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If you have asthma, you need to take extra care of your teeth

January 11th, 2018

teeth, health, smile, dentistPeople with asthma have a higher risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that can result in tooth loss if untreated.

Therefore, people with asthma need to be more vigilant about their dental health to prevent gum disease from developing. They also must be aware of early signs like bleeding gums after brushing.

Key takeaways:

– Brush teeth or drink water after using an inhaler to get rid of chemicals

– Cut back on starches and sugary foods like cakes and cookies

– Drink plenty of water to remain hydrated

“Make sure you visit your dentist regularly so that any signs of gum disease or periodontal disease can be quickly detected and treated.”

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What could be causing my dry mouth?

January 9th, 2018

teeth, health, smile, dentistA dry mouth is bad for your teeth as well as being uncomfortable. There are several reasons why you may have a dry mouth and luckily, most of them can easily be fixed.

Key takeaways:

– Your dry mouth may simply be due to not drinking enough water

– Some medications can result in a dry mouth (antidepressants, anxiety and blood pressure medications)

– Smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol can make your mouth dry

“You can fight dry mouth and have a beautiful smile with the help of your dentist and doctor!”

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What Options are Available to Close a Gap in Your Teeth?

January 4th, 2018

teeth, health, smile, dentistGaps between teeth are common cosmetic problems that a dentist can address. There are some unique options at your disposal and each of these is intended to address entirely unique situations.

– If you have lost an entire tooth, it is possible to insert a permanent dental implant.

– Hardened veneers can be employed to cover up smaller (or cosmetic) problems.

– Braces are often used when gaps as well as crooked teeth need to be rectified.

”When it comes to gaps in your teeth, it’s understandable that you’d want to remedy this problem by considering different cosmetic dentistry options.”

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Top Tips to Protect the Teeth of Your Children

January 2nd, 2018

teeth, health, smile, dentistIt is important that our children learn the proper ways to care for their teeth at an early age. Not only will this help to reduce trips to the dentist, but such habits can be formed for a lifetime. Let’s take a look at three tips recommended by experts in the industry.

– Always use a toothpaste formulated to contain the appropriate levels of fluoride.

– Take a trip to the dentist when a child develops his or her first tooth.

– Drink water that is fortified with fluoride for extra protection.

”We all want the same for our children: health, happiness, a lifetime of smiles.”

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When Should You See a Dentist About Jaw Pain?

December 27th, 2017

teeth, health, smile, dentistThe jaw is connected to many areas within the skull and therefore, pain could be the sign of a problem. For example, wisdom teeth will often cause an aching sensation within the jaw when they are first breaking through the gums. What other factors could play a role?

– Inadvertently grinding your teeth is commonly associated with jaw pain.

– TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can cause jaw pain.

– Gum disease can cause your jaw to hurt.

– Colds or allergies may place pressure upon the nerves connected to the jaw.

“Sinus infections, allergies, and colds can be the cause of jaw pain.”

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Happy Boxing Day

December 26th, 2017

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Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2017

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The hidden dangers of gum disease

December 21st, 2017

teeth, health, smile, dentistGum disease may not seem that serious but it is one health aspect that shouldn’t be ignored.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease can lead to pockets of infection around the teeth, leaving you susceptible to acquiring other illnesses due to a weakened immune system.

– Gum disease has been linked with other more serious conditions such as heart disease and some forms of cancer.

– Expectant mothers with gum disease may give birth prematurely or have a low weight baby

“If you’re experiencing any signs of gum disease, schedule an appointment with your dentist today.”

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Your One-Day Implant Option

December 18th, 2017

teeth, health, smile, dentistIf you have been looking to quickly restore your smile, it might be a good idea to speak with your dentist about same-day dental implants. How does this alternative function and what can you expect? Let’s look at three takeaway points to keep in mind.
– It is now possible to create temporary crowns thanks to 3D dental technology.
– Once these crowns are replaced with an implant, there is virtually no visual difference.
– In order to qualify, your jaw bone will need to be strong and dense.
”Dental implants are permanent replacements that are secure, functional, and look just like your natural teeth.

How Can a Diet Impact the Health of Our Teeth

December 14th, 2017

teeth, health, smile,dentistMost of us associate healthy teeth with trips to the dentist and adopting the proper brushing techniques. We still need to point out that the foods we consume are just as critical. In fact, there are some substances which are known to actively impact the health of our mouths.

– Almonds can be an excellent addition, as they are high in calcium and low in sugar.
– Celery can remove trapped food particles from between teeth.
– Onions are known for their anti-bacterial properties.

“What you eat is linked to your wellness and this includes good oral health.”

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