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Tips To Store a Toothbrush Correctly

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthvStoring a toothbrush in the correct manner will help keep it clean. A clean toothbrush helps keep teeth clean too as part of a good overall oral health routine.

Key takeaways:

– Store a toothbrush in an upright position and in a space which is not enclosed, allowing it to air.

– Do not share a toothbrush as this can pass on bacteria, leading to dental issues which may require treatment by a dentist.

– Use tap water to rinse a toothbrush after each use to remove any food particles, toothpaste and bacteria.

“Keeping your toothbrush enclosed in a space where it can’t air out will keep your toothbrush moist between cleanings and allow bacteria to grow.”

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Posted by adwords on 21st September 2018, under Miscellaneous

How to Conquer Dental Phobia

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthvIf you have a severe dental phobia, the best way to overcome it is to visit the dentist. Although this sounds counterintuitive, a dentist is best placed to understand and help you deal with your fears.

– Have a preliminary meeting with the dentist to discuss your anxiety. This will not include examination of your teeth.

– The dentist will help you grow more comfortable about dental work.

– The dentist will carry out your first dental examination with sedation to keep you comfortable or even asleep during the procedure.

You have options to overcome your dental phobia to help your smile stay healthy.”

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Posted by adwords on 18th September 2018, under Miscellaneous

How To Relieve Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Removal

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthvAfter the extraction of a wisdom tooth, you will likely experience some swelling. Here’s how to treat it at home and speed up the healing process.

Key takeaways:

– Place hot or cold compresses in the affected area, but only for 20 minutes at the time.

– Homemade salt water rinses can be very soothing.

– Gently biting on chamomile teabags can help bring the inflammation down.

There may be other things you can do to decrease swelling after the extraction. If that’s the case, your dentist will let you know.

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Posted by adwords on 12th September 2018, under Miscellaneous

Flossing Can Damage Gums


teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthvFlossing once daily is the accepted norm but equally important is the manner in which you floss. Before starting, or recommencing, to floss it is prudent to ask your dentist for tips and advice on how to floss correctly.

Gentle pressure is all that is required to remove food particles and plaque from the teeth but many make the mistake of using too much force. This can be harmful as it may cause:

– Cut, bleeding or sore gums

– Receded gums

– Damage to tooth enamel

Similarly, flossing too often “increases the chances that you are hurting your teeth and gums” and further information on flossing correctly can be found at

Posted by adwords on 7th September 2018, under Miscellaneous

How Serious is a Chipped Baby Tooth?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthWhile baby teeth are temporary, a chip or crack can still lead to discomfort and even the possibility of infection. How can parents address this situation before they see a dentist?

– Clean the fragment and store it in saliva or milk.

– Rinse the mouth of the baby or infant with warm water.

– Always follow the recommendations of your dentist.

“Just because your baby’s primary tooth isn’t permanent doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek treatment for your child.”

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Posted by adwords on 4th September 2018, under Miscellaneous

Why do Cavities Form Under Fillings?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthvMany assume that once you pay a visit to the dentist for a filling, that tooth is fixed, and any future cavities will form in other teeth. This is not correct. A cavity can form under a filling and these are the reasons:

– There is damage to the filling.

– The filling is old and worn out.

– The filling is too large or small and the fit is faulty.

These fillings are best evaluated by a professional, and your dentist can tell you if your fillings are in good shape, if they need repair, or if you have decay underneath.”

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Posted by adwords on 1st September 2018, under Miscellaneous

Foods That Promote A Balanced Oral Ecosystem

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthA balanced oral ecosystem can contribute to a better overall health, in addition to reducing the risk of developing dental conditions. These foods can help keep your oral health in check.

Key takeaways:

– Foods that are high in omega fatty acids, such as fish.

– Fresh fruit and vegetables, which should be consumed daily.

– Tahini (sesame seed sauce) can help keep the oral ecosystem in alkaline balance.

Your dentist can offer advice on how to adapt your diet so you have healthier teeth for longer.

