26
Dec

What To Expect After A Root Canal Treatment

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A root canal treatment is used to treat an infected tooth, which can be very painful! Although a lot of patients associate root canal treatment with pain, the treatment actually gets rid of the pain, by treating the infection at the centre of the tooth. The pulp or commonly called the nerve, is the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth, is part of the root canal system which goes from the crown of the tooth to the end of the root. If an infection reaches the pulp, it can cause the following symptoms. Pain when eating or drinking…

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18
Dec

How To Prepare For Your In Office Teeth Whitening Procedure

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Teeth Whitening Procedure

Teeth whitening procedures performed by the dentist are much safer and more effective than any at-home procedures. A bright, white smile can dramatically improve your appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence. If you have stained or discoloured teeth, a teeth whitening procedure may be just the thing for you. Here are some ways you should prepare for your teeth whitening procedure, in order to ensure that everything goes smoothly and effectively. Set Aside Time Teeth whitening can take a long time, especially if your teeth are badly stained or discoloured. While the procedure itself usually only takes about…

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11
Dec

Tooth Sensitivity: Possible Causes and Treatments.

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Tooth Sensitivity

Many adults and children experience tooth sensitivity for a variety of reasons. Your teeth may be sensitive to hot or cold, or to certain types of foods, such as sugary or crunchy foods. If you notice tooth sensitivity, the first thing you should do is go and see your dentist, so that they can identify any underlying issues. The following issues can cause tooth sensitivity. Loss of tooth enamel due to overly aggressive brushing Tooth erosion caused by acidic food and drink Root exposure due to gum recession Tooth decay Teeth grinding Tooth sensitivity can really impede your enjoyment of…

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4
Dec

Thumb Sucking: What You Can Do About Your Child’s Bad Habit

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Your Child’s Bad Habits

Thumb sucking is a common habit in young children that can have lasting and negative effects on their teeth and oral health. Because babies naturally want to suck on things, they often will put a finger or thumb in their mouth. As they grow a little older, this can develop into thumb sucking. The most common age for thumb sucking is between two and four. Because sucking is associated with security and comfort, children often turn to the habit in order to self-soothe. Unfortunately, the soothing associated with thumb sucking makes it a difficult habit to break. Thumb sucking can…

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27
Nov

3 Myths Surrounding Root Canal Treatment

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Root Canal Treatment Myths

Root canal treatment is often thought to be intimidating and painful. Due to the fear and unease surrounding root canal treatment, many patients put off having it done. However, this approach can lead to even more pain and damage to the teeth and mouth. Here are some common myths surrounding root canal treatment, debunked! Root Canal Treatment Is Painful This is probably the most common myth, and the most common fear, about root canal treatment. Fear of pain is a big reason people put off having treatment done. However, this is counterproductive, and can cause way more pain in the…

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