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Denture Care: Tips and tricks
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Denture Care: Tips and tricks

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. It is important that you maintain your dentures with a proper oral hygiene routine, to prevent inflamed gums and fungal infections. Although technological advancements in dentistry now allow dentures to look more natural and feel more comfortable, wearing dentures still takes a bit of getting used to. Therefore, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you maintain your dentures and keep your mouth bacteria free.
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Eating leafy greens can reduce your risk of oral cancer
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Eating leafy greens can reduce your risk of oral cancer

Research presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has shown that eating leafy, green vegetables may significantly lower the risk of oral cancer among female smokers. Researchers found that for every portion of green leafy vegetables, the risk of oral cancer among current smoking women gets reduced in comparison to women who have given up or never smoked before.
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Cosmetic Bonding
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Cosmetic Bonding

Do you want a straighter and whiter smile without using orthodontic appliances or porcelain veneers? Then you will be happy to know that with cosmetic bonding, your smile can be completely transformed, giving you perfect results without having to do any drilling or enamel removal.
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The love/hate relationship between coffee and our teeth
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The love/hate relationship between coffee and our teeth

We love coffee! It wakes us up in the morning and keeps us going throughout the day. Most of us can't live without our daily dose of caffeine to jump start the day. However, the beverage that puts a smile on our faces could also make those smiles less appealing. Fortunately, there are ways to combat the adverse effects of coffee on our teeth, and with this knowledge, everyone will be able to maintain their bright smiles.
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Detecting Oral Cancer
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Detecting Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is an uncontrollable growth of cells that cause damage to surrounding tissue in the mouth. It can affect your lips, tongue, cheeks, as well as the floor of your mouth, your throat and even your sinuses. If you have an irritating sore in your mouth that does not seem to heal, it would be worth your while to have your dentist check it out, as oral cancer can be life threatening if left undetected.
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Facts and Myths in Dentistry
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Facts and Myths in Dentistry

It is normal for gums to bleed when you brush your teeth. Myth. Think about it this way: saying that it is normal for your gums to bleed when brushing or flossing, is like saying that it is normal for skin to bleed while taking a shower. Bleeding gums are usually an early sign of gingivitis.
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A healthy mouth equals a healthy body
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A healthy mouth equals a healthy body

Scheduling regular dental appointments and having a good oral hygiene routine will certainly help to preserve the appearance of your smile. However, plaque bacteria and tartar can have an enormous effect on your body, making good oral health an essential element of good overall health.
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Facts About Teeth and Dentistry
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Facts About Teeth and Dentistry

It is not surprising that the average human being does not know more than to brush and floss his teeth. This mere fact can be forgiven because we are not taught much more than the general rules of teeth maintenance. Dentistry is a mystery to most, which is why we have dentists. But wouldn't it be nice to know what dentists know?
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How To Spot Gum Disease
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How To Spot Gum Disease

Our mouths are stock full of bacteria, and this bacterium grows each day, which is why it is important to stay on top of your oral hygiene. If the bacteria in your mouth are not taken care of on a daily basis, it will build up, along with mucus and other particles and this will constantly form a sticky, colourless plaque on your teeth.
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Why is it important to see your dentist twice a year?
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Why is it important to see your dentist twice a year?

In the past, patients wouldn't visit the dentist unless their issues became too painful to bear. Today, thanks to the advent of modern dentistry, dentists can keep your teeth in optimal health, by preventing dental health problems from getting out of control and gaining a foothold. Because of this, it is of vital importance that you visit your dentist at least twice a year.
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Are you grinding your teeth at night?
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Are you grinding your teeth at night?

Most people grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding (medically referred to as bruxism) does not cause any harm, however, regular teeth grinding not only causes damage to your teeth, it could also make way for other oral health complications to arise. People who have bruxism often don%u2019t realize that they have this condition because they%u2019re sleeping while it happens.
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Why you might need to see your dentist more often than twice a year
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Why you might need to see your dentist more often than twice a year

Some people sail through their dental check-ups twice a year, only requiring non-invasive treatments such as a simple teeth cleaning. However, because we are all unique and have changing circumstances, some people run the risk of oral health issues cropping up, so they have to visit the dentist more often in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Having a sensitive tooth can hinder you from enjoying hot or cold beverages and food, as the tooth could send a spike of pain through your mouth when it comes into contact with these consumables. When a tooth is sensitive, it is usually because the tooth enamel had been damaged or the nerves on the inside of the tooth are exposed. Causes of enamel damage or nerve exposure are as follows:
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Wisdom Teeth Removal
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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth erupt in sets of four (upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left), however, not everyone will have four wisdom teeth, as the number of wisdom teeth can vary, you may have four or less wisdom teeth, but never more than four. Wisdom teeth have short roots and can't adequately support bridges or partial dentures. Therefore, wisdom teeth are considered to be a vestigial organ, as it has no useful function.
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Sedation Dentistry
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Sedation Dentistry

For many people, the thought of visiting a dentist makes their body numb with fear. Odontophobia (the fear of visiting a dentist) is quite common amongst children and adults alike. People who have this phobia would rather endure the agony of toothache than visit a dentist.
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The dangers of smoking
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The dangers of smoking

Whether you are a smoker or non-smoker, everyone knows the dangers of smoking. Cigarette manufacturers make a point of warning us about the consequences of tobacco products by adding warning labels to their packaging.
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Root Canal Treatment | What it entails
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Root Canal Treatment | What it entails

Root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly damaged or infected. The procedure involves the removal of the infected tooth pulp - the tissue inside the tooth that keeps the tooth alive. The tooth pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.
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What Causes Crooked Teeth?
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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

There are several reasons why people have crooked, twisted, overlapping or overcrowded teeth. In the past it was thought that people have crooked teeth because their mouths are too small for their teeth, which causes teeth to shift and overlap. However, modern research has shown that myofunctional habits, such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking are the real causes of crooked teeth.
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Dental Amalgam VS Resin Composite Fillings
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Dental Amalgam VS Resin Composite Fillings

Dental fillings are used to repair cracked or broken teeth, as well as teeth that have been worn down. It is also used to fill a cavity in the tooth. Thanks to technical advances in dentistry, patients now have a choice between the tooth-coloured resin-based composite fillings and the traditional silver amalgam fillings. Although the resin composite fillings are more aesthetically pleasing, it does not reduce the suitability of traditional dental materials which are stronger, more durable and less expensive.
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Smile Makeover | What does it entail?
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Smile Makeover | What does it entail?

If you are unhappy with your teeth or the appearance of your smile, a smile makeover procedure may be of particular interest to you. One of the aspects of a smile makeover is that it is tailored to suit your specific dental requirements, and it could include a series of invasive or non-invasive treatments. The smile makeover procedure may include one or more of the following cosmetic treatments:
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