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How Easy Is It to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces?

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Achieving the smile of your dreams can require a prolonged effort in some cases. This is certainly the case when your dentist suggests you see an orthodontist who suggests that you need braces. Braces require a commitment, but it’s a worthwhile effort. While your teeth are well on the way to being straight and aligned, what about their colour? In addition to the alignment that will be achieved by wearing the braces for the prescribed length of time, you might also want your teeth to be white and shining.…

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Who Needs to See the Dentist More Often Than Average?

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It’s typically recommended that adults visit the dentist at least annually, if not twice per year, so that a person can get a thorough cleaning of their teeth. A dentist will also check for any signs of gum disease, receding gums, and the like. While an annual or twice yearly dental visit is often sufficient for most dental patients, some people might have an increased risk of oral infections, tooth decay and other such serious concerns, and should see their dentist even more regularly.…

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Denture Dilemma: When Your Dentures No Longer Fit as Well as They Used To

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While your dentures are detachable, and indeed, might spend the evening soaking in a cleaning solution, they are still a part of you. This is why it can be a little disconcerting when it seems like they in fact no longer want to be a part of you. What can cause your dentures to no longer fit as well as they used to? And what can you do about it?…

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Low-Carb Diets and Oral Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Many people today use low-carbohydrate diets to help them lose weight or maintain a slim figure. Some dieters claim eating a low-carb diet helps them consume fewer calories without feeling hungry, but others complain of unpleasant side effects. If you are wondering whether a low-carb diet is right for you, you might like to know its likely effects on your dental health. 1. The Good: Protection From Inflammation and Cavities?…

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How To Prevent Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay occurs when plaque breaks down the enamel and dentin layers of the teeth, leading to toothache, sensitivity, and cavities. The often-painful toothache associated with tooth decay is a common reason for visiting an emergency dentist, which can be both expensive and inconvenient. As with many dental problems, prevention through good oral care is cheaper and healthier than the cure. This short guide will explain how tooth decay can be prevented through a variety of means, from excellent oral hygiene to regular dental visits.…

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Five things to consider before your trip to the dentist office

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Booked your regular dental check-up? Good job!  To make the most of your check up here are five things to consider beforehand (apart from brushing and flossing!). New dentist? If it’s the first time you’ve been to this particular dentist office then you’ll want to make sure they have the most information they can before your visit.  See if you can obtain your dental records from your previous office, especially if you’ve come from overseas.…

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3 Tips to Help You Deal with Dental Trauma Correctly

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Any trauma that causes lacerations, cuts or unexplained bleeding in the mouth or fractures in teeth must be attended to immediately. If you’re not close enough to a hospital, however, the steps you take will determine how well your mouth, gums and/or teeth respond to treatment. Dental emergencies that are left untreated can have permanent negative implications on your oral health. Read on to learn more. 1. Find a dentist…

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Are Porcelain Veneers Always Better Than Composite Bonding?

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Veneers and composite bonding can serve the same purpose. That is to say, both treatments can hide flaws such as stains and cracks. However, to say that they are the same, with one being much more expensive, would be incorrect. While porcelain veneers are made of a superior material (porcelain, zirconia, e.g.), they are not quite as versatile as composite bonding. Therefore, to say that porcelain veneers are always the superior option would not be entirely true.…

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Three tips for keeping your child's teeth and gums healthy

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If you want to spare your child the pain of dental problems such as cavities, abscesses and periodontal disease, then it’s important to do what you can to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Here are three ways to do this. Buy them to a novelty toothbrush A lot of young children find the process of brushing their teeth to be quite boring and will often skip their daily dental hygiene routine if their parents do not closely monitor them.…

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Post-Extraction Pain in Adjacent Teeth: Why It Happens and What You Should Do

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When you have a tooth extracted, it goes without saying that you will experience some after-surgery pain in the days that follow. However, though it isn’t often mentioned, the teeth adjacent to the extraction site may also hurt after a tooth is extracted. Although dentists would like every tooth extraction to be a simple matter, the truth is that the opposite is often true, especially when it comes to wisdom teeth or molars.…

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