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Is Teeth in a Day the Solution You Need?

Tooth loss is common, but that doesn’t make it any easier to cope with and especially when you are missing multiple teeth or an entire arch of teeth. While solutions like partial or complete dentures will work well for some, other people can struggle. If the idea of wearing dentures in Newcastle is unappealing, you might want to consider dental implants and specifically Teeth in a Day. What is Teeth in a Day? Teeth in a Day is an innovative procedure using tried and tested techniques to restore an entire arch of teeth in a single day. You might also hear this procedure called All on Four because some dental offices will only use four dental implants to restore an entire arch. While this may be possible, we prefer to take a more customized approach to every treatment and will recommend the number of dental implants we know from experience…

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Jul 19, 2019 by
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Using Invisalign to Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly

We all remember kids wearing highly visible ‘train track’ style braces at school, and while those braces are effective, who wants to wear them as an adult? Luckily, dental technology has evolved considerably over the past few years, and here at West Bowmanville Family Dental, we offer one of the most trusted brands of clear braces. You might have already heard of it as it is called Invisalign and is popular worldwide. What is Invisalign? Instead of complicated metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses strong, thin, clear plastic aligners, custom-made to fit tightly yet comfortably over your teeth. Once they are in place, they are quite tricky to see, and most people won’t even notice them. Because the aligners are removable, treatment is super convenient. No Need to Change Your Oral Care Routine or Your Diet You don’t need to spend ages cleaning around fiddly brackets, and you don’t need…

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Jul 12, 2019 by
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Is It Possible to Make Dental Restorations Last Longer?

All dental restorations have a limited lifespan, which is hardly surprising when you consider that the mouth is quite a hostile environment. Each day, your dental restorations and your teeth must exist alongside disease-causing and acid-producing bacteria. Every time you enjoy a hot drink or a cold ice-cream, the temperature changes dramatically. When you bite or chew food, the forces can be more than 100 pounds per square inch. However, there are some things you can do to help your dental restorations last a little longer. Dental Fillings Fillings are necessary if you develop a cavity in a tooth, and most modern dental fillings in Newcastle are made from a tooth-coloured material called composite resin or from porcelain that has been milled to create a precision fitting restoration. Although these products are durable, the procedure to place them requires more attention to detail. It is essential to ensure the filling…

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Jul 5, 2019 by
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Will Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

Thumb sucking is a perfectly natural habit for young children and often sucking on a thumb, finger, or a pacifier will make a baby feel secure, relaxed, and happy. Sometimes children will soothe themselves to sleep by sucking a thumb, and especially if they feel sleepy, hungry, afraid, or bored. Usually, children will stop sucking their thumb or finger on their own when they are aged between three and six, and it’s a habit that isn’t generally a cause for concern in a child who is preschool age or younger. But if a child continues to suck their thumb with a lot of intensity around age 4 or five, or is still sucking their thumb by age 6, it can affect their dental health. How Can Thumb Sucking Affect Dental Health? When an older child sucks their thumb, it can cause malocclusion, where their teeth become improperly aligned and cannot…

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Jun 28, 2019 by
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Easy Travel Tips for Your Teeth

It’s coming up to the height of vacation season, and we know many patients are looking forward to going away. However, even on vacation, it’s essential not to take a break from your oral care. Make sure your teeth remain in tiptop condition with these easy travel tips. Schedule Your Checkup We are passionate about preventative dentistry in Newcastle, which is why we thoroughly recommend regular dental examinations. When you come and see us at six monthly intervals, we can often spot many problems before you feel anything is wrong. If you are due for a checkup, make sure you come and see us before you go away. You will gain peace of mind, and it ensures we have the most up-to-date information about your dental health, including x-rays. Keep Our Contact Details Handy We realize you might be far from home, but if you do have a dental emergency…

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Jun 21, 2019 by
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