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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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Your Child's First Trip to the Dentist: What to Expect

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Having a child begins a series of firsts. There will be their first haircut, the first time they speak and the first time they walk—and before you know it, it will be time for their first day of school. But what about their very first visit to the dentist? What is the best time for this to happen, and how can you ensure that the experience runs as smoothly as possible for your child?…

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5 Facts About Dental Veneers

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If you have chipped or otherwise damaged one of your teeth, a cosmetic dentist can use dental veneers to restore your smile. Although this procedure is one of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry, many people do not understand exactly what it means to get dental veneers. Here are five facts about dental veneers that might surprise you. 1. Dental Veneers Treat a Wide Variety of Conditions Many people get dental veneers to correct the appearance of teeth that are chipped or cracked.…

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How to Save a Tooth If It Gets Knocked Out During a Tackle

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Even though rugby wasn’t invented in Australia, you could be mistaken for thinking so, as it has a legion of passionate players and supporters. This may be a sport that you grew to love when you first encountered it in school and have continued to play almost every weekend in the season. As you know, this is definitely a ‘rough and tumble’ activity, and you need to be in good shape if you’re going to enjoy it to its full extent.…

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3 Different Ways Adult Braces Will Improve Your Quality of Life

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Since braces have traditionally been considered a treatment option for kids and teens, adults tend to be averse to getting them. However, living with misaligned and crooked teeth can significantly deteriorate your dental health, so it is worth considering the benefits of teeth straightening as an adult. This article will enlighten you on three different ways that adult braces can improve your quality of life. Adult braces will dramatically revamp your appearance…

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Signs You May Need a Wisdom Tooth or Two Removed

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Our wisdom teeth were vital to our ancestors in the chewing of tough raw meat and vegetables. However, they are now somewhat obsolete due to our modern diets, and often cause more damage than good. This is because our jaws don’t generally grow as big as they would have historically, and our wisdom teeth tend to get stuck beneath our gums, potentially causing infections, or pushing our other teeth out of alignment.…

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White Spots After Whitening Your Teeth: Causes and Solutions

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A certain amount of patience is required when you whiten your teeth at home. Most of the kits designed for home use offer gradual results, with your teeth becoming slightly whiter with each successive treatment. Naturally you would want a uniformity of colour in your teeth, and this is why the end result can be confusing and even a little disconcerting for some people. If you have whitened your teeth, only to be left with a number of small white spots on your teeth, there is a perfectly rational reason for this.…

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Tongue Scraping Blues: How to Avoid or Stop the Gag Reflex

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The surface of your tongue provides the ideal conditions for bacteria to grow. The use of tongue scraper can help to remove bacteria from your tongue, which can help to improve your dental health. However, many people do not like using tongue scrapers because of the unpleasant gag reflex their use can trigger. Below is a guide to some of the steps you can take to overcome this problem. Practice cleaning your tongue on a regular basis…

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Making Sure That Your Full Dentures Stay Stuck: What You Can Do About Shifting Dentures

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Whilst full dentures give you the appearance and the functionality that you’re after, they can also come with some problems. Perhaps the most common complaint about full dentures is shifting. Whether the denture shifting is quite minor or it’s enough to actually be uncomfortable, you don’t want to ignore it. As soon as your full mouth dentures start to shift, consider the following remedies.  Specialised Denture Adhesive Full dentures are designed to work without any type of adhesive, as they create a natural suction with your gum tissue.…

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What Problems Can Arise Out of Failing to Visit the Dental Office for Regular Check-Ups?

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When was the last time you visited the dentist office without needing treatment for a particular dental issue or dental emergency? If you can’t recall when that was, you’ve probably been skipping routine dental check-ups. During this time, a lot of bad things could be taking place inside your mouth without you knowing.  Continue reading on below to find out some of the dental issues that may arise due to failure to go for regular dental check-ups.…

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