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Sugary snacks that you should definitely avoid

We all know that sugar is bad for us and that we should try to cut down as much as possible, but it can temptation can sometimes get the better of us. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the sugary snacks that you should definitely avoid if you want to minimise your sugar intake and keep it in line with the World Health Organisation guidelines. And, while some of the items on this list are obvious, you may be surprised by others.

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Dental Pain

Are you damaging your teeth in your sleep?

While we’re all aware of the detrimental effects that sugary food and drinks can have on our teeth, not many people realise that they could be damaging their teeth while they sleep. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding known as bruxism can cause just as much damage to our teeth during the day or at night while we sleep. In this blog, we’ll look at what causes bruxism and how it can be treated.

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Dentistry

Signs that your wisdom teeth need removing

Wisdom teeth generally come in during your late teens to mid-twenties and date back to a time when our jaws were larger and could accommodate this additional row of teeth. And, because our jaws have shrunk, wisdom teeth can cause pain and other problems. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the signs to look out for that could indicate that you need your wisdom teeth to be extracted.

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Teeth and Gums

Gum disease and how it affects your health

Gum health is one of those topics that most people don’t really know much about. We all know the importance of looking after our teeth but when it comes to our gums the majority of people don’t know what the signs of unhealthy gums are. In this article, we’ll take a look at the function of the gums, how gum disease affects your health and how best to prevent it to help avoid gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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Partial Vs Full Dentures: What Should I Choose?

Undoubtedly, we’d all like to hold onto our natural teeth for as long as possible. If you practice good oral hygiene, avoid food and drinks that cause tooth decay and visit your dentist for regular check-ups, you might just be able to. There are, however, many reasons why some patients will eventually require dentures. Luckily dentistry has evolved significantly, meaning that there is a variety of comfortable and discreet prosthetic options available should it become necessary to remove painful or damaged teeth.

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Why choose Invisalign

Innovative and clinically proven to be effective, Invisalign is a tried and tested way to transform a smile. These near-invisible aligners are designed to make it simple to correct issues, such as an open bite, gapped teeth or a cross bite, with minimum disruption. They are not only effective but have a number of lifestyle benefits too, for example, they are easily removable. If you’re considering choosing Invisalign then there are some very good reasons to go for it.

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When Should Orthodontic Treatment Start

Orthodontics is a versatile and effective way to help correct dental issues. From something as simple as a mild overbite to overcrowding or gapping, orthodontics work can help to minimise dental problems. It’s an important option to consider, whether for you or for your child because untreated orthodontic issues can lead to a wide range of uncomfortable problems, from difficulty speaking and chewing to bone loss and pain. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, when is the best time to start?

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How We Work With Nervous Patients

Many people are nervous when it comes to visiting the dentist – at Smile Pad we are used to helping nervous patients handle their experience. We believe that a combination of excellent treatment and an awareness of the potential obstacles for nervous patients make it much easier to overcome fear of the dentist for anyone. Years of experience have shown our dentists how to look after nervous patients and we have developed a range of solutions to help put patients at ease.

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