2017

  • Understanding the Common Causes of Dentin Hypersensitivity

    Dentin hypersensitivity, which is also commonly known as tooth sensitivity, is a widespread condition which affects people of all ages. In general, an individual with sensitive teeth will experience pain or discomfort when their teeth are in contact with triggers. For example, acidic foods, hot and cold foods, cold air and touch will initiate an ache in the affected tooth. This condition occurs when dentin is exposed. The natural tooth is covered by enamel, which protects the internal structures.
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  • Signs It May Be Time to Consider Getting Dentures

    Dentures aren't just for those who are approaching retirement age, as a full or partial set of dentures can be a good choice for replacing rotted, damaged, or weakened teeth, or teeth that are not healthy for a variety of reasons. While you may not enjoy the prospect of getting dentures, they can help you to eat and even speak more freely, as you won't have crooked or damaged teeth causing pain inside your mouth when you talk or chew with your dentures.
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  • Tooth Discolouration: Understanding Dental Fluorosis

    Permanent teeth begin forming during early childhood. The crowns form within the jawbone and underneath the gum in preparation for visible growth after the milk teeth fall out. If a child is exposed to too much fluoride during their childhood, the growing teeth will sustain damage. The disorder which occurs due to the ingestion of this mineral is known as fluorosis. The condition is quite common, and it cosmetic, not functional.
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  • Should You Visit the Dentist During Pregnancy?

    There are so many dos and don't when it comes to being pregnant that you might be confused about exactly what you can and can't do when it comes to your oral health. Should you visit the dentist while you're pregnant? The answer is a little complicated. Routine appointments and professional cleanings are completely safe during pregnancy and help keep you and your baby healthy. More complex dental procedures are often better off postponed, however, and cosmetic work should always wait until after your baby is born.
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  • 4 Simple and Affordable Options to Whiten and Straighten Your Teeth

    When your teeth are crooked and unsightly, you may dread the idea of having painful and downright ugly braces for several years, or may be frustrated with trying whitening products from the pharmacy that seem to offer few results. The good news is, you don't need to worry about uncomfortable braces that take years to work, and you don't need to keep throwing money away at the pharmacy on ineffective whitening products.
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  • Two ways to treat a knocked out tooth

    Significant physical trauma to the mouth can lead to a tooth being knocked out of its socket; when this occurs, the tooth is said to be 'avulsed'. There are several different treatment options which a dentist may choose to employ to address this issue. Read on to find out more about these treatments. Re-implantation Where possible, a dentist treating a person with this problem will always attempt to re-implant the knocked out tooth.
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  • Some Important Reasons as to Why Paediatric Dentistry Is Important for Your Child

    The problem most first-time parents encounter is that they lack the experience required to take good care of their young ones. Some follow the advice of other parents who have some experience in child health care, but there's no guarantee that the information shared is accurate and reliable. The surest way to ensure your new little bundle of joy gets the care they need to grow healthy is by working hand in hand with medical and health professionals.
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