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Can a Cracked Tooth Be Fixed?

Cracked teeth can usually be fixed by a dentist. Cracked teeth tend to result from injury, biting food too hard, or teeth grinding. Symptoms include pain or sensitivity when eating. In summary: - The sooner you see your dentist, the more likely your cracked tooth can be saved; if left untreated, it can become infected. [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Are There Alternatives to Novocaine?

If your dentist is unable to administer Novocaine or if you happen to be allergic to this substance, there could be several alternatives available. You can still enjoy a pain-free experience when addressing any problematic teeth and you will be back to normal in no time at all. - Lodocaine and articaine could be used. [...]

By | June 16th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Does Your Infant Have Gum Disease?

Babies normally get their first tooth between the age of six months and one year. Therefore, proper dental care is essential for a healthy baby. Here's why your baby could be having gingivitis and what to do. Main points: - Symptoms of gum disease include puffy gums, reduced appetite, redness and bleeding. - The main [...]

By | June 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Did You Know Dentists Can Detect Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing stops temporarily during sleep resulting in the sufferer waking up gasping for breath: - People with sleep apnea may experience a dry mouth, teeth grinding, fatigue, snoring, and/or waking up with a headache. - A dentist may notice signs such as inflamed gums and/or enamel erosion over time. [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Nerve Damage and Childhood Tooth Trauma

Damaged teeth during childhood can have surprising impacts down the line. This is why seeing a dentist as soon as possible is the best way to prevent future problems. If a child loses a tooth, here’s what to do: - Act quickly, as a tooth has only one hour to live being knocked loose. - [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Recovering From a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

After your wisdom tooth extraction, there's a few things you can do to ensure you recover as quickly as possible: - Within the first 24 hours, holding an ice pack to your face can reduce any swelling; you should also avoid hot drinks, alcohol, smoking or brushing your teeth. - After 24 hours you should [...]

By | May 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Common Causes of Bleeding Gums When Flossing

If you bleed when you floss between your teeth, this could signal several potential problems. Of course, always speak with a dentist if you suspect any issues. What are three reasons why your gums may bleed when you floss? - You might not be flossing incorrectly; up-and-down movements are best. - You may not be [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dangerous Oral Symptoms To Look Out For

The condition of your teeth, gums, tongue, lips and cheek-lining can tell more about your health and even help in early detection of chronic diseases. Here are some dangerous oral symptoms to look out for. Main points: - Recurring cavities could be a sign of diabetes. - White spots and lines on the tongue are [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What is Leukoplakia?

Leukoplakia is generally defined by a dentist (or an oral specialist) as white areas within the mouth that are not easily removed with a toothbrush. Many professionals believe that this condition can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol use. Key takeaway points: - Ill-fitting dentures may cause leukoplakia. - [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort when they come in. What happens if you have them removed? Key takeaways: - Wisdom teeth coming in at the wrong angle are painful and can push other teeth out their natural alignment. - Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection. - These molars are not necessary, so having [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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