Tips to cut down on sugar: Ending your addiction to sugar

Fact! Sugar is bad for our teeth. Of course, this comes as no surprise yet sugar-related dental problems are still the most widespread cause of poor oral health and disease. The message is clear and simple though, reducing the amount of sugar which is in our diets will help to reduce the damage it can cause to our teeth, with the added bonus of improving our waistlines along the way. 1.Sugar by...
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Adequately Taking Care of your Mouth

When it comes to oral health care, prevention is the best way to steer clear of problems. Preventative dentistry describes the practice of caring for one’s oral health to avoid issues like gum disease, cavities, enamel erosion, and more. This includes an at home routine of brushing and flossing combined with frequent visits to the dentist. If you’re wondering how you can prevent...
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What Do Christmas Turkeys & Dental Fear Have in Common?

Christmas is often cited as one of the most stressful times of year and I do wonder if it is actually Christmas Day its self or in fact the huge build up that causes the stress. Chatting with many of our patients it seems that whatever your religious persuasion, a day spent with family, eating nice food and perhaps even enjoying the odd tipple is a pleasant thought for the vast majority and...
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Smiling with Veneers!

Are you 100% happy with your smile? Many patients aren’t completely satisfied with the appearance of their teeth – maybe they’re chipped or somewhat crooked in appearance, unusual in shape/size, have gaps, or are dull and yellow. Well… if you suffer from any of these dental aesthetic issues, you’re in luck: veneers can fix all of that for you, and will be able to give you the smile of your...
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Considering Dental Veneers?

There are many ways that your teeth can become damaged over time, from chipping and wearing to staining and overall ageing. Few of us are born with a perfect Hollywood smile, and many people find that their imperfect teeth can lead to a general lack of confidence in their appearance and a reluctance to smile. If you are one of these people, then it may be time to consider dental veneers. What...
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Have some old dirty teeth?

Researchers in Israel have discovered evidence of human teeth 400,000 years old that have dental tartar on them.  The teeth were preserved in a cave that was sealed over 200,000 years ago.  In the dental tartar were traces of plants and smoke contaminants suggesting the diet and the environment the dwellers lived in was probably quite smoky due to the fires that were lit for cooking. ...
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Chipped Teeth

What Causes Teeth to Chip? There are many factors that can cause a tooth to chip. Cavities and weak enamel undermine the overall strength of a tooth, and a root canal may lead to brittleness. Often, chipped teeth are simply the result of an accident where a chip was broken off by force. Whatever the cause, it is essential to visit a dentist promptly, even if there is no pain. Chipped teeth can...
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Enamel Erosion- How it Affects Your Teeth

You are what you eat. Making sure that you eat and drink the right foods and beverages is important to you and your teeth. If you consume too many acidic foods and beverages, the acid could be wearing away your enamel. A multi-center research study reported that dental erosion is on the increase in the United States, making prevention more important than ever. What Is Enamel Erosion? Enamel...
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Who Can Perform Teeth Whitening?

Are you looking for the most effective teeth whitening treatment? Would you like to whiten your smile in the safest way possible? Did you know that not all teeth whitening products and treatments are legal and may damage your teeth? Many people still believe that teeth whitening treatments can be carried out at a beauty salon or at home by a beautician. Also, unscrupulous traders have been...
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About Porcelain Veneers

These wafer-thin shells may not seem that impressive at first but when they are added to the front of your teeth, you’ll be amazed just how much they can improve the overall look of your smile. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to cover surface imperfections and change the color, shape or size of a tooth or teeth. While veneers can be made from a variety of materials porcelain tends to be the...
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