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Potential Complications Following Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth extraction is considered a safe dental procedure, which many people will require. However as with any procedure, complications can occur for which you should consult with your dentist.

Key takeaways:

– One of the more common complications is dry socket, when the resulting blood clot is dislodged or does not form properly.

– Infection in the extraction area is rarer, and symptoms include persistent swelling, pain and a bad taste in the mouth.

– Although some bleeding is to be expected, you should see your dentist if you are experiencing excessive bleeding.

“There is a chance you may develop an infection in one of the areas where your wisdom teeth were removed. Less than 5% of cases experience infection following the procedure, making this a rarer complication of wisdom tooth removal.”

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https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-potential-complications-of-wisdom-tooth-removal/

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What Causes Tongue Discolouration?

Don’t ignore your discoloured tongue. Tongue discolouration can be a sign of deeper issues like diabetes and oral cancer. Here are the causes of tongue discolouration.

Causes of discolouration:

– Fever and dehydration.

– Oral thrush, a condition that also causes white patches, burning and bad taste.

– Tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, malnutrition

– Leukoplakia and medication.

See your dentist for examination and cleaning of your teeth and tongue. Always rinse your mouth after consuming staining foods like wine and grapes.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/tongue-discoloration-symptoms-causes-and-treatments/

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Is It Possible To Have Braces On Top Of Veneers?

If you’ve had veneers fitted but have uneven teeth, you may be wondering whether braces are an option. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Key takeaways:

– If your veneers are in good condition, brackets can be usually attached without damaging the surface.

– In some cases, the veneers will have to be polished after fitting the braces.

– For most orthodontists, the treatment of choice is Invisalign (removable plastic aligners).

Book a consultation with your dentist to get expert advice on whether these two treatments can be used together in your case.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-i-have-braces-or-invisalign-if-i-have-dental-veneers/

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Changing Your Relationships by Brightening Your Smile

It can be surprising how confidence in your smile can affect relationships, both professional and personal. Professional teeth whitening from a dentist can brighten teeth and return confidence to your smile.

Key takeaways:

– With professional teeth whitening you can make a bigger first impression with a brighter smile.
– When you have confidence in your smile at work, you tend to put more focus on the job at hand.
– Be sure to maintain regular teeth cleaning with your dentist after teeth whitening to prevent future staining.
“With white teeth, you have even more reasons to smile. Smiling not only boosts endorphins and therefore your mood, but it also makes you appear more attractive and draws people to you.”
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How to Choose a Good Family Dentist

Any dentist is qualified to look after teeth and treat dental problems but not all are suited to treating both adults and children. Getting the best dental care is the primary consideration but time, money and convenience are also important.

Once satisfied that the dentist is suitably professionally qualified other factors come into play.

– Convenient location of the office

– Flexible opening hours

– Emergency service

These are some of the factors to consider when choosing the right dentist for your family. There are many excellent dentists “who offer services for the entire family” and the ideal one should be conveniently located and child-friendly. More items to consider are detailed at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-choose-the-right-dentist-for-you-and-your-family/.

 

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Teething Pain Treatments

From about six months old, an infant’s first teeth erupt and it can be a difficult time for both baby and parents. Symptoms of teething include irritability, drooling and difficulty sleeping because the baby’s gums may be inflamed and sensitive. Some simple home treatments that can help alleviate the child’s discomfort are:

– Gently massaging the gums with a finger

– Keeping the child relaxed with warm baths

– Soothing pain with chilled items to chew on such as teething rings

Teething should proceed naturally and consulting a dentist is rarely necessary. However, if the child seems overly distressed the dentist may suggest a teething gel “to provide your baby with quick relief” and more tips can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/tips-for-treating-teething-pain-in-infants/.

 

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Wonky Teeth May Affect Heart and Lung Heath

Plaque build-up due to the difficulty of cleaning between teeth can lead to gum disease. Such oral health problems may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung infections, research shows.

Key takeaways:

– Overlapping and crooked teeth can become harder to clean thoroughly, perhaps more so as you get older.

– Teeth grinding can result in cracked teeth leading to oral health issues.

– A dentist may suggest removable aligners to straighten teeth, which allow for easier brushing and flossing.

Overlapping teeth are more difficult to clean, especially as dexterity and eyesight diminish with age, so plaque and bacteria can build up in hard-to-reach crevices of the mouth, potentially leading to gum disease.”

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6431087/Why-wonky-teeth-bad-heart-lungs.html

 

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How To Ensure A Smooth Recovery After Root Canal Therapy

If your dentist has recommended root canal therapy, it’s important to be familiar with the recovery process so that you health properly.

Key takeaways:

– Soreness and discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter medication.

– Ask your dentist about the best technique to brush your teeth around the root canal area.

– Stay away from hard and sticky foods until the area has healed.

The most important thing for a speedy recovery is to follow the advice your dentist or surgeon will give you.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-care-for-a-tooth-after-a-root-canal/

 

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Why Making Your Oral Health a Priority Could Save Your Life!

Your oral health is more important than you realise:

– Sub-optimal oral health can put you at a higher risk of serious diseases such as heart disease.

– If you are being treated with certain medications, they can reduce your saliva; this leads to dry mouth, which can result in more tooth infections

– Make an appointment to see your dentist now to check your teeth and mouth are in tip top condition.

“If you are on medication that can cause less saliva, it’s best to brush more and also discuss the issue with your dentist.”

Read the full story here: https://healthyone.org/the-connection-between-oral-health-and-optimal-health/

 

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What Causes Children to Grind Teeth?

Bruxism, the habit of grinding the teeth, is a fairly common condition among both adults and children and can cause serious dental damage if left untreated. This is particularly true for children whose teeth are still forming. A morning headache is often the first symptom.

Bruxism can be a result of medical, dental or psychological conditions including:

– Stress

– Hyperactivity

– Misaligned bite

Teeth grinding can be cured but “treating the underlying cause is essential” for any treatment to be fully effective. A detailed article on the causes and cures for bruxism in children can be read at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-prevent-and-treat-your-childs-teeth-grinding/