Does Kissing Affect Your Oral Health?

July 25th, 2016

A kiss is the touch or pressing of one’s lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual activity, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace and good luck, among many others. In […]

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Would You Like A Sparkling Smile For The Summer?

July 11th, 2016

Teeth whitening is the simplest and most cost-effective way to improve your smile. This is provided it’s carried out by a qualified and trained dental professional. You may have seen stories in the press recently of people who have visited beauty salons for teeth whitening and have ended up with permanently damaged teeth. You wouldn’t […]

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8 Tips To Ease Dental Fear

July 6th, 2016

If you are anxious about seeing the dentist here are 8 tips to ease the fear: Find an understanding dentist. Ask friends and family if they can recommend one or look for someone who advertises themselves as an expert with anxious people. Once you’ve found someone you think may be suitable, visit the practice to […]

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Are Your Teeth Wearing Away While You Sleep?

June 21st, 2016

Bruxism is a habit that affects around 8-10% of the population. It is broadly characterised by grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw that can cause tooth wear and breakage, disorders of the jaw (pain and limited movement) and headaches. Bruxism occurs in both children and adults but is most common in 25-44 […]

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Should You Visit The Dentist If You Suffer From Headaches?

June 13th, 2016

If you have a headache or migraine, quite often the first port of call is the medicine cabinet for pain relief or a visit to the doctor. However, if it occurs regularly, you might consider seeing a dentist as the cause might be lying inside your mouth. Most dental headaches are classified as “tension” headaches, […]

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Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures?

June 9th, 2016

Losing teeth can be very upsetting and raise many concerns such as difficulty in eating, social effects, impact on confidence. The good news is that in todays modern world and with the fantastic advances in dentistry, you have many options available. Dental implants, bridges and dentures are the most common options available. In the past, […]

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Sensitive teeth? They could be trying to tell you something…

May 19th, 2016

Many people suffer from toothache caused by sensitivity, but for many this could be a warning sign of something more serious… If you experience sharp and sudden pain when eating certain foods or exposing your teeth to extreme changes in temperature, then you almost certainly have a sensitivity problem. This pain is caused when the dentin […]

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When will my wisdom teeth come through?

May 5th, 2016

There is no exact answer to the question, “When will my wisdom teeth come through?” But as a vague rule most people tend to get their wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 25. Also known as ‘third molars’, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through and come in much later than […]

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This will make your teeth fall out. Don’t do it.

February 18th, 2016

There are lots of ‘do it yourself’ projects out there which you can complete successfully with just a little time and effort. However, teeth straightening is not one of them. There’s a common misconception that braces are simple — you push on the tooth and it moves to where you want it, right? Wrong. Dentistry […]

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Cleft Lip and Palate and Dental Health

September 26th, 2014

Cleft lip is a birth defect in which the parts of the face that form the upper lip remain split, instead of sealing together before birth. Similar splits can occur in the roof of the mouth or palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate can each occur alone or together in the same person (cleft lip […]

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