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  • Treatment Options for Dental Sensitivity

    The tooth enamel is the visible outer layer of the dental structure. This contains a high mineral content, so the tissue is resilient and protects the internal layers of the teeth. In addition, the enamel does not contain nerves or blood vessels when fully formed. This means that it prevents dental pain when the teeth are exposed to extreme temperatures and pressure. Unfortunately, the enamel can become eroded, and this will lead to exposure of the sensitive dentin tooth layer.
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  • Preserving Your Dental Enamel: What You Need to Know

    Like so many things in life, your dental enamel is one of the things you don't miss (or even particularly notice) until it's gone. And when it's gone, it's gone. This dental enamel is the covering of the tooth and is what protects the inner portions of your teeth from damage and decay. Extremely rich in minerals, enamel is one of the strongest parts of your body, but it's quite easy for the enamel to become demineralised via the consumption of sugar and acidic foods and drinks.
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  • Tooth Demineralisation: Causes, Effects and Treatment

    Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth structure which is responsible for protecting the vulnerable internal dental tissues. This material mainly consists of minerals such as crystalline calcium phosphate, so it is hard and very resilient. Unfortunately, this layer is susceptible to a process known as demineralisation. This is the superficial dissolution of the enamel layer which leads to tooth damage. Demineralisation is the first stage of dental cavity formation, and you can identify the condition by the frosty white lesions on the teeth.
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  • Oral Surgery Pain Relief Options for People Who Do Not Like Anaesthesia or Pain Killers

    A visit to the oral surgeon often involves anaesthesia or sedatives to help you relax through your procedure. However, if you have an allergy to certain medications or if you have struggled with drug abuse in the past and now avoid pain killers, there are other options you can explore. These four ideas can help to alleviate your pain either in the oral surgeon's chair or after your surgery as you recovery:
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  • Ways to keep a healthier smile

    Possessing a bright white smile is something many people desire, but venture too far and you can actually put your oral health at risk (and possibly start to resemble the Cheshire cat). As a general guideline, your teeth are considered 'white' when they match the whites of your eyes, so in helping you avoid the pitfalls of a teeth whitening addiction, check out the following risks and tips to better prepare you for your next course of pearly white treatment.
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  • 4 Signs That You Need to See Your Dentist Now Rather Than Later

    You may know that it's good to get a checkup at your dentist's office every year, but if you're like most adults, you may put off these checkups for as long as possible. Seeing the dentist can be uncomfortable and even painful in some cases, and some people may not be able to afford the cost of a checkup. No matter your reasons for avoiding the dentist, you might note a few surprising signs that you should book an appointment now, rather than waiting.
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  • Familiarize Yourself With Different Orthodontic Treatments

    If you have poorly positioned or crowded teeth, an orthodontist can help restore your smile. This not only improves your appearance, but it also restores the bite of your teeth and ensures your jawbones get the necessary support to prop up your facial structures. Once you make an appointment with an orthodontist, they can prescribe various forms of treatment depending on your condition. These treatments include: Traditional braces Traditional braces are the most popular of all orthodontic treatments.
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  • You're Once... Twice... Three times a Patient: How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

    Your dentist is probably a very nice person, and yet, you perhaps don't visit him or her as often as you should. While a lack of contact doesn't hurt your dentist's feelings, it's a bad habit to get into. The only thing that can get hurt by visits that are too infrequent are your teeth and gums, and of course, your wallet. So how often should you visit your dentist, and is it the same for everyone?
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  • 3 Reasons Your Child's Baby Teeth Are Important

    All humans typically develop baby teeth, also known as milk, deciduous or primary teeth, under the gums during the second trimester of pregnancy. The teeth will usually emerge from the gums and will eventually fall out to be replaced with permanent, adult teeth. But some people still don't think that these baby teeth are important. After all, they'll fall out and it's the adult teeth that need the most care to last the child the rest of their life.
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  • Dentures: Then, Now & the Future

    The way in which prosthetics can improve quality of life for those in need is nothing short of remarkable. Scientists have developed prosthetic limbs that can attach to existing nerve endings, meaning they can be controlled by thought, essentially in the same way a natural limb is controlled. While these prosthetics are utterly amazing, perhaps the most common type of prosthesis is one that only you and your dentist know about: your dentures
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