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What Are The White Patches On Your Gums?

White patches on the gums can be a sign of more serious issues like leukoplakia. If you have white patches, visit the dentist for tests, diagnosis and treatment. Here’s more. Main takeaways: – Canker sores, tobacco leukoplakia, oral lichen autoimmune condition, oral thrush (Candida infection), and oral cancer all appear as white patches. – Accompanying … Read more What Are The White Patches On Your Gums?

Why Are Wisdom Teeth So Problematic?

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Many people experience pain when their wisdom teeth come in, but there’s a reason why these molars are problematic. Key takeaways: – Our ancestors needed these “extra” teeth to chew hard roots and tough meats, and their jaws were larger to accommodate the teeth. – Modern diets don’t require big molars, so when these teeth … Read more Why Are Wisdom Teeth So Problematic?

Dealing with a Bad Taste in the Mouth

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A bad taste in the mouth is often caused by easily treatable problems and can be cured without visiting the dentist. If the problem is due to simple factors such as bad dental hygiene, medications, or diet, then the remedy can be as simple as: – Brushing and flossing teeth properly and regularly – Changing … Read more Dealing with a Bad Taste in the Mouth

What is a Gum Graft?

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In severe cases of gum disease gums recede and roots of teeth are exposed making them vulnerable and sensitive. Following treatment for gum disease, a gum graft may be required to cover these roots. Main points: – Gum disease is preventable with proper oral hygiene at home and regular dental cleanings. – Receded gums make … Read more What is a Gum Graft?

The Criteria for Implant-Supported Bridge Treatment

If you meet the necessary conditions, your dentist might recommend implant-supported bridge treatment rather than a regular bridge. Where a regular bridge is supported by the surrounding teeth, the dental implants offer extra strength and security. The criteria: – You must have at least one tooth missing – There must be sufficient jawbone to support … Read more The Criteria for Implant-Supported Bridge Treatment

What Periodontal Surgery Involves

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Patients with gum disease that has advanced beyond mild gingivitis have periodontal disease. For them, a dentist may recommend periodontal treatment to remove concealed tartar (bacterial deposits), restore the health of the gums, and save the affected teeth. – Periodontists are specialist dentists who treat diseased gums, inflammation and any resulting damage. – Gum disease … Read more What Periodontal Surgery Involves

Why Your Toddler Should Visit The Orthodontist

Parents should take their children to the dentist or orthodontist by their 7th birthday. As baby teeth fall and permanent teeth erupt, its easy for orthodontic issues like bad bites and crowded teeth to develop. Key points: – Orthodontic treatment makes it easier to clean teeth, thus enhancing oral hygiene. – Protect your child’s self-esteem … Read more Why Your Toddler Should Visit The Orthodontist

Is a Miracle Dental Jab on the Horizon?

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It seems that there may be a means to effectively prevent cavities from forming with a potential vaccine. What does this concoction contain? – One of the main ingredients is a bacteria known as Streptococcus mutans. – This substance is then combined with E. Coli as well as proteins referred to as flagella. – These … Read more Is a Miracle Dental Jab on the Horizon?

How to Treat Acid Reflux

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Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and can cause serious enamel erosion. This often results in chipped and discoloured teeth, negatively affecting your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry has come along way, and smiles can be restored with minimally invasive dental work down under microscope to ensure the least amount of tooth is removed in the restorative process. Veneers, crowns and composite filling materials can do amazing wonders at giving you your beautiful smile back.
Neutralising the pH in the body and in the mouth is essential to help control the erosion, as is strict control of one’s diet. Chewing xylitol chewing gum helps to stimulate the saliva and neutralize the pH in the mouth.
Make use of toothpastes and gels that contain remineralising and desensitizing ingredients such as fluoride and amorphous calcium phosphate.
Damage to the teeth from acid reflux is worse at night time as you swallow less and produce less saliva.
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