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Posted by adwords on 30th August 2018, under Miscellaneous

How to Heal Fast After A Tooth Extraction

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthvTooth extraction is a serious dental-surgical procedure that requires proper after-care. Failing to follow all instructions from the dentist might result in infection. Here are after-care tips for teeth removal.
Main points:
– Maintain pressure on the gauze pad, avoid using straws or rinsing your mouth, and quit smoking.
– Keep the dentist informed of your progress and any side effects.
– Complete the antibiotic dose and clean your mouth at least twice daily, to avoid infections.
Keep your mouth clean for a speedy recovery after extraction.
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Posted by adwords on 25th August 2018, under Miscellaneous

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthToothaches can be caused by different factors, but in most cases, they can be attributed to the following dental problems:

–  External causes such as trauma to the teeth.
– Internal conditions, including teeth sensitivity, infection, impacted wisdom teeth, and decay.
–  Habits you may not be aware of, such as grinding your teeth when you are asleep.

In all cases, teeth pain is a signal that you shouldn’t ignore. Visit your dentist to have a full assessment done and to treat pain before it gets worse.
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Posted by adwords on 22nd August 2018, under Miscellaneous

Dental Crown Lengthening Explained

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthIn some cases, the gums cover more of the teeth than they should and may have to be cut back to give a more natural-looking appearance. This dental procedure is called crown lengthening. During this straightforward operation the dentist will:

– Administer a local anaesthetic

– Remove small portions of excess gum tissue

– Reshape the gumline

Dental crown lengthening may also be required if you have “experienced trauma to your tooth” such as a break close to the gums. Full details on the process and benefits of crown lengthening can be read at

Posted by adwords on 17th August 2018, under Miscellaneous

Need to Know: Dental Treatment and Sedation

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthDental phobia is surprisingly common but dental clinics can use sedation techniques ranging from gas or sedative pills to anesthetics in order to treat anxious patients.

Key points:

– Sedation means that anxious patients can relax and have necessary treatment on their teeth.

– Treatment under sedation is pain-free.

– A dentist can work quickly and effectively when a patient is relaxed.

If you have a dental phobia don’t put off vital treatment, talk to your dentist about sedation options.

“If you have been putting off some much-needed dental work because of drills, dental treatments…consider sedation dentistry.”

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Posted by adwords on 14th August 2018, under Miscellaneous

How To Cure Your Keto Diet Bad Breath

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthKeto diet breath smells extremely unpleasant. In summary:

– Keto bad breath is caused by ketones; compounds which are produced by the liver after fat stores are burned.

– This can be masked by mint chewing gum, mouthwash, munching on herbs such as parsley, clove, and cinnamon and staying hydrated with water.

– Your dentist can also advise while checking your teeth at your next check-up.

“Otherwise, you can get your body out of ketosis and start eating more carbs again. It’s up to you whether or not chewing minty gum and swigging mouthwash throughout the day are worthwhile.”

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Posted by adwords on 9th August 2018, under Miscellaneous

Need to Know: Alcohol and Oral Health

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthIf you enjoy alcohol you should be aware of how it affects your oral health.

Key takeaways:

– Alcohol is acidic and can erode enamel so wait 30 minutes before brushing teeth after drinking.

– Sugar in alcohol increases the risk of tooth decay.

– Alcohol increases the risk of oral cancers.

If you drink alcohol keep hydrated with water. Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and have regular check-ups with your dentist.

“Your dentist can perform an oral cancer screening during your appointment and talk with you about your risk for oral cancer.”

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Posted by adwords on 6th August 2018, under Miscellaneous

Fruit Snacks to Keep Teeth Clean and Healthy

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthKids love a tasty snack during the summer and parents will be happy to know that there are several fun options which can help protect the teeth. What are some suggestions that your dentist might love?

– Frozen fruit bars are great ways to beat the heat.

– Fruit necklaces will allow children to embrace their creativity.

