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  • Two bad habits that could destroy your teeth and gums

    There are certain habits which could have an extremely negative impact on your dental health. Here are two examples of such habits. Brushing too vigorously Many people mistakenly believe that in order to clean their teeth and gums properly, they must scrub them as hard as they can. In reality, this approach often does more harm than good, particularly if the person is using a firm-bristled toothbrush. Excessively hard brushing can cause two serious issues: namely, gum recession and tooth enamel wear.
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  • Veneer Removal Questions: Can a Patient Opt to Remove Veneers

    Porcelain veneers can transform an ordinary smile into one that draws attention. If you aren't happy with your smile, whether that is because you have overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, discolored teeth, or small or overly large teeth, 8-16 veneers placed in the smile zone can give you the smile you have always dreamed of. Veneers can also last up to twenty years if well taken care of. However, just like any dental treatment, issues may arise, including issues with size, comfort, color, etc.
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  • Why Constantly Grazing Can Be Detrimental to Your Oral Health – And What You Should Do

    Do you feel as if you are constantly on the go? Life can be hectic and it means people frequently forego best habits in an attempt to try and 'catch-up'. If you find that you don't have time to eat properly, this can be problematic, especially when it comes to your oral health. What can you do if you're constantly pressed for time? Make Time for Meals Is there such a thing as time management in your life?
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  • How to Choose a Mouth Guard When You Practise Martial Arts

    Not all mouth guards are made equal when fighting, especially not when wearing braces and practising martial arts. Your orthodontist will be able to create you a custom fit mouth guard, designed for maximum comfort and protection; however, if you want to buy it yourself, there are two types of 'standard' guards from which you can choose: Ready Made Ready made guards are the cheapest but not recommended. They don't account for changes in your denture over time, nor for the extra bulk of braces over your teeth.
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  • Learn How Gum Contouring Can be Perfect for People with 'Gummy Smiles'

    Some people may find that their gums cover too much of their teeth, or that they look a little uneven. This is usually known as a 'gummy smile', and it can significantly impact people's self-esteem and pride in their smile, even if the teeth themselves are perfectly white and flawlessly straight. However, there is a way to correct the problem: gum contouring. What is Gum Contouring? Ideally, the gums should be even and leave most of the tooth surface exposed; if this hasn't happened naturally, gum contouring can make it so.
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  • Mobile Denture Services: Everything You Need To Know

    For the most part, denture services are carried out at the dentist's office. It has always been this way as far as dentures are concerned. However, today some clinics are offering mobile denture services. This is a great service and one that has been long due. If you are looking to seek any denture-related services, read on to see what mobile denture services are all about and whether they are what you need.
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  • Some Little-Known Tips About Dental Hygiene

    If you're planning a visit to the dentist you may be wondering how your oral health regimen stacks up. Here are some additional tips to help you improve. When Not to Brush Your Teeth Surely, you know that you should be brushing your teeth twice a day, certainly before you go to bed and at least one additional time during the course of the day. However, you may not know that you should avoid certain times as well.
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  • 4 Commonly Asked Questions about Teeth Grinding

    Teeth grinding is a common night-time problem that presents a unique challenge: because it occurs during sleeping, many sufferers don't know they have it. In fact, many people only discover that they have the problem once they have a partner who will notice it. Teeth grinding can cause dental problems if left unchecked, primarily because of wearing down the enamel during grinding. Below are common questions about causes and treatments for teeth grinding.
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  • What You Might Wonder About Getting Veneers Over Your Teeth

    Cosmetic dentistry procedures are different than orthodontic procedures; an orthodontist is concerned with the overall shape of the jaw and mouth, whereas a cosmetic dentist is concerned just with the appearance of teeth and your smile. However, a cosmetic dentist can sometimes actually protect the health of your teeth and mouth, including adding veneers over your teeth. Note some important factors about veneers so you can know if they're the right choice for you.
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  • Arthritis and Dentures: Five Tips for Navigating This Challenge

    Arthritis can affect multiple aspects of your life, including how you take care of your dentures. Unfortunately, for someone with arthritic hands, the dexterity needed to take care of dentures may be missing. However, to safeguard your dental health, you need to find some solutions and workarounds. Here are some ideas to help: 1. Find or make a large grip toothbrush. So that you can brush your dentures, you need a toothbrush, but frustratingly, the little handles of most toothbrushes can be hard to grip if you have arthritis.
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