Smokers face a number of health-related issues including gum disease (also known as periodontitis) and oral cancer. Thus, you should be concerned about the effects of smoking. Key points: – Gums receive less blood if you smoke; impacting the overall health of your teeth. – The toxic substances in cigarettes will often cause gums to…

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Do you dread trips to the dentist? If so, you will be pleased to learn that a vaccine to protect your teeth might not be far off. Is this a cure-all or merely another form of long-term prevention? – Studies found that 64.2 per cent of teeth were cleaned with this vaccine. – Tooth decay…

If you have dental bridges it’s advisable that you maintain proper oral hygiene and see the dentist for follow-ups. With proper dental care, your bridges should last for up to ten years. Key Takeaway Points: – It is normal to feel some mild sensitivity and pain a few days after the procedure. – With permanent…

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Dental implants are an effective solution for people with missing teeth. We know that with proper dental care, teeth implants can last a lifetime. So, what can destroy your dental implants? Summary: – The titanium post in your jaw should be permanent but the crown can get damaged from injuries and teeth grinding. – Take…

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Cavities cause pain and discomfort. Your dentist will evaluate your mouth to confirm whether you need fillings or root canal therapy. Key takeaways: – Fillings are enough if the decay has not progressed to the nerve tissue. – Root canal therapy is necessary if your teeth are cracked, discoloured or sensitive to hot and cold…

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