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

An Orthodontic Combination: How Invisalign and Braces can be Combined

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Orthodontics, the branch of dentistry that provides treatments to fix teeth irregularities like overcrowding, has come a long way in terms of how teeth can be treated. There are many options for people who wish to have a straighter, more symmetrical smile, such as the traditional braces with brackets, and the less noticeable options like lingual braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign. There are now treatments to suit every situation. It is even possible to combine a traditional fixed brace with Invisalign.

29 December 2016

Impacted Wisdom Teeth — An Overview

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Many people's wisdom teeth never actually erupt and remain quiet and unnoticed beneath the gum-line. However, if your wisdom teeth become impacted, you will certainly know about it as the pain can be extreme. So, how can you recognise impacted wisdom teeth and what can be done about it? What are 'impacted wisdom teeth'? Impacted teeth are those that become blocked when they try to come through your gum into your mouth.

13 December 2016

Dental Crown Explained

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A dental crown is a material fitted as a cap on an old tooth that is broken, decayed or otherwise damaged. Getting a dental crown is an ideal way to restore the function of a damaged tooth and make it look better again. It can also be very useful in holding a bridge or a denture in place, and it can serve as a protection for what is left of a tooth after you have a root filling.

30 November 2016

When Can an Emergency Dentist Refit a Knocked-Out Tooth?

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If you've had an accident and one of your teeth has been knocked out, you may already know that you may be able to save the tooth and have a dentist reinsert it into its hole. If all goes well, your tooth will then embed itself again. While this procedure can work, there are certain circumstances that may affect whether your emergency dental appointment is successful or not. Which factors influence the success or failure of reinserting your tooth?

21 November 2016

Talon Cusps: How They Can Affect Your Child

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If your child is complaining that their gums, tongue or cheeks are hurting, they may be suffering from a condition called talon cusps. Talon cusps are abnormal growths which can appear on the rear of the teeth. The condition gets its name from the fact that these growths are typically shaped like a claw or talon. Below is a guide to all you need to know about talon cusps. Symptoms

28 October 2016