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29Jul, 2016

Knocked Out or Broken Teeth

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If permanent teeth are knocked out, there is an excellent chance that they will survive if they are immediately placed back in the tooth socket and dental health advice is sought straight away. Every minute the tooth is out of the socket, the less chance it has of surviving. Adult tooth knocked out – what should I do? 1 2 3 4   If the knocked out tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with milk without touching the root and follow the steps below. Do not scrub. Stay calm and act quickly. Locate the tooth […]
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30Jun, 2016

Wisdom Teeth

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With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age. When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately. Room to […]
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21Jun, 2016

Children’s Teeth Cycle

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Even before your baby was born, little tooth buds were developing under his gums. So when do baby teeth start to appear? Rest assured that this is a rough guideline. It’s perfectly normal for a baby to show his first tooth as early as three months, or as late as his first birthday. A few babies are even born with a tooth. It takes between two years and three years for a full set of gleaming teeth to appear. This chart tells you when baby teeth come in (or erupt) […]
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15Jun, 2016

Caring For Your Teeth With Diabetes

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With very few exceptions, people with diabetes can be treated by dentists the same way as those without diabetes. Your teeth may be cleaned by removing all deposits formed in between teeth as well as under the gum line. If this is uncomfortable, ask your dentist for “freezing”. Your dentist should do everything he or she can to eliminate pain during treatment. If you take insulin, your dentist should be told. The dental staff can then confirm with you that you took your usual insulin dosage and will ask you […]
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15May, 2016

What is Periodontal Disease?

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To understand periodontitis, it is important to have an idea of the anatomy of the tooth and its supporting structure. In almost all cases, periodontitis starts with gingivitis. In susceptible patients, plaque and tartar will cause irritation of the gums and bone loss. This condition is called periodontitis. Bone loss, means that the support of the tooth is reduced. Uncontrolled continuation of bone loss leads to tooth loss. When periodontitis is present: Pocket depth increases due to swelling and bone loss. The gums may bleed more easily when touched. The […]
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29Mar, 2016

The Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

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Did you know that your teeth have a built-in defense system to help protect them from cavities and tooth decay? It’s called enamel and it forms a hard, protective shell over the surface of your teeth. However, bacteria can eat away at tooth enamel if you don’t properly clean and take care of your mouth. Dentists recommend receiving regular fluoride treatments to help strengthen your enamel and reverse the effects of tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can also help children develop strong, healthy teeth for years to come. What is fluoride? […]
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