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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Smiling

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People spend an enormous amount of time and an even greater amount of money these days worrying about their overall health. They spend an inordinate amount of time in the gym, try a variety of new dietary approaches, and have frequent visits to the doctor. Yet there is one component that they are missing – their smile. Don’t overlook good dental hygiene and regular dental appointments as smiling has been proven to be one of the best ways to boost your mood, your health and well-being – and it’s also free!…

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Why You Have A Lot at Stake If You Don't Look after Your Teeth

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The human body has millions of bacteria, both good and bad, as part of a complex ecosystem required for it to function properly. These different types of bacteria have to be kept in a delicate balance, or health issues can arise. Nowhere is this more apparent than within your mouth. What can happen if you do not exercise proper oral hygiene? Analysing the Risks If the body’s natural defences are in order and you practise good oral health care on a daily basis, then you shouldn’t have too much to worry about.…

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Why Has Your Denture Plate Warped?

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Although the materials used to make your dentures seem strong and inflexible, false teeth can change shape in certain circumstances. This can make wearing your dentures a problem. For example, if your denture plate becomes warped, it may move out of its original shape and is unlikely to fit perfectly any longer. When might dentures warp out of shape and what can you do about it? Heat and Dentures If you expose a denture to an excessive heat source, the denture may start to mould into a different shape and to show signs of warping.…

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Premature Babies: 3 Common Oral Health Conditions

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If your child was born prematurely, it will have a higher risk of developing certain dental problems, such as enamel hypoplasia, delayed tooth growth or discoloured teeth. The severity of these issues will often depend on how premature your child was. Below is a guide to 3 oral health conditions which can affect premature babies. Enamel hypoplasia Enamel hypoplasia is a condition which causes missing or soft enamel on your child’s teeth.…

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Is it Advisable to Get Veneers if You Have Severe Bruxism?

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Bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding, can have a detrimental effect on your teeth over time. If you are one of the five percent of the population that forcefully grinds their teeth throughout the day and whilst sleeping, then you might be wondering if it is possible to repair your damaged teeth with veneers. Even if you grind your teeth regularly you can still get veneers, but there are several factors you should take into consideration before deciding between the two most common types of veneers.…

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Understanding Your Options for Fast Teeth Alignment

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If you have crooked teeth and are looking to improve your overall appearance and smile, you may not relish the idea of getting unsightly braces that you’ll need to wear for years. The good news is that braces are not your only option for straightening your teeth if you don’t need to worry about correcting a severe overbite or other orthodontic issue. There are fast and easy solutions to making your teeth look straighter and more attractive; veneers and crowns are two such popular options.…

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How to Avoid Passing on Your Fear of the Dentist to Your Child

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Do you feel nervous when you visit the dentist? If you do, it is really easy to pass this fear onto your child. Going to the dentist is something that everyone has to do, so you should try to make your little one feel positive about trips to the dental office from an early age. If you child develops a fear of the dentist, it is likely it will stay will them throughout their life.…

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Having veneers put on your teeth after chemotherapy may help in your recovery

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Having white teeth has become something that everyone aspires to. Not only does it matter how healthy and strong your teeth are, but it is also very important what they look like. When you have had chemotherapy treatment for cancer, you may find your focus shifts onto your teeth. Chemotherapy can lead to problems with your teeth When you undergo treatment for cancer that involved chemotherapy, you experience nausea and vomiting as a reaction to the harshness of the drugs.…

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3 Signs You Need to Visit Your Family Dentist

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Most people don’t enjoy visiting the dentist. So looking for additional signs that it is time to book another appointment is probably the last thing that you want to do. However, your mouth can sometimes send you signals that all is not well. Not knowing what these signs are or what they mean can place your oral health in danger. Below are 3 signs and symptoms you should look out for.…

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Should You Oil Pull With Braces?

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Keeping your teeth clean and healthy when you wear braces can be harder than it was before you had braces fitted. When you wear braces, you have to negotiate your cleaning routine around wires and the brackets that cover parts of your teeth. Oil pulling may give you a useful boost to your regular brushing and flossing routine; however, pulling may come with some downsides. What are the pros and cons of oil pulling when you wear braces?…

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