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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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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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The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is sometimes also called endodontic therapy in Newcastle. It is an excellent treatment that can help to save and preserve teeth after a tooth has become infected and inflamed. If this treatment hadn’t been developed, we would have no other option but to remove severely infected teeth, something we try very hard to avoid. You needn’t fear this treatment as it shouldn’t feel any worse than having an ordinary filling, although it can take a little longer because it’s quite complicated. When Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary? This treatment removes the infected or injured or dead pulp tissue from deep inside your tooth. Right at the centre of each tooth is a pulp chamber that is connected to the root canal system extending into your tooth roots. The pulp chamber and root canals contain soft tissues made up of nerves and blood vessels and which help teeth…

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May 24, 2019 by
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Protecting Your Family’s Teeth During Sports with a Mouth Guard

We know that many people in Newcastle play sports regularly and that these recreational activities are frequently important for general health and well-being. However, we often see dental injuries caused by participating in sports. The severity of many of these injuries could have been reduced or even eliminated entirely had a well-fitting custom sports mouth guard been worn. Any injury to your teeth can be very upsetting, and especially if you knock out or severely damage a tooth. It is also worth remembering that dental injuries will often require a lifetime of restorative dental care, and a mouthguard is a far more cost-effective solution! Who Should Wear a Sports Mouth Guard? Sometimes it is easy to know when you should be wearing a mouth guard, and our national sport has seen the demise of many a smile! However, there are lots of other sports where it is best to wear…

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May 10, 2019 by
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Dry Mouth and How to Treat It

Saliva is one of those things we take for granted until it is no longer there, creating an uncomfortable condition called dry mouth or xerostomia. Did you realize the average adult produces an amazing three pints of saliva each day, and this body fluid has some important qualities? How Saliva Helps Your Oral Health When you chew food, it prompts your body to produce more saliva which begins the process of digestion, breaking down food and making it moist, so it’s easier to swallow. Saliva contains a digestive enzyme called amylase that begins to break down starch. It also acts as a buffer, helping to reduce the impact of enamel-eroding acid created by bacteria. The antibodies in saliva help to fight oral bacteria and other infections. Your mouth needs to be moist for you to speak clearly because it allows the tongue to create the intricate sounds necessary for speech.…

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May 3, 2019 by
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