2021

  • 3 Dental Implant Care Tips

    Dental implants, with the correct care, can last a lifetime. On the other hand, if you neglect the care of your dental implants, then they can fail and end up needing to be taken out. Follow these tips to care for your dental implants and ensure they provide you with a lifetime of service. 1. Quit Smoking Now The best time to quit smoking is at least a few weeks in advance of your dental implant surgery.
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  • Choosing the Strongest and Longest-Lasting Dental Crown

    Nothing lasts forever, as you may remind yourself when you're in the dentist's chair. Many types of restorative dentistry are intended to be a permanent solution to a dental problem. While the technique itself can be considered a permanent fix, the hardware utilised in the technique has a finite lifespan. When you need dental crowns in your mouth, how long will those crowns actually last? And what can you do to ensure that they're as long-lasting as possible?
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  • How Dentures Can Cause Inflammation at the Corners of Your Mouth

    Whether you had been missing some, or all of your teeth, when your smile was restored by dentures, you had a full set of functional teeth once again. As the years have gone by, your smile might not be quite so sparkling anymore. Although your dentures might be perfectly intact, the effect is spoiled by the development of obvious red inflammation at the corners of your mouth. But what is this inflammation, and how are your dentures involved?
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  • Why Would an Impacted Wisdom Tooth Suddenly Start to Hurt?

    You might already be well aware of the fact that you have impacted wisdom teeth. You probably don't give these third molars all that much thought — until they painfully remind you of their presence. Why can impacted wisdom teeth suddenly start to hurt, and what's the best way to manage the situation? Asymptomatic to Symptomatic Your dentist is similarly aware of the presence of your impacted wisdom teeth and has opted to leave them alone.
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  • Should You Use Mouthwash?

    If you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, do you need to also use mouthwash to keep your mouth fresh and healthy? Dentists recommend using mouthwash to reduce dental plaque, freshen breath and in some cases, lower the risk of gum disease. Before you add mouthwash to your dental routine, here are a few things you should know about how to use it. Do You Need Mouthwash? Some people manage to keep their teeth clean and healthy through a combination of brushing, flossing and regular professional cleanings carried out by their dentist.
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  • A Potentially Painful Problem: When a Lost Dental Crown Is an Emergency

    A swallowed dental crown might not seem like an emergency. The crown has entered your digestive system, and while it will reappear, you won't want it anywhere near your mouth once this has happened. Still, what's the big deal? The crown won't harm your body as it passes through, and you can get a new one fitted at your earliest convenience. Hardly an emergency, is it? In many cases, a lost dental crown can be dealt with when you're able to (although sooner is obviously better).
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Dental Care and Hygiene

    The secret to healthy teeth and gums is consistent dental care and hygiene. This comprises activities like regular brushing and flossing, visiting a dentist regularly and visiting a dentist when you suspect there is something wrong with your teeth or gums. When Should Dental Care Begin? Parents have a responsibility to do two things:  Take children to the dentist between the ages of six and 12 months; this is when the first teeth start to erupt.
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