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Brushing and Flossing: How Much Is Too Much?

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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Why Should You Care for Tooth Enamel?

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistThe enamel present upon the surface of our teeth will help to prevent decay and stave off cavities. However, this coating can become thin and worn down over time. Let us take a look at some suggestions put forth by the professional dentist.

– Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help to maintain the health of your enamel.

– Give yourself 30 minutes after a meal before brushing your teeth.

– Eat fewer sugary foods, and rinse your mouth after eating any of these.

– If you have decay and cavities, it’s time to see your dentist more often.

”Be sure to get an adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D in your diet.”

Learn more:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-can-i-do-to-strengthen-my-tooth-enamel/

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Wait! Don’t Brush Immediately After Consuming These Foods

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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Making sure your child looks after their teeth

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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Understanding same-day dental implants

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistDo you have missing teeth? A dental implant is a way of restoring your teeth and smile. However, with today’s hectic lifestyle, the process might seem too long. But is it?

Key takeaways:

– Same-day dental implants are very possible, as long as your mouth is in good health.

– Temporary dental implants are installed using a temporary crown placed until the implant fuses with bone.

–  Same-day dental implants are not much different from traditional ones.

You will still need follow up visit to the dentist, for checkups.

Learn more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-dental-implants-be-done-in-one-day/

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Things You Can Learn By Checking Your Teeth

Problems with your gums, lips, cheek lining, teeth and tongue can indicate more serious issues in your body. Here are signs to look out for.

Summary:

– While two or more cavities at the same time could be a sign of diabetes.

– Worn tooth enamel could mean you have acid reflux.

– Bleeding gums is a sign of acute gum disease, which can result in kidney and heart disease and stroke.

– White patches are a warning sign for oral candidiasis, dry mouth and oral cancer.

See your dentist immediately for treatment.

Read more here:

http://www.health.com/oral-health/oral-symptoms#91e274f6-0309-4f45-89fc-0efbd737ab40%22.

 

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What you can do for your child’s teeth

Teeth, Health , Smile, DentistThere are several things you can do to help keep your child’s teeth in good health.

Key takeaways:

– For young infants aged 0-3 use a rice-sized amount of toothpaste to clean their teeth. Older children should use a pea-sized amount.

– Fluoride prevents cavities by strengthening tooth enamel. It is advisable to use fluoride toothpaste and ensure your child drinks fluoridated water.

– Introducing dental checkups as your child’s teeth come through sets a good pattern for life.

“Your child might just learn to love the dentist, making visits down the road easier than ever imagined.”

Read the full story here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dental-health-tips-for-kids-help-your-childs-smile_us_5a19667de4b0bf1467a846b8

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Is Blood Normal When Flossing?

You might be concerned if you notice a bit of blood when flossing. While this could be completely normal, there can be other instances when blood signals a more serious issue with your teeth or gums. What does the average dentist have to say?

– Those who have just begun to floss could initially irritate their gums.

– Flossing incorrectly could cause your gums to bleed.

– It is best to floss vertically (up and down) as opposed to side-to-side.

“You shouldn’t bleed when you floss unless it’s your first time flossing in a long time. ”

Learn more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-can-i-know-if-im-flossing-correctly/

 

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Caring For Your Dental Bridge

A dental bridge can last over 10 years if you look after it – here are a few tips to help.

Top Tips

– Avoid very hard sweets and nutshells as these can damage your bridge.

– Clean and floss your teeth and bridge thoroughly.

– See your dentist for regular dental check-ups and a professional clean.

Looking after your bridge and the surrounding teeth will help to keep the bridge healthy and prevent gum disease.

“Tooth decay underneath the crowns that hold up the dental bridge is one of the most common problems associated with dental bridges.”

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https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170922/Care-for-Dental-Bridges.aspx

 

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What Are The White Patches On Your Gums?

Teeth, Health,Smile, Dentist, Oralhealth, DentalhealthWhite 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 symptoms include bleeding, sensitivity, open sores, swelling, cotton-like sensation, cracking, redness and metallic tastes.

– A blood test, biopsy and study of medical history will help in diagnosis.

Please clean your teeth twice daily and visit the dentist for check-up.

