28
Nov

Tips For Keeping Your Teeth White After A Whitening Procedur...

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Today, there are many options for brightening your smile, from scheduling in-office treatments to using one of the many at-home teeth whitening products. Whatever option you choose, you will be spending time and money to improve your smile, and the last thing you want to see are signs of discolouration on your pearly whites. Here’re a few tips to help you maintain your newly achieved bright smile: Avoid Stain-Causing Foods And Drinks Many coloured foods and drinks can stain your white teeth. So, reduce or avoid your intake of tomatoes, berries, grape juice, red wine, coffee, tea, sports drinks, cola, and grape juice. A good rule of thumb for things to avoid is: anything that will stain a white T-shirt will also stain your pearly whites. Rinse Your Mouth With Water After Eating And Drinking Every time you indulge in items that can stain your mouth, it is important that…

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21
Nov

Can Sleep Medications Aggravate Sleep Apnea?

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Snoring is a major problem, but it does not necessarily affect the perpetrator as much as it affects those within earshot. Sleep apnea, on the other hand, affects you the most. Without realizing it, people suffering from sleep apnea temporarily stop breathing, or breathe very shallowly multiple times during a single night. The effects of sleep apnea are many, including those associated with bad sleep like inability to concentrate, grogginess, depression, and even accidents. Many studies have also linked sleep apnea to a number of cardiovascular problems, like stroke, high blood pressure, and heart arrhythmias. The studies suggest that uneven breathing reduces oxygen levels in the blood, triggering elements of fight-or-flight response that increases blood pressure. The irregular breathing associated with sleep apnea may also overwork the heart. How Sleep Apnea Occurs There are two kinds of sleep apnea: Central sleep apnea occurs when the area of the brain that…

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14
Nov

10 Early Warning Signs Of Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease refers to an advanced form of gum disease that causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating spaces referred to as ‘pockets’ that become filled with harmful bacteria. The body’s immune system attempts to fight off the resulting infection as the plaque spreads below the gum line. These activities cause the bone and connective tissue holding teeth in place to break down, and if not treated, the teeth become loose and eventually come off. At this point, you may also suffer from other dental problems and systemic issues, including: Progressing bone loss Shifting teeth Extensive bleeding and pus Gum recession and sensitivity Fortunately, periodontal disease is an ongoing infection that develops through four stages, each with its own set of symptoms that if detected, can lead to early treatment. Level 1: Gingivitis This is the first stage of gum disease with very few signs that are…

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7
Nov

Can A Full-Mouth Restoration Help My TMJ?

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Full-mouth restoration, also referred to as reconstructive dentistry, is designed to correct the effects of tooth damage or traumatic injury and rebuild your smile. It can also do wonders for patients suffering from dental pain, a bad bite or malocclusion, jaw soreness, and a range of other symptoms of temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ). A total mouth reconstruction includes a combination of dental procedures aimed at establishing a healthy relationship between your teeth, jaws, tendons, and the whole mouth. These procedures may include: Restorative dental treatments – fillings, inlays, bridges, dental crowns Implant dentistry – use of dental implants to replace missing teeth Cosmetic dentistry – teeth whitening, tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, gum recontouring Neuromuscular dentistry – correction of issues involving the bite and the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) Bruxism treatment – treatment for teeth grinding Orthodontics – traditional metal braces, Invisalign, retainers, spacers, and expanders Endodontics – root canal therapy Oral…

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