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What to Expect When Your Baby Starts Teething

The moment your baby gets their first teeth is one of their first important milestones, and those baby teeth look cute too! When Does Teething Begin? Usually, children begin teething about 6 months of age, but their first teeth can poke through any time from three months to a year. The first teeth to make an appearance are the lower front teeth, and these are followed a month or two later by the two upper front teeth. Gradually, all twenty baby or primary teeth will come through, and by age three your child will probably have their complete set of first teeth and can see a dentist in Newcastle for the very first time. What are the Symptoms of Teething? Your baby may be drooling more often, and this can cause a rash on their chin. They might be fussier than usual or could cry more frequently because their gums…

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Nov 30, 2018 by
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Do You Know Why Your Regular Dental Checkups are So Important?

Do you only schedule a checkup when you feel something might be wrong? Unfortunately, lots of people still ignore polite reminders from their dental office, believing that regular dental checkups are unnecessary. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Ideally, most people will need to see a dentist in Newcastle at six-monthly intervals and should have their teeth cleaned professionally at these visits. Why See a Dentist Regularly When Everything Seems Fine? All too often, the earliest signs of dental disease are easy to ignore, for example, gums that might bleed when you brush or floss, or noticing that a tooth feels more sensitive to hot and cold foods. Other symptoms are silent or are overlooked entirely. Yet this is the very best time to detect and treat dental problems, when they are still developing and have yet to cause any real discomfort, or even worse, dental pain! At this…

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Nov 23, 2018 by
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Using Dental Bonding to Refresh Your Smile

A chipped, broken or stained tooth can detract from an otherwise attractive smile. Dental bonding is a quick and non-invasive treatment, and it is quite affordable too. What is Dental Bonding? Dental bonding is a procedure to cosmetically improve the appearance of a tooth, using tooth-coloured composite resin material which is applied or bonded directly to the tooth surface before it is hardened, shaped and polished. It’s an excellent treatment for mending chips or cracks in teeth, and it can also be used to close or minimize gaps in between teeth. If you have a tooth that is too small, slightly rotated or not quite the right shape, dental bonding might be suitable for reshaping or recontouring the tooth. The composite resin material used in dental bonding is the same material used to mend small to medium-sized cavities in teeth. This material is extremely aesthetic, and West Bowmanville Family Dental…

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Nov 16, 2018 by
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The Truth Behind Common Dental Myths

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions as to what’s required to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You only need to spend a few minutes each day taking care of your dental health but listening to some of these common myths could cause irreversible damage. We’ve looked at some of the more common myths. Myth 1: Brushing Harder Will Get Your Teeth Cleaner The truth is that brushing your teeth too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush could wear away your tooth enamel and even your gums, harming your teeth and certainly not helping get them any cleaner. You don’t need to brush your teeth hard to get them thoroughly clean as it is more a matter of technique. Instead, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and ask your Bowmanville dentist if you need help in perfecting your daily dental routine. Myth 2: You Don’t Need to Floss Every Day…

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Nov 9, 2018 by
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Is Your Smile Ready for the Party Season?

It might be hard to believe, but it is nearly the end of the year, and of course, that means it is very nearly the party season. Lots of people will spend time and money ensuring they look their best, by purchasing a new outfit, or by following a new eating or fitness regime, but have you considered your smile? If your teeth are looking dingy or discoloured, there are lots of things you can do to help rejuvenate their appearance. Now is the perfect opportunity to take action, so by the time you attend your first party, you’ll have the sparkling smile you desire. The easiest place to start is by seeing your dentist in Bowmanville, and especially if you haven’t had a check-up for a while. It is essential to ensure your teeth are healthy before you have any type of cosmetic dentistry, and it will help the…

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Nov 2, 2018 by
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