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Teeth Straightening: Why You Should Get Your Child's Crooked Teeth Fixed Immediately

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Malocclusion is a common problem in children's teeth. It happens when the upper and lower teeth aren't aligned properly. This misalignment of the teeth can happen naturally as the teeth and jaws develop or can be triggered by childhood habits, such as tongue-thrusting, finger-sucking and prolonged pacifier use. If your child has misaligned teeth, you should get their teeth fixed immediately. This is because the treatments available for misaligned teeth work best when initiated as early as possible.

25 November 2019

Why You Should Drink Water and Snack on Vegetables After Your Morning Coffee

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Australians, like most other nationalities, love a cup of coffee — or two! According to mccrindle.com, 75% of Australians drink at least one cup of coffee per day. That's understandable, since coffee gives you that alertness you need on work mornings, and it helps you focus on your work. However, since the morning is a crucial time for your oral health, your after-coffee habits matter a great deal. Coffee Lowers Saliva Production

30 October 2019

What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

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One of the leading reasons that someone needs an emergency dentist is due to pain in the tooth. This pain can be due to infection, a broken tooth or a missing filling. Each of these issues can happen at any time and may require emergency or immediate care. If you have never had to have an emergency dental visit, there are a few things about the process you will need to know in order to be prepared for the visit.

27 September 2019

What Makes Implant Dentures a Better Choice for You

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Despite the improvements dental care has experienced over the years, people continue to lose teeth, mainly due to periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury. For many years, people who experienced tooth loss could only undergo the dentures and bridges treatment. But, thanks to the advancement of technology, implant dentures have become easily accessible. Dental implants are tooth root replacements that provide a foundation for removable or fixed replacement teeth that match your original teeth.

10 July 2019

Clear Indicators of the Need for Root Canal Therapy

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Oral problems are something everyone will have to experience and deal with at some point in their life. But when it comes to teeth, the source of the issue can be challenging to identify. And if you are unsure of what is wrong, you may chalk it up to a simple toothache and proceed to self-medicate. Nonetheless, some oral problems will not go away with some paracetamol. One such issue is when the pulp inside your tooth becomes compromised.

24 April 2019

Want to Skip the Dental Chair? Try These 3 Out-of-the-Office Teeth Whitening Treatments

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Teeth whitening is one of the most in-demand cosmetic dental treatments available today. The vast majority of people who opt for this type of treatment want to fix their stained or discoloured teeth, while the rest simply want a whiter shade for aesthetic reasons.  If your pearly whites are still intact, you can retain their natural colour without sitting on the dental chair for professional teeth whitening treatment. Continue reading on below to discover what your best at-home teeth whitening bets are.

23 January 2019

Mind the Gap! Braces and Missing Teeth

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The road to your perfect smile has the potential to be a long one. In terms of orthodontics, an adult can expect to be wearing those braces for anywhere between 18 months and three years. This timeframe can vary for younger patients whose bodies are still growing, and again, it can be different depending on the braces you end up choosing. But what about when straightening your smile is only one aspect of the road to your perfect smile?

27 December 2018

How to Prepare Your Autistic Child for Wisdom Teeth Removal

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As the parent of an autistic child, you likely have already dealt with trips to the dentist. You may have even narrowed down the dentist to one that works well with autistic children. What you may not have dealt with are teeth extractions. This can be a huge issue if you are now facing an appointment, or series of appointments, for your autistic child's wisdom teeth removal. If this sounds like the situation you are in, here are a few ways to prepare them for the process.

12 November 2018

Find Out What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

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White teeth are the key to a brighter smile. Therefore, if you have dull and yellowed teeth, you may want to consider going for a tooth whitening procedure. However, before you do that, you will want to know a few things first. Knowing what to expect or how the treatment works will help you understand whether or not you're a good candidate or how you can get the most out of the procedure.

21 September 2018

When a Bracket on Your Dental Braces Detaches: Causes and Solutions

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All dental braces are custom braces, meaning that they are configured for your specific smile. This includes the length of the archwire, how often it's adjusted, and the degree of pressure that the archwire exerts via each bracket that has been affixed to the individual teeth. These brackets are generally attached to each tooth using a dental adhesive. In some circumstances, a bracket can detach from the tooth. What can cause this to happen?

21 August 2018