So you want to be a dentist?

Posted on: 3 May 2016

Dentistry is a profession that may attract your attention because it has a certain standing in society, is well paid and confined working hours. Not all dentists work office hours, though, but offer an after-hours service. This is a busy and demanding profession. If you want to become a dentist, you need to have some specific qualities:  Tenacity and stamina You will study for five to seven years before you can register and begin practising as a dentist.
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Is Aspirin Bad For Your Teeth?

Posted on: 15 April 2016

While an effective analgesic, aspirin is not without its side effects. In some cases, it may have negative effects on your teeth and gums. While many people have no dental issues from using aspirin, you may encounter problems if you take aspirin regularly and don't simply swallow tablets. How might aspirin affect your oral health? Aspirin May Cause Tooth Erosion While swallowing aspirin tablets doesn't affect your teeth, you may have problems if you use chewable aspirin tablets or chew regular tablets rather than swallow them.
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Three Scientifically Proven Oral Health Benefits of Green Tea

Posted on: 30 March 2016

Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it's becoming increasing popular due to numerous health benefits. Many of these are anecdotal rather than scientific, but a number of studies have scientifically demonstrated that drinking green tea can be enormously beneficial for your oral health. 1. Reduced Risk of Oral Cancer Working for the Centre for Evidence Based Chinese Medicine, researchers Liu, Xing, and Fei collected the results of forty-three studies, four randomized trials, and one meta-analysis in order to determine whether green tea has any effect on the prevention of cancer, proving an overall correlation between green tea consumption and a reduced risk of developing the disease.
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5 Ways to Reduce Sensitivity After Tooth Whitening

Posted on: 23 February 2016

Teeth whitening shouldn't cause any long-term problems, but many people find that their teeth are more sensitive just after the treatment has taken place. This occurs for two main reasons: The bleaching agent has penetrated your teeth, thereby increasing blood flow. This creates pressure that can irritate nerves. An increase in tooth porosity and slight removal of the protective protein layer has exposed sensitive parts of your teeth. Neither issue is something to worry about, but the resulting sensitivity can be a real pain.
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