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Wisdom Teeth And Dental Health.

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Wisdom teeth are the last four teeth to erupt in the mouth. Sometimes referred to as the third molars, wisdom teeth are positioned at the back of both the upper and lower jaw, on the right and left side. Wisdom teeth begin forming in the jaw at around seven years of age, unlike other teeth that form in the jaw just before birth. Generally speaking, wisdom teeth appear when a person reaches late teens to early twenties, but this can differ greatly between individuals, and sometimes a wisdom tooth will only partially erupt or not at all.…

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Dental Implants and Braces: A 6 Step Plan to Restoring Your Smile to its Former Glory

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If your smile is plagued by both crooked and decaying teeth, and you wish to implement dental implants with braces to fix the problem, your best course of action is to first straighten your teeth with braces before having any dental implants placed. This is because once placed, dental implants cannot be moved, and so they may interfere with the teeth straightening process should you have more than one implant.…

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It's about time for another trip to the dentist

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Many people don’t like going to the dentist. They consider it inconvenient, unnecessary, or just too plain awkward and uncomfortable having a total stranger dig around inside your mouth with cold and scary-looking instruments. Some people even develop phobias as a result. However, regular visits to the dentist can have many benefits that ultimately make braving the chair more worth it than you think. Here’s why you should see your friendly neighbourhood dental office at least once every six months.…

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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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