what-you-need-to-know-gingivitis

What you need to know – Gingivitis is commonly caused by plaque build-up on your teeth. The bacteria in the plaque can invade your gums, and if it isn’t treated, can cause permanent damage to the root of your teeth. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, the bacteria that can cause…

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Gingivitis - inflammation of the gums

Gingivitis – inflammation of the gums is a term that is used quite frequently in dental offices and affects a large number of New Zealanders each year. You probably know that it is something you don’t want to have, but do you really know what gingivitis is and why it happens? What happens once you…

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top 10 reasons for toothache

Top 10 reasons for toothaches – Toothaches will make anyone feel miserable. The drive to figure out what’s causing you or a loved one pain is completely understandable, which is why we made this list. Below you can read through the top 10 most common reasons for toothaches so that you can identify what might…

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Wisdom teeth removal Christchurch – Wisdom teeth are the molars in the far back of your mouth and usually emerge in late teens or early twenties. In the past, they were useful for our more basic diet of meat and hard foods, but now they serve little purpose. Wisdom tooth removal Christchurch may seem daunting…

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Winter Weather Can Cause Toothaches

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat something hot or cold? When tooth enamel wears down or the gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is very sensitive to temperature changes. If something too hot or too cold touches this part of your mouth, you’ll feel some pain. But you aren’t…

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top 10 reasons for toothache

If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, it is most likely because your enamel has been eroded or the roots of your teeth have been exposed. While the gnawing and uncomfortable pain of this condition can often be lessened by switching to desensitizing toothpaste or reducing acid consumption, sometimes sensitive teeth can only be adequately…

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Cavities for Children

Though children are using a set of teeth they will eventually lose, that set of teeth needs to survive until the adult teeth guide them out of the gums, which helps ensure the adult teeth grow incorrectly and with enough room. That’s why oral hygiene is important as soon as a baby’s teeth begin to…

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Dental Check-ups

Having to visit the dentist every six months may not be the appointment that everyone looks forward to, but it is one of the most important ones to keep. If you have found yourself wondering what the point of having regular dental check-ups and cleanings really is, we’ve got something for you to think about.…

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Best way to clean teeth

We are often asked what is the best way to keep your teeth clean and guard against cavities and gum disease. There are some very basic steps you can take. Here are our tips for keeping your teeth sparkly clean (not to mention improving your breath too!)… Brushing Teeth Everyone should brush their teeth twice a…

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Dental Crown

You may have heard of a dental crown. But, you may wonder what is it and why your dentist may recommend one for you. A dental crown is often recommended as a treatment option for dark, uneven, chipped and/or crooked teeth because they can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. It is a restoration…

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