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Ten Tips for Handling Tooth Sensitivity After Whitening

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Tooth sensitivity is a very common yet incredibly uncomfortable side effect following teeth whitening treatments. The payoff is a bright and beautiful smile, but unfortunately, you may experience tenderness, aching and other unpleasant sensations after the procedure. Tooth sensitivity after whitening can impede your daily life and cause unpleasant changes in your routine. It’s difficult to make changes when your lifestyle has remained a certain way for any substantial length of time. Luckily, there are a number of straightforward methods for reducing tooth sensitivity after whitening: At least one to two weeks prior to your whitening treatment, get in the habit of brushing using a toothpaste specially formulated for sensitive teeth (like Sensodyne) three times per day. Remember to apply a gentle level of pressure when brushing your teeth to avoid damage. Home dental care is very important. Select a toothbrush with soft bristles. A prescription-grade sensitivity toothpaste can be…


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What You Need to Know About Dental Implant Care

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Losing a tooth is a big deal. Whether it be less-than-ideal hygiene on your part, or an accident, a missing tooth can weigh on your self-esteem. No matter the cause, often the best treatment is to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. This procedure replaces bridges and partial or complete dentures. In fact, dental implants feel a lot like the real thing and look great! What are Dental Implants? When someone goes to the dentist’s office with a missing tooth, they likely feel self-conscious and embarrassed of their smile. At Centenary Dental, we know the solution to help you regain your confidence with dental implants. For some, ordinary bridges and dentures are not comfortable due to sore spots or gagging. For others, dentures may not even be possible, due to having poor tissue support or a bridge can’t be placed because there is no anchoring tooth in the…


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The Biggest Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Do you judge your smile in the mirror and feel down about the way you look? Nowadays, there are so many different procedures you can have done to change the way your smile looks. More and more people are making decisions to have cosmetic dental surgery performed on themselves. Cosmetic dentistry is still growing In fact, appearance has been proven to be one of the main causes of feeling self-conscious and depressed. Having an aesthetically pleasing smile has been something that almost everyone wants. According to DMDtoday.com, the cosmetic dentistry market alone is expected to climb up to as high as 27.95 billion dollars in profits by the year 2024. Technology has improved cosmetic dentistry techniques Over the years there has been an advance in technology that allows cosmetic dentists to make the process of a dental makeover very convenient and simple. The benefits of cosmetic dentistry allow people to…


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5 Signs That Indicate Gum Disease

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Most people, if they were fortunate enough, have been told since the time they were young the importance of brushing their teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene. This includes brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist. While it can seem like quite the chore (especially to young children) developing healthy oral health habits will last you a lifetime, and ensure you maintain good health for your teeth, as well as your gums and tongue, well into the future. Many people who neglect their oral hygiene eventually find that it comes back to bite them, especially where gum disease is concerned. Below are 5 signs that indicate gum disease. Red gums Healthy gums are pink in colour, not red. Red gums are a sign that your gums are not healthy. It might be a sign that you are brushing too hard, but it might also be a sign that you are…


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5 Causes of Jaw Pain

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Many of us have experienced jaw pain before. It can range from a mild annoyance, to debilitating pain, and has many causes. If you are experiencing jaw pain, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause of the pain. This way, your dentist can advise a treatment, and you can soon find relief! Here are some of the most common causes of jaw pain, and their treatments: Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorder (TMD) TMD is the most common cause of jaw pain. It affects the hinge joints on either side of your jaw. There…


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