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Treating Cavities: Fillings or Root Canal Therapy

Having a cavity is worrying, so is the thought of enduring through root canal therapy. However, not all cavities require root canal therapy. Sometimes, all you need are fillings.

– You will only require fillings if the cavity has not progressed past the enamel to the nerve tissue.

– Root canal therapy is recommended if there are other symptoms like bad odour, discolouration or sensitivity.

– Do not worry about root canal as the treatment is now painless, thanks to technology.

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See your dentist about tooth sensitivity

If you have recently had a dental procedure you may experience some tooth sensitivity but this should resolve quickly after treatment.

– Mild sensitivity is expected for a brief period of time after teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, fillings and extractions. Your dentist will advise how long this will last.

– If you have unexplained or long-term sensitivity it’s important to visit your dentist so they can determine the cause.

– Leaving sensitivity untreated may damage your teeth further.

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Do I Really Need A Root Canal?

If cavities are causing you discomfort, you may be worried about the possibility of needing root canal therapy.

– Superficial cavities can be treated with a simple filling.

– If the affected teeth are discoloured, nerve tissue could be dead and you would require a root canal.

– Large and / or deep cavities are best treated using root canal.

– A root canal procedure will end the intense pain.

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Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are excellent replacements for lost teeth and there are several reasons why your dentist may recommend these options. Let’s take a quick look at three amazing benefits that implants have to offer.

– Implants allow you to enjoy your favourite foods.

– You will no longer have to worry about your teeth shifting over time.

– Implants offer a sense of aesthetic confidence; enhancing levels of self-esteem.

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Healthy Foods That Require Extra Flossing

You’ve probably been told to floss after eating sweets or candy, but did you know that healthy foods can also require extra flossing?

– Spinach tends to get stuck in small gaps between the teeth
– A similar thing happens with broccoli florets, especially if you eat them raw
– Pineapple strings are known to get stuck between teeth and gums

Floss thoroughly after eating these foods!

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Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Toothaches, gum disease and other dental problems are commonplace but can often be avoided if care is taken before these problems arise. Preventive dentistry aims to keep teeth and gums healthy and cut down on the need for urgent visits to a dentist.

The concept is simple and the benefits enormous.

– Reduction in loss of tooth enamel
– Healthier teeth and gums
– Less need for fillings or extractions

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Trendy Dental Fads Could Be Ruining Teeth

New fads to improve your teeth could be having the exact opposite effect. Many dentists have warned of possible adverse reactions of following these trends and are particularly scathing about:

– Using fluoride-free toothpaste

– Drinking hot water with lemon

– Brushing teeth with charcoal toothpaste

Fluoride is essential for healthy teeth. Lemon is acidic and can erode tooth enamel. The professional consensus is to “avoid these trends if you want to look after your oral health” and a dentist should be consulted before embarking on any new dental health regimen.

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Will dental veneers increase tooth sensitivity?

Dental Veneers are a wonderful way to improve your smile by covering up imperfections in teeth. Some patients do experience temporary sensitivity.

– Temporary teeth sensitivity is normal but you should go back to the dentist if symptoms persist.

– Dental veneers can be used to treat sensitivity for people with already damaged enamels.

– Unfortunately, not everyone qualifies for dental veneers and the dentist must run some tests.

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Three Oral Conditions Caused By Overbite

An abnormal bite is a dental problem that can lead to further oral conditions.

– Cavities are likely to develop in teeth where the enamel has been damaged by overbite.

– Jaw pain is a common effect of overbite, where teeth are forced in an unnatural position against the jaw bone.

– Overbite causes teeth to hit each other, sometimes affecting gum tissue, too.

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Is it possible to strengthen tooth enamel?

The tough enamel coating on your teeth is never replaced so you need to take care of it.

– Eat a nutritious diet and cut down on sugary foods.

– Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush.

– Avoid brushing straight after eating, wait 30 minutes before brushing.

– Drink a glass of water after eating sweets.

Schedule regular appointments with your dentist so they can check your oral hygiene routine is working and treat any dental problems.

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