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  • Is It Complicated to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces?

    The objective of dental braces is to make your teeth (and smile) as perfect as possible. But there are a number of other ways in which you might want to make your smile more beautiful, and teeth whitening will be an obvious choice. It's not impossible to whiten your teeth when you have braces, but your approach will need to accommodate the presence of the braces for the best possible results.
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  • Kids That Can't Floss: Are Floss Picks the Answer?

    There comes a time when dentists tell children that they should add flossing to their dental hygiene routine. While parents may start to do this for them and with them to start with, once kids hit the age of around 10, they should be able to take over and floss for themselves. This isn't always as easy as you might think, however. Some kids find it hard to use regular floss—they may end up not flossing effectively or may simply just give up trying.
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  • Autism and Braces: Can Your Child Tolerate Braces?

    If your child has autism, then you face different challenges to other parents during certain childhood milestones. For example, getting any child to agree to wear orthodontic braces and to take care of them can be difficult; this can be a very tricky problem for parents of autistic kids, especially if your child has oral sensitivity issues. How can you decide if your child can tolerate braces? How Does Your Child Manage Oral Hygiene?
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  • 3 Steps to Dental Implant Success

    Dental implants can be an excellent solution for people who have lost teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or an injury. While there have been cases of dental implants failing, the majority (around 96 percent) of implants successfully integrate with patients' smiles. If you are determined to become a dental implant success story, the following three tips can help to minimise the risk of your implants failing and needing to be removed.
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  • What can truly be classified as a dental emergency?

    Dental emergencies are definitely no fun. They are often very painful and can result in extensive damage to the mouth if not handled correctly. While most people know how to deal with many other emergencies such as breathing difficulties, choking or small fires, dental emergencies rarely receive the same level of attention—until they happen. It is important to distinguish what falls under a dental emergency and what doesn't so you can prepare the correct response to the appropriate condition.
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  • Understanding the Basics of a Root Canal

    A root canal isn't typically thought of as a very pleasant experience, but this procedure is often needed to preserve a tooth, or teeth, and to ensure the health of your mouth overall. If your dentist has recommended that you get a root canal, it's good to understand some basics of this procedure so you know what to expect and know how to avoid as much discomfort as possible and also know how to care for your teeth after the procedure is over.
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  • A Pain-Relieving Root Canal: 3 Ways a Root Canal Eases Pain

    When most patients go to an endodontist for a root canal, they expect to undergo a painful and grueling dental procedure. For the most part, this belief came about because root canal therapy has been consistently used as a negative metaphor for everything unpleasant, from unpopular bank bailouts to public speaking. However, despite being one of the most feared dental treatments around, root canal therapy is actually quite painless. In fact, a root canal is more likely to relieve pain than cause it.
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  • How to Reverse Mild Gum Disease

    Gum disease is an incredibly common condition, characterised at first by sore or infected gums. As the NHS explains, the earliest form of gum disease is known as gingivitis, a very common condition which causes bleeding gums and mild bad breath. However, if left untreated, it will develop into a more serious condition called periodontitis, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. The best thing you can do when diagnosed with mild gum disease is to work to reverse it, therefore preventing it from developing into periodontitis.
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  • Four Essential Things to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

    Choosing an orthodontist is something that many people have to do at some point, and whether you're choosing for yourself or for your children, it can seem like a huge, complicated decision. While it can depend on the type of treatment required and how many local options you have, there are a few things that you will need to think about, and this article lays out four of the most common ones.
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  • Can You Replace Composite Veneers With Porcelain Veneers?

    Composite veneers are cheaper than porcelain veneers and can last about 5 years before they need to be replaced. However, rather than replace your composite veneers every few years or so, it might actually be cheaper to switch to porcelain veneers since porcelain veneers can last for up to 15 years. Although the process of placing porcelain veneers differs from that of composite veneers, it is possible to switch from composite veneers to porcelain veneers.
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