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Posted by adwords on 14th February 2018, under Miscellaneous

What your smile reveals about you

teeth, health, smile, dentistYour dentist can tell the state of your health, by having one look at your smile. Practising proper hygiene will protect your teeth.
So, what about disciplined oral care?
– Use natural whiteners and lip scrub using honey, rosewater and some sugar.
– Solve teeth-grinding problem by practicing stress-relief and wearing a mouth guard at night.
– Practice proper hygiene by brushing twice daily, using fluoridated toothpaste, flossing at least once and rinsing your mouth after eating snacks.
Visit the dentist for thorough checkups and treatments.
Read more here:
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-28515/what-your-smile-says-about-your-health-a-holistic-dentist-explains.htm

Posted by adwords on 13th February 2018, under Practice Blog

Trendy habits can harm your dental health

teeth, health, smile, dentistRecent health trends could cause dental issues. Drinking hot water with lemon and avoiding fluoride are just some of the popular ideas that pose a risk to dental health.

Key takeaways:

– Lemon and cider vinegar are extremely acidic and can damage the enamel on teeth.

– Charcoal and fluoride-free toothpastes do not protect teeth from decay.

– Charcoal toothpaste can damage tooth enamel.

– Ayurvedic oil-pulling has no proven benefits.

A dentist can advise you on the best way to protect your oral health and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Article:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11966346

Posted by adwords on 6th February 2018, under Practice Blog

Treating toothache at home

teeth, health, smile, dentistThere are ways to provide temporary relief from toothache, but it is important to see a dentist for treatment sooner rather than later.

Key takeaways:

– Keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing twice a day.

– Painkillers, salt-water rinses, and herbal remedies may provide relief.

– A cold compress on the cheek can ease inflamed gums or dental injuries.

If your toothache continues after 1-2 days you should see a dentist.

“A toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Tooth decay, an infection, loose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it.”

Article:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320315.php

Posted by adwords on 2nd February 2018, under Practice Blog

Will dental veneers increase tooth sensitivity?

teeth health smile dentistVeneers are a wonderful way to improve your smile by covering up imperfections in teeth. Some patients do experience temporary sensitivity.

Key takeaways:

– Temporary teeth sensitivity is normal but you should go back to the dentist if symptoms persist.

– Dental veneers can be used to treat sensitivity for people with already damaged enamels.

– Unfortunately, not everyone qualifies for dental veneers and the dentist must run some tests.

Your dentist can help you understand the pros and cons of getting veneers.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-dental-veneers-increase-tooth-sensitivity/

Posted by adwords on 31st January 2018, under Miscellaneous

Three Treatment Options For A Smile Makeover

teeth, health, smile, dentistModern dentistry has made it possible to improve your smile without needing countless visits to the dentist.

Key takeaways:

– The fastest and least invasive solution is Snap-On, which works in a way similar to veneers

– Same-day implants can now be placed in a day and involve fewer stages and discomfort than traditional implants

– In some cases, veneers can also be placed in just one appointment

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your teeth, these solutions may work you.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/want-to-improve-your-smile-in-less-time-these-options-may-be-for-you

Posted by adwords on 24th January 2018, under Miscellaneous

Why cavities occur under fillings

teeth, health, smile, dentistFillings are meant to protect your teeth from cavities. However, without proper care, cavities will still develop underneath the fillings.

Key takeaways:

– Teeth grinding can damage the fillings, thus exposing you to cavities.

– A bad seal on the filling can allow food particles to hide beneath the filling, increasing your risk of bacteria.

Prevent cavities from growing beneath your fillings by visiting the dentist for professional checkups and filling replacement.

Also, observe proper dental care by brushing twice daily, flossing once daily.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-i-get-cavities-under-a-filling/

Posted by adwords on 19th January 2018, under Miscellaneous

Protect Your Tooth Enamel with These Three Tips

teeth, health, smile, dentistHere are some easy steps you can take towards strengthening your tooth enamel and keeping your teeth healthy.

