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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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3 Things Your Cosmetic Dentist Want You to Know

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Getting aesthetic work done on your teeth can be the best or worst investment of your life, depending on how you approach it. If you’ve always felt iffy about your smile, the first thing you should do is consult your cosmetic dentist, and then allow him/her to suggest improvements that will work best for you. If you go in with a picture of Angelina Jolie wanting to look “like her,” however, you may get what you want and still end up disappointed.…

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How to Protect Your Baby From Tooth Decay

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Even though baby teeth don’t last a lifetime, it is still important to protect them from decay. Your child will use their baby teeth for the first few years of their lives until their adult teeth come through. Here are some tips to protect your infant from tooth decay. 1. Keep Your Baby’s Mouth Clean It’s never too early to establish a good dental hygiene routine for your child. Even before the first teeth appear, you can use a damp cloth to gently clean your baby’s gums.…

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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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