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How do I protect my teeth during pregnancy?

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Being pregnant is incredibly exciting but it can also be a very nervous time for a new mum. And it’s a time when you need to pay particular attention to protecting your teeth, especially your gums. There are plenty of guidelines as to what pregnant women should and shouldn’t do, and these can be overwhelming. Read more…

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Why do I bite my cheek after a filling?

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  Dental filling procedure and post treatment care If you need a filling or have decay in your tooth, the cleaning of the tooth to make it ready for the filling can irritate the nerve of the tooth and this can cause a sharp shooting pain. To save you any discomfort during this procedure, your Read more…

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Treatment of malocclusion

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What is malocclusion and how do I treat it? Occlusion simply means the area of contact between teeth. More technically, it is the relationship or alignment between the maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth when they come into proximity either during chewing or at rest. Ideally, your teeth should fit easily within your mouth without any crowding or spacing. Read more…

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Porcelain fillings and composite fillings: What are the differences and costs involved?

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Why should I choose porcelain fillings over composite? Today, with modern technology, we can offer the patient top-quality long-lasting fillings in a matter of one hour. The ever-increasing demand for aesthetic restorations (white fillings), together with increased longevity, has led to great advances in certain dental materials. One of the most common misconceptions we find Read more…

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How safe are dental X-rays and when do they become unsafe?

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Dental X-rays play an important role in any dental treatment plan. There are a variety of different examinations, preventative and diagnostic, that allow clinicians a better understanding of each patient’s anatomy and needs. Dental imaging helps clinicians diagnose common problems such as gum disease, tooth and gum infections, cavities, and gauge bone density. Without imaging Read more…

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Why Replacing A Lost Tooth Is Important

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If you have a gap between your teeth due to a missing tooth or teeth, you should seriously consider finding a solution to fill the space due to various reasons. Primarily because the gap caused by the missing tooth or teeth can potentially affect the w…

Why Replacing A Lost Tooth Is Important

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If you have a gap between your teeth due to a missing tooth or teeth, you should seriously consider finding a solution to fill the space due to various reasons. Primarily because the gap caused by the missing tooth or teeth can potentially affect the w…

I have a toothache, what could be the cause?

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There are a number of common causes of toothache which arise with different presentations of pain. Some of these include: An infection involving the nerve of the tooth, usually caused by dental decay that has been left to progress towards the nerve An infection involving the ligament and tissues that surround the tooth, usually caused Read more…

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Dental fillings: porcelain, amalgam or composite resin?

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Dentistry has seen great changes in technology and materials used for dental fillings over the past few years. Let’s discuss the three main materials that have been used for fillings and how they differ from one another. Amalgam Amalgam silver-coloured dental fillings have been around since the 1800s. However, the type of material used today became Read more…

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How Gum Disease Can Affect Your General Health

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The American Academy of Periodontology states that, “Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases.” So, what is periodontal disease? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “It is an infection of the…

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