Key takeaways:

– Reduce your sugar intake, as sugar creates an acidic environment that damages the enamel

– Choose foods that are high in calcium and vitamin D, which helps keep enamel strong

– Use dental products that contain fluoride and learn correct brushing techniques

Regular checkups with your dentist can also help keep your enamel in check and ensure your smile is healthy from the inside out.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-can-i-do-to-strengthen-my-tooth-enamel/

Posted by adwords on 17th January 2018, under Miscellaneous

Need to know: Asthma and gum disease

teeth, health, smile, dentistPeople with asthma may suffer from dry mouth which can lead to dental problems. Now a study in Brazil has highlighted a strong connection between asthma and gum disease.

Key takeaways:

– Make sure your dentist knows your full medical history.

– Take extra care of your dental health if you have asthma.

– Drink lots of water to avoid dry mouth which can lead to gum disease.

Visit your dentist for regular assessments to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Gum disease is reversible if caught early.

“Even if you do have asthma, with the proper dental care you can avoid gum disease.”

Article:

Study Links Asthma with Increased Risk of Gum Disease

Posted by adwords on 13th January 2018, under Miscellaneous

Need to know: Dry Mouth

teeth, health, smile, dentistDry mouth can result in dental problems like enamel erosion, tooth decay and even gum disease. Saliva plays an important role in protecting your teeth and gums. Dry mouth has several causes, including dehydration.

Key takeaways:

– Keep hydrated and drink plenty of water.

– Quit smoking and cut back on alcohol.

– Some medications can cause dry mouth.

Don’t let a dry mouth spoil your smile. Schedule regular check-ups with your dentist who will help keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

“You can fight dry mouth and have a beautiful smile with the help of your dentist and doctor!”

Full story here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-causes-of-dry-mouth/

Posted by adwords on 9th January 2018, under Miscellaneous

How to treat your tooth gap

teeth, health, smile, dentistAre you wondering whether it’s possible to fill your tooth gaps? Yes. you can now visit the dentist and ask about options to close the gap.

Key takeaways:

–  If you have many missing teeth, consider dental implants to have the most natural smile.
–  Porcelain veneers and dental bonding can close the gap between teeth.
–  Retainers and braces will reposition teeth to bring them closer.

If the gap is due to trauma, rush to the dentist to prevent further complications.

Read more here:
https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-dental-treatments-to-close-the-gap-in-your-smile/

Posted by adwords on 5th January 2018, under Miscellaneous

Caring for your child’s smile

teeth, health, smile, dentistHelp your child to develop a confident smile by encouraging good oral habits early in life.

Key takeaways:

– Your child should see a dentist as soon as their first tooth arrives or by their first birthday.

– Encourage the use of tap water with fluoride rather than sugary drinks.

– Children should brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Early childhood check-ups with a dentist can prevent dental problems.

“By making simple changes at home, and making these changes as a family, we can inspire a generation of healthy smiles and healthy teeth.”

Read the full story here:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dental-health-tips-for-kids-help-your-childs-smile_us_5a19667de4b0bf1467a846b8

Posted by adwords on 3rd January 2018, under Miscellaneous

Jaw Pain and the Causes

teeth, health, smile, dentistJaw pain might nothing to be concerned about. But if it is a persistent or recurring problem, your dentist should be consulted. In many cases, jaw pain is the result of common dental complaints.

– Gum disease infects tissue and bone surrounding teeth can cause jaw pain.

– Cavities, if left untreated, are another common source of jaw pain.

– Sinus infections are also a known cause of jaw pain.

Other causes include temporomandibular joint disorder, teeth grinding and impacted wisdom teeth which can lead to “acute pain and swelling”. A full article on the causes of jaw pain can be read at https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/causes-of-jaw-pain/.

