April 3rd, 2018
A dentist will often install a dental bridge in order to protect teeth that may have become damaged. It is important to know how to care for these appliances in order to guarantee their longevity. Three takeaway points to keep in mind are:
– Always brush the bridge at least twice every day.
– Chewy foods and hard candy should be avoided.
– Schedule regular appointments with your dentist to check the status of the bridge.
“In the first few days after the dental appointment to place a bridge, it is common for patients to experience some tooth sensitivity.”
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March 30th, 2018
A dentist will often perform a root canal in order to remove dead or damaged pulp from one or more teeth. The pain is usually mild and it can be managed with a handful of useful tricks. Let’s look at three options.
– OTC pain medication (such as acetaminophen) will often help to reduce pain and inflammation.
– Try not to use the affected tooth to chew foods.
– Always practice the proper oral hygiene techniques.
“Over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers should be sufficient to relieve the pain after a root canal.”
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March 26th, 2018
A dentist will often recommend an implant if you have a missing tooth. While these replacement teeth are quite durable, they can crack on occasion. Why might this occur and how can you protect these implants to extend their longevity?
– Implants can become damaged due to a sudden impact
– If you accidentally bite something very hard you can damage your implant.
– If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), your implant can get damaged. Wear a mouthpiece for protection.
“Dental crowns can become damaged from an injury such as a contact sport hit or a fall.”
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March 22nd, 2018
No teenager relishes the prospect of wearing braces to correct problem teeth and will fight their parents and dentist tooth and nail to avoid doing so. However, there are now real alternatives that are less obtrusive and some almost invisible. The top modern dental alternatives to old-fashioned braces include:
– Invisalign trays are removable and virtually invisible
– Lingual Braces are secured to the rear of the teeth and are almost unnoticeable
– Damon Braces are similar to traditional braces but fitted on translucent brackets
Teenagers are “reluctant to get braces” but the newer options make correcting the teeth a less traumatic experience and further information about these alternatives can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/my-teenager-doesnt-want-braces-what-are-my-alternatives/.
March 20th, 2018
There can be instances when a simple filling will address a dental issue while other times might require that a root canal is performed on one or more teeth. What are some of the parameters that a dentist will take into account?
– A root canal might be necessary if the nerve of the tooth has died.
– Treating large cavities can be performed with a root canal.
– Severe pain or discomfort could signal that a root canal is required.
“You’ll still be able to save your natural tooth, which is the most important thing.”
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March 15th, 2018
There are times when sensitive teeth are a symptom of a dental condition and should be treated by a professional.
– If you’ve had a dental treatment and sensitivity hasn’t gone away by the time your dentist said it would, have it checked
– If you’ve been struggling with teeth sensitivity for a while, you may need professional treatment
– If you grind your teeth, you need to see a dentist to ensure sensitivity doesn’t get worse
To sum up, if you experience unexplained or persistent sensitivity, it’s time to visit your dentist.
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March 12th, 2018
You might be surprised to learn that a glass of red wine may be beneficial to your teeth and gums. A Spanish study has found that substances called polyphenols can exert a positive influence upon tooth decay and that when taken in moderation, red wine could very well represent a means to avoid dental problems.
A handful of other benefits associated with red wine include:
– The prevention of heart disease.
– Increased blood circulation.
– Lower blood pressure.
“Many of the health benefits of red wine come from its content of polyphenols, which are a series of micronutrients with antioxidant properties.”
March 8th, 2018
Untreated cavities can lead to teeth loss. While some cavities only require fillings, others need root canal therapy. How do you know which one you need?
– Fillings are sufficient when the decay hasn’t progressed to the third layer of the tooth or to the pulp.
– Root canal therapy is necessary where the cavity has eaten into the nerve tissue of the tooth.
– Radiating pain, sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and discolouration are signs that you need root canal therapy.
– A root canal procedure will end the intense pain.
Visit the dentist immediately, to save your teeth.
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March 6th, 2018
Cancer of the esophagus is not to be taken lightly. Incidence of this grave illness could be lessened by recognising periodontal (gum) disease at an early stage. Visiting the dentist and caring for our mouth, gums and teeth is more important than ever before.
– Less than 25 percent of individuals survive cancer of the throat after five years.
– Certain bacteria may serve as “markers” (early warning signs).
– Always see the dentist if you suspect that you may have periodontal issues.
“Because the disease is often not discovered until it has reached an advanced stage, five-year survival rates range from about 15 to 25 percent worldwide.”
March 1st, 2018
Those who are missing teeth are increasingly likely to opt for dental implants. These modern wonders are able to offer you a host of unique benefits and even the average dentist appreciates their qualities.
Some of their features include:
– Space-age materials ensure that your implants can last for a lifetime with good oral care.
– Implants provide an undeniably aesthetic appeal while enhancing your natural smile.
– Your implants will not develop cavities and can offer a permanent solution.
“You’ll never have to worry about your dental implant falling out or causing you any discomfort.”