Read more here:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321454.php

 

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What Can Chip Your Dental Implants?

Can your dental implants chip or break? Most patients ask the dentist whether their dental implants can last a lifetime. Here’s what can chip or break your implants.

Key points:

– Teeth grinding, falls and chewing on things like toys, pens and nails can break or crack dental implants.

– If your crown is broken, rush to the dentist to have it repaired or replaced with a new one.

– Guard your teeth and dental implants by wearing a mouth guard to sleep and sporting activities.

See your dentist regularly for follow-ups.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-dental-implants-chip-or-break/

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Parental Advice When a Child Damages a Tooth

Children with adult teeth can often encounter problems if they are accidentally damaged. As a parent, it is your responsibility to know what do to in such an event. We have put together a quick checklist to consult if necessary.

– Keep in mind that you have one hour before the nerve within the tooth begins to die.

– If the tooth was knocked free, clean it thoroughly.

– Reinsert the tooth gently before going to the dentist.

“If your child fractures or chips a tooth, call your dentist instead of the emergency department.”

Click this link for additional advice:

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-to-do-if-your-child-chips-loosens-or-loses-a-tooth/

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How to Improve the Appearance of Your Smile

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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Asthma Linked to Gum Disease

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistA recent study has concluded that asthma sufferers were almost 20% more likely to have periodontitis, or gum disease, compared to those who don’t have the illness.

Asthma sufferers are advised to take extra care with oral health and to be aware of possible symptoms of gum disease such as:

– Dry mouth

– Stuffy nose

– Red or inflamed gums

Asthma sufferers should brush and floss the teeth properly and visit a dentist regularly to detect gum disease as early as possible. They should always “be vigilant about their oral health” and further advice can be found at https://lerablog.org/health/services/study-links-asthma-with-increased-risk-of-gum-disease/.

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My parents have awful teeth – will this affect me?

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistIf your parents have crooked or crowded teeth, then there is a strong chance you have inherited these traits (unless you sucked your thumb, as that can also cause crooked teeth).

Key takeaways:

– If your parents have poor dental health then you may have a higher risk of developing problems in the future.

– Extra care and attention should be taken when cleaning your teeth.

– Your dentist can inform you of options to improve your dental health.

“You alone are responsible for your oral care, so do the best job possible

when cleaning your teeth!”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-orthodontic-issues-hereditary/

 

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What Can Cause a Cracked Tooth?

A cracked tooth can be caused by many things such as grinding, trauma or biting into something that is too hard. Cracks can be vertical, and run down the length of the tooth, splitting the tooth if left untreated.

Hairline or craze cracks are tiny cracks in the enamel of teeth that are usually harmless. A cracked cusp will cause pain or sensitivity to biting and can break if left.

In mild cases the sensitivity from cracks can be treated from rubbing desensitizing toothpastes over the cracks daily, or having your dental clinician apply a varnish layer over the crack to seal it. In more severe cases, fillings, root canals and crowns are necessary. Patients with severe grinding problems will need to fix the teeth then have a bite plate made to protect the bite / teeth at night time when the patient is most prone to grinding and clenching.

Many people don’t even know they have cracked teeth!

 

 

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Dry Mouth: More Than Meets the Eye

Smile, Health, Dentist, TeethNot only is dry mouth a bit uncomfortable, but it can irreparably damage our teeth and gums over the years. What causes this condition and why is it always important to seek the advice of a qualified dentist?

– Always drink a sufficient amount of water, as dehydration is a primary cause.

– Drinking too much alcohol is another leading factor.

– Speaking with a dentist will help to prevent further (and more serious) issues.

“In addition to these, some over-the- counter allergy medications such as antihistamines and decongestants can cause your mouth to feel dry.”

Learn more:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-causes-of-dry-mouth/

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The Criteria for Implant-Supported Bridge Treatment

Teeth, Health,Smile, Dentist, Oralhealth, DentalhealthIf 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 an implant

– You must have good oral health.

If you have gum disease or another type of oral health condition, it’ll need to be fully treated before you can be considered for this procedure.”

