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Why Tongue Piercings Are Bad for Your Teeth

By Loran Simon / July 19, 2018

Tongue piercings are considered cool but as studies reveal they are bad for your oral health. People with these piercings are highly susceptible to oral infections and tooth damage. Main points: – Researchers found more cases of gum inflammation, recession and bleeding among patients with tongue piercings. – Tongue piercings crack teeth and damage gum […]

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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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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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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. […]

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Things You Can Learn By Checking Your Teeth

By Loran Simon / May 29, 2018

Problems with your gums, lips, cheek lining, teeth and tongue can indicate more serious issues in your body. Here are signs to look out for. Summary: – While two or more cavities at the same time could be a sign of diabetes. – Worn tooth enamel could mean you have acid reflux. – Bleeding gums […]

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What causes white spots on gums?

By Loran Simon / May 21, 2018

The symptoms may be due to minor ulcers (canker sores) or more severe health issues. Key takeaways: – If the spots are uncomfortable or painful, see your dentist promptly. – Early diagnosis is highly advisable, to treat the condition and minimise complications. – A small tissue sample might be necessary to check for oral lichen […]

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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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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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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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