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  • Guide to choosing mouthguards

    People who grind their teeth or are active participants in sports need mouthguards for protection. Mouthguards are, however, available in different styles, designs and materials, so making a choice can be difficult. With the following tips, you can choose a mouthguard that suits your needs and preferences: Comfort and protection Comfort and protection are two aspects to consider before wearing a mouthguard. In this instance, custom mouthguards are the best option to purchase, as they are designed to fit your specific dental formula.
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  • Why Do Dentists Carry Out Teeth Whitening Procedures?

    You can buy products at your local pharmacy which will help to whiten your teeth. Some of them are one-off treatments whilst others require a daily application, such as certain whitening toothpaste brands, for example. Therefore, you might wonder why dental professionals offer these sorts of services at all. Why is it that dentists get involved with whitening their patients' teeth instead of recommending that they apply such products?  Part of a Range of Cosmetic Services
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  • The Highways and Byways of Tooth Decay: Why Your Molars Have Black Lines

    Have you noticed black lines on the biting surfaces of your molars? Don't panic yet. You might be looking at stains—not tooth decay. Because of the way molar teeth are shaped, stains can develop, creating snaking black or brown lines that look like a network of roads. However, unless you are a dentist, it can be very difficult to tell the difference between staining and tooth decay in regards to black or brown lines.
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  • Why Your Dentist Wants a Periodontist to Do Your Gum Surgery

    If your dentist has determined that you have periodontitis, then your gums will need some treatment. This stage of gum disease is relatively advanced. Your gums have been affected by plaque and bacteria to such an extent that they have started to move away from your teeth. This creates gaps between your gums and teeth that can ultimately affect your jawbones. You'll need to have the gaps cleaned out to prevent your periodontitis from getting worse.
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  • Is Eating Fish Good for Your Teeth and Gums?

    You probably know a fair bit about foods that are bad for your teeth and gums. If you're conscious about looking after your oral health, you avoid eating a lot of sugary or acidic foods and drinks. However, while not eating bad things helps keep your teeth and gums in good nick, actively eating good stuff can give them an extra boost. For example, eating fish regularly can give you some oral health benefits.
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  • Do You Need to Replace Some of Your Older Crowns?

    In the mists of time, you may have had a lot of dental work and were fitted with a number of crowns to account for some deterioration. If you're honest, you cannot remember when they were fitted and may be wondering how long they are expected to last. You may be considering a visit to your dentist but wonder what condition would give rise to replacement in the first place.
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  • Calculus and Teeth Whitening for Smokers (No, It's Not Maths)

    Do you grit your teeth at the thought of calculus? While memories of maths lessons at school are not something that everyone thinks of fondly, there is a type of calculus that directly affects your teeth. In terms of dentistry, calculus (which is also known as tartar) is the accumulation of hardened plaque on your teeth. While untreated calculus can be detrimental to your dental health, it also presents an issue in term of the aesthetics of your teeth.
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  • 4 Common Causes of Bad Breath

    Many people suffer from bad breath, which can be very embarrassing in professional, social and intimate situations. If you can't seem to shake bad breath, consider whether one of these four common causes could be to blame. 1. Diet Bad breath is not always caused by diet, but paying attention to the foods and beverages you put in your mouth is a good place to start when trying to work out why your breath smells.
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  • Thinking About Getting Dental Implants? Protect Your Gums from Gum Disease

    If you have lost one or a few teeth and are looking for a permanent treatment option, dental implants are an excellent solution. These tooth restorations are surgically inserted into the gum to replace the lost tooth and a dental crown placed on the top of the implant. They are permanent restorations that will last a lifetime when properly maintained. However, for your implant treatment to be successful, you need healthy gums that are free from disease.
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  • The Perils of Ignoring Cavities: Why You Should Never Ignore Cavities

    Your teeth are harder than your bones. However, unlike your bones, which can heal by themselves, if you damage your teeth, they stay damaged. That is, unless you call on the services of a dentist. If you choose to ignore a cavity, even one that looks and feels innocuous, it won't heal. In fact, quite the opposite is likely to occur. If you have noticed what looks like a cavity in one of your teeth, book a standard dental appointment as soon as you can.
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