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New Year’s Resolution for a Healthy Smile

New Year’s resolutions are popular, but many will fall by the wayside in a matter of just a few weeks, so this year, why not resolve to keep your teeth healthy? Improving your dental health is frequently very straightforward, and it is a resolution that is easy to stick to. Best of all, having good dental health is beneficial in so many ways. When you have a healthy smile, it can significantly boost your self-esteem and self-confidence, and it protects your overall health too. Having great dental health can also reduce your dental bills in the longer-term, and you have a far better chance of holding onto your natural teeth for life. These simple strategies will help you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile in the coming year. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies A good diet is essential for healthy teeth and gums, and poor nutrition can negatively affect your immune…

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Dec 28, 2018 by
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What to Do If You Have Bad Breath?

Many people feel self-conscious about their breath, and there are lots of little signs that can indicate bad breath (halitosis), for example, noticing that people’s take a step back when you begin to talk, or they’ll turn their cheek when you kiss goodbye. It can be tricky to tell if you have halitosis, but you could try licking the inside of your wrist and smelling it. If it smells nasty, there’s a good chance your breath smells too. Otherwise, ask a trusted friend or relative to tell you the truth. Once you know, you can sort out this problem. Why Do People Get Bad Breath? Strong foods like onions and garlic can cause temporary halitosis, and although unpleasant and embarrassing, there’s nothing to worry about. You simply must wait for the foods to be eliminated from your body. Persistent halitosis is an entirely different matter and is usually caused by…

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Dec 21, 2018 by
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How to Overcome Dental Anxieties

If you experience fears or anxieties about the thought of seeing a dentist in Newcastle, you’re not alone. Many people have some anxiety about dental checkups, even those have only ever had good experiences. It’s a problem because you know how important regular dental examinations are for your dental health, and for your general health. The good news is that dental anxiety can be overcome, but it’s important to choose a dentist who takes the time to listen to you and to acknowledge your fears. Common anxieties include fear of needles, a dislike or fear of the dental drill, fear of pain, and embarrassment about having bad teeth. Fear of Needles Feeling fearful about having injections isn’t confined to dentistry as many people experience this fear when seeing a medical professional. You can rest assured that we use highly effective numbing gel before giving an injection. The injection is administered…

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Dec 14, 2018 by
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Dental Health Tips for the Holiday Season

With December well underway, many people have lots of festivities to attend, while others may be planning a trip away for the holidays. It is a busy time of year, and then, of course, there are all those delicious seasonal foods and drinks to enjoy. These can all take a toll on your teeth, but our simple dