Helping Your Child Care for Their Teeth to Prevent Cavities

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Every parent wants their children to have healthy teeth. However, it is not uncommon to find that some parents will overlook paediatric dental care and maintenance. They assume that since the baby teeth will eventually fall out, their children do not need an extensive dental plan. The reality is that children's teeth are more susceptible to decay and damage since they are not equipped to take good care of their own teeth.

4 December 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Dentures

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Dentures are used to fill the places left by missing teeth. They are made to fit in with the appearance of your teeth. Dentures can be full or partial, and they need to be maintained through regular cleaning, check-ups and careful eating. Partial dentures Partial dentures are used for when single or multiple teeth have been lost from the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are connected to the other teeth with either metal or more intricate attachments.

26 September 2018

Ever Wondered Why You Bleed After You Floss Your Teeth?

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Have you ever had blood appearing during what you would consider to be a fairly normal aspect of dental hygiene? It can be a tad unsettling, and yet there's probably a straightforward reason which isn't all that serious. Do your gums bleed after flossing? It could happen due to a fairly minor dental problem (which certainly needs to be seen to), or it might be that your flossing habits aren't the most appropriate for your particular mouth.

27 July 2018

4 Signs You're Suffering from Tooth Enamel Erosion

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Your teeth are covered by an exceptionally strong material known as enamel. Tooth enamel is the strongest material produced by the human body, and it helps protect your teeth against everything from decay to chips and cracks. But as strong as enamel may be, it isn't indestructible. Over time, enamel can be lost through everything from grinding your teeth to drinking too many sugary or acidic drinks. Once tooth enamel is gone, it can never be grown back, so you should see your dentist if you think you might be suffering for enamel erosion.

27 July 2018

Dementia Denture Care: How to Prevent False Teeth Mix Ups

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If your parent has dementia and wears false teeth, then one of the most common problems you'll come across is dealing with lost dentures. For example, your parent may take their teeth out in their day care centre or nursing home, say when they have a meal, and then forget to pick them up and put them back in again. Someone else may pick up your parent's dentures by accident and even start to wear them.

9 July 2018

These Dietary Options will affect the health of your dental implants

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If you have gaps in your teeth, you may not realise how much of a risk they can be to your oral health. Missing teeth can cause your teeth and gums to become more susceptible to infection and displacement. Among the most effective treatment options for missing teeth are dental implants. Implants are a long-term solution for completing a full set of teeth, and they allow you to enjoy better oral health.

12 June 2018

A guide to periodontal disease

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Periodontal disease is a dental condition which affects the gums and teeth. Read on to learn more about it. Symptoms The main symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding, swollen and extremely tender gums, as well as chronic bad breath which cannot be remedied by brushing or flossing more frequently. As the disease progresses, sufferers may also notice that their gums start to recede and that, as a result of this, their teeth begin to shift, loosen or even fall out of their sockets.

26 April 2018

Two Ways That a Dentist Can Improve the Appearance of Your Smile

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There are lots of things that a dentist can to do improve the appearance of your smile. Read on to find out more. They can disguise chipped teeth with veneers If you know of a dentist in your local area that specialises in cosmetic dentistry, it may be worth asking them if they can place a veneer over your chipped tooth. A veneer is a very thin tooth cover, which is normally made from one of two materials—composite resin or porcelain.

12 April 2018

4 Ways to Prolong Dental Implant Life

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Dental implants don't decay. However, the bones and tissues around them can deteriorate and cause your implants to fail. This article discusses some of the ways through which you can prevent this from happening. Interproximal Aids Interproximal aids are devices, such as water flossers and rubber-tip stimulators, which can help people with dental implants to clean the spaces between the implants and the tissues around those implants. Thorough cleaning is vital so that a biofilm doesn't form in those hidden parts.

12 March 2018

How To Prevent Tooth Decay In Children

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Tooth decay in children is a growing problem in most Western nations, with Sugar FreeSmiles explaining that Australia is no exception. They describe a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that shows that most six-year-olds have tooth decay, and around half of twelve-year-olds have decay in their permanent teeth. This is a serious state of affairs, but one that is entirely preventable through good dental hygiene and a sensible diet during childhood.

22 February 2018