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Habits to Avoid when TMJ is Present

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder can be a painful and debilitating illness. However, there are specific habits that might actually make this condition worse. Let’s take a look at three common causes of increased pain and discomfort. Most dentists observe that those who grind their teeth will experience increased pain. Chronic stress can cause the muscles […]

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Conquering Your Fear of the Dentist One Step at a Time

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Being afraid of the dentist is nothing that you should be ashamed of. Still, you need to overcome this anxiety if you hope to avert major problems with the teeth and gums. What are three effective techniques which millions of patients have already employed? Try to identify the exact source of your anxiety. Ask if […]

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What are the Causes of Jaw Popping?

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Does your jaw “pop” on occasion and is this action accompanied by mild pain? Jaw popping can be caused by numerous situations and while you should always see your dentist, it is still wise to take a look at three common situations. Those who are in the habit of grinding their teeth could experience jaw […]

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Top Tips to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Practising the proper brushing techniques is a sure-fire way to protect your teeth and to avoid a trip to the dentist. Let’s look at three pieces of advice which are commonly overlooked. Wait at least 30 minutes to brush after consuming acidic drinks (such as soda). It is not a good idea to use mouthwash […]

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How to Know if You Might Have an Infected Wisdom Tooth

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

While it is always prudent to see your dentist if you feel that one or more wisdom teeth may have become infected, there are nonetheless a handful of warnings signs to keep in mind. Let us examine three indicators which should be taken seriously. An infected wisdom tooth may be accompanied by a foul odour […]

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Unlocking the Genetic Roots of Orthodontic Issues

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

If you have inherited a bad set of teeth and gums, regular brushing and flossing might not be enough. Let’s look at the difference between genetic factors and lifestyle habits. The spacing of your teeth is often inherited from your parents. Issues within the jaw can also be caused by genetics. Bad habits such as […]

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Understanding the Causes of Jaw Pain

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Jaw pain can be caused by several issues and while you should speak with a dentist, it is nonetheless prudent to take a quick look at a few common conditions. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) will often cause pain within the jaw. Regularly clenching or grinding your teeth can place additional stress upon the muscles. There […]

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A Look at the Common Causes of Dry Mouth

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

If you suffer from a frequent dry mouth, your teeth are at a higher risk of developing cavities and you will likely be visiting the dentist much more frequently. In order to combat this condition, it is important to understand the root causes. Some types of medications can exasperate a dry mouth. Those who are […]

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Can a Cavity Form Underneath a Filling?

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

A dentist will utilise a filling in order to protect your teeth from further damage. However, these are not necessarily “cure-all” solutions. What conditions might lead to a cavity forming underneath the surface? Cracked or damaged fillings will allow bacteria to enter. Tiny gaps between the filling and the tooth might be present. See your […]

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The Importance of Gentle Brushing of Teeth

By Loran Simon / May 9, 2018

Gentle brushing of teeth is an important part of a good oral health regime. Brushing too hard can result in teeth sensitivity and also irritate the gums and hasten gum recession. Key takeaways: – Brushing too hard may result in cavities requiring treatment by a dentist as it can remove protective enamel. – Without the […]

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