Picking Your Mouthguard for Contact Sports

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Martial arts are a fantastic way to get fit and healthy. However many injuries occur because people fail to wear the correct safety gear, which can lead to prolonged periods where training is difficult or even impossible. Taking care of yourself should be the number one priority of any young fighter and investing in a quality mouthguard will reduce the risk of injury to your teeth and gums. There are many different companies that produce mouthguards; some are customised to fit your mouth, some are covered in crazy designs and some are just unsuitable for use.

12 July 2016

Learn About the Process For Getting Braces

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Orthodontic treatment allows you to have straight teeth without gaps and to fix any bite issues you have. It can sometimes be scary before you go in for braces, so here are some things to know about the process in order to become more familiar with it and ease your anxiety. The Exam and X-Rays The first step of getting braces is to have your initial examination and x-rays. Even if you have already had x-rays from your regular dentist, you will likely need to go to the orthodontist's office and have more x-rays done before the consultation.

20 June 2016

Tips for Helping Your Schizophrenic Relative with Physical and Dental Health Issues

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It's difficult watching a relative deal with the problems schizophrenia creates for them. Medication may be working well to manage their symptoms, but medication can have horrible side effects. These effects can place them at increased risk of other health issues. If you're helping your relative to manage their illness, you might be wondering what you can do to help them with their overall health. These tips should help. Poor Hygiene

3 June 2016

Why Tooth Coloured Fillings Would Be Ideal For You

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In years past, the material most commonly used for fillings was metal amalgam. Over time though, more and more people are also considering the aesthetics of these fillings, leading to the growth in popularity of tooth coloured fillings. These types of fillings are made of a durable composite resin that is customised by your cosmetic dentist to match the shade of your natural teeth. The result is a filling that is virtually impossible to detect, hence restoring the aesthetics of your teeth.

18 May 2016

Managing Excessive Saliva in Pregnancy: How Your Dental Hygiene Routine Can Help

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Some women suffer from an increase in the amount of saliva they produce in their mouths during pregnancy. Known as ptyalism or hypersalivation, this condition often comes hand in hand with morning sickness and often goes away when you get over your morning sickness. While producing too much saliva won't do you – or your baby – any harm, this can be an extremely unpleasant condition in itself, which may also make your morning sickness worse by increasing your nausea.

28 April 2016

Top tips for new mums recovering from root canal treatment

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As a pregnant woman or new mum, it's easy to neglect your dental health in favour of focussing on the demands of your new baby. Looking after your teeth is vital to maintaining your health, so it is important to prioritise dental treatment as a new mum. To ensure a quick recovery so that you can keep up with the demands of parenting a newborn, check out these top tips for new mums recovering from root canal treatment.

13 April 2016

4 Easy Ways to Relieve Your Tooth Pain at Home

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When you have tooth pain, the first thing you need to do is call your dentist. However, they might not be able to see you right away, so you will need to find relief while at home. Here are some effective ways to relieve your tooth pain until you can get into the emergency dentist. Use Cloves or Clove Oil A popular and natural remedy for tooth pain is to use cloves.

28 March 2016

What is tooth reshaping?

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If you are not happy with your smile, it may be due in part to the overall size and shape of some of your front teeth. Tooth reshaping is an option if this is the issue, which is one of many cosmetic dental procedures to choose from. Here is more information about tooth reshaping and what can be expected from the procedure. What are the reasons to get tooth reshaping?

18 February 2016

Do You Need Stitches After Cutting Your Gum With A Flossing Pick?

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Flossing picks are tricky little things. One minute you're trying to remove a piece of food that is trapped between your teeth, and the next minute the end of the pick breaks free and scrapes across your gum. A cut on the gum can be no laughing matter when it won't stop bleeding. So what do you do to stem the blood flow? And when is it time to get concerned enough to make an appointment with your dentist?

28 January 2016

Tooth Recontouring: Cosmetic Dentistry When You are On a Budget

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Tooth recontouring goes by many names: enameloplasty, odontoplasty or tooth stripping or slenderizing. This is a procedure that involves removal of small amounts of enamel in order to change the length, shape or surface of your tooth. Odontoplasty is one of the most conservative procedures in cosmetic dentistry, and is ideal if you're looking for a nice smile without having to rob a bank – the average cost is between$50-300 per tooth.

20 January 2016