19
Jul

What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

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Many people don’t realize it, but your tongue says quite a lot about your health. Your tongue will often change in appearance in ways that are reflective of your health, and you can use these changes to make certain assumptions about your health. If you are looking at your tongue in the mirror and wondering what it means for the rest of your body, below are some things to keep in mind. Strawberry Red A tongue this colour could mean that you have a vitamin deficiency. You might be lacking iron or vitamin B12. Both of these are needed in order to mature papillae on the tongue, and if you don’t have enough in your system, you can lose your papillae, making your tongue appear overly smooth. Brown or Black Fuzz If you don’t have the best oral hygiene, you might find yourself with a tongue that looks like it…

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12
Jul

How To Decide If Veneers Are Right For you

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If you are worried about your teeth and think that you might be in need of veneers, don’t worry, you are certainly not alone. Many people all over the world consider dental veneers at some point in their lives, and are often unsure whether or not they really need them, or if they are even a candidate for them. If you are in this category, the below information should help you out. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when deciding if veneers are right for you. You’re Unhappy with Your Smile Like it or not, your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, and for people with dental problems, one of the first things that they attempt to hide when meeting or interacting with someone. If you are constantly stressed out about your smile, and attempt to hide it at all costs, you…

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5
Jul

Top 4 Reasons Why Adults Should Get Braces

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People often associate braces with the teenage years or adolescence—the awkward phase of life. However, adult braces are becoming more and more popular, as people determined to improve the alignment of their teeth and their smile, invest in braces that are less cumbersome and less noticeable. If you are an adult considering braces, below are the top four reasons why you should get braces. Your Smile Is Important Like it or not, your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you. It can convey warmth and openness, and it has a tremendous impact on the way that people talk to and interact with you. Just because you were unable to afford braces when you were younger, or were perhaps even told that you didn’t need them, doesn’t mean that it is too late to get them now. Your Teeth Can Move Throughout Your Life…

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23
Jun

What To Expect After Your Root Canal

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Root canal procedures are performed to treat infections in the soft tissue (nerve) inside the root of your tooth. This infection can be really painful, and if left untreated, lead to further infection or tooth loss. During a root canal, your dentist will remove all the infected nerve, clean the canals, and then fill and seal the space. After this, a crown should be placed over the tooth to restore function and strength to natural tooth structure as root canal treatment can cause the tooth to become brittle and subject to fracture. Following a root canal, it’s normal to feel some tenderness around the affected tooth. This should only last a few days. If there is significant pain, or if it lasts longer than a few days, you should contact your dentist immediately. Jaw soreness or discomfort is common after root canal procedures; over-the-counter pain medication such as Advil or…

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16
Jun

4 Dental Issues That Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

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Dental bonding is a truly versatile procedure that can fix many dental issues. Dental bonding is a non-invasive, painless procedure during which tooth-coloured resin material is applied to the teeth. There is little to no preparation necessary, and anaesthesia is only necessary if a decayed tooth is being filled in. There are two types of dental bonding: direct composite bonding and adhesive bonding. Direct composite bonding is the process of attaching composite (filling) material directly to the teeth. Adhesive bonding refers to the use of an adhesive material to attach a lab fabricated material like porcelain, to your natural teeth such as crowns or veneers. Since bonding is straightforward and versatile; it has many uses as a cosmetic procedure. Here are some issues that cosmetic dental bonding is commonly used for: Restoring Damaged Teeth Dental bonding can restore the look of a chipped or cracked tooth, using composite material to…

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