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Tormented by Mandibular Tori: Why Some People Get Bony Growths Under Their Tongue

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If you have been noticing one or more bony growths on the roof of your mouth or on the inside of your lower jaw, you are likely seeing what is known as tori. A torus mandibularis (lower jaw growth) or torus palatinus (roof of mouth) is a benign, bony growth that appears bulbous and rounded. In general, they do not cause any pain nor are they a sign of oral cancer or other serious dental issues.

11 October 2017

The Truth About Child Dental Care

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Many of us come equipped with our own preconditioned beliefs on dental care dos and don'ts. Tying a string to a loose tooth then to a doorknob that's to be slammed closed or holding an oversized cube of ice to the gum line to numb it before having someone pluck the dying bone from the body. If all else fails there are plenty of the old stereotypes or home remedies laying around if you haven't worn out your fingertips on internet search engines.

18 September 2017

Pros and Cons Of Dental Sedation For Kids

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There are two reasons Australian adults avoid going to the dentist. The first reason is the cost, and the second reason is fear. Fear of dentists occurs during a bad experience during childhood dentistry. While there have been many advances in technology since you were a kid, you want to make sure your child does not have bad experiences when at the dentist. Sedation dentistry is the technique of medically calming a child during dental procedures, but this type of dentistry does have positive and negative points attached to it.

28 August 2017

Quitting Smoking and Dentures: Why You Should Quit Smoking If You Plan to Get Dentures

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Are you thinking about replacing your decayed or damaged teeth with dentures? If you are, then you are likely tired of the pain and difficulties you encounter while eating. That's understandable. It is also a wise decision as you will not only be able to enjoy your meals more often, but your confidence will also receive a boost along with your physical appearance. However, if you are a smoker, you should seriously consider quitting at least a few weeks in advance of getting dentures.

10 August 2017

Dental Health: How to Know If You Have a Misaligned Bite

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The teeth are naturally designed to meet in a certain way to allow you eat and speak properly. When the bite deviates from its original path, there can be a lot of dental issues and difficulties when chewing. Unluckily, most people do not realize that their bite is misaligned until they are faced with a host of dental and other health problems. Understanding the causes and effects of a misaligned bite and how to take a simple test at home can help you diagnose this issue early and have it treated by your oral or cosmetic dentist.

21 March 2017

What You Should Do After DIY Teeth Whitening At Home

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Teeth whitening provides a simple and effective way of restoring the natural white color of teeth. You can choose a suitable product from the various DIY whitening kits that are available in drugstores and chemists. The key advantage of DIY teeth whitening is that it is simple, comfortable, and convenient since you don't have to visit a dentist. You can get the teeth whitened within a few minutes or hours. However, on the downside, these kits do not have instructions or advice on what you should do to maintain your teeth after the procedure.

29 December 2016

Teeth Whitening 101: Home Remedies

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A great smile comes with a great set of teeth. Discoloured teeth do not fit into the definition of great teeth. If you have yellow, brown or beige teeth, a visit to a qualified dentist is crucial. There, you will be provided with various teeth whitening solutions.  But before you make that visit, there are several simple home remedies you can try out. Oil Pulling Coconut oil can be an effective teeth whitener.

29 December 2016

What You Didn't Know about Poor Oral Hygiene

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Nobody needs to be told that they should brush their teeth. This is something that's ingrained as a child and there is plenty of evidence to show that brushing helps to maintain good oral and dental health. Yet many people treat this twice-daily task as a nuisance and just give it their cursory attention. What's at risk if you don't prioritise your oral hygiene? When Brushing Gets in the Way

13 December 2016

How Technology Has Removed the Fear of a Root Canal

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Root canal surgery used to be one of the more complex procedures performed in the dentist chair. Yet recent changes in procedure and the advent of specialist technology have made this a lot easier for dentists and a lot more reassuring for patients. Often, a root canal can be treated without a lot of invasive surgery and it may be possible to complete the entire procedure in one visit. What has changed to make this procedure so different?

30 November 2016

The Daily Grind: Three Issues Caused by Bruxism and How to Fix Them

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Bruxism, or regular grinding of the teeth, is a medical condition that affects many people, although it is most common in adults between the ages of 25 and 44. Many people grind their teeth subconsciously while sleeping, usually during times of stress. For some, the problem will come and go and may resolve itself naturally when contributing factors like anxiety, alcohol and recreational drugs are removed. However, bruxism that's left untreated can lead to tooth damage, jaw disorders and headaches.

21 November 2016