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  • 3 Things That Will Affect Your Choice of Dental Crown Material

    Dental crowns often offer an ideal solution for chipped, cracked or decayed teeth. Dental crowns will help reinforce the structure of your teeth and enhance your oral health. They will also offer you cosmetic benefits. However, your choice of dental crowns will affect how beneficial it will be as regards cosmetics and oral health aspects. The crowns come in a wide range of materials such as gold, porcelain and composite. Each of these materials is best suited for different purposes. [Read More]

  • What You Need to Know When Your Dentures Become Damaged

    Over time and as your dentures get older they will become more susceptible to breakage or cracking. What do you need to know and what action should you take if this happens? Why Does This Happen? It's unfortunate that even though you may follow your dentist's advice to the letter in terms of cleaning and looking after your dentures the plastic within will eventually become weaker. This is due to the fact that your mouth changes its shape subtly as you age and the dentures will not fit as well as they used to. [Read More]

  • 4 Toothbrushing Tips for Caring for a Child with Down Syndrome

    You should make sure that your children brush their teeth every day in order to help prevent decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Unfortunately, it's often much harder to make a child with Down syndrome follow a good oral health routine. Like children without the condition, children with Down syndrome are vulnerable to the problems listed above. In fact, the condition's associated immunological deficiencies mean that gum disease can be a far more serious problem. [Read More]

  • Watch Out for These Signs that Your Dentures Need to be Adjusted

    People often think that dentures never need to be modified, but this is not the case. As you age, the shape of your bones and gums can change, causing the dentures you use to fit improperly. It can feel a little odd and unsettling to have dentures that previously felt just fine start to feel a little off. However, your dentist will be able to adjust them to compensate for the changes to your bones and gums, though they may need to be replaced entirely if those changes are significant. [Read More]

  • Familiarising Yourself with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

    Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly abbreviated as TMJ, is a disorder affecting a significant number of people around the world. This joint disorder will affect the hinge that functions to connect your lower and upper jaw together. This is one of the most complex joints in your body s it is tasked with ensuring the lower jaw can perform an array of movements ranging from side to side, forward as well as backward. [Read More]

  • 5 Remedies for Your Teeth Clenching/Grinding Problem

    Did you know that teeth grinding or bruxism could be harmful to your dental health and your overall health too? Some of the common effects of teeth grinding or clenching include headaches and migraines that may become prolonged and untreatable with continued teeth grinding, excessively aching jaws, recession and inflammation of the gums, earaches, tongue scalloping and even tooth loss. In addition, if you continue grinding your teeth, you reduce the enamel, which can lead to other tooth problems such as tooth sensitivity and decay. [Read More]

  • Five Items That Can Help Prevent and Address Food Stuck in your Braces

    If you have braces, you may occasionally face the dreaded reality of having food stuck in them. That can be a bit embarrassing and unsightly, but with the right approach, you can keep stuck food to a minimum and keep your braces-clad smile looking clean and tidy. Here are five things that can help: 1. Bite-Size Snacks When you first get braces, your orthodontist is likely to give you a long list of foods you should avoid. [Read More]

  • Strawberries and Baking Soda: The Secret to a Whiter Smile?

    If you're one of the many people craving a whiter smile, you may have considered using a natural teeth whitening method. One remedy that is popular online is smearing teeth with a mixture of baking soda and strawberry pulp. The theory is that acid in the strawberries, combined with the abrasive effect of the baking soda, scrubs stains away from the teeth. However, the true impact of this natural whitening method could be much worse. [Read More]

  • 6 Tips for Your Child's First Dental Visit

    If you have had bad experiences with dental visits, the thought of taking your baby to see a dentist for the first time could be daunting. However, it's important to ensure your kids get the dental care they need. Use these six tips to make your child's first dental visit a manageable and beneficial experience for you and your child. 1. Don't Leave It Too Late Ideally, babies should see a dentist by their second birthday or within six months of getting their first tooth. [Read More]

  • 6 Signs You Need to See the Dentist More Than Twice a Year

    Australian dentists recommend that most people have a dental checkup every six months to keep their teeth healthy. However, there are some people who need to visit more often because they are at a high risk of tooth decay. If any of the following conditions apply to you, consider seeing your dentist more often than twice a year. 1. You're a Smoker Smoking can have serious effects on your oral health, such as raising your risk of gum disease by roughly six times. [Read More]