Read more about candidature for implant supported bridge treatment here https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/who-is-a-candidate-for-an-implant-supported-bridge/

 

 

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Reasons Why You May Be Getting A Cavity Under A Filling

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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Dealing with a Bad Taste in the Mouth

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 the medication but only under doctor’s orders

– Eating healthily while avoiding problem foodstuffs and drinks

Sometimes a persistent bad or strange taste in the mouth can be an early indication of more serious “health issues and medical conditions” and should be discussed with the dentist who will assess the problem.

Book an appointment with our periodontist

You can find out more at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321438.php.

 

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Can My Dentist Help With Sleep Apnea?

People who suspect they may have sleep apnea can benefit from a visit to their dentist.

Key takeaways:

– Dentists can easily spot common symptoms of sleep apnea, such as dry mouth or teeth damage.

– A dentist can also refer you to a sleep specialist to get the diagnosis confirmed.

– Dentists can offer oral sleep appliance treatment, which helps keep the airways open while you sleep.

A final takeaway message: don’t delay making that dental appointment, because your health is at stake.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-does-a-dentist-diagnose-sleep-apnea/

 

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What Periodontal Surgery Involves

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 and bacterial buildup are significant causes of tooth loss.

– Having regular dental checkups helps to minimise the risk of periodontal problems.

Left untreated, periodontitis and the body’s natural inflammatory response will, unfortunately, destroy soft tissue and jaw bone.

Click here for more detail. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321168.php

 

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What is a Gum Graft?

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 teeth look longer and the gum line uneven.

– Exposed roots are often extremely painful and sensitive.

To avoid gum disease, maintain good oral habits, eat a healthy diet, and see a dentist regularly.

“Before getting a gum graft, your dentist will evaluate your smile and attempt to treat your gum disease without surgery.”

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https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-gingival-graft/

 

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Milk Teeth Provide Autism Clues

Detailed examination of infants’ teeth has shed new light on the roots and diagnosis of autism.

Key takeaways:

– Scientific research has shown that how infants metabolise two mineral nutrients (zinc and copper) might predict autism.

– Lower levels of copper and zinc in baby teeth have been linked to autism.

– Both autism and ADHD might in the future be revealed in the “growth rings” in baby teeth.

Researchers also plan to use baby teeth to investigate brain metabolism cycles, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions.

Read more on this story here:https://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/autism-news-51/baby-teeth-give-clues-to-autism-s-origins-detection-734271.html

 

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What Happens After Wisdom Tooth Surgery?

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind for anyone undergoing wisdom teeth removal.

Key takeaways:

– Some swelling, discomfort, and bruising in the area are to be expected.

– You can take painkillers to help with the discomfort, or any other medication prescribed by your dental surgeon.

– Stitches are removed 1 week after surgery, and healing should be complete after 2 weeks.

Your dentist will let you know about the best ways of speeding up the recovery process while at home.

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321657.php

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More Than Aesthetics: The Impacts of an Overbite

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/

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Is a Miracle Dental Jab on the Horizon?

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 proteins are then used to physically “clean” the teeth as well as to help prevent cavities.

“You will still have to brush their teeth twice a day to avoid a trip to the dentist.”

Read here for more details:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4906656/Don-t-like-seeing-dentist-Try-tooth-decay-vaccine.html

 

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Your child’s dental health is more important that you think

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistYour child’s dental health could have a lasting impact on the rest of their life.

Key takeaways:

– Stained teeth or a crooked smile can negatively affect your child’s self-esteem, so make sure your child’s smile is something they are proud of.

– Establishing a good oral care routine in childhood ensures your child has healthy teeth for life.

– Try to treat checkups at the dentist as a fun and rewarding experience rather than something to dread.

“By encouraging effective brushing habits at home, you can help your child grow their confidence in their smile.”

Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/your-childs-dental-health-could-impact-their-growth-and-development/

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What is TMJ and How is it Treated?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders cause pain when children chew, speak or yawn. The joint connects the lower jaw to the skull and reaches its adult position during the teenage years.

Key takeaways:

–  A dentist will identify the cause of your child’s TMJ pain before a treatment plan is developed.

– Non-invasive treatments such as a splint can help reduce stress on the joint and reduce teeth grinding.

