Time for the Tooth Fairy: 2 Ways You Can Support a Child During Tooth Loss

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Having a child is a beautiful experience. Seeing a newborn baby, something which appears to be nothing more than a very cute pink blob, grow into a little person is a fascinating thing. As your child grows and develops, they will reach certain milestones, such as their first steps and their first word and a few years later, their first day at school! This article will focus on another important milestone in your child's life, losing their first teeth.

26 January 2018

When Crowns Go Clickety-Clack: What It Means When Dental Crowns Click

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In the mouth of a healthy patient, a dental crown should last at least 10 years. This is why many dental practices offer a ten-year warranty on their dental crowns. If a crown breaks or becomes loose in that period, your dentist will then replace it or re-cement it free of charge. However, when a dental crown makes clicking or popping noises, this could be due to several reasons. As a patient, it will help you to learn the most common causes of these sounds before taking the issue up with a cosmetic dentist.

3 January 2018

Teeth and Dehydration: Is it Possible for Teeth to Become Dehydrated?

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Everyone knows that if you don't drink enough water, you dehydrate. When your body is dehydrated, you usually experience headaches, dizziness and lethargy, among other symptoms. But did you know that your teeth can also become dehydrated? While the dehydration of teeth isn't as publicized as that of your body, if you care about your teeth, you should be aware of it. Teeth can become dehydrated in several ways. Dehydrated teeth are more are more at risk of cavities.

13 December 2017

Deep Fillings Get on Your Nerves: Why Deep Dental Fillings Cause Tooth Sensitivity

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Badly decayed teeth can either be crowned or filled with a large dental filling. If the nerve of a tooth is still intact and a patient chooses to go with a dental filling, the deeper the filling, the more likely that it will causes the tooth to become sensitive. Sensitivity due to dental fillings occurs for several reasons. If you have recently had a dental filling and are now experiencing sensitivity in the same tooth, you need to work out why it is happening so you can seek the appropriate treatment.

16 November 2017

Three ways to prevent tooth discolouration

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If your teeth are quite white and you'd like to keep them that way, here are a couple of things you can do to prevent discolouration. Go for a scale and polish at least twice a year Having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist at least twice a year will go a long way towards keeping them healthy and white. During a scale and polish, your dentist will not only scrape off any tartar (i.

26 October 2017

What to Discuss With Your Dentist On Your Next Visit

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When you visit a dentist, you may be inclined to simply sit in the exam chair and let him or her do their work. While the dentist can find problems with your teeth and gums through their own routine exam and x-rays, it's also good to discuss with them any issues or concerns you may be experiencing between visits. This can ensure that nothing is overlooked during your visit, and that you can address any developing issues with your teeth and oral health.

2 October 2017

Tooth Extraction — What You Need to Know to Ease Your Mind

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Tooth removal is the last thing you expect your dentist to suggest. But if your dentist determines that your tooth is severely decayed or damaged and will need to be extracted, then you may have no choice but to undergo a tooth removal procedure. When you have a bad tooth "pulled" or extracted, it's perfectly normal for changes to happen in your mouth thereafter. Here is an overview of what your dentist can do to alleviate your pain and discomfort, limit bleeding and prevent possible infections:

17 September 2017