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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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  • Why Won't Your Dentist Fit Dental Implants on Your Child?

    If your child is missing a tooth, you're both likely to be keen to fill the gap. When you're researching solutions, you may decide that dental implants are the best choice. Implants are often considered to be a strong, long-term and natural looking solution to filling gaps. While you and your child may favour an implant, your dentist may not want to use this solution on your child. Why are dentists not keen on using implants on kids and what are the alternatives?
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  • Should You Allow Your Child to Have Veneers?

    As children get older, they may become more aware of their appearance; they may also compare the way they look with their friends and even with famous people they admire. In some cases, some children start to particularly worry about their teeth as they reach their teenage years. For example, some kids may think that their teeth are not white enough or that they are a little too crooked to look good.
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  • The Annoyance of Denture Stomatitis (and How to Get Rid of It)

    Denture stomatitis occurs when the sections of your gums that are in contact with your dentures become inflamed. It can be quite common, but this does not mean that it's something you need to tolerate. The gums might simply feel a little irritated, or they might in fact become painful. If you've ever suffered from inflamed gums when wearing your dentures, then it's time to look at some of the cause of denture stomatitis, as well as some straightforward ways to get rid of this annoyance.
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  • How to Oil Pull Through Morning Sickness

    If you're a regular oil puller, you may be keen to carry on pulling when you get pregnant to help you maintain a good level of oral hygiene. Oil pulling is generally considered to be a useful way of removing toxins from your mouth that may help you avoid issues such as dental decay and gum disease. The practice may be particularly useful during this time of your life, as your pregnancy increases the chances of gum problems.
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  • Delving into the world of cosmetic dentistry

    The demand for cosmetic dental treatments has soared in recent years.  This upward trajectory is likely to continue for some time, with many experts predicting that by 2020, the international cosmetic dentistry market will be worth $22.4 billion. Once thought to be accessible only by the rich and famous, dental work of this kind is now something which virtually everyone can avail themselves of, if they so choose. What exactly is cosmetic dentistry?
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  • Questions Many Parents Have About the Care of a Child's Teeth

    A child is never too young for a parent to consider the care and condition of their teeth and mouth. A paediatric dentist can examine your child's mouth and note any personalised advice you might need for keeping their teeth healthy, but you should consider some additional questions to ask the dentist during your appointment. This will ensure you get all the information you need to keep your child's teeth and mouth healthy, no matter their age.
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  • Answers to Questions Most Adults Have About Getting Braces for Themselves

    You're almost always able to get braces even when you're an adult, as long as the bones of your jaw are strong enough to support the constant tightening of the wires around the braces. This can mean a more attractive smile overall and in some cases, a healthier mouth. Sometimes very crooked teeth will result in inadequate support for the upper jaw, resulting in stiff muscles and soreness around the head and even the shoulders.
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  • Pregnant with Gum Disease? Avoid Birth Complications with These 4 Tips

    It's common knowledge that gum disease can cause severe damage to your oral health, with effects like gum recession and tooth loss. However, did you know that it can also have a harmful and irreversible impact on the rest of your body? Studies indicate that gum disease can increase your risk of problems like heart disease. More importantly for pregnant women, it's also been linked to premature birth and low birth weight babies.
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  • Tips Designed to Hasten Recovery Time After Wisdom Teeth Removal

    Wisdom teeth are the third molars that are in the furthest back region of your mouth. Healthy wisdom teeth do not require removal, but when wisdom teeth become impacted or do not emerge normally, they do need to be extracted. This type of procedure is fairly common at most dental clinics, but it is important that you are aware of recovery instructions that are designed to help you speed up the amount of time that it takes you to recover fully after you undergo wisdom teeth removal.
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