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A Fantastic Dental Implant Solution for a Long-Term Missing Tooth

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It doesn't technically matter if your tooth has been missing for years, or even decades—it can still be replaced. Dental implants will duplicate the missing tooth, often looking and behaving exactly like the tooth it's replacing. The trouble is that when a tooth has been absent for some time, you might need an additional preparatory procedure called bone grafting. This might be enough to make you think that a dental implant is too much effort, too much bother.

18 August 2022

Is It Possible to Be Allergic to Your New Braces?

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Of all the places where you might develop an itch, the inside of your mouth probably isn't the most obvious location. Your oral mucosa (the soft tissues that line the interior of your mouth) might have become slightly inflamed and irritated, and you need to fight the urge to actually scratch your gums (which is unwise). This may be a new, novel sensation—and the culprit might be something that was recently installed inside your mouth.

21 June 2022

What Is Giving You Bad Breath?

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Is your bad breath making it difficult for others to focus on what you are saying?  Chronic bad breath, also referred to as halitosis in medical terms, is an oral health problem that can ruin your personal and professional life. Unlike morning breath, which typically goes away after brushing and flossing your teeth, bad breath tends to last longer, affecting your daily interactions with other people. The good news is that the problem can be defeated, but this requires identifying its underlying cause.

2 May 2022

Can Clear Aligners Help You with Biting or Crowding Issues?

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Have you been dealing with a dental problem for years and have been looking for a "fix" without success? Sometimes, issues with your dentition can lead to everyday societal challenges over and above problems related to eating. But you may be able to take advantage of a discreet solution that can often remedy issues related to an overbite, underbite or crowding challenge. What should you know about this approach? Overbite and Underbite

11 March 2022

Five Signs Your Toothache Requires Emergency Dental Intervention

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Nobody likes dealing with a toothache, but at what point does this dental issue move from being an annoyance to one which requires medical attention? When you begin to experience dental discomfort, remember these five signs so you can seek emergency medical attention as it becomes necessary. Not Responsive To Over-The-Counter Pain Medications The first action for treating a toothache is over-the-counter pain medications. Dentists recommend taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for toothache because it reduces pain and has inflammation-reducing properties.

21 January 2022

3 Home Remedies to Whiten Your Teeth

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Professional teeth whitening treatment is expensive. Fortunately, there are home remedies to whiten your teeth. Here are three easy home remedies. Change Your Diet The first step towards whitening your teeth at home is by changing your diet. Eliminate any food or drinks that could be discolouring your teeth, like wine, tea, juices, dark sodas, or any edible containing tannins. Additionally, avoid eating highly acidic foods. Acid wears down and corrodes the enamel, leaving teeth looking yellow.

29 November 2021

Why You Might Want To Get Your Dentures Relined Before Summer

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When most people think about preparing for summer they think about getting their lawn taken care of or perhaps changing out the filters in their air conditioning. What you probably don't think about, but should, is getting your dentures relined. This is a very simple process that just adjusts the interior shape of your dentures so that they are more comfortable for you and fit better, and doing it now, before the heat of summer arrives, is the best possible time.

7 October 2021

3 Signs Your Toddler Has Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay in toddlers can be caused by eating foods high in sugar or refined carbohydrates, which can lead to the levels of bacteria in the mouth increasing, as these foods provide a food source to bacteria. High levels of bacteria can increase the acidity of your child's mouth, and this causes erosion to the delicate enamel protecting their milk teeth. You may not think losing a milk tooth due to decay is particularly serious, as your child will still have healthy adult teeth waiting to erupt in a few years.

24 August 2021

What to Consider When Choosing Between a Hard and Soft Denture Reline

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Dentures usually last about seven to ten years. But during that time, denture wearers usually need to have their dentures relined. While dentures fit well in the beginning, over time, as the shape of your mouth changes due to gum loss, that fit will gradually change. Eventually, your dentures will become too loose to wear comfortably. At this point, you'll need a denture reline. But you may have heard that there are two types of denture reline: a soft reline and a hard reline.

20 July 2021

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Is Removal the Only Option?

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Ignoring a problem and hoping it goes away is not especially wise when it comes to your teeth. Are you ignoring the discomfort associated with your impacted wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth management is something that your dental services provider can certainly assist you with, although management is often achieved by eliminating the problem (extracting the teeth in question). However, this is not the only option available to you. Pericoronitis and Your Wisdom Teeth

4 June 2021