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FLOSSING

DAILY FLOSSING IS SO IMPORTANT Flossing, or interdental cleaning as it’s officially known, is an essential part of caring for your teeth and gums. Flossing should be an integral part of your dental health routine alongside brushing. You should be brushing once a day either at night or in the morning. By removing the plaque from between your teeth, you’re helping to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath also known as halitosis. Your dentist may also recommend using other items, such as piksters to compliment your flossing routine. Piksters are interdental brushes , a small cylindrical brush that …

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Tooth Sensitivity

                                        TOOTH SENSITIVITY Tooth sensitivity is very common and can come and go over time. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you have sensitive teeth. It is important to tell your dentist if you have any sensitive teeth, so that he or she can examine your mouth and see if the problem is tooth sensitivity and help choose your best treatment. You can reduce your chances of getting tooth sensitivity by keeping your mouth as healthy as possible with good oral …

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Relax with Happy Gas

RELAX WITH HAPPY GAS! Also Known as “ laughing gas” is an option your dentist may offer  you to help make you more comfortable during certain dental procedures. This effective sedation is inhaled through a mask that fits over your nose. It’s a safe mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. So if you are feeling nervous about a procedure, why not consider asking your dentist for sedation. You can also be assured you are safe to drive home after having this type of sedation. Google +0  0  0  

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DENTURE CARE

DENTURE CARE A daily routine with your dentures  will help you get the most out of your dentures, minimise odours  and stains, keep your dentures looking like new and help them last longer. Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your dentures. Your dentist  will show you how to take your dentures in and out. Make sure you are comfortable with taking them in and out before leaving the clinic. Let the dentists know of any sore spots that your denture may be causing and this can be adjusted whilst you are in the …

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Dental Xrays

DENTAL  XRAYS Xrays, also known as radiographs are an essential part of any dental plan. Xrays allow dentists to: Find cavities Look at the tooth’s root Check the health of the bony area around the tooth Determine if periodontal disease is an oral issue See the status of developing teeth Otherwise, monitor good teeth health through prevention. Dental Xrays are very safe and expose you to a minimal amount of radiation. A lead body apron covers the body from the neck to the knees and protects the body from stray radiation. Dentists will usually take Xrays every 2 years at …

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HOW TO AVOID CAVITIES AT EASTER

HOW TO AVOID CAVITIES OVER EASTER Sweet treats, sugary indulgences- we want you to enjoy them this Easter so here are some tips on how to have your chocolate and eat it too- and avoid cavities. Rinse with water after these snacks Drink tap water where possible for the added benefit of fluoride Brush as soon as possible after eating sugary snacks Limit sugary snacks between meals Don’t put children to bed with sugary drinks, including milk.

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Why dental check ups are so important

Why regular Dental Check ups are so important A regular dental check up is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist. Missing regular dental check ups can often lead to bigger dental problems and more expense. Seeing your dentist twice a year keeps your mouth healthy and easier to maintain. At your dental check up your dentist will: Check your teeth for cavities May take xrays to detect cavities between your teeth Check your gums are healthy Do a Scale …

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MOUTHGAURDS

MOUTHGUARDS A mouthguard, custom fitted by your dentist can reduce the risk of dental injuries. Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. A mouthguard  should be worn every time you play sport or train so your teeth are protected against dental injuries. Common dental injuries include: Cut Lips Cut gums and cheek Chipped teeth Broken teeth Knocked out teeth Broken Jaw Dentists recommend custom fitted mouthguards as they provide the best protection due to their close fit, comfort and cushioning effect. Caring for your mouthguard  includes: Rinsing the mouthguard in warm soapy water (not …

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Dry Mouth

DRY MOUTH When we don’t produce enough saliva our mouths get dry and uncomfortable . Some common symptoms  include: Frequent thirst Cracked lips Bad breath Sore throat A sticky feeling in the mouth. There are several causes of a dry mouth . Smoking, medications, diseases and infections, nerve damage after surgery or Injury to the head in which there is nerve damage, can all cause a dry mouth. Breathing with the mouth open is also a cause.  Vomiting and diarrhea can also cause a dry mouth due to dehydration. A dry mouth can increase the risk of gingivitis, tooth decay, …

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Teeth Grinding

         GRINDING TEETH (BRUXISM) Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasionally teeth grinding, medically known as bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other health problems can arise.  Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by sleep apnea. Tell tale symptoms of Bruxism could be a dull headache, sore jaw, or a loved …

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