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How to get Meghan Markle’s smile

There is no doubt about it. Meghan Markle’s ultimate accessory is her smile. Her simple wedding style allowed us to focus our attention on her smile. Ladies and gents, dazzling pearly whites will never go out of fashion. You can spend thousands of dollars on a dress which will last one season or invest in […]

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Asthma and your mouth – what you need to know

Perhaps you or your child are asthma sufferers. Asthma can be a debilitating condition which can impact on your quality of life. But do you know how asthma can affect your mouth? This week’s blog discusses what asthma is, how asthma and the mouth are linked and asthma symptoms in the mouth. Read on to […]

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Everything you need to know about dental extractions

In this day and age, there is a large emphasis on preserving teeth. However, wisdom teeth extractions are very common and other teeth still get damaged or broken down to a point where they may require removal. Function and appearance are crucial factors to consider when deciding whether to save or extract a tooth. This […]

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Why some people get extra teeth and what to do about it

Supernumerary teeth or “extra teeth” is a topic not often discussed. This is when there are more teeth than normal in either a child or adult mouth. You can get extra baby or adult teeth and often they come through in very unusual positions. For example, an extra tooth that comes through in the roof […]

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Headaches, jaw aches and disorders of the jaw joint

The jaw joint is also known as the “temporomandibular joint” or “TMJ”. You can feel where your TMJ sits by placing your fingers just in front of your ears and opening and closing your mouth. The TMJ controls these movements: opening, closing and moving your jaw side to side or forwards and backwards. We wouldn’t […]

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Why is my tooth cracked and do I have to get it pulled out?

Cracked tooth syndrome is painful and unpredictable. Cracked tooth syndrome is a diagnosis your dentist may use to describe a tooth which has a specific set of signs and symptoms indicating it is cracked. The teeth most commonly affected are molars or premolars (the back teeth). However, it may affect any tooth. What are the […]

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Tooth enamel defects: the good, the bad and the ugly

Enamel is the hard outer layer of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the human body – harder than bone. As enamel forms, it can be very sensitive to any disturbances or disorders during pregnancy or infancy. Enamel defects can form during the early stages of tooth development, affecting the baby teeth or […]

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Crowns and bridges – do you know the facts?

Have you been recommended a crown or bridge? If so, it is worth reading up about these two dental treatments. In this blog, I cover the basics and the facts. Crowns and bridges: what they are, what they are used for, the preparation involved, how to look after them and any possible complications. Like any […]

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What is the point of fissure sealants if they just fall out?

  Your time is limited. In between sports training, tutoring and drop-offs and pick-ups there is very little time for extra activities. This especially applies to health appointments. You simply do not have time for problems such as fissure sealants that fall out. I have created this blog in response to a lot of parents […]

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Want lit breath? Check out these 4 expert tips

Bad breath is not pretty. Picture yourself in downward dog taking a deep breath out. Or getting cuddly with your significant other. The last thing you need is a breath complex. Did you know? One of the top causes of bad breath is gum disease? More than 700 different types of bacteria live in the […]

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