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Avoiding the drill - no drill dentistry

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A recent widely reported study by Australian researchers has shown that it may not be as important as once thought to drill and fill cavities. Researcher found that using a system they called the Caries Management System they could reduce fillings by 30% to 50% in the overall population, and up to 80% in high risk patients who’d had two or more fillings in the past year. If this sounds good to you and you’d like to learn more about the CMS, then keep reading. Read More»

A Look into Three Common Myths about Dentures

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Getting dentures put in is a great way to improve your oral health, appearance and overall quality of life. Whether you have lost all or just a few of your natural teeth, there are dentures designed to suit your situation. However, there are plenty of myths out there about dentures. These are often either absolute lies or a gross misunderstanding of a fact that can easily be explained. So if you are scheduled to get dentures put in, here are some common myths you should stop believing. Read More»

All You Need To Know About Dentures

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As you grow old, bacteria and plaque constantly attack your teeth and gums. There are times when a person’s teeth are beyond repair. If you want to give your mouth a complete makeover by getting dentures, read on to learn the procedure for getting dentures and what to expect when you get them. What Is The Process of Getting Dentures? The process of getting dentures takes a couple of weeks and a few appointments. Read More»

How to Find a New Dental Clinic When You Move to a New Place

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Moving to a new town/city/country brings with it a host of decisions to be made, top of which are related to your health and that of your family. In addition to finding a good physician, you must work hard to find a new dental clinic where your oral health issues will be attended to. Below are helpful tips to guide you to the right dentistry practices and help you narrow your options once you build your list of possibilities: Read More»

Understanding Some Important Factors About Invisalign Braces

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Invisalign braces are clear, plastic trays that fit over the teeth and which gently nudge them into place. They’re a popular alternative to standard metal braces and especially for teenagers who may be self-conscious about their appearance, or adults who may come into contact with others during the course of their careers, as they’re not as noticeable as standard braces. While they can be a good option for anyone looking to align their teeth, it’s good to understand some factors about Invisalign and how they work, so you know what to expect and what to discuss with your orthodontist. Read More»

How to Choose a Dentist for Kids

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The initial relationship between a child and a dentist can set the tone for the way the child feels about dental treatment in the future. If a dentist understands how to relate to kids, children are more likely to feel at ease in the chair and to develop a positive attitude about treatment; a dentist that doesn’t understand how to deal with kids may make them scared of future visits. Read More»

What Are Those Bumps On A Child's Teeth?

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Most children have a full set of 20 baby teeth by the time they are three, before 32 permanent (or adult) teeth start to appear. Children’s baby and permanent teeth start to appear at different ages, but one thing that many parents notice is that their kids’ front adult teeth have several small bumps on the cutting edges. Find out what these bumps are, and learn why permanent teeth form in this way. Read More»

Pregnancy Gingivitis: Three Things All Mums-To-Be Should Know

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There are 101 things that you have on your mind as you move through your pregnancy, but gingivitis is probably not one of them. However, once you enter your second month of pregnancy, your gingivitis odds increase through to the end of your pregnancy. Here are the three main things you need to know about pregnancy gingivitis and how you can fight back. Why The Increased Chance Of Gingivitis During Pregnancy? Read More»

Do You Grind Your Teeth When You Sleep?

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Do you grind your teeth in your sleep? If you do, you could be damaging your oral health. Read on to find out why you grind your teeth and how to stop. What causes teeth grinding? Teeth grinding or ‘bruxism’ to give the habit its proper name, has many causes which vary between individuals. The majority of bruxism cases are linked to feelings of depression, stress or anxiety. The habit gets worse when the sufferer is experiencing distress, upset or increased stress in their lives. Read More»

Jewish Dentists and Medical Emergencies: When is Suspending the Sabbath Warranted?

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Jewish dentists may observe the Sabbath if they’re particularly religious, and so they must consider this when making the decision of whether or not to treat a patient. What kind of emergency is warranted for breaking the Sabbath? Suspending the Sabbath for a dental emergency In the case of an emergency that’s endangering the life of the patient, the Sabbath can be abrogated or suspended. Abrogation of the Sabbath means that it has been “ Read More»