– A misaligned bite deemed to be causing the TMJ pain may need to be referred to an orthodontist.

“If your child is grinding their teeth, either a TMJ splint or a mouthguard will be needed to help curb the damage. You can also limit hard foods, use warm or cold packs on the affected area, or employ the help of physical therapy or even massage to help stop your child’s TMJ discomfort.”

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https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/tmj-treatment-options-for-children/

 

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When Will The Effects Of Dental Anaesthesia Wear Off?

Here’s what you need to know if you are having a dental procedure that requires anaesthesia.

Key takeaways:

– If you’ve been given Novocaine, you can expect numbness to last for up to 1 hour.

– You may feel the effects for longer than that if you’ve been given other drugs.

– Anesthesia takes longer to wear off if one or more teeth are infected.

The exact timing and effects vary from person to person, so don’t hesitate to ask your dentist about what you can expect in your specific situation.

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321880.php

 

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A Filling or Root Canal – Which Do I Need?

Some cavities only need a basic filling to repair them whereas others require more comprehensive work known as a root canal filling.

Key takeaways:

– A small cavity that only causes minor sensitivity or pain can usually be fixed with a basic filling.

– For larger, painful cavities where the root of the tooth might be dead, a root canal filling may be required.

It is best to book regular appointments with your dentist to keep teeth and gums clean of plaque and to detect any cavities in the early stages. This will help you to avoid painful complications.

“Your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/is-a-filling-okay-or-will-i-need-a-root-canal/

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Flossing Required After Problem Foods

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/.

 

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Why Your Toddler Should Visit The Orthodontist

Teeth, Health, Smile, Dentist,Dentalhealth, OralhealthParents 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 by treating their underbite, crossbite or overbite.

– Early orthodontic treatment will ensure perfect oral health for your child, thus saving you time and money.

Visiting the dentist is also good for preventing cavities and gum disease.

Learn more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-early-orthodontic-treatment/

 

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Could Your Jaw Pain be due to one of These Causes?

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistJaw pain can arise from a multitude of sources. It is important to see your dentist to establish the cause, to ensure the most appropriate form of treatment is administered.

Key takeaways:

– Untreated gum disease, teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can result in jaw pain.

– Jaw pain can also result from some medications, underlying diseases, and sinus pressure due to infection, a cold or allergies.

– Your dentist can ascertain whether your jaw pain is nerve, bone or tissue-related.

“Misalignment of the jaw can also contribute to significant pain.”

Read the full story here: https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/causes-of-jaw-pain/

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Why Are Wisdom Teeth So Problematic?

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 come in they often do it at an awkward angle.

– The human jaw has evolved and become smaller, so wisdom teeth don’t have room to come in and push other teeth out of place.

– These teeth can easily cause infection along the gumline.

Prevention is key, so get your wisdom teeth checked by your dentist if you notice any discomfort as they come in.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-we-need-our-wisdom-teeth/

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Things You Need To Know About Dental Implants

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistDental implants have become a popular solution to missing teeth due to their many advantages. Here are three things you need to know about them.

Key takeaways:

– Implants can be a lifelong investment as long as they are properly cared for.

– Getting an implant fitted is a painless procedure done under local anaesthetic.

– Dental implants have an impressive success rate of 98 percent.

Interested? Visit your dentist to discuss whether implants are a good option for you.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-long-do-dental-implants-last-cosmetic-dentists-answer-your-questions/

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The Undeniable Link Between a Healthy Diet and Oral Hygiene

Teeth, Health, Smile, DentistWhile a dentist can clean teeth and address any oral issues, patients should also be aware that a healthy mouth revolves around the foods that they consume. What are some of the top recommendations provided by the experts?

– Cheese may help to lower the levels of acidity within the mouth; lessening the chances of tooth decay.

– Drinking plenty of water removes toxins and bacteria.

– Orange juice promotes bone health and is excellent for those who cannot tolerate lactose-based products.

“If you adore dairy products like cheese, this could well be the way to a healthier smile.”

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https://www.healthresource4u.com/eating-your-way-to-a-healthier-smile.html

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Worried that dental veneers might increase tooth sensitivity?

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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How to ease toothache pain before you see the dentist

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