Monthly Archives: August 2018

New Research Shows Why Your Oral Health Matters

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According to new scientific discoveries, bacteria in our mouths can play a role in our overall health, causing or worsening certain medical conditions. Key takeaways: – Research suggests mouth bacteria can travel to other parts of the body. – Oral bacteria have been found in the cardiovascular system, contributing to heart conditions. – Some oral […]

Why Might a Cavity Form Below a Filling?

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A dentist will often apply a filling once a cavity has been removed. However, there are still times when another cavity can form. Why might this problem occur? Let us take a look at some (surprisingly) common situations. – A recent filling has become cracked or otherwise damaged. – The filling is quite old. – […]

Care Steps After You’ve Had a Tooth Taken Out

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When you have a tooth/teeth removed, it is important to follow the care instructions advised by your dentist. These will include: – Maintain gentle pressure on the gauze pad to encourage blood clot formation – Don’t drink through straws – Avoid rinsing and swilling – Avoid alcohol and cigarettes – Complete the course of antibiotics […]

Main Causes of Toothache

Toothache cannot always be avoided but a good dental routine is the best way to prevent it from happening. Brushing teeth properly twice daily, flossing and regular check-ups at the dentist are all necessary for maintaining teeth and gums in top shape but this may not always be enough. Principal reasons for toothache include: – […]

What is Crown Lengthening?

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Crown lengthening is a dental procedure which removes gum tissue to expose more of the tooth. It’s sometimes performed for cosmetic reasons or to repair damaged teeth. Key points: – A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in gum tissue. – Periodontists use lasers to reshape gum tissue where gums are very large. – Gum […]

What Are The Main Causes Of Black Teeth?

As it happens with other dental conditions, black teeth can have both internal and external causes. Here’s a list of the most common things that cause black or stained teeth. Key takeaways: – Stains to the enamel are caused by tobacco, coffee, and tartar build up. – Severe decay, infection, and a dead nerve can […]