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Multitasking For Your Teeth: Can You Whiten Your Smile During Clear Aligner Treatment?

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Anyone who is undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or another clear aligner system is probably looking forward to the day when their treatment is over. It’s not like the treatment is invasive or uncomfortable, but you undoubtedly want to fast forward to when your teeth are in perfect alignment. Because you are in the process of enhancing your smile, you might want to take things further. Isn’t your clear aligner treatment the perfect time to whiten your teeth? Read More»

Four Ways A Dentist Can Help Treat Abscesses Of The Teeth

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An abscess of the tooth is a very painful condition that can have serious repercussions if not treated in time. It usually happens when the root of a tooth is infected by bacteria. The bacteria reach the root of the tooth via a crack or cavity. The infection then spreads to the pulp and all around it. At this stage, the immune system begins its own fight against the bacteria and cuts off blood supply to that particular area. Read More»

When Gingivitis Becomes Acute

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Have you ever had gingivitis? It’s fairly likely that you have at some point since close to a third of Australians experience the condition in any given year. It’s a strange condition in that while your gums bleed easily (even if you barely touch them), it doesn’t exactly cause pain or even discomfort. Acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis (called ANUG) is another matter entirely. Without Warning ANUG can be quite disturbing. It can develop seemingly without warning. Read More»