General Dentist

Signs of gum disease

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

A misconception that continues to surface is that dental fillings can hurt and they can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.  So, what constitutes the shelf life of a dental filling? A problem with a tooth is a problem for life. In the context of a dental filling, if a cavity has formed

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Gingivitis in women

What Does It Mean When Gums Are Inflamed?

If you have swollen or inflamed gums, the first symptom is mouth sensitivity, and the common cause of inflamed gums is gum disease. Gum disease comes in two forms; gingivitis, which is the mild stage, and periodontal disease, which is an advanced stage where the inflamed gums can cause damage to the underlying tissue that

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Dental plaque on teeth

How Is Dental Plaque Harmful?

It is easy to assume that dental plaque can be removed by brushing your teeth and that no harm will have been done to your oral health. When dental plaque builds in the mouth, attention needs to be paid to it to avoid it from regularly occurring. If you’re thinking about getting a dental cavity,

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Drinking Water Can Improve Oral Health

There is a strong connection between drinking water and your oral health, and there are a number of reasons why regular consumption of water improves oral health. Recommended guidelines indicate that a minimum of 7 to 8 glasses of water a day (2 litres) will wash away any bacterial toxins in the mouth to make

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Testing saliva in mouth

Tips To Maintain Saliva In The Mouth

A lack of saliva in the mouth can cause a condition known as dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable condition that can difficulty in digesting food after you’ve eaten. One of the misconceptions is that dry mouth only impacts the elderly generation. Although, this is far from the truth. A lack of oral care will

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How Midnight Snacking Causes Damage To Teeth

Are you guilty of opening the cupboard before bedtime to eat a snack? Whilst eating a snack at midnight shouldn’t be forbidden, it is important to understand whether midnight snacking causes damage to teeth. There are multiple reasons why people care about a late-night snack. Maybe it is a tradition or just a habit you

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A man smoking cigarette

Regular Smoking Damages Teeth

Kick the smoking habit! It is bad for your oral health and smoking damages teeth. Eventually, your teeth will show signs of discolouration and wear and tear. Of course, it is understandably difficult to quit straightway, but there are alternatives to help you kick the habit. If you’re conscious about how your teeth look, yet

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Lady with sensitive pain from cavity

Tips To Prevent Dry Socket

When a tooth is extracted, you’ll first experience some swelling around the affected area, and a blood clot will begin to form over the affected area to heal the underlying bone and nerve. The blood clot needs to form adequately in order for your mouth to have healed. The blood clot can become dislodged, which

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