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Are Fixed Braces the Only Option for Teeth Straightening?

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If your teeth are not perfectly even, you may wish they were straighter, but hate the idea of going through months or years of having visible metal braces fixed to your teeth. Thankfully, fixed braces are not the only way to achieve a straighter smile. In some cases, you may be able to correct your smile using one or more of the following options. Invisible Braces Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that has become very popular in recent years.…

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Are Your Dentures Hurting? Here's How to Make Them More Comfortable.

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Full or partial dentures are a great choice if you’ve lost most or all of your natural teeth, but they can take a little getting used to. If you’re finding that your new dentures aren’t as comfortable as you’d like, or you’re experiencing regular pain while wearing your dentures, help is at hand. Denture pain is a fairly common problem, and it’s often easy to solve. By keeping your dentures and your mouth clean, you’ll reduce the risk of gum diseases and inflammation.…

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5 Steps to Preventing Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

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One of the most common complications of wisdom teeth removal is a condition called dry socket. This occurs when the clot that forms in the socket after a tooth is removed dislodges before the gum tissue underneath has fully healed. Dry socket can be quite painful, so it’s a good idea to take proactive steps to lower your risk of developing it as much as possible. Follow these five tips to help yourself heal without complications after having your wisdom teeth taken out.…

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3 Reasons Why Your Child Will Be More Open To Wearing Invisalign Aligners

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Orthodontic treatment is an important part of oral health. It helps to correct bite problems. This helps with speech impediments, oral hygiene, facial construction, chewing of food and even self-esteem. However, children do not like orthodontic treatment that much, especially braces. However, there is one orthodontic treatment out there that your child will be more open to—Invisalign trays. And here’s why. They are not conspicuous One of the reasons why children hate braces and other types of dental appliances is because everyone can see that they are wearing them; the orthodontic appliances are too conspicuous.…

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Goodbye Gooey Gums: 6 Ways in Which Overdentures are Superior to Conventional Dentures

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Dentures can give you back the confidence to smile, allow you to chew your food comfortably again and help you protect your remaining natural teeth from becoming overused and worn out. There are also drawbacks to using dentures as a substitute for missing teeth.  Although you can chew while wearing dentures, your chewing efficiency is greatly reduced, meaning biting into tough but delicious treats such as an apple is out of the question.…

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What to Do If Your Child Doesn't Want to Move Up From Baby Toothpaste

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As your child gets older, you may want to change the toothpaste you use to reflect their age. While this may not be a problem for some children, others may resist moving up the toothpaste chain and may refuse to use a new type of toothpaste. What can you do if your child doesn’t want to stop using their baby toothpaste? Check For Flavour Issues Toothpastes designed for older children may have stronger or more pronounced tastes than those targeted at younger kids.…

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Thinking of Braces? Some Questions to Ask Your Dentist

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If you are less than happy with your appearance due to a crooked smile, you may be considering whether or not braces are in your future. What are some of the questions that you need to ask a dentist at your next visit, to make sure that you have the right amount of information? Costing One of the key questions relates to the overall cost. Usually, this is a medium to long-term treatment and therefore the dentist may be able to spread the cost over that time.…

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Teen Oral Health: 4 Things They Need to Know

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As your child becomes a teenager, the responsibility for maintaining their dental health will begin to shift from you to them. However, you will still be able to give them some advice and guidance. Below are four things which can help your teen maintain great oral health as they develop into an adult. Mouth guards If your teen plays sports, the opponents they face will get larger, stronger and more competitive during their teenage years.…

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Do You Need to Take the Day Off Work After a Tooth Extraction?

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Having a tooth extracted may not take too much time or cause you any immediate problems; however, this procedure may affect you later in the day. While some people go back to work straight after having a tooth out, this isn’t always a good idea. What do you need to think about before deciding when to return to work? Pain Management Chances are you won’t feel any pain when you leave your dentist’s office after an extraction.…

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Tooth Extraction Tips: Why You Should Talk to Your Dentist About Contraception

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If you’re planning a tooth extraction, the last thing you might expect to discuss with your dentist is the contraception you take. However, if you’re on an oral contraceptive, this is a conversation you need to be having. Why? Oestrogen and Extraction Bleeding The oestrogen in oral contraceptives can affect the way your body deals with bleeding. Given that you’ll bleed after having a tooth extracted, the pill you take may affect your recovery time and the healing process.…

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