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Why do I have a sensitive tooth after filling

06

Jun 2017

Why do I have a sensitive tooth after filling?

Just about everyone understands the importance of getting a filling when you have a cavity, but this doesn’t mean that we enjoy it! This is especially true of individuals who experience a sensitive tooth after filling a cavity. After all, it’s not much fun to experience pain when eating cold or hot foods, or simply from normal chewing. Thankfully, while this increased sensitivity isn’t pleasant, […]...

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White spots on teeth: what are they due to ?

15

Apr 2017

Teeth whitening and breastfeeding: is it compatible ?

For expectant mothers, it seems like there is a never-ending list of do’s and don’ts regarding what they can do while pregnant. And in many cases, that list doesn’t seem to get any smaller after your baby is born and you start breastfeeding.But what does this mean for your dental health? While it is generally understood that you can (and should) continue to get dental […]...

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White spots on teeth what are they due to

15

Apr 2017

White spots on teeth: what are they due to ?

Nobody wants to deal with a discolored smile, and while white spots on teeth aren’t as common an issue as yellowing teeth, they still affect many people each year. But what causes white spots on teeth, and what can you do to resolve this issue so you can enjoy a brighter smile? Here’s what you should know. Causes of White Spots on Teeth There are […]...

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Broken tooth: What to do first?

31

Mar 2017

Broken tooth: What to do first?

Whether you were hit in the face with a puck while playing a friendly game of hockey or you bit into a piece of hard candy, a broken tooth can be a common outcome of seemingly everyday events. Regardless of whether your tooth seems to be completely broken or has only suffered a smaller crack, getting help from a professional dentist should be an immediate […]...

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What causes bleeding gums?

31

Mar 2017

What causes bleeding gums?

Of the many conditions which can affect your oral health, few appear more alarming than bleeding gums. While not always a cause for alarm, it is a good idea to identify what has caused your gums to start bleeding so you can seek help from a dentist when necessary. One of the most common – and concerning – causes of bleeding gums is gingivitis (also […]...

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Types of dental veneers and how to choose them

28

Mar 2017

Types of dental veneers and how to choose them

A dental veneer is a type of dental prosthetic which partially covers the tooth. The dental veneer procedure is a less invasive option than a tooth crown placing, and less damaging to the tooth; you will still be able to keep your own tooth vital. Veneers are often used for cosmetic purposes. They can be used to improve the color, shape and position of your […]...

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Bad breath: what are the main causes?

28

Mar 2017

Bad breath: what are the main causes?

Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, is a condition in which sulphur-producing bacteria in the tongue and throat create an unpleasant odor. It is quite a common condition, with estimates suggesting that approximately 20% of the adult population experiences various degrees of bad breath. This condition can be considered an embarrassing social taboo, and is very commonly brought up at dental visits – in fact, […]...

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What is a devitalized tooth and what are its consequences?

07

Feb 2017

What is a devitalized tooth and what are its consequences ?

A devitalized tooth is a tooth which has had its “pulp” removed, generally via a root canal treatment. Tooth pulp can become damaged or diseased, leading to infection or inflammation which presents itself in symptoms such as toothache, looseness of the tooth, oversensitivity to temperature (such as hot and cold drinks), pain when biting, swelling of the gums or even the face, and oozing of […]...

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What to do in case of pain under your tooth crown ?

07

Feb 2017

What to do in case of pain under your tooth crown ?

Unfortunately, you may be surprised to find out that having a crown placed on your tooth isn’t necessarily the end of pain in that tooth. There’s still several reasons why tooth pain can occur on a tooth that has had a crown fitted, and these need to be urgently addressed. If you find yourself experiencing pain in the area around your crown, it is important […]...

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Pain after a wisdom tooth extraction: what to do?

06

Jan 2017

Pain after a wisdom tooth extraction: what to do?

The honest truth is that you just had surgery in your mouth therefore some discomfort may be present after wisdom teeth have been removed.  There are a few things that you can do to minimize the pain or sensitivity. Following your Dentist’s instructions and recommendations are necessary for a for an optimum recovery. 1. Fulfill Your Prescription Your oral surgeon will have given you a […]...

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