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  • Your Dentist May Recommend Tooth Removal Under These Circumstances

    As an adult dental patient, one thing you wouldn't want to hear your dentist say is that you'll need tooth extraction. Tooth extraction during adult age means loss of permanent teeth, which may subsequently mean adapting to life with dentures (the other option is to live with unsightly gaps in your mouth). This is a possibility that many adults don't usually want to come to terms with. With that said, here's a breakdown of some likely circumstances when a dentist will determine you are a candidate for tooth extraction.
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  • Gum Surgery Explained

    A periodontist is usually the type of oral healthcare professional that will undertake gum surgery when it is needed. Essentially, a periodontist is a doctor who has specialised in the treatment of gum disease. Most patients will be referred to a periodontist by their dentist following a routine check-up, especially if their gingivitis – or gum disease – is failing to respond to common treatments, such as the regular use of antibacterial mouthwashes.
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  • Common Mistakes Made With Dentures

    When you are a new denture wearer, there are quite a few changes to become accustomed to. From taking care of your dentures to actually wearing them, it is important to give yourself time to adjust to them properly. It is equally important that you avoid the following mistakes, as they can have a negative effect on your dentures and your oral health. No Longer Worrying About Oral Health Just because you are wearing dentures, whether you have partial or full dentures, doesn't mean your oral health is no longer important.
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  • Is Your Nail Biting Habit Damaging Your Teeth?

    Many people bite their nails, whether due to nerves, excitement or boredom. This is a nasty habit your dentist wants you to get out of. Yes, it really is damaging your teeth. Here are four ways that your nail-biting habit damages your teeth. Chipping and Cracking of the Teeth Nail biting is weakening parts of your teeth. Your enamel and your actual teeth are more likely to crack or chip. After all, the teeth aren't designed to handle something as hard as your nails.
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  • What to Do If Your Dentures Break While on Holiday

    Having your dentures break is inconvenient at the best of times, but it's even worse if you're away on holiday. Chances are you won't want to spend the rest of your vacation struggling to eat and talk or feeling paranoid about the way you look, but you probably don't fancy flying home to visit the dentist either. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to deal with problem in the short term before you return home and consult your regular dentist.
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  • Everything Parents Need to Know About Teeth Grinding

    Dentists will often warn about teeth grinding. Many children do it and usually in their sleep. Many parents don't know why it happens or what problems it leads to. Here's all you need to know as a parent about teeth grinding in children. It Can Damage the Teeth Grinding the teeth causes friction on the teeth. The enamel is worn away, although it's not usually spotted by the naked eye. It happens slowly and can lead to tooth decay.
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  • 5 Things You Should Do to Prevent Your Tongue Bar Impacting Your Oral Health

    Dentists generally advise against wearing tongue bars since they can cause damage to the teeth. Be that as it may, everyone has a right to express themselves; if you're committed to wearing your tongue bar, just make sure you also commit to proper oral care. Here are 5 easy things you should take care of to help prevent your tongue bar from impacting your oral health. 1. Use a Shorter Bar
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  • The Various Uses of Dental Crowns

    In some cases of tooth repair, the best form of treatment to consider would be the placement of dental crowns. These dental crowns are made from an array of materials with the most popular being porcelain. Nevertheless, you can also have your dental crowns made from gold alloys, silver alloys and even composite materials. Tooth restorations through the use of dental crowns work to provide optimal functionality to the tooth while also enhancing the appearance of the tooth.
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  • Why Is Your Child Scared of the Tooth Fairy?

    While most kids would happily remove their own teeth early to speed up a visit from the Tooth Fairy, some kids just aren't happy with the whole pay-for-a-tooth concept. Why are some kids scared of the Tooth Fairy and what can you do about it? Typical Tooth Fairy Fears Some kids are simply frightened by the whole Tooth Fairy concept. For example, your child may not like the idea that a supernatural being can come into their bedroom while they are asleep.
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  • Oral Hygiene and Braces: What Your Child Needs to Know About Keeping Them Clean

    New braces take a bit of getting used to. When your child first gets braces, it's important that they quickly get used to cleaning them properly, which requires a different approach than cleaning teeth without braces. Orthodontics can be a significant investment and you need to ensure that your child does everything they can to keep their teeth clean and healthy while the braces work their magic. So what are some things that your child needs to learn when it comes to keeping their teeth clean while wearing braces?
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