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15 Aug Don’t Abuse Your Teeth

We all know we should brush and floss daily in order to keep our teeth in good order. However, we sometimes abuse our teeth in ways that we shouldn’t. Lauren McGrath has listed eight common mistakes we all make that are detrimental to oral health...

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11 Aug Wisdom Tooth Extraction and ‘Dry Socket’

‘Dry socket’ is a painful condition which can occur after the removal of wisdom teeth and the exposed nerves and bone become infected. The first symptom of a dry socket is pain which should be discussed with your dentist as soon as possible. Other signs...

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08 Aug Should we be using antibacterial toothpastes?

During recent years, questions have been raised about the use of antibacterial mouthwashes, due to a risk of killing off healthy bacteria from the tongue. Although antibacterial toothpastes don't have as much contact with the tongue, there are differing opinions as to whether they are...

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29 Jul Addiction to Opioids and Links to the Dentist

Opioids are quite commonly used by as an anaesthetic during the removal of wisdom teeth and other surgical procedures. They can also be prescribed as a painkiller following surgery but there is a small risk of patients becoming addicted to the drugs. Opioids are addictive drugs...

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25 Jul Title: Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Bleeding gums are cause for worry. Here are three reasons why your gums may bleed. Key takeaways: - Gingivitis (plaque build-up) is one of the main reasons behind bleeding gums - Brushing your teeth aggressively with a frayed toothbrush can cause bleeding too - Untreated gingivitis can lead to...

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21 Jul Could mucus be good for your teeth?

The idea that mucus in the nose could be beneficial to health has led researchers to investigate artificial mucus, which may play an important role in protecting teeth from decay. Key takeaways - Mucus stops bacteria clinging to teeth which causes cavities - Artificial mucus with beneficial proteins...

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11 Jul How to avoid white spots and lines on your teeth

Medically known as dental fluorosis, the painless white and brown spots on your teeth are preventable and repairable. Key takeaways: - Dental fluorosis appears when too much fluoride from drinking tap water and toothpaste, comes in contact with teeth. - Prevention involves properly rinsing your teeth after brushing...

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