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How to Prevent Dental Injuries

how to prevent dental injuries

Teeth are strong, but they're not indestructible. They can be damaged if you get hit in the face, trip and fall or bite something hard, while a tooth that's already been weakened can be damaged more easily. While some accidents can't be prevented, you can lower the risk of your teeth getting chippe... Continue reading

Tags:  Dental Emergency Tips

Is Getting a Root Canal Painful?

are root canals painful?

Like most dental treatments, root canal therapy is performed using local anaesthesia. This numbs the area of the mouth being treated to prevent pain and discomfort during the procedure. According to one study, most patients who undergo root canal treatment in fact do not find it to be the most painf... Continue reading

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4 Ways to Protect Your Child's Teeth

protecting children's teeth

Milk teeth (also known as baby or primary teeth, that is the set of teeth you have from birth) may be temporary, but that doesn't mean they can be ignored. If you can help children to establish good oral care habits from a young age, these can stick with them all through their lives. Losing teeth e... Continue reading

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5 Signs You Might Have Gum Disease

signs of gum disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is inflammation of the gums by bacteria. Early stage disease is called gingivitis, and is usually easy to treat with good oral hygiene. If left untreated, the disease can become worse and cause permanent damage to gums and teeth. This advanced stage o... Continue reading

Tags:  General Well Being,  Oral Health

What's the Fastest Way to Whiten Teeth?

Fastest way to whiten teeth

If you're thinking about whitening your smile, you should talk to your dentist to find out what the options are. They can examine your mouth, discuss treatments that are suitable for you, and advise you about certain foods or activities that should be avoided to help your new smile last as long as ... Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Teeth White and Stain-Free

tips on keeping your smile white and bright

Keeping your teeth white isn't always easy. Even if you brush and floss every day, certain things you eat and drink can create stubborn stains that are difficult to remove. Even if you're considering cosmetic dentistry, it's still important to maintain your smile to help your treatment last longer ... Continue reading

Tags:  Oral Health,  Porcelain Veneers,  Teeth Whitening

4 Ways to Prevent Dental Accidents

how to prevent dental accidents

Whether it's a motor vehicle accident; sporting injury; slip, trip or fall; or something you ate; dental accidents can happen at any time – but that doesn't mean you can't take steps to protect your teeth, gums and jaws from injury. This way, you can help lower the risk of your teeth getting ... Continue reading

Tags:  Dental Emergency Tips,  General Well Being,  Missing Teeth

Is Fluoride Safe?

Most Australians today have access to fluoride in tap water and toothpaste, which has proven to help lower the rate of tooth decay, cavities and oral health problems. The levels of fluoride added to local water supplies are safe and effective for all ages, but consuming excessive amounts can cause ... Continue reading

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Are You Scared of Visiting the Dentist?

Are you scared of visiting the dentist?

Many people feel nervous about visiting the dentist, but that doesn't have to mean missing out on important dental care. If you're worried about the possible pain or discomfort involved in treatments, you don't like needles or drills, or you've had a bad dental experience in the past, talking to yo... Continue reading

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6 Exercises to Ease TMJ Pain

If your jaw often clicks, locks or hurts when you open and close your mouth, or you have unexplained aches in your head, neck or ears, you might have a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your upper jaw. Strain or injuries to these join... Continue reading

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