Posted by adwords on 29th December 2017, under Miscellaneous

Happy Boxing Day

teeth, health, smile, dentist

Posted by adwords on 26th December 2017, under Miscellaneous

Jaw Discomfort? This Could Be Why It’s Happening

teeth, health, smile, dentistPain and discomfort along the jawline are unpleasant and bothersome symptoms that can have many different causes.

Key takeaways:

– You may be grinding your teeth during your sleep.

– You may have an infected cavity, a dental abscess, or impacted wisdom teeth.

– Blocked sinuses and allergies can also cause discomfort in the jaw area.

Because jaw pain is usually linked to dental conditions, your dentist office should be the first port of call if you experience any symptoms.

Read the full story here: https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/causes-of-jaw-pain/

Posted by adwords on 23rd December 2017, under Miscellaneous

If you don’t treat your gum disease, this happens

teeth, health, smile, dentistUnfortunately, many people are suffering from gum disease. Symptoms include bleeding (when you brush) and sensitive teeth. If not treated, gum disease can lead to more health complications.

Key takeaways:

– Inflammation from gum disease may increase your risk for arterial plaque, which contributes to arthritis, kidney diseases, diabetes and cancers.

– Gum disease has also been linked to conditions like diabetes, premature births and heart disease.

– Gum disease makes your body constantly fight off infections in your gums, thus overworking the immune system.

Visit the dentist as soon as you notice any symptoms of gum disease.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/why-is-gum-disease-dangerous-to-your-health/

Posted by adwords on 20th December 2017, under Miscellaneous

How to fix your smile in one day

 smile, teeth, health, dentistIt is now possible to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant in just one day.

Key takeaways:

– A temporary crown is placed onto the implant inserted into your jaw.

– A permanent crown is secured once the implant has fused with the bone in your jaw.

– Dental implants look and function like real teeth.

Talk to your dentist to find out more about same-day dental implants.

“If you’ve been living without teeth for any length of time, you know how important it is to have your smile restored as quickly as possible.”

Article:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-dental-implants-be-done-in-one-day/

 

Posted by adwords on 16th December 2017, under Practice Blog

Bleeding Gums – Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Them

teeth, health, smile, dentistAlthough some people may think that bleeding gums are caused by brushing too vigourously, it is most commonly a symptom of gum disease. A build up of plaque around the base of the teeth can cause gum disease, resulting in inflammation and loosening of tissue around the teeth.

– Reduce plaque by brushing and flossing thoroughly.

– Look out for bleeding gums, sensitive teeth and the appearance of teeth seeming longer.

– Visit your dentist if you have any concerns.

Any bleeding from your mouth should be evaluated by a professional. Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/dont-ignore-your-bleeding-gums/

 

Posted by adwords on 13th December 2017, under Practice Blog

How to spot wisdom tooth infection

teeth health smile dentistIt’s important to make sure that wisdom teeth remain healthy and you know how to spot potential signs of infection.

Key symptoms:

–  Sore or inflamed gums around the teeth

– A foul taste and smell which doesn’t go away

– High fever or swollen lymph nodes in the chin

If you have any signs of infection you should make an appointment with your dentist.

“Since oral infections can get into the bloodstream, it’s imperative that you get the problem addressed as soon as possible.”

Article:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-signs-of-wisdom-tooth-infection/

Posted by adwords on 10th December 2017, under Miscellaneous

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

dentalimplants, smile, teeth, denturesDental implants are the top choice for replacing damaged or missing teeth and should last for a lifetime with proper care.

With implants, a titanium post is fitted into the jawbone and topped off with a dental crown. The post and crown are robust and long-lasting although the crown may need replacing after a number of years.

Implants are popular because:

– Unlike dentures, implants are permanent fixtures in your mouth

– They look like natural teeth

– They function exactly like normal teeth

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for implants but “your dentist will help determine if you qualify” and further information can be found at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-long-do-dental-implants-last-cosmetic-dentists-answer-your-questions/.

Posted by adwords on 6th December 2017, under Miscellaneous

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