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  • Surgical Dental Treatment: Understanding the Anaesthesia Options


    Dental surgery is essential for numerous conditions affecting the teeth and the supporting structures. The common forms of dental restoration which require surgical intervention include root canal therapy, complicated tooth extraction, insertion of dental prosthetics and periodontal treatment. In general, the success achieved through dental surgery is high. However, the prospect of these procedures can be painful and mentally stressful for patients. Therefore, dentists have excellent pain management and anti-anxiety anaesthetic products and processes.
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  • Return Some Uniformity to Your Smile: When a Single Tooth Is Discoloured


    Sometimes your teeth might not be as white as you like, and yet there should be a uniformity of colour when you smile. A single discoloured tooth can really stand out when you smile, and this can naturally make you feel self conscious. You might have learned to live with it, but you really don't have to. The shade of the tooth doesn't necessarily mean that there is anything wrong with its structural integrity, and yet the aesthetics can be displeasing.
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  • Are Same-Day Dental Crowns Right for You?


    If you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked or otherwise severely damaged, you might want to have it covered with a dental crown. A crown, or cap, is a type of covering that is put over a tooth and glued into place. Getting crowns is a very common dental procedure, and these crowns are typically not noticeable, so friends and family won't realize that you've gotten this procedure done.
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  • Why Is it So Important to Prevent Tartar Building Up on Your Dental Implants?


    Plaque is a colourless film of bacteria and sugars, and it helps cause decay and other oral health issues. When plaque is mixed with the minerals in your saliva and allowed to calcify, it becomes tartar, which fixes to your teeth and can only be removed by a dental professional. This is why it's so important to brush natural teeth each day. However, not many people are aware of the fact that tartar can develop on implant dentures just as easily as it does on natural teeth.
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  • Lower Dentures on the Loose: How to Stabilize a Lower Denture that Keeps Coming Loose


    Attempting to talk or eat whilst juggling a lower denture that has a mind of its own can drive a person crazy, not to mention leave them red with embarrassment. Even denture adhesive, which should hold a denture in place for up to 12 hours, often cannot stand up to the heat of hot drinks or soup and this makes dinner time even more of a challenge than it already was.
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  • Can You Prevent Your Teenage Children From Needing Dental Braces?


    Children with crooked or poorly aligned teeth may find themselves needing braces to correct the shape and alignment of the teeth. However, the self-consciousness and discomfort that comes with wearing braces can derail your child or lower their self-esteem. Traditional braces are not the only option that can address teeth alignment in teenage children. As a parent, there are a few measures that you can take to prevent your kids from wearing braces and save them from the discomfort and self-esteem issues associated with them.
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  • Know These Signs that Your Child Might Have a Dental Abscess


    Dental abscesses, or dental infections, occur when bacteria collects within or around a tooth and causes an infection. Though rare in children, they can still occur, and children can be much worse than adults at spotting them. Even if your child does think that something is wrong, they might avoid mentioning anything through fear of being taken to the dentist. Unfortunately, the infection from a tooth can spread to the surrounding teeth, gums and bone.
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  • All-Porcelain vs Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Crowns: The Pros and Cons of Each


    When you need to have dental crowns fitted, you might be asked to decide what material you would like it to be made from. Two of the most common types are all-porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM); they might sound very similar, and they do share more than a few benefits, but there are some important differences that divide them. You can always choose to talk the matter over with your dentist, but here's a quick look at the pros and cons of each option to get you on your way to making the right decision.
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  • How to use a Cash Windfall to Restore your Beautiful Smile


    When we come into money in middle age, it can be more of a curse than a blessing. Sometimes a few thousand dollars we never thought we'd ever have can become a source of anxiety about whether it should be saved or spent and what to potentially spend it on. However, one way to spend a windfall that will have tangible benefits is to invest in cosmetic procedures — the kind that you've probably been thinking about having for years (or decades) but written off as impossible for financial reasons.
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  • How to Stop Your Dentures from Triggering Your Gag Reflex


    The gag reflex is an automatic, protective response your body makes to something unexpected or unusual touching the back of your throat. This reflex is useful as it helps you to vomit when necessary and prevents you from swallowing potentially harmful foreign bodies. However, some denture users find that their dentures can unexpectedly trigger the gag reflex. This unpleasant sensation makes wearing dentures very uncomfortable. However, help is at hand. Here are a few tips for preventing your dentures from causing you to gag.
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