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How to recognise, treat and prevent a dry socket

Firstly, just what is a dry socket? Alveolar osteitis or dry socket is a painful condition that occurs following tooth extraction in adults. Usually, a blood clot forms at the site of the tooth extraction and protects the bone and nerve endings and aids recovery. Where a blood clot doesn’t develop or becomes dislodged this is known as a dry socket.

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7 reasons to visit your dental hygienist

Did you know that a dental hygienist can do a lot more than just scale and polish your teeth? Hygienists are specially trained professionals who are able to prevent and treat gum disease as well as provide dental advice based on your dental hygiene. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the 7 reasons why you should book in a regular visit to your dental hygienist as well as your dentist.

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What causes your teeth to become rough

Do your teeth feel smooth to the touch when you run your tongue over them? Or, do they have a rough surface? Those with rough teeth should get their teeth checked by a dentist as it is a sure sign that your teeth need some attention. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the common causes of tooth erosion and also some of the solutions that can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamt of.

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The daily habits you should change to protect your teeth

While visiting the dentist regularly is an essential way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, did you know that making some simple changes to your daily habits can also make a big difference? In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the habits that are detrimental to the health of your mouth and what you can do to make yourself more aware of the harm they cause.

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Smile anxiety – what is it and what are the common causes?

Do you find it difficult to smile in public and around people you don’t know? There are a number of reasons why you could be self-conscious about your smile and in this blog we’ll take a look at some of the most common anxieties people have about their smile and potential treatments. Many people choose to hide their smile because of insecurities about the way they think their teeth look, but thankfully a lot of these fears are easy to prevent while others are perfectly natural.

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The best cosmetic options for missing teeth

For those with missing teeth, a beautiful smile can seem like a thing of the past, but there is some good news, this doesn’t have to be the case. Thanks to modern technology and new dentistry techniques there are now more ways than ever for you to get the smile of your dreams. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best cosmetic options for replacing missing teeth and help guide you through some of the available options.

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Teeth whitening – Why you should always use a dentist

Tooth whitening is one of the most popular ways of improving the appearance of your teeth and is a highly effective way of transforming your smile. But with so many whitening kits available online why should you visit your dentist instead of doing it yourself? In this blog, we’ll take a look at the reasons why tooth whitening from your dentist is always the right option to choose.

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How to get straighter teeth without braces

Many people dream of having straight teeth and think that the only way to do this is with ugly metal braces that remind them of being in school. Luckily, dentistry has moved on and it is now possible to get a Hollywood smile without the need for traditional metal braces. In this article, we’ll look at some of the modern alternatives to braces and how they can help you create a smile to be proud of.

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Preventative dentistry starts with regular check-ups

Healthy mouths chew more easily, are less prone to sensitivity and are less likely to need fillings in the future. Good oral hygiene always starts at home, but preventative dentistry at the clinic is just as important.

Regular check-ups with your dentist are necessary for good oral health. We recommend you visit your dentist every 6 to 12 months.

Regular check-ups help spot the earliest signs of tooth decay and gum disease, allowing these problems to be sorted before they escalate into anything serious. Your dentist can also help you understand how to take care of your teeth. This can differ between patients, making personalised advice invaluable.

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What are teeth veneers?

Veneers ‘cover up’ the tooth’s surface to hide damage, defects, wear and stains. Unlike implants which replace teeth permanently and dentures temporarily, veneers work with the teeth you have to improve their appearance.

Many people don’t like their teeth for a variety of reasons. Birth defects like crooked teeth and sustained damage like chips are common reasons. Most of the time, people don’t like one or two of their teeth because they are nonsymmetric.

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At SmilePad Centres the health, well-being and safety of our patients, their families and our people is our priority. We have dentists’ on-hand to help with dental emergencies and give support and advice on any dental concern, and should you need emergency face-to-face support, then they will direct you to the best available support location for your needs. Please call your nearest practice for more information. We appreciate your understanding during this unusual time. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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