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Helping Your Child to Keep Their Braces Clean

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It’s quite common for dentists to refer their young patients to an orthodontist, which is not necessarily an indication that something might be wrong. It can just be beneficial for a child’s dental health to be examined by an early orthodontist, if only to confirm that their permanent teeth are emerging in a symmetrical manner. It might be recommended that your child is a candidate for early orthodontics, and it could be that your child needs braces from a relatively young age.…

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Don't Be a Teeth Grinder If You Want to Maintain Good Oral Health

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Do you find yourself grinding your teeth often? Do you ever care to know why you do it? Though teeth grinding or bruxism is a serious oral condition, some of the people who have developed it don’t take it seriously because they don’t understand its medical and health effects. Some people don’t even notice they grind their teeth until a dentist informs them about it during a dental check-up. Teeth grinding is a problem you should overcome if you are careful to follow the instructions your dentist gives you.…

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What to Look for in a Great Family Dentist

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From moving to a new area to your old dentist retiring, there are a few reasons why you may find yourself looking for a new dental professional. If you’re now wondering how to find a dentist for your family, it’s worth knowing what features to look for. A Child-Friendly Environment Around 5% of the Australian population has a dental phobia that significantly impacts their lives. Many of those fears may start in childhood, so it’s wise to help your little ones grow used to seeing their dentist before they develop one too.…

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Partial Denture Questions: What Are Precision Attachments?

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While partial dentures often use metal clasps to anchor the denture on to adjacent teeth, you may have other attachment options. For example, your dentist may mention that you could have a denture made with precision attachments. How do these attachments work and what are their benefits over traditional clasps?  What Are Precision Attachments? Traditional partial dentures use clasps to fit them in place. These clasps hook over the teeth at either side of the denture and help it stay put.…

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Invisalign Questions: Why Clean Your Teeth After Every Meal?

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Your dentist will have given you specific instructions on how to look after your Invisalign retainers and your teeth while you’re having treatment. While some of the stuff your dentist tells you is obviously important, you may be a bit blasé about some of their instructions. For example, your dentist will have told you that it’s important to clean your teeth after every meal while you’re having your Invisalign treatment. If you brush your teeth morning and evening every day, then you may think that this is going a bit too far.…

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How you can play your role in ensuring a successful dental implant procedure

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Dental implants are one of the most effective ways of replacing a missing tooth. When properly taken care of, your implant can last for decades without requiring replacement. Many patients don’t realise that they play an essential role in ensuring the success of their dental implant. Simple practices such as proper dental hygiene and eating the right diet can help your implant remain in good shape for many years to come.…

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3 Things to Know about Tooth Extractions for Denture Placement

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There are several reasons you may want to get dentures. You may have tooth decay or pain that is causing you to have extractions. Though you have many options for dental replacement and repair, dentures may sound like something you would rather have. If this is the case, tooth extractions will be part of the process. With that in mind, there are three things you should know about the process and what you may be facing with the extractions.…

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Can You Have Dental Implants if You Have Bruxism?

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Dental implants are a common way of replacing lost teeth; they are popular because they give patients a fixed rather than a removable denture. You may be keen to have implants rather than regular dentures on this basis. However, if your bruxism makes you grind your teeth a lot, then you may worry that you aren’t a suitable patient for an implant. What do you need to know? How Bruxism Affects Implants…

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Cosmetic Dentistry – Two Options for Restoring a Chipped Tooth

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Chipped teeth are one of the more typical dental issues that people can develop. And if you play sports, your likelihood of chipping a tooth becomes considerably higher. But some minor chips do not expose the dentin and thus are typically cosmetic. Some people may not think that it is crucial to have the problem fixed. In truth, while you may feel fine at the beginning, progressive wear on the tooth will eventually cause the chip to become a threat to your oral health.…

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Is Eating Ice Cream Too Painful for You? How Your Dentist Can Help

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If you’re out in the park on a very hot day, you may not be able to resist the temptation of that ice cream van. You may look forward to the sensation when you bite into that vanilla swirl but may fall back down to earth with a bang right away. You may have forgotten for a second, but your teeth are particularly sensitive to cold and this is why you don’t indulge in your ice cream passion as much as you’d like.…

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