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Feb 15

If you eat these foods you may need to brush your teeth more

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If you like to eat sugary snacks such as candy or dried fruit or starchy foods like white bread you may want to incorporate some extra brushing into your dental care routine.

Key takeaways:

– These foods encourage oral bacteria to multiply and colonise your teeth, resulting in plaque build up which eventually becomes hardened tartar

– Gently and thoroughly brushing your teeth half an hour after eating can remove any plaque build up

– Drinking water while eating these foods helps keep the surface of the tooth clean reducing potential damage

“Candy should always be eaten in moderation, if at all.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/spend-some-extra-time-brushing-after-eating-these-foods/

Feb 12

Is it possible to clean your teeth too much?

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We are aware that it important to brush and floss our teeth for perfect oral health and prevention of other chronic conditions. But is it possible to clean your teeth too much?

Key takeaways:

– Mouthwash is good for killing germs but overuse has been linked to oral cancer.

– Brushing too aggressively, or using a hard-bristled toothbrush, could erode your enamel or tear out gums.

– Flossing more than once a day could tear your gum tissues, causing inflammation and gum bleeding.

Book regular appointments with your dentist for professional cleaning and checkups.

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Feb 05

Are you ruining your teeth with a trendy health fad?

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Some dental care trends may have a detrimental effect on your teeth.
Key takeaways:
– Fluoride-free toothpaste may do more harm than good as fluoride protects against tooth decay – it is present in such small amounts there are no harmful effects. Charcoal toothpaste may also damage your enamel.
– Starting the day with a hot water and lemon drink can weaken your tooth enamel so anyone partaking in this health fad should drink it through a straw.
– Your dentist can discuss any concerns you have about dental trends.

“Natural remedies could do more harm than good.”

Read the full story here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11966346

Feb 01

How to ease toothache at home

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While it’s essential to see a dentist for a toothache, there are a few household items that can help alleviate the pain.

Key takeaways:

– Raid your spice rack as toothache can be eased by cloves and a mixture of crushed garlic and salt

– Peppermint tea has antibacterial properties. Allow a cup to cool and rinse your mouth with it or hold the slightly warm wet teabag directly against the painful teeth.

– If the pain lasts for more than a couple of days make sure to visit your dentist .

“Simple remedies made from ingredients usually available at home may provide temporary relief from the discomfort.”

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320315.php

Jan 30

Appreciating Sensitivity Related to Dental Veneers

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If you are considering veneers to correct existing problems with your teeth, your dentist will explain what is involved. You may experience some sensitivity afterward. What do you need to know ahead of time?
– A dentist will determine if veneers are the right option for your situation.
– Most sensitivity is temporary and will disappear soon after the procedure.
– Pain lasting more than three months should be addressed by your dentist.
 ”This type of persistent or severe sensitivity could be indicative of a bigger problem with your veneers.”

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Jan 25

Possible Health Issues Caused By An Overbite

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Too much space for your teeth, or too little, can cause what is known as an “overbite”. An overbite is not a major problem, although it can be embarrassing, but having one can have adverse effects on dental and physical health.

A dentist can advise you as to possible remedies for an overbite but some possible issues to be aware of include:

– Tooth decay

– Gum damage and inflammation

– Jaw and facial pain

In many cases “braces alone can correct the problem” or your dentist can refer you to an orthodontist to fix an overbite. Further reading about overbites can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-oral-health-problems-caused-by-overbites/.

Jan 23

Say Goodbye to that Shameful Smile

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It is said that smiles are the windows to the soul, so it only makes sense that you want your teeth to look their best. There are several unique approaches which a dentist can take to achieve this look. You might be surprised to learn your choices.

– Dental veneers are durable, permanent, ultra-thin shells that hide imperfections.

– A Snap-On Smile is a reversible treatment which employs the use of a temporary resin “shell”.

– Certain types of dental implants can be installed in a single day.

“Regardless of what’s holding your smile back, you can have a beautiful new smile in less time than you think.”

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Jan 20

Ways to make your enamel stronger

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and it protects our teeth from discolouration, sensitivity and cavities. So how do you make your enamel stronger?

Key takeaways:

– Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles.
– Reduce sugar intake and ensure to rinse your mouth with water after eating a sugary treat.
– Primarily eat nutritious meals that include fruits, vegetables and healthy fats.
Visit your dentist for checkups and cleaning. You should also consult your dentist about various sources of fluoride.
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