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Who Can Have an Implant Supported Bridge Fitted?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthA bridge that is supported by dental implants – instead of your natural teeth – is an option that appeals to many people Are you a good candidate for this option?

Although an implant-supported bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth, it is better suited for people who are missing two or more teeth in a row. A dentist will recommend this after considering this and other criteria.

The chief requirements for having an implant-supported bridge are:

– Must have sufficient jawbone to hold the implants

– Must get treatment for gum disease and other problems first

– Must be a non-smoker or a very light smoker as this affects healing

If you have damaged or missing teeth that need replacing you should “talk with your dentist about an implant supported bridge” and you can read more about the procedure at


Posted by adwords on 24th April 2018, under Miscellaneous

The Main Oral Health Issues For Smokers

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthIt is common knowledge that smoking carries a number of health risks. Tobacco and nicotine and cigarette smoke carry toxins that have detrimental effects on various areas of the body including the mouth and teeth.

Your dentist will inform you that the most common oral health issues associated with smoking are:

– Gum disease: the toxins attack and weaken the soft gum tissues.

– Tooth loss: associated with gum disease but also may occur due to deterioration of jaw bone material.

– Cancer: types include mouth, tongue and throat cancers, as well as cancers affecting the lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach, and pancreas.

“Smokers can expect to have a substantially greater risk for oral cancer than non-smokers.”

Read more about smoking and oral health issues here



Posted by adwords on 20th April 2018, under Miscellaneous

Dentists Recommend Brushing Twice A Day For Two Minutes

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthYour dentist has already recommended brushing twice a day. However, many people still suffer from periodontitis and cavities; complications that can be prevented through proper oral hygiene.

Main takeaways:

– Brush at least twice a day – for two minutes each time.

– Proper brushing keeps of plaque, thus preventing enamel erosion and tooth decay.

– While tooth decay can result in tooth loss, gum disease can worsen heart disease, diabetes and oral cancer.

– Avoid brushing your teeth aggressively and use a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

Floss once per day and see the dentist for a professional dental cleaning.

Learn more here:


Posted by adwords on 17th April 2018, under Miscellaneous

Addressing a Child’s Bite Issues

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthWhen children are young, their jaws and teeth are still taking shape. It therefore makes sense to obtain orthodontic treatments during this malleable time period. Your dentist will observe that many potential problems with one’s bite can be addressed with this approach.

– Situations such as an overbite or an underbite can be ameliorated.

– A growing jaw provides a more flexible template to work with.

– These modifications will take hold and provide lifelong advantages.

”Schedule a consultation today to discover how you can create a healthy foundation for your child’s oral health.”

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Posted by adwords on 10th April 2018, under Miscellaneous

Can Proteins Help to Prevent Plaque?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthChinese scientists are experimenting with a vaccine that might be able to prevent plaque from building up on the teeth. In turn, appointments with the dentist could be reduced. What are some surprising facts associated with this potential remedy?

– This vaccine uses otherwise potentially harmful bacteria as a form of oral protection.

– One of the principle components of this concoction is E Coli.

– The incidence of tooth decay in clinical studies was reduced by up to 53.9 percent.

take care of your teeth with regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Get your teeth cleaned and examined every six months. That’s the best way to prevent cavities.

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Posted by adwords on 7th April 2018, under Miscellaneous

How to Care for Your Dental Bridge

teeth health smile dentistDental bridges are an excellent treatment to replace missing teeth. However, these need to be cared for much like your original teeth. Let’s take a look at some expert advice often recommended by a professional dentist.

– Thoroughly floss around and underneath the bridge.

– Be sure to brush the bridge at least twice a day.

– Avoid foods such as hard candy and caramels, as they can cause the bridge to loosen.

“Particular attention should be paid to the dental care routine to look after the bridge and help it to last.”

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Posted by adwords on 3rd April 2018, under Miscellaneous

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Posted by adwords on 1st April 2018, under Miscellaneous

Are Implants as Indestructible as You Think?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, oralhealth, dentalhealthAre you concerned that a recent implant might become damaged? While not common, it is possible. What are three situations which might cause an implant to crack unexpectedly?

– If you have a tendency of grinding your teeth (known as bruxism), your dental implants are at a risk of cracking.

– Using your teeth to pry or pull off items will place these implants at risk.

– Biting down on extremely hard foods is also a habit to avoid.

“Your professional dentist can provide you with regular checkups and cleanings.”

This link provides further advice:

Posted by adwords on 28th March 2018, under Miscellaneous


Posted by adwords on 27th March 2018, under Miscellaneous

Low-key Braces For Your Teenage Child

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthBraces are used by orthodontists to correct crowded, gapped and misaligned teeth. However, most teenagers prefer not to wear braces. If your child refuses to wear braces, consider using the following modern braces.

Key points:

– Invisalign are removable and invisible type of clear braces.

– Lingual braces work like traditional braces but are tied behind teeth where they cannot be seen.

– Damon braces are designed with clear brackets, almost unnoticeable.

