How to treat painful wisdom teeth

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When wisdom teeth arrive they can cause pain and discomfort. As they push through from the jaw they can irritate gums and cause swelling. Over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen can sometimes alleviate the aching, while rubbing clove oil onto gums is a natural alternative. Rinsing your mouth with a strong salt solution is also a way to soothe sore gums. Mix a heaped teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm to hot water (it should feel hot but the temperature should not be high enough to scald you) and stir.

28 December 2015

Cosmetic Dentistry: Three Options for Crooked Teeth

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The occlusion of teeth is an important aspect to consider with regard to dental and oral health. Unfortunately, perfect tooth alignment is not common due to different factors. In simple terms, most people have some form of malocclusion due to hereditary reasons. Crooked teeth can also occur as a result of poor jaw development, which can be linked to pre-existing conditions of the bones and even frequent asthmatic attacks. In addition, most people develop crooked teeth because of poor oral habits as children.

8 December 2015

Advice on how to deal with a dental emergency

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There are many different reasons as to why you may have a dental emergency. It could be as a result of a physical accident or a problem that has resulted from a lack of care and maintenance of your teeth and gums. Whatever the case, it is important to visit a dental clinic and see dentists as soon as possible in order to have the problem effectively and efficiently dealt with.

20 November 2015

About Endodontists: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Since they restrict their practice exclusively to endodontic treatment, endodontists provide reliable and efficient dentistry, which trickles down to positive results and quicker healing. Here are some essential things you need to be aware about endodontists. Who is an endodontist? An endodontist is a dental practitioner who specializes in the treatment of infections, diseases and injuries occurring in the dental pulp, root canal and tissues surrounding teeth. What dental treatment options can an endodontist provide?

29 October 2015

Money Saving Teeth Whitening Ingredients

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Almost everyone wants to have a bright white smile. Your smile is one of the first things that other people notice, and having a perfect smile is the best way to make a great impression. Going to the dentist and having your teeth professionally whitened allows for the best results, but this method is costly. If you are looking to save money, but still desire white teeth, there are a few cost saving teeth whitening methods that you can try.

1 October 2015

What To Do When You Knock Out A Tooth

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Accidents happen and usually, they happen at the least appropriate of times. If you have had an accident that has resulted in one or more of your adult teeth being knocked out, it can be saved but you will need to seek out an emergency dentist like those at Dr David Young & Associates Dental Surgeons.  If you have accidentally knocked out a tooth, do not panic. This is the first thing you should remember.

3 September 2015

Tips to Making the Most of Your Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a popular option when it comes to tooth replacement due to their longevity. Since these are the most realistic teeth you can choose, they are also expected to last just as long as your natural teeth. However, just as your natural teeth can decay, implants are also susceptible to damage if not taken care of in the appropriate manner. Care and maintenance for your dental implants should begin from the moment you have them installed if you would like to recover quickly and get your teeth back on track.

11 August 2015

How Dental Implants Benefit You On The Inside

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When you lose a tooth or teeth, it doesn't just affect your appearance, but also affects how you feel on the inside.  There are many options out there to rectify this problem, including dental bridges and dentures; however, there are very good reasons why you should consider dental implants.  As well as looking good, dental implants are the best option for ensuring that your jaw's bone structure is unchanged as it replaces your natural tooth root completely.

13 July 2015

Dental Diet: What to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

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If you've made the decision to get your teeth whitened, you've probably realised that your diet was a contributing factor in your teeth becoming discoloured in the first place. It's hardly a secret that certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth, but of course, you don't want to avoid these things altogether. In an ideal world, you would brush your teeth, or at least rinse your mouth after you consume these items, but it's not always practical to brush your teeth after each glass of red wine.

12 June 2015

The Nightly Grind: Diagnosing & Treating Sleep Bruxism

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Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding, and it is one of the more common conditions in the field of health. Despite this, many sufferers of bruxism will never seek treatment. This is because bruxism often occurs only while the sufferer is sleeping, a condition known as sleep bruxism. The damage caused by nocturnal grinding over a period of months or years is gradual, but can become very serious, and in too many cases a sufferer only begins to realise that they are grinding their teeth while they sleep when serious tooth damage occurs.

14 May 2015