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Gum Infection

Symptoms of gum infection include pain, swelling, and bleeding. The condition may result from many distinct conditions – this article will cover issues including the signs and symptoms of gum infection, partially erupted or unerupted wisdom teeth, infections after tooth removal, periodontal disease, necrotising ulcerative gingivitis (NUG), and viral infections. Signs & Symptoms of Gum […]

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Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums indicate either a medical or non-medical oral health issue. The patient should take steps to resolve any instance of bleeding gums by first investigating all potential non-medical causes. Where lifestyle and oral health routine behaviours can be ruled out, the patient should seek medical attention from a dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Have […]

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How to Alleviate Jaw Pain

The temporal bone of the skull is connected to the mandible (jaw bone) via two temporomandibular joints (TMJ) – one on either side of the head. Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMD) is the most common cause of jaw pain. Various medical and non-medical procedures are available to help alleviate symptoms of jaw pain. Symptoms […]

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A Complete Guide To Dental Veneers

What are dental veneers? Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite resin (typically around 0.5mm) applied to the front facing surface – and edges – of the teeth to improve superficial issues such as colour (shade of white), sizing, and shape of the tooth. Veneers may be recommended in many cosmetic cases, including […]

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How to Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Can you straighten teeth without braces? Many treatments are available to straighten teeth without braces, including retainers, appliances (e.g. Herbst appliance), ‘headgear’, palatal expanders, and clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign). Restorative treatments including contouring, bonding, porcelain veneers, and crown work can also be used to lengthen teeth, widen teeth, or to replace missing tooth structures, creating […]

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Tips To Treat Sore Gums

Tips to treat sore gums include increasing levels of oral hygiene (brushing twice per day and introducing a regular flossing regime), eating cold foods to reduce swelling (e.g. frozen fruit, ice cubes), and seeking treatment from the dentist that could involve anti-inflammatory medication. The dentist will also address any root causes (e.g. gingivitis). How to […]

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A Guide to Chipped Teeth

What is a chipped tooth? A chipped tooth occurs following the loss of any part of the dental crown (i.e. tooth enamel above the gumline). In minor cases, minimal treatment from the dentist could involve filling the chip or smoothing the surrounding enamel. In more serious cases, restorative treatments may include a dental onlay (partial […]

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How to get rid of white spots on teeth

What are white spots on the teeth? White spots on the teeth are opaque patches of tooth enamel that may appear glass-like, creamy, or in certain cases may appear as dark brown stains. There are several main causes of white spots on the teeth including enamel hypoplasia, fluorosis as well as spots occurring after the […]

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How to prepare for teeth whitening

The effectiveness of teeth whitening treatments can be greatly enhanced by preparing the teeth prior to treatment. This includes seeking professional dental assistance in cleaning the teeth to remove any debris that may reduce contact with the bleaching gel. Changes to the patient’s diet and oral care routine can also boost effectiveness. Prepare the teeth […]

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