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Do not use these methods to clean your teeth

Are you disciplined when it comes to oral hygiene? Cleaning your teeth protects against gum diseases, cavities, abscesses and teeth loss. However, how much teeth-cleaning is really enough? Key takeaways: – Using too much mouthwash is harsh for your dental tissue and could cause oral cancer. – Excessive flossing could disrupt your gumline causing receding […]

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Read this if you use charcoal toothpaste or cider vinegar!

Certain fashionable health trends may not be doing your teeth any good. Key takeaways: – Although charcoal toothpaste is very effective at removing stains from the teeth, its abrasive nature can permanently damage your enamel. It is also lacking in protective fluoride which can prevent cavities – Although apple cider vinegar has plenty of health […]

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Home Remedies That Help Treat Toothache

Toothaches can be very upsetting, and you should see your dentist right away. But there are simple things you can do to alleviate the pain. Key takeaways: – Use an ice pack for a few minutes at the time – Rinse your mouth thoroughly with saltwater or hydrogen peroxide – Put a couple of peppermint […]

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Are Veneers A Good Option If My Teeth Are Sensitive?

Porcelain veneers can solve several dental conditions, covering up imperfections in teeth. But are they right for people with sensitive teeth? Key takeaways: – Veneers can reduce sensitivity in people whose enamel has been slightly damaged. – If your teeth are sensitive due to excessive enamel loss, veneers may not be a suitable option. – […]

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Possible Health Issues Caused By An Overbite

Too much space for your teeth, or too little, can cause what is known as an “overbite”. An overbite is not a major problem, although it can be embarrassing, but having one can have adverse effects on dental and physical health. A dentist can advise you as to possible remedies for an overbite but some […]

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Quick fixes to improve your smile

If you are looking for a quick fix for your smile, there are several possibilities to consider. Key takeaways: – If you have any chips or stains you can have veneers fitted. – A ‘snap-on smile’ is a durable resin mould that slots over your own teeth. – Same day implants are a good option […]

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How you can still get cavities, even with fillings

Do you know that you can still suffer from cavities, even with fillings? Here’s how it can happen. Key takeaways: – You can get cavities if your fillings are damaged, either from teeth grinding or using teeth for the wrong purposes, like tearing an envelope. – A bad seal on the filling can leave a […]

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Protecting Tooth Enamel

Discoloured teeth are often an indication of damaged enamel but this isn’t always the case. Regular check-ups at the dentist are the best way to detect possible problems at an early stage. Simple precautionary steps to avoid damaged tooth enamel include: – Cut back on sugar and snacks – Follow a balanced diet that includes […]

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Need to know: Asthma and gum disease

People 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 […]

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