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Does My Child Need a Custom-fit Sports Mouthguard?

To protect your child’s teeth when playing sport, a mouthguard can be a sensible option. Getting a custom-fit mouthguard from your dentist has a number of benefits over generic shop-bought ones. Key takeaways: – Custom-fit mouthguards are designed specifically for your child, offering better protection for their teeth. – Custom-fit options are more comfortable and […]

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Worried About A White Bump On The Roof of Your Mouth?

Most cases of bumps on the roof of the mouth are easily treatable. Here are several causes of these bumps: – Oral candidiasis, cold sores from the herpes virus, or oral mucous cysts caused by inflamed salivary glands. – Hyperdontia (extra tooth growth), torus palatinus (extra bone growth) and canker sores. – Oral trauma from […]

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What Makes Teeth Yellow and Can It Be Fixed?

The problem of yellow teeth has many causes — typically food and drink. However, there can be a genetic tendency to thinner enamel which makes teeth look yellow. Antibiotics can also yellow teeth. Once the cause of yellow teeth has been established, your dentist can recommend the most appropriate treatment to whiten your smile. You […]

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What Causes Bruxism?

Teeth grinding is often referred to as “bruxism“. While stress can sometimes cause this condition, it could also be a result of misaligned teeth. Seeing a dentist is prudent to understand the mechanics behind bruxism. – A misaligned jaw can increase the chances of grinding your teeth. – You may experience pain and even headaches […]

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Here’s What You Should Know About Teething

At around 6 months the first teeth start to appear. Baby experiences various symptoms and can be more irritable. Main takeaways: – Crying, drooling, chewing hard objects and sore gums are teething symptoms. – Vomiting is not a sign of teething. See a GP if persistent vomiting occurs or accompanies fever. – Vomiting during this […]

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Need to Know: Receding Gums

Receding gums can leave tooth roots exposed, causing sensitivity and loose teeth. It’s important to seek treatment, whatever the cause, sooner rather than later. Key points: – Gum disease caused by bacteria often requires a deep clean by a dentist. – Choosing a soft bristled toothbrush and flossing gently can stop damage to the gumline. […]

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Getting a Better Smile With Veneers

If your teeth are less than perfect but you crave a beautiful smile, your dentist may suggest veneers. Veneers are wafer-thin layers of porcelain that are affixed to the front of teeth. Veneers are often the best choice because they: – Cover up imperfections like chips, uneven teeth, and stains – Can be used when […]

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How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

Ask any dentist and they will say there are three rules to keeping your toothbrush clean to ensure it is effective in looking after your teeth: – Always rinse it well after cleaning your teeth – Store it in the open air rather than a closed container to prevent the growth of bacteria – Replace […]

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Help for Severe Dental Phobia

For some people, the thought of seeing a dentist creates such fear, they avoid treatment. It’s easier to combat this fear with help from a good dentist. Key points: – Find a dentist you feel comfortable with and who understands your fears. – Decide on a signal if you need a break during treatment. – […]

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Treating Post-Wisdom Teeth Extraction Swelling At Home

Swelling and inflammation are some of the most common side effects of wisdom teeth removal. Learn how to treat these symptoms at home without taking medication. Key takeaways: – Keep your head elevated or propped up on pillows to reduce swelling. – Natural remedies like biting on chamomile tea bags can also help. – Hot […]

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