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Cleaning Teeth While Wearing Braces

By Loran Simon / June 29, 2018

As anyone who has ever worn dental braces can attest, it is not easy to thoroughly clean beneath and around the wires and brackets. The dentist can advise on the best way to brush and floss while wearing braces and probably suggest using: – A soft-bristled brush to avoid damaging tooth enamel – An interdental […]

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Can Pregnancy Cause Loose Teeth?

By Loran Simon / June 25, 2018

Women who are pregnant could experience loose teeth on occasion. This is due to increased levels of hormones known as progesterone and estrogen. The good news is that teeth will normally return to their normal condition after pregnancy. Some other facts and recommendations to keep in mind: – A structure known as the periodontium can […]

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Common Causes of TMJ in Children

By Loran Simon / June 25, 2018

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is characterised by pain and stiffness within the jaw. While not many children suffer from this condition, it is still a good idea to look at some of the root causes. – Children who grind their teeth are at a higher risk. – Injuries to the jaw are another factor. – […]

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Signs of a Cracked Tooth

By Loran Simon / June 19, 2018

Left untreated, cracked teeth can lead to pain and discomfort and long-term problems. But a crack in a tooth is often almost invisible and undetectable. However, there are some warning signs to be aware of, including: – Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks – Pain when biting or chewing – Unexplained discomfort around […]

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Can Gum Disease Affect Infants?

By Loran Simon / June 14, 2018

While damaged teeth and gum disease are often associated with adults, the fact of the matter is that infants are also at risk if not cared for properly. What are some key symptoms and when should you see a dentist? – Red and inflamed gums could indicate an issue. – Gums that bleed when pressed […]

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How Long Will Numbness Last After Oral Surgeries?

By Loran Simon / June 11, 2018

Anaesthesia like novocaine help numbs pain during oral surgery or teeth extraction procedures. However, different people react differently to the anaesthesia. So, how long will your numbness last? Main takeaways: – If you have a tooth infection, you’ll be less sensitive to novocaine. – The dose administered depends on the size of the site, duration […]

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Learn The Different Parts of A Tooth

By Loran Simon / June 9, 2018

We use our teeth to eat and speak, and the state of our teeth can seriously affect our general health. The major parts of a tooth: – Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and the outermost cover that helps prevent cavities. – Cementum is pale yellowish hard tissue that covers your tooth roots. […]

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Preventing Gum Disease in Infants

By Loran Simon / June 9, 2018

Even young babies can suffer from gum disease if proper care is not taken with dental hygiene. Poor oral hygiene is the chief cause of gum disease and following some simple guidelines will minimise the risk. – Wipe the gums gently after every feeding – Use a soft, clean, moist washcloth – Use floss gently […]

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How Long Is Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

By Loran Simon / June 5, 2018

Dentists recommend this common oral surgery to prevent impacted teeth, ongoing pain and recurrent infection. To reduce initial swelling, your dentist or oral surgeon will probably suggest using an ice compress for the first few hours. Key takeaways: – Full recovery from wisdom teeth removal and the resulting bruising can take up to two weeks. […]