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Best Foods To Eat (And Avoid) For Braces

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For anyone who has ever experienced wearing braces before, they are likely acutely aware of just how many food and drink restrictions you are forced to observe while wearing them, and for good reason. What you eat or drink while wearing braces can have a huge impact on the success of the braces, as well as overall oral hygiene. If you or someone you know is about to begin treatment with braces, take notice of the best foods to eat, and those to avoid, while wearing braces. What to Avoid: Sticky foods Foods such as candies, dried fruits, and taffy should be strictly avoided while wearing braces. Gum and peanut butter are also foods to avoid. This is because these will easily become trapped between your braces, making cleaning an absolute nightmare. Tough meats If you are a fan of foods like beef jerky or any dried and cured meats…

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About CEREC Answered

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Whether you’ve already heard about CEREC dental restorations, or are just learning about it for the first time, you’ve probably got some questions about what CEREC does, and how it works. CEREC is a procedure that has been used by a select group of specially trained dentists, since 1987. CEREC is used not only to replace old, silver fillings with tooth-coloured ceramic fillings, but also to completely restore any broken, chipped, or decayed teeth to improve appearance and strength. If you are unhappy with your teeth, or have teeth that are weakened, broken, or otherwise damaged, CEREC may be a…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

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A white, straight, and attractive smile not only looks great, but it makes you feel great too! Improving your smile can have a positive impact on your overall appearance, and your self-esteem. Many people are insecure about their smile, which leads to overall insecurity about their appearance and hiding behind their hands to laugh. Show off your beautiful smile and try embracing these cosmetic dentistry procedures! Bonding Bonding is an easy, safe way to correct the appearance of unevenly spaced, chipped, cracked, or stained teeth. Bonding uses a tooth coloured, plastic base material called composite resin to correct excess space between the teeth, as well as any discolouration, or broken teeth. Bonding can be done in just one visit to the dentist, and the results can last for several years. Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic porcelain veneers are one of the most effective ways to attain a perfect smile. If you…

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What To Expect After A Root Canal

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Many people associate root canal treatment with pain and discomfort. This shouldn’t be the case! While a root canal treatment can be uncomfortable for some, overall it should be painless and instead treats the pain of an existing infection. Root canal treatment is performed to treat infection in the centre of the tooth (the root canal system). Infection stems from bacteria that can result from any trauma to the tooth, tooth decay, or leaks in fillings. Tooth infections can be quite painful and as soon as you notice any symptoms you should have it treated as soon as possible before it spreads or worsens. However, some infections are not painful at all and can be identified as a pimple on your gums, swelling or by routine dental x-rays. Root canal treatment involves removing all the bacteria and of course, the infection. During treatment, all of the infected pulp(nerve inside the…

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