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  • What You Need to Know about Wisdom Teeth Removal

    Evolution does not appear to have been a friend when it comes to the development of wisdom teeth. These four teeth, two in the upper jaw and two on the lower, are supposed to break through the skin during late adolescence. However, for many people this doesn't happen properly, and in most cases, they simply need to be removed. What can you expect during this procedure? Are they Impacted?
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  • Keeping Gingivitis at Bay

    Keeping your teeth clean and white is easy if you follow a simple and regimented oral care regime. However, if you don't maintain your teeth, then you're more susceptible to dental plaque and tartar, which can lead to more serious conditions such as gingivitis, and may require teeth whitening if it begins to affect your confidence.   Plaque Dental plaque is caused by the build-up of over 1000 different types of bacteria on the teeth and gums.
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  • Natural Oral Care for Cosmetic Dentistry

    Cosmetic dentistry is a popular way to brighten up your smile and improve the aesthetics of your teeth using crowns and veneers. However, despite improving your smile, it's still important to maintain good oral health and protect the gums and enamel, which still have the opportunity to harbour harmful bacteria, which leads to bad odours. Any cosmetic dentist will be able to give you solid advice about protecting your teeth after the surgery, which will help to prolong their life and save you money on replacements.
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  • Leukoplakia: What You Need to Know About this Dental Condition

    If you have noticed any white or grey patches on your tongue or the inside of your cheeks, you may be suffering from leukoplakia. Although these patches are painless, the condition can be a sign of other more serious problems. Below is a guide to commonly asked questions about leukoplakia. What is leukoplakia? Leukoplakia is caused by an abnormal growth of keratin within your mouth. This light-coloured growth will feel rigid and rough when you run your tongue over it.
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  • Herbal Teas and Your Teeth: What You Need to Know

    Everybody knows that drinking regular caffeinated tea can have a negative impact on your teeth causing bad breath, staining and discolouration. But what about herbal teas? They have many established general health benefits, but what effect do they have on your dental health?  The good news  Drinking herbal alternatives to black tea reduces the risk of discolouration. This is because the chemical agent in caffeinated tea which causes staining (tannin) is absent from herbal alternatives.
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  • The Lure of Luxury: Six Benefits of Gold Dental Crowns

    If you need a crown put on your tooth, you can choose from a range of materials including gold. Wondering what the benefits of gold crowns are? Take a look: 1. Mimicking ancient smiles If you love vintage jumpers or t-shirts from the charity shop, a gold dental crown can be another way to tap into old timey styles. In fact, gold has been used in dentistry since long before the common era, and historians and anthropologists believe that some women in ancient times used to purposely remove healthy incisors just so they could have the privilege of replacing them with fake and flashy gold teeth.
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  • 3 Orthodontic Treatments You Have Probably Never Heard Of

    Most dental patients are aware of retainers and braces. They are perhaps the most frequently used treatment options provided by an orthodontist. However, retainers and braces are by no means the only way an orthodontist treats misaligned teeth. Below is a simple guide to 3 lesser-known treatments an orthodontist may use on teeth. Fixed Palatal Cribs A fixed palatal crib is a device which is used to discourage a child from sucking their thumb.
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  • No Toothbrush? No Problem! How to Clean Your Teeth Without a Brush

    Have you ever found yourself without a toothbrush? Perhaps you are unexpectedly staying over at a friend's house or you forgot to pack one when going away on a trip. Below is a guide to 5 ways you can keep your teeth clean when you don't have access to a toothbrush. Finger magic  If you can get hold of some toothpaste—there's likely to be some lying around in the bathroom—you could try the classic toothpaste on the finger trick.
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  • What to Expect After Your Root Canal Treatment

    If you have just undergone or are about to undergo root canal treatment, you may be wondering what lies ahead in terms of your recovery. Although 67 percent of Americans say they fear root canal treatment, with 15% going as far as to avoid dental care altogether, the procedure itself is less painful than the alternative. With the right post-treatment care, your recovery should take from a few days to a few weeks.
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  • Amphetamine Addiction and Dental Health

    If you have previously been addicted to using amphetamines, alongside a range of other health issues you may also be experiencing problems related to your dental health. While it is impossible to undo a lot of the damage which has already been caused by your drug use, you can take steps to protect your teeth and gums in the future, giving them the best possible chance of recovery as you begin a new drug-free life.
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