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Your Guide to Sedation Dentistry

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Some types of dental procedures require sedation because of the pain that would otherwise be felt by the patient. Often, local anaesthetics are used for minor procedures, such as fillings, but extensive root canal work, for example, may need fuller sedation. However, this should not be confused with sedation dentistry — otherwise known as sleep dentistry — which is conducted for many different reasons. Essentially, a sleep dentist is a specialist who conducts their dental work with a fully sedated patient who would otherwise not be capable of enduring even a minor dental procedure.…

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Debunking Two Misconceptions About Professional Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening has, admittedly, become one of the most sought-after dental procedure. This popularity can be ascribed to an increasing desire for dazzling smiles as well as the ready availability of over-the-counter whitening kits. However, it is not always advisable to DIY this whitening process. Granted, in-office whitening is costlier than simply purchasing whitening strips, but the advantages of professional whitening far outweigh those of the DIY option. Furthermore, you are at no risk of harm when a dentist is performing this procedure rather than when you do it.…

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5 Myths About Orthodontic Treatment

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Orthodontic treatment is useful for anyone who is not happy with the alignment of their teeth. Through extractions, braces and retainers, orthodontists can change the positions of teeth to make your smile straighter and more regular. Unfortunately, many people believe myths that prevent them from making the most of the treatments that are on offer. 1. Myth: You’re Too Old to Straighten Your Smile Although the most common time in life to have orthodontic treatment is during adolescence, there is no age limit.…

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Balancing Braces With a Baby: Should You Get Braces Early in Your Pregnancy?

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Carrying a baby around for nine months is challenging as it is. After all, you have to deal with a whole host of changes, many of them difficult to adjust to, including nausea and cravings for weird and wonderful foods. But what happens when you combine such a huge undertaking with orthodontic treatment? Is it safe? Will braces affect your baby in any way? You Can Safely Combine a Baby and Braces…

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Two important pieces of dental health advice for people with hypoglycaemia

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If you have hypoglycaemia, this condition could make it more challenging for you to protect your teeth and gums from damage. If you are concerned about your dental health, you might find the advice below to be helpful. Do not wait for a standard appointment at your dentist’s practice if you break a tooth but are not in pain. If a healthy person breaks some of their teeth, they do not necessarily have to immediately undergo treatment as long as they are not experiencing high levels of pain and the roots of the affected teeth are still attached.…

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Can Your Child's Dental Problems Ever Be Swept Under the Rug (Or Under the Crown)?

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When faced with a mess (either figurative or literal), have you ever been tempted to just sweep it under the rug? To hide the problem and deal with it another time (or not) is a well-known course of action and has even been immortalised in song during a classic episode of The Simpsons. When it comes to your children’s teeth, sweeping the problem under the rug might feel unwise, but, rather interestingly, it can be the best solution for certain problems.…

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3 Top Innovative Trends to Watch Out in Dentistry

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Today, dental patients want more than what standard dental care services offer. Given the money that patients spend for frequent dental care sessions, it is only logical that dentists heed to the call and enhance the experience of their patients. However, it is only possible if dentists keep up-to-date with industry trends. It is especially the case now that technology has become ubiquitous in the dental and oral health industry. Not only will you enhance the experience of your patients, but you will also increase the frequency with which patients book subsequent appointments.…

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5 Facts That Bust The Myths About Dentures

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Many people worry about getting dentures because they think they will be uncomfortable, unsightly or inconvenient. The truth is that dentures work fantastically well for a huge number of people. If myths about dentures make you feel wary about this dental treatment, take a look at these five facts. 1. Dentures Are For Everyone Some people believe that only old people have dentures. However, people can lose their teeth at any age.…

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Just Had Your Teeth Professionally Whitened? Read This!

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Once you age, you will quickly find that your teeth do not have the natural brightness that came with youth. And this is not just limited to smokers, either. From the steady buildup of plaque and tartar to ingesting highly pigmented food and drinks, the enamel on your teeth is bound to lose its lustre and develop a distinct yellowing. Fortunately, teeth whitening has become one of the top dental procedures adults choose, so it is easily accessible in all dental practitioners’ offices.…

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Will Your Child Need Braces After Palatal Expansion?

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Children don’t tend to have braces fitted until their permanent teeth erupt. However, orthodontists like to see kids before this point to check for potential problems that might need bracing or other orthodontic treatment.  Sometimes, dentists recommend an early orthodontic review. Your child’s teeth may show signs of crowding, or they may have a problem with bite alignment. While your child is too young for braces, your orthodontist may suggest that they fit a palatal expander now.…

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