Braces are important for dental health. Take your child to the dentist and discuss modern braces that will be comfortable and low-key.

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Posted by adwords on 24th March 2018, under Practice Blog

Why You Should Never Ignore a Cavity

teeth,health, smile, dentist, oralhealth, dentalhealth,Cavities can be treated by a filling, where the decayed tooth is removed and replaced. If left untreated, the decay spreads deeper into the tooth and a root canal filling is required.

– Tooth decay occurs when bacteria eat away the outer layer of protective tooth enamel; when the decay reaches the middle dentin layer of the tooth, a cavity forms.

– Once the decay reaches the nerve tissue or ‘root’ of the tooth root canal treatment is needed.

– Visit your dentist regularly to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free.

“Getting a filling is a relatively simple procedure.”

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Posted by adwords on 21st March 2018, under Miscellaneous

Is Tooth Sensitivity the Hint of a More Serious Condition?

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dental health, oral healthAre there ways to determine whether sensitive teeth are caused by a fleeting condition or a more serious issue? Let us list three common situations which could contribute to sensitivity. You will then be able to know when dental intervention is the most appropriate option.

– Some common procedures such as a dental cleaning can cause slight pain that will abate.

– Veneers and crowns can heighten levels of sensitivity short-term.

– If this feeling persists for a lengthy period of time, your enamel may be compromised (see a dentist).

“You can still prevent further teeth sensitivity and treat your current teeth sensitivity with a professional dentist.”

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Posted by adwords on 17th March 2018, under Miscellaneous

The Unexpected Benefits Of Red Wine

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dental health, oral healthDrinking wine in moderation is known to help keep the cardiovascular system healthy, but researchers have found it can also be beneficial to oral health.

Key takeaways:

– Red wine contains high levels of natural antioxidants known as polyphenols

– Researchers found these antioxidants can fight bacteria in the circulatory system and the gut

– This bacteria-fighting effect has also been observed in studies on oral tissue

The findings suggest red wine can help keep your teeth cavity-free – just make sure you don’t overlook regular appointments with your dentist.

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Posted by adwords on 13th March 2018, under Miscellaneous

Gum disease and esophageal cancer

teeth, health, smile, dentistBacteria that cause gum disease has been linked to esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is the sixth cancer killer in the world and is often identified when it’s too late.

Key takeaways:

– Symptoms of gum disease include inflammation, bleeding gums, bad breath and loose teeth.

– Bacteria Tabnereklla forsythia and Porphyronomas gingivalis have been associated with EAC and ESCC, respectively.

– Some bacteria like Neisseria are not harmful and lower the risk of esophageal cancer.

Visit the dentist regularly for checkups and treatment. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day.

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Posted by adwords on 6th March 2018, under Miscellaneous

Need to know: the benefits associated with dental implants

teeth health smile dentistA dental implant can replace a missing tooth. It consists of a dental crown on a titanium post, inserted into the jaw.

Key takeaways:

– Dental implants stimulate the bone keeping your face younger and fuller.

– The dental implant should last indefinitely, only the crown needs replacing in time.

– Dental implants look and work like normal teeth.

Dental implants have numerous benefits and can help restore confidence and a smile. Talk to your dentist today.

“You’ll never have to worry about your dental implant falling out or causing you any discomfort, unlike some cosmetic tooth replacements.”


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

Are Girls’ Teeth Stronger Than Boys?

teeth, health, smile,dentistRecent scientific research would seem to indicate that girls’ teeth have stronger enamel than boys. The reasons are as yet unclear but it may be simply because of genetic factors or the fact that girls, generally, take better care of their teeth.

As the study states that enamel strength may be due to genes, but eating habits, eating disorders, and dental hygiene cab weaken enamel.

More detailed information can be found at

Posted by adwords on 28th February 2018, under Miscellaneous

Catching Foods Which Require Extra Flossing

teeth, health, smile,dentist, oral health, dental healthThere are certain foods which are notorious for becoming lodged between two teeth. As these substances may lead to cavities, it is important to identify some of the top culprits.

Let’s look at three foods to eat sparingly.

– Popcorn kernels can easily stick between two or more teeth.

– Raw broccoli can become stuck in crevasses.

– Caramel may cause cavities.

”Be careful when removing pieces of popcorn, as the kernels could actually cut your gums.”

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Posted by adwords on 23rd February 2018, under Practice Blog

Teaching Good Dental Care to Children

smile, dentist, health, teethRegular check-ups at the dentist are important for healthy teeth and gums regardless of age but teaching children to care for their teeth is crucial in avoiding many common dental problems.

Avoiding sugary foods and drinks as much as possible has obvious benefits and so do:

– Brushing teeth properly twice daily

– Monitoring brushing and diet habits

– Using a fluoride toothpaste once the first teeth appear

Making dental care fun is the goal and so is teaching children that “looking after their teeth is important from an early age”. Further tips and information can be read online at

Posted by adwords on 21st February 2018, under Miscellaneous

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

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