All Posts in Category: General Dentistry

What causes toothache and how to get relief?

Experiencing a toothache is never pleasant, especially when you don’t know what could be causing it. Toothaches normally start out as a dull, throbbing pain and could be a symptom of an underlying issue which will need to be addressed by your dentist. In this article, we will be providing a brief overview of toothache and the treatment options available to you.

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Why Dentists Check Your Tongue

During an oral exam, you may notice your dentist checking your tongue. This is an important part of your routine check-up, as the tongue can provide your dentist with a better understanding of both your oral health and overall health. In this blog post we’ll look at why checking your tongue is so important when it comes to dental health.

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Are Metal Fillings Dangerous?

Before tooth-coloured white fillings became available, metal amalgam fillings were the standard option that was used to repair decayed and damaged teeth. These fillings have been used for over 150 years and use a combination of metals including copper, mercury, tin, zinc and even occasionally silver, to create a strong and long-lasting repair.

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How To Avoid Grinding Your Teeth When You Sleep

Around 1 in 10 people grind their teeth while they sleep, with many of these being unaware that they are doing it. Known as ‘bruxism’, the act of teeth grinding can be potentially damaging for your oral health as well as causing other health issues. But luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent damage from teeth grinding as you sleep. In this article, we’ll take you through ways to detect bruxism and what you can do to prevent it.

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5 Ways to Deal with Dental Anxiety

Did you know that dental anxiety is common? In fact, we see patients every week who are nervous about visiting us. And, while we always do everything, we can to make our patients feel relaxed, we thought that it would be a good idea share a few helpful tips to help ease your mind before your next visit to the dentist.

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A guide to choosing the right toothbrush for you.

Have you ever wandered if an electric toothbrush is better than a standard toothbrush? In this blog we’ll answer this question as well as giving you tips on how to brush your teeth properly regardless of which brush you use. So, let’s dive in and take a look at picking the right toothbrush and how to ensure you are brushing correctly.

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The 5 stages of tooth decay

Tooth decay occurs in several stages, spanning from initial demineralisation to painful dental abscesses. Between cavities, abscesses or even total tooth loss, the tooth decay process is caused by the presence of bacteria that live in dental plaque. Read on for more information about each of the stages of tooth decay, and some helpful tips on how to prevent this painful and uncomfortable process from happening to you.

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Is vaping bad for your teeth?

Ever since e-cigarettes were introduced onto the market there has been an uptick in people quitting regular cigarettes and switching to the supposedly healthier alternative of electronic cigarettes. And, while some of the benefits may appear obvious, the question remains, is vaping bad for your teeth and oral health? In this blog, we’ll get to the bottom of this debate and find out if you’d be better off quitting vaping altogether.

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The importance of dairy for improving oral health

We’re told from a young age that its important to drink plenty of milk and include dairy in our diet to help strengthen our bones and teeth, but just how much truth is in these claims. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the benefits of dairy when it comes to oral health as well as some viable alternatives for those who can’t or don’t want to consume dairy products.

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Dental Care Tips for Your Child During COVID-19

It’s all over the news. COVID-19 has shut down businesses, government services, and travel just to name a few. But it doesn’t have to shut down your child’s dental health. We’ve come up with a short list of valuable insights into how to keep your child’s dental health in check during COVID-19. If you have any questions about preserving those perfect smiles during the epidemic, contact us today.

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