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Wisdom Tooth Removal Recovery Time

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Pain and discomfort is redoubtably experienced when a wisdom tooth has been extracted. Many people are not aware of the recovery time, or of how long it will take before they can eat crunchy foods again such as carrots and apples. Wisdom teeth are always the final teeth to erupt in the mouth. However, not everyone keeps their wisdom teeth, nor are they vital for a healthy, bright smile. Some people’s wisdom teeth do not in fact grow fully, which can in turn cause harm.…

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Shark Teeth? When Your Child's Adult Teeth Develop Behind Their Baby Teeth

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Do you ever jokingly refer to your children as animals? You might playfully (though with a sigh) call them pigs when their rooms are almost frightfully messy. You might lovingly call them monkeys when they’re excitable. But what about sharks? Maybe the only time you would equate your child to a shark is if they should happen to develop so-called shark’s teeth. Multiple rows of teeth might be perfectly ordinary for Jaws, and yet it can in fact be possible for a child to develop a second row of teeth.…

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Beware of Fluoride Sources That Could Affect Your Child's Oral Health

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Fluoride is an essential mineral that helps to strengthen the teeth. It prevents tooth decay by slowing down the breakdown of the enamel while increasing the rate of mineralization in the teeth. Fluoride is particularly important for young ones whose teeth are still developing. However, too much of it can do more harm than good. It can lead to fluorosis, a dental condition that’s characterized by demineralization of the tooth’s surface.…

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Can I Go Without a Dental Crown After Root Canal Therapy?

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Root canal procedures are performed in order to save teeth that might otherwise break down due to infection. By removing the infected tissue within a tooth and then filling the tooth with composite resin, a patient may then continue to comfortably use that tooth. However, in many cases, a tooth that has had a root canal should then be capped or crowned. The purpose of the nerve within a tooth is to both provide sensation to aid with chewing and nourishment to keep the tooth strong and healthy.…

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Two Ways to Keep Your Teeth as White as Possible

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Bright white teeth are generally considered to be a sign of good health and attractiveness. Here are two ways that you can keep yours as white as possible. Avoid consuming tannin-rich drinks Red wine, coffee and black tea all contain substances known as ‘tannins’. Tannins can stain the enamel of the teeth and in doing so, can make them look very yellow (or in severe cases, brown). If you want bright white teeth, these drinks should be avoided entirely.…

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How You Can Manage Pain Caused by an Abscessed Tooth

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A dental emergency is basically any dental issue that requires immediate dental attention. Dentists that provide emergency dental treatment operate 247 all year round because dental emergencies can occur at any hour of the day. If you find yourself experiencing severe tooth pain resulting from an abscessed tooth, you will need to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. But until it is time to see the dentist, here are a number of things you can do to relieve a painful abscessed tooth.…

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Children's Dentistry: Common Conditions to Be Wary Of

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Since children are not adept at taking thorough care of their teeth, they are more susceptible to dental problems. Try as you might as a parent to instil good oral care habits, you will find that some of these conditions are simply unavoidable. Luckily, being aware of the various conditions that your child may be susceptible to developing makes it easier for you to try to prevent them from starting in the first place.…

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5 Types of People Who Can't Afford to Miss Dental Checkups

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Dentists advise everyone to have a checkup twice a year to ensure their teeth and gums stay healthy, but many people don’t stick to this schedule. For certain groups of people, avoiding dental checkups could have serious consequences. If you fall into one of these categories, you must make dental checkups a priority in your life. 1. Pregnant Women When you’re expecting a new baby, it’s easy to forget about your dental health.…

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Tooth Extraction: What To Expect

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For many people, the prospect of having a tooth taken out is an alarming one. The vision of a maniacal dentist leaning over you brandishing a huge pair of pliers is enough to send even the bravest patient running for the surgery exit. But is having a tooth extracted really that terrifying a proposition? Read on to find out why tooth extraction is no more frightening than a regular dental check-up.…

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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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