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The Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are your third molars, located right at the back of the mouth. They begin to emerge during the late teens and early twenties, or sometimes even later, by which time people are assumed to have at least some of the wisdom that comes with getting older! When you have all your wisdom teeth, you should have a complete set of thirty-two adult teeth, but all too often, these large back teeth will cause problems. Your wisdom teeth are large and tough as they are designed for grinding food. Some people don’t even have wisdom teeth, and one theory is that this is due to the way our diet has changed over the years. Instead of eating lots of hard to chew foods, our diets tend to contain softer, more processed and easier to chew foods, rendering these large molars unnecessary. Potential Problems Caused by Wisdom Teeth Sometimes these…

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Aug 16, 2019 by
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Give Your Child the Gift of a Healthy Smile

When you have children, you want them to grow up with every possible advantage, and one thing that should be well within reach is giving them the gift of a healthy smile. Encouraging your child to grow up with strong and healthy teeth in Newcastle will provide them with some significant advantages. Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem People who have healthy, attractive and nicely maintained teeth are more likely to have good self-confidence and self-esteem, two qualities that can help them gain the very best out of life. Conversely, people with poorly maintained teeth or who have teeth that are missing are more likely to hide their mouth when talking with others and may have lower levels of self-confidence and self-esteem. Protecting General Health Thanks to numerous clinical studies, we now know there is a significant link between good oral health and overall health. When you look after your teeth and gums,…

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Aug 9, 2019 by
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What are Porcelain Veneers and Who Could They Help?

Porcelain veneers are sometimes called dental veneers or laminates. They consist of wafer-thin shells of porcelain custom-made to cover the front surfaces of teeth precisely. Porcelain veneers are designed to improve the overall appearance of teeth and can change their shape, colour, length or size. Who Can Benefit from Having Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are quite a versatile treatment that is minimally invasive and can fix problems that include teeth that are discoloured. Teeth can discolour because of excess fluoride, root canal treatment, lifestyle factors, or stains from tetracycline. Sometimes teeth that have quite large composite resin fillings can look discoloured. Veneers can also be helpful for teeth that are worn down or which are too short, chipped or cracked. If you have teeth that are unevenly or irregularly shaped, veneers can cover them up to create a more cosmetically pleasing appearance. Sometimes teeth can have unsightly spaces in between…

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Aug 2, 2019 by
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Reasons for Wearing a Sports Mouth Guard

Whether you regularly participate in sports or are the proud parent of a sporty child, a well-fitting sports mouth guard is a must. Most of us, when playing sports in Newcastle, will make sure we have all the right protective gear such as cycling helmets, shin guards and kneepads when skating, but sports mouth guards are often overlooked. A sports-related dental injury can be distressing for everyone concerned. Dental injuries can also be costly, and especially if you calculate to lifetime costs of restorative care. A well-made mouth guard is a bit like a crash helmet that helps to protect your teeth and jaws, cushioning them against knocks and blows, and it could save a lot of heartache, time and money. Outlined below are just some of the reasons why a custom sports mouth guard in Clarington is a purchase you will never regret. Protecting Against Tooth Displacement When you…

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Jul 26, 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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