The Word Of Mouth Blog



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24th February 2018 Uncategorised

Good dental habits can be instilled at an early age, leading to healthy teeth for life.

Key takeaways:

– Encourage a fun, regular oral care routine by letting them choose their own toothbrush and brushing their teeth to a favourite song.

– Teach your child about the damaging effects of sugar to help them understand why sugary snacks and drinks need to be limited.

– Take your child for regular checkups at the dentist from a very early age to ensure any problems are spotted early.

“Untreated dental care remains one of the most prevalent diseases affecting children”

Read the full story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/kids-teeth-dentist-advice_uk_5a5c7529e4b0fcbc3a11a5b0

 


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21st February 2018 Uncategorised

Certain foods tend to get stuck between the teeth and may require additional flossing. Food debris, left unattended, can lead to a build-up of plaque and, in turn, cause cavities.

Many foods that require a lot of chewing can be problematic but special attention should be paid to your teeth after consuming:

– Caramel or toffee candy and popcorn

– Spinach and broccoli

– Pineapple and mango

Although your dentist may recommend flossing just once a day “these foods may require extra flossing” but the benefits of fruit and vegetables outweigh any inconvenience. A full article on the subject can be read at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/which-foods-require-additional-flossing/.

 



15th February 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health, smile, dentistCertain food and drinks are known for causing plaque build-up and for being more likely to damage the enamel. Doctors advise waiting 30 minutes before brushing after you enjoy them, as this will help protect your enamel.

Key takeaways:

– Dried fruit contains high sugar amounts that can be harmful to the dental enamel

– Sticky and/or sugar-covered sweets are known for generating high amounts of plaque

– Fizzy drinks and alcohol contain acidic elements that can harm the teeth enamel

Don’t forget, wait 30 minutes then brush your teeth thoroughly to protect your enamel.

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


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10th February 2018 Uncategorised

Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. While a healthy and white smile increases your self-confidence, discoloured or broken teeth trigger self-esteem issues.

So, how can you improve your smile?

– Ask your dentist to replace silver fillings with white fillings.

– Get dental implants for missing teeth.

– Wear braces to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth.

– Turn to teeth whitening to remove stains (and avoid coffee, red wine and tea).

Consult your dentist of cosmetic dentistry procedures to close gaps, crooked teeth and holes.

Read more here:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-28515/what-your-smile-says-about-your-health-a-holistic-dentist-explains.htm


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7th February 2018 Uncategorised

Brushing and flossing are essential to keep healthy teeth and gums, but is it possible to overdo these two habits?

Key takeaways:

– Brushing aggressively can damage the dental enamel

– Flossing more than once a day can cause sensitivity and make the gums recede

– Using an alcohol-based mouthwash more than twice a day can damage oral tissue

Your dentist can help your review your dental care routine and offer practical suggestions on how to improve it.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/is-it-possible-to-brush-floss-and-clean-your-teeth-too-often/


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3rd February 2018 Uncategorised

Toothaches can keep us wide awake at night. Toothaches are caused by infections, broken fillings, loose teeth or receding gums. It’s important to see your dentist immediately when a tooth starts hurting. In the short-term, you can ease the pain with a few home remedies.

Key takeaways:

– Numb the pain by taking painkiller like ibuprofen and place an ice pack on the affected area or drinking peppermint.

– Kill any bacteria present by chewing garlic or rinsing your mouth with mouthwash or warm, salty water.

– Add one drop of thyme to a glass water and use the mixture to rinse your mouth.

See the dentist for further diagnosis and treatment.

Read more here:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320315.php


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31st January 2018 Uncategorised

Veneers are a great option to cover up minor imperfections in teeth. Dentists usually have to remove the enamel to fit the veneers. This is a highly accepted procedure and should not cause concern.

Key takeaways:

– Veneers can correct stained teeth, gaps, alignment, and sensitivity.

– It is normal to experience some temporary sensitivity after receiving the veneers.

– Persistent sensitivity is a sign that the veneers did not bond correctly with your teeth and you should see the dentist.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-dental-veneers-increase-tooth-sensitivity/


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25th January 2018 Uncategorised

Most of us associate overbites with an off-balanced smile and yet, the misalignment of our teeth could potentially lead to other situations which might be a bit more serious. Let’s take a look at why an overbite should always be assessed by your dentist.

– If the upper teeth grind against the lower row, valuable enamel will be lost.

– Jaw pain and similar muscular discomfort can result from an overbite.

– Teeth which cut into the gums can lead to gum disease if the condition is left unchecked.

“Fortunately, correcting an overbite is often something that can be done simply and permanently with orthodontic treatment.”

Learn more:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-oral-health-problems-caused-by-overbites/



18th January 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health, smile, dentistYou may think that fillings keep your teeth protected against cavities, but this is not always the case.

Key takeaways:

– Cracked fillings make it easy for bacteria to build up.

– Using the incorrect technique to place a filling may leave gaps that eventually lead to cavity formation.

– Habits like teeth grinding may damage a filling, creating cracks and gaps.

To ensure your fillings are in good condition, visit your dentist to find out if they need to be replaced.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-i-get-cavities-under-a-filling/


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