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Protect your mouth with a custom sports mouthguard

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Whatever sport you play it is vital that you are adequately protected. Whether you need proper boots, a helmet or shin pads it’s important that you invest in the right equipment to prevent injury while you are playing. One piece of protective equipment that is neglected by many athletes is the mouthguard. Some people make the mistake of associating mouthguards only with heavy contact sports such as boxing, but whether you are boxing or playing cricket, football, rugby or something that shouldn’t really involve any contact at all it is always wise to take precautions.…

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4 Emergency Tips for Handling an Avulsed Tooth

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An avulsed tooth is a knocked-out tooth, which is a serious dental emergency that should be handled carefully and quickly. Your tooth may get knocked out because of an accident, or even a physical game such as rugby. Whatever the cause is, knowing what to do next is imperative.  Unfortunately, many people whose teeth get knocked out believe that it’s the end of their teeth. However, you can actually save your avulsed tooth.…

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When to See a Dentist About Your Child's Adult Teeth Development

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Losing baby teeth and gaining adult ones is a normal part of childhood development and one that normally goes ahead without a hitch. Although it can be uncomfortable and a bit worrying for children, they’re generally fine with a bit of reassurance and a visit from the tooth fairy. Occasionally, however, there can be a problem, and your child’s new teeth don’t grow through as they should. While this is usually nothing serious, it does need to be seen by a dentist, so they can ensure the child’s teeth remain healthy.…

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Why Have Your Teeth Always Been Yellow?

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Not everyone has white teeth. In fact, some people never have white teeth, even those with impeccable oral hygiene. Unfortunately, dental patients with permanently yellow teeth see little to no improvement when attempting to whiten their teeth. If your teeth have always been yellow, then you must be wondering why that is so. There are several factors, both natural and unnatural, that cause permanently yellow teeth. You Inherited Yellow Teeth  …

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DIY Teeth Whitening Via Activated Charcoal

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Investing in professional teeth whitening is a great way to achieve a dazzling smile. But once you have the appearance of your teeth restored, it is vital to take measure to retain their newly found whiteness. While purchasing at-home whitening kits may seem convenient, you should note that since these kits are mass-produced, they might not provide you with even stain removal. A more efficient and natural option that you can consider is activated charcoal.…

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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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