mild tingle to a very sharp sting) almost always occurs after eating foods that are very acidic, hot or cold and is believed to be caused by gum disease and enamel erosion. Whilst it is not a serious condition, it can be extremely painful.  Fortunately, there are quite a few things you can do to reduce the sensitivity of your teeth. Read More»

Brushing Up: A Guide to Good Oral Health

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Having a bright and healthy smile is something many people desire, however sometimes a treatment of orthodontics may be in order to correct crooked or misplaced teeth. When professional dentistry is required there isn’t much that you can do, except go ahead with the treatment. Yet there are a number of simple home remedies that could improve the look of your smile, and perhaps even delay the need for a trip to the dentist. Read More»

Dental Treatment Subsidies in Australia

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If you live in Australia and you cannot afford the cost of dental treatment, you may have the option of dental subsidies. Not everyone is automatically eligible for these subsidies, but children and young people are normally covered to ensure that they can continue to receive regular check-ups and treatment regardless of their parent’s financial situation. Below is a guide to dental treatment subsidies in Australia. It will help you to better understand your options when it comes to paying for dental care. Read More»

Reasons to Consider Laser Dentistry

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In years past, drills were the main type of equipment used to carry out dental procedures. However, over the years, advancements in technology have introduced the use of lasers in dentistry. With laser dentistry, dentists use laser energy to remedy ailments that affect both the soft tissue as well as the hard tissue in the mouth. By combining this laser energy with elements such as air and water, a myriad of oral ailments can be treated. Read More»

Can Adults Have Fissure Sealants on Their Teeth?

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Dentists typically use fissure sealants on children’s back teeth to help them avoid developing decay problems. In some cases, adults may also benefit from having sealants applied to problematic teeth. How do fissure sealants work and when are they suitable for adults as well as kids? What Are Fissure Sealants? It is harder to keep a tooth clean if its surface isn’t smooth. If you have a back tooth that isn’t smooth and that has a lot of bumpy areas, grooves and pits, the tooth may attract plaque, bacteria and food particles into its fissures. Read More»

What to Do, and What to Avoid, When You Have a Dental Emergency

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If you have a dental emergency, it’s always advised that you never assume what you should do and what you should avoid doing in this situation, as you don’t want to make the situation any worse for yourself. Note a few tips about handling a dental emergency before you get to a dental clinic so you have the best possible outcome and protect your oral health. Save any tooth or parts of the tooth Read More»

Do Elderly People Need a Spare Set of Dentures?

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If you have an elderly denture wearer in your family, you may be wondering if they need a spare set of dentures. As people get older, they may be more prone to damaging or losing their dentures. If this happens to your relative or to a friend you help care for, you may worry about how they would cope without dentures while they are waiting for a repair or a new set. Read More»