An Introduction to Cosmetic Dentistry: Facts, Questions and More

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Dealing with Cheeky Teeth: Dental Treatments to Help You Stop Biting Your Cheeks

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Many people have inadvertently bitten down on their lip or cheek at some time in their lives. For most people, it is a random occurrence that generally only happens when they are distracted whilst enjoying a meal. For others, lip and cheek biting is actually an oral habit. In cases such as these, no dental treatment is required. However, cheek biting also occurs in some people due to the misalignment of teeth, wisdom teeth eruption, or night time grinding (bruxism).…

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5 Important Reasons You Should Get a Sports Mouth Guard

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If you play any kind of sport, particularly a full-contact sport, you should seriously consider investing in a specialized sports mouth guard. They can protect every part of your mouth, and even surrounding body parts, all without causing any reduction in your ability to play to your fullest potential. Here are just five reasons to talk to your dentist about using a sports mouth guard. 1. Optimized Around Your Sport…

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3 Tips For Your Baby's Oral Health

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Teething, weaning, using feeding bottles and comforting through non-nutritive sucking can raise questions and concerns for new parents. Your baby’s mouth goes through a lot in the first year of life, and you’ll naturally want to protect your baby’s teeth and gums and encourage healthy development, so implementing good oral health practices is important from the beginning. Here are three tips for your baby’s oral health: Establish A Cleaning Routine Early…

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Natural Toothpaste: Is it Suitable for Your Kids?

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As a parent, you want what is best for your kids. Because of this, increasing numbers of parents are paying more attention to the additives which are used in foods and healthcare products consumed and used by their children and are seeking natural alternatives. If you are concerned about the additives used in toothpaste, you may be considering making homemade toothpaste using natural products. Below is a guide to the positives and negatives of allowing your child to brush their teeth using natural toothpaste.…

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The Branches of Dentistry: A Guide to Different Types of Dentists

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Your oral health is vitally important. It can affect the way you look, your ability to eat and how you speak. For these reasons, you should never take a chance with your dental health. While you should be familiar with the general dentist who performs check-ups on your teeth and gums, you may not be aware of the other branches of dentistry and the specialist dentists that work in these fields.…

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Why Won't Your Dentist Use a Mini Implant to Replace a Molar?

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If you’re looking to replace a missing or soon to be extracted tooth, you may be considering using an implant to fill the gap. Implants are often a strong and viable tooth replacement option, filling a gap with a post that is embedded into your bone so that it can securely hold a false tooth in place. If you’ve done your research, you’ll also know that you can opt for a standard implant or a mini version.…

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Some Important Questions to Ask Your Children's Dentist

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When it comes to the oral health of your child, there is no room for compromise. Any parent would do their best to ensure that their child gets the best possible care from a qualified and experienced dentist. One of ways to ensure this is by asking your dentist the following simple, yet critical questions. What are your qualifications? This is a great question because you can get the answers you need from both verbal and non-verbal responses to it.…

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Importance of Filling Cavities in Baby Teeth

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If the dentist has found a cavity in your child’s baby tooth, you may be wondering whether or not you need to get it filled. In most cases, you should emphatically fix cavities in baby teeth. However, there is one exception in which you may delay treatment. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Decay can spread. When decay is present in your child’s mouth, it can spread, and the decay is not going to discriminate between baby teeth and adult teeth.…

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The Four Step Process for Dental Crowns

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People tend to make instantaneous judgements whenever they meet somebody for the first time. Usually, the first thing that they focus on is the quality of a person’s smile. It’s not surprising, therefore, that a lot of people want to modify the look of their smile, to help them with general self-confidence. A dentist may often advise that a crown is put in place in order to boost both functionality and looks.…

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How Dentists Use Crowns to Repair Your Smile

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You may have been told by your dentist that you should consider the fitment of a dental crown, in order to improve your appearance when you smile. What is involved in this cosmetic procedure?  To start off with your dentist has to prepare your existing teeth in order to accommodate the new crown. The teeth will have to be shaped in a certain way so that the crown can be fitted on top.…

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