– Crunchy vegetables such as carrots and celery are healthy and they can help to clean the surfaces of the teeth.

“Have your kids make their own fruit kebobs, or, you can try fruit and cheese kebobs for an extra calcium boost.”

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Posted by adwords on 2nd August 2018, under Miscellaneous

Did You Know a Deep Clean at the Dentist Could Save Your Life?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthAlthough regular dental check-ups seem like a chore, your dentist can spot problems early and perform a deep clean that can have substantial health benefits:

– A growing body of evidence supports an association between untreated gum disease and serious diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

– A deep clean removes plaque build-up, reducing gum inflammation and preventing gum disease.

– Regular dental check-ups can spot any problems early enough to be treated effectively.

“Instead of being anxious about your smile or depressed about missing teeth, simply schedule a dentist appointment at least once a year to keep your smile as healthy as possible!”

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Posted by adwords on 27th July 2018, under Miscellaneous

Did You Know Vaping May Cause Cancer?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthConsidered a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, E-cigarettes may still be detrimental to your health. In summary:

– E-cigarettes still burn nicotine and other toxic chemicals that are inhaled.

– People who smoke E-cigarettes have a higher risk of oral health problems such as gum inflammation and tooth decay, and more serious conditions such as oral cancer.

– Your dentist will advise how you can counteract the effects of vaping.

“These chemicals have the potential to be carcinogenic, and since the vapour is coming into direct contact with the mouth, your risk for oral cancer is increased.”

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Posted by adwords on 25th July 2018, under Miscellaneous

Consulting Your Dentist on the Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthRestorative dentistry can help restore your smile if you have experienced tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, or if you’ve lost a tooth. Your dentist can advise on the best treatment plan.

Key takeaways:

– A ceramic crown can be used on a tooth where the damage is large enough for it to require a protective cap.

– Dental veneers can be placed over teeth to correct issues such as stains or chips.

– A titanium dental implant is inserted permanently in to the jaw to replace a missing tooth.

“Your dentist’s ultimate goal is to protect your natural smile, so restorative dentistry typically involves working with your existing tooth structure to help support the teeth that have been affected by your condition.”

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Posted by adwords on 20th July 2018, under Miscellaneous

The Effects of Tongue Piercing on Your Oral Health

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthRecent research has shown that people with tongue piercings may experience more oral health problems than those who do not have a tongue piercing. Those with tongue piercings:

– Are more likely to develop gum disease, damaged gums or an infection.

– May have cracked teeth due to the piercing regularly banging against teeth causing micro-fractures.

– Can reduce the chances of oral complications by keeping the piercing very clean and visiting the dentist regularly.

“Tongue piercings interfere with eating, swallowing and speaking, and cause irritation and damage by constantly rubbing and clicking against the teeth and gums.”

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Posted by adwords on 17th July 2018, under Miscellaneous

Are You Planning To Get A Gum Graft?

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthA gum graft is used to treat gum recession around the teeth. It is a procedure in which the periodontist removes gum tissue from the roof of the mouth — then uses the tissue to treat receding gums.

Key points:

– There are three types of gum grafts; free gingival, pedicle, and connective tissue.

– The type of graft you undergo depends on the severity of your gum problems.

– Ensure recovery by eating soft and cool foods, quit smoking, and avoid brushing at the treatment site.

Visit your dentist regularly for checkups.

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Posted by adwords on 14th July 2018, under Miscellaneous

Need to Know: Tooth Bonding

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthTooth bonding uses a composite resin, matched to the colour of your teeth, to restore problem teeth and improve your smile.

Key takeaways:

– Cracks and chips can be successfully covered by tooth bonding.

– Tooth bonding is also used to hide small gaps between teeth.

– Composite resin can be used for “invisible fillings”.

If you are concerned about any chips, cracks or unsightly fillings talk to a dentist about tooth bonding today.

“Once bonded to your teeth, it’ll need to be maintained, but is considered a permanent solution to your smile.”

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Posted by adwords on 10th July 2018, under Miscellaneous

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