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

Important Facts To Know When Considering Dental Veneers

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Are you tired of being embarrassed about your smile due to the stains, cracks or any other dental problems that you may be having? You don't have to feel ashamed anymore as dental veneers will solve your problems. Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of resin composite materials or porcelain, made specifically to cover the tooth enamel and thereby improve your appearance. When debating on whether to get dental veneers, there are some things that you should understand.

11 August 2017

A Bother Free Bounce: 5 Ways to Protect Your Child's Teeth on Bouncy Castles and Trampolines

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Bouncy castles and trampolines are a great source of exercise and entertainment for children. However, according to insurer Direct Line, bouncy castles and trampolines cause more injuries to children than many other forms of activity, such as climbing trees, climbing frames and going down slides. While injuries vary, one of the most common injuries to occur on bouncy castles and trampolines is tooth trauma resulting in tooth loss. Dental injuries not only impact the quality of your child's life but also hit you hard in the wallet as replacing one or more teeth can be expensive.

22 March 2017

Are you a good candidate for teeth whitening?

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Teeth certainly darken with age, and their look can be impacted by the build-up of surface stains caused by the intake of certain foods and drinks and the use of tobacco products. The truth is that many people want a whiter, brighter smile. In response to this desire, a variety of teeth whitening procedures such as whitening gels and laser whitening have become available to those who are interested. However, teeth whitening isn't recommended for everybody.

27 February 2017