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Why Is Your Dentist Recommending Zygomatic Dental Implants?

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While dental implants are a proven way of replacing missing teeth or holding dentures in place, standard solutions don’t work for every patient. In some cases, your mouth may not have the right structure to hold a regular implant. This doesn’t mean that you can’t take the implant route; you may simply need a specialist solution. For example, your dentist may have started talking to you about having a zygomatic implant. Read More»

Will Whitening Bleach Damage My Porcelain Veneers?

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Have your natural teeth begun to stain? Do they no longer match the colour of your veneers? If this is happening to you, whitening can help you to restore the balance of your smile. However, a common concern that dental patients have is how the whitening bleach might affect their porcelain veneers. Patients worry that the bleach, which contains hydrogen peroxide, might damage the porcelain. Fortunately, whether the bleaching agent you choose contains just hydrogen peroxide or a combination of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, it won’t damage your porcelain veneers. Read More»

3 Crucial Tips for Finding the Right Dentist to Handle Emergency Dental Work

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Suffering from a dental issue that just can’t wait for a regular dental appointment? If so, emergency dentists are there for people like you. These dentists work outside normal office hours so they can attend to patients dealing with dental emergencies. While there are several different reasons you may need to see a dentist immediately, severe pain, swelling, knocked-out teeth and bleeding are among the most common types of dental emergencies. Read More»

Have Your Teeth Gone to Pot? Marijuana Use and Your Oral Health

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Although the consumption of herbal cannabis (which is generally just called marijuana) for legitimate medical purposes (as prescribed by a doctor) is legal in Australia, recreational use is another matter. Recreational use, as in possessing and using a small quantity of marijuana has been decriminalised in South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. It remains a criminal offense in other states, although enforcement and the severity of penalties can vary. Read More»

Can You Have a Dental Implant If You Have Osteoporosis?

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Osteoporosis can affect your bones. This condition may make bones less dense and, therefore, less strong than they were before. If you have osteoporosis and know a little about how dental implants work, then you may be worried that you can’t have this kind of tooth replacement. What do you need to know? How Osteoporosis Might Affect an Implant To work successfully, dental implants need a certain amount and density of bone. Read More»

Things to Know When Considering Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening has become a hot topic in the last decade. With new products emerging daily and advertisements everywhere, you cannot help but take notice. This mixed with the desire of most to look their best has caused the topic to grow like wildfire. Should you whiten? What should you whiten with? Are your teeth white enough? These are many of the questions being heard. Here are a few things to know when considering teeth whitening to help you make the best decision for you. Read More»