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Malocclusion in Adults: Understanding Your Teeth-Straightening Options

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Malocclusion in adults should be resolved to prevent the development of oral health complications. In general, if misaligned teeth are left untreated, the affected individual is at a higher risk of dental cavities, periodontitis and chewing problems. Also, other complications such as jaw pain, earaches, speech issues and headaches might occur. Numerous adults assume that they have lost their opportunity for malocclusion correction. However, there are multiple treatment modalities for complete treatment.

25 October 2017

Why Dental Extractions Are Only Part of a Recovery Procedure These Days

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If you're of a certain age, the chances are that you will remember early visits to a dentist, where an extraction meant just that – no more tooth in that location. Back in those days this was quite expensive and involved an element of guesswork when it came to replacement, but today the story is very different. Advances in technology and methodology mean that you have several different choices if you are faced with a tooth extraction.

9 October 2017

Invisalign and Interproximal Reduction: Why is it Necessary for Dentists to Remove Enamel Before Invisalign Treatment?

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Sometimes, before a dental patient can begin their Invisalign treatment, their orthodontist may need to remove a tiny amount of enamel from their teeth. This process is known as interproximal reduction. Although at first , you may understandably be worried about having some of your enamel stripped away, no more than 0.5-1.0mm is ever removed from the space between two teeth. To put that into perspective, the average thickness of the enamel surface of teeth ranges from 1.

15 September 2017

Why Your Little Bundle of Joy Will Need Children's Dentistry

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Expecting your first baby can be a thrilling experience, but one that comes with a great sense of responsibility. As a soon-to-be parent, you will want the best for your little bundle of joy and you will probably be getting plenty of advice about how you can take proper care of the child. One of the greatest sources of joy for any loving parent is seeing their child develop a gorgeous smile as they grow.

23 August 2017

Newborns and Natal Teeth: How Some Babies are Born with One or More Teeth

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It is hard to imagine a newborn baby emerging into the world with teeth—but it does happen. In fact, approximately one in every 2000 to 3000 babies are born with at least one tooth. Teeth present at birth are referred to as "natal teeth" and most often appear in the lower central region of the jaw. Parents whose babies are born with natal teeth may be worried about what this means for their baby, which is understandable given the rarity of natal teeth.

31 July 2017

When Your Teeth Become Drums: 4 Convincing Reasons to Kick Your Teeth Drumming Habit

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Do you have a habit of clicking and grinding your teeth together to form music in your head? Are you a better drummer with your teeth than you are with a drum kit? If so, your teeth probably help you remember old songs and even create new ones, using your molars as the bass drum and your canines as the snare drum. Even legendary musician, Dave Grohl admitted to being a tooth drummer in an interview with the magazine: Modern Drummer.

14 March 2017

Two treatment options for missing teeth

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Teeth can be lost due to physical trauma or gum disease. Dentists often recommend that those who lose a tooth have it replaced as soon as possible, as a missing tooth can affect a person's bite and their speech. It may also lead to the deterioration of the jawbone and the movement of nearby teeth. Read on to learn more about two of the most common ways to replace a missing tooth.

24 February 2017

Dental Crowns 101

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Dental crowns are used to provide teeth that have become damaged or crooked with an aesthetic makeover. Using a strong adhesive, the crown, which is a specially designed cap shaped like your tooth, is attached to help to correct the deformity. In order to ensure that the crown blends in with the rest of your teeth, a colour match is made before a qualified specialist crafts the crown. Prior to any operation, you'll undergo a series of consultations with your dentist who will explain the process from start to finish and discuss how dental crowns are attached.

20 December 2016

Overbites: Everything You Need to Know

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An overbite is a very common problem which affects children. Around 70% of children will develop some type of overbite. However, although it is a common problem, an overbite can have a severe impact on a child's confidence and their ability to speak. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about overbites—the causes, complications and treatment options. An introduction to overbites It is entirely normal for a modern human to have a slight overbite.

9 December 2016

Pull It or Fix It: What to Do About a Bad Tooth?

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If you're in pain or your tooth is starting to crumble, you need to see a dentist. It doesn't necessarily mean losing teeth, as there are options available. It's important to know all your options, which is what you'll learn right now. Can Your Tooth Be Fixed? Dentists will usually try to fix the tooth rather than extract it at first. This is less painful and will require fewer follow-up appointments, as long as you look after your teeth afterwards.

29 November 2016