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Why no pain does NOT mean no problem

Why no pain does NOT mean no problem. Problems in the mouth and damage to the teeth can come in many forms and not all problems present with a primary symptom of pain. The dentist does not only check your teeth. A dentist will visually inspect a patient when they come...

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Why do you see a dentist for a toothache?

Why do you see a dentist for a toothache? Often when one has an ache in their bodies, they will see a doctor (general practitioner) to find out the best course of action, however is that the case when you have a toothache? While it seems logical to visit a doctor to...

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Choosing the right toothbrush

There are many different options of toothbrushes currently on the market. The most important things to look at before purchasing is: toothbrush head size and bristle softness. Always look for a toothbrush with a smaller head – this will enable you to get to the back...

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Charcoal, friend or foe?

A recent trend in oral health has been that of using charcoal to accompany or even replace toothpastes however there are some risks associated with it’s use. Charcoal is very abrasive and as a result can affect the surface of the teeth by beginning to wear away the...

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Why are ‘baby’ teeth so important?

It can be difficult to get kids on board with brushing and taking care of their teeth and while they do lose their deciduous (baby) teeth the early habits and oral conditions can have an effect on the permanent adult teeth that follow them. Teeth aid in a child’s...

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FAQ

What is fluoride and why do I need it?

  Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral, not an artificial compound or medication like it is sometimes perceived to be. Fluoride is found in fresh and salt water, vegetables and grains, rocks and soil. This naturally occurring mineral plays a critical role in...

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