2017

  • Your Concise Guide to Replacing a Single Tooth

    The loss of just one tooth can have an adverse effect on your smile. A missing tooth can also impact your speech, eating ability and your confidence when it comes to dealing with people up close and personal. That's why it is important that you replace a lost tooth as soon as possible. However, while there are several single tooth replacement options available to you, you need to be sure that you choose the right one for your particular situation.
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  • Denture Repair: How It's Done

    A denture is a removable dental appliance holding one or more artificial teeth. Dentures are made from materials which are susceptible to erosion and fatigue. Dentures that have been in use for a long period also tend to crack or break. Repeated flexing of the material while in use causes loosening of the artificial teeth embedded in the plate and they may even break off. According to a study conducted by the Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University, poor fitting accounts for 40% of denture fractures.
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  • Four Tips to Ensure Realistic Expectations for Your Teeth Whitening

    One of the most important things to do when you're thinking of having your teeth whitened is to set realistic expectations. Unfortunately, many candidates for teeth whitening assume that they can have their teeth looking perfectly white after just a few weeks. This may be possible, and you're certainly going to see some improvement, but expectations really need to be managed to avoid disappointment and the temptation to bleach your teeth longer or more regularly than is recommended.
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  • What Is the Difference Between Orthodontics and Endodontics?

    Sometimes mixed-up terms, orthodontics and endodontics are distinct from one another despite both relating to the care of your teeth. A leading dental clinic will be able to provide you with both sorts of service, so it is important to know — from a patient's point of view — what you can expect from procedures of each kind. If your dentist has spoken to you about an orthodontic or an endodontic procedure, then you can discover the key differences by reading on.
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  • 5 Ways to Prevent Yourself Gagging While Using a Tongue Scraper

    The tongue's surface can harbour plenty of bacteria, so it's important to use a tongue scraper to keep it clean. Unfortunately, many people start gagging when they attempt to do so. Here are just five ways to help prevent hitting that gag reflex. 1. Open Wide and Extend Your Tongue The first thing you need to do is ensure the mouth is open wide with the tongue fully extended. It can be easy to let your mouth fall slightly closed as you attend to your tongue, especially since many people choose to use their tongue scraper after brushing and flossing, when the jaw is already quite tired.
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  • Compelling Reasons to Choose Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

    In years past, losing a tooth would mean having to choose either dentures or a dental bridge to camouflage the gap or opting to live with the missing tooth, which did not present concrete choices for individuals who would want a permanent solution. Nevertheless, technological advancements in this industry now offer a permanent option in the form of dental implants. These dental implants may cost more than conventional tooth replacement methods, but they provide you with an assortment of benefits other options would not be capable of doing.
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  • 'Instant' Orthodontics: How Veneers Can Give You a Straight Smile

    People wanting to have crooked teeth straightened were typically left with a single choice: orthodontic braces. While there have been advances in more recent years that have made orthodontic treatments both quicker and less noticeable, some patients are still put off by the idea of having to commit to an extended treatment program and affecting the appearance of their smile in the meantime. If you can't bear to go through the time and effort it takes to straighten teeth the traditional way, you might consider trying veneers instead.
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  • Three reasons to take your child to take your child to the dentist on a regular basis

    If your child isn't showing any visible signs of dental problems, you may feel as if there is no need to take them to the dentist. However, this is a mistake which could end up having a negative effect on their dental health in the future. Here are three reasons to take your child to the dentist on a regular basis. To prevent them from developing a fear of the dentist
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  • An explanation of alveolar osteitis

    Alveolar osteitis (or dry socket, as it is more commonly known) is a condition which causes the alveolar bone to become inflamed. It usually occurs after a tooth extraction, if the blood clot that developed on the wound site is dislodged. This dislodgement exposes the underlying nerves and bone to bacteria, food particles and saliva, all of which can cause inflammation. What can cause dry socket? As mentioned above, dry socket typically develops after a tooth has been removed and the blood clot at the site of the extraction is dislodged.
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  • 3 Ways to Make Your Small Teeth Look Larger

    Whether you still have your primary teeth, you've worn away your teeth by grinding, or your adult teeth just didn't grow in as big as you expected, having small teeth can take its toll on your self esteem. If your teeth don't fit the size of your face and you're interested in getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure to make them look larger, here are three great options to consider. Gum Lift
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