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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Broken Tooth

At some point in your life, you might have encountered a broken tooth or been informed by the dentist that you have a dental cavity and you then thought to yourself, ”It’s ok, we’ll fix it later since it is not painful now”. I will try to explain in the blog session today why this…

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Dental Caries in Children

Infants’ teeth begin to erupt around the age of 6 months, but some children do not have their first tooth until 12 to 14 months. Most children have their first full set of teeth by age 3. These primary teeth (baby teeth) are susceptible to decay as soon as they appear in the oral cavity…

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Dental Hygiene

It is important to receive dental hygiene treatment regularly. However, many patients do wonder what is done during the appointment and why it is important. At a dental hygiene appointment, you usually will receive scaling and/or prophylaxis (polishing). Scaling and polishing are carried out to remove dental plaque, calculus (tartar) and external stains. You may…

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