2017

  • Likely Reasons Why You May Be Suffering From a Chronic Toothache

    A toothache can be one of the most excruciating pains that you could experience. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon to find some people choosing to self-medicate in hopes that a toothache will eventually abate on its own. The truth is a chronic toothache usually stems from a more serious, underlying issue that would have to be diagnosed by a dentist. If you are suffering from a chronic toothache, below are some of the likely reasons why.
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  • The 3 Most Likely Causes of Tooth Pain Whilst Running

    If you run on a daily basis, then you are no stranger to the normal range of aches, scrapes and cramps that often accompany runners as they push themselves towards the finish line. However, whilst it is perfectly normal to suffer from muscle soreness and the occasional episode of cramps while running, pain that emanates from your teeth could be a sign that it's time to pay your dentist a visit.
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  • How to Treat a Knocked Out Tooth

    Sometimes a tooth needs to be removed because it has decayed so much that it cannot be saved. However, the situation of a missing tooth can be trickier to manage if the tooth has come out because of some sort of trauma. Being hit in the jaw or suffering a sporting injury to the face are common reasons why you might lose a tooth. If this case applies to you, then what can your dentist do about it?
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  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Teeth During a Camping Trip

    Hiking and camping are a great way to enjoy the wonders of Australia. However, if you are planning to go away on a trip which will last a few days, you should make sure you think about how you will protect your dental health. Below is a guide to 4 steps you can take to protect your oral health during your next camping trip. Pack a full-size toothbrush If you are planning to hike some distance, you will no doubt be thinking about the weight of your backpack.
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  • How to Illuminate the World With a Smile

    If you are self conscious because you have the slightest odd look about your teeth, smiling could become uncomfortable. It can also make you speak in an odd manner as you try to hide your teeth. The best way to deal with odd-looking teeth is to find a dentist who will make your teeth look so good you will want to show them off. Teeth imperfections that a family dentist can correct include the following:
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  • Gaining Confidence With Your Smile

    Not being confident with your smile can be something that makes you unhappy in the long term. People who suffer from a lack of confidence when they smile will sometimes appear as downcast in photos – especially when other people around them are beaming for the camera. In addition, lacking confidence might mean that you tend to keep your mouth shut in social situations and appear to be shy as a result.
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  • 3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Tongue Scraper

    More and more people are getting clued into the importance of cleaning their tongues. Everyone already knows how vital is it for their oral health to brush and floss their teeth, but the tongue can also play host to bacteria. As this builds up along the surface of the tongue, your breath can start to smell, and having more bacteria in your mouth is obviously bad news for your oral health.
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  • Whitening Trays vs Whitening Strips: Consider the Benefits of Each Option

    Whitening your teeth is a fantastic way to give your smile a bit of a boost, and there are plenty of ways to have it done. Two of the most popular are whitening trays and whitening strips. With the former, trays are made by your dentist to fit around your teeth, and you put gel inside when you wear them; with the latter, you simply stick the strips across the teeth and then peel them away after a set time.
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  • 3 Reasons You Might Want to Try Whitening Strips Instead of Trays

    If you want to whiten your teeth, dentists will usually recommend that you have custom trays created to form around them. Whitening gel can then be applied to the trays, which you will then slip in to wear for a while, usually as you sleep. However, certain people may find that whitening strips are more beneficial. Whitening strips are simply stuck against the teeth and then peeled away after the recommended time.
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  • 5 Surprising Foods That Ruin Your Teeth

    Your teeth will no doubt suffer some enamel erosion, cavities, and other such problems over the years, simply because of age and everyday wear and tear. However, there are many things that people do that hurt their teeth, increasing their risk of enamel loss and even tooth loss, including eating certain foods. Note a few of those everyday foods here so you can avoid them and protect your teeth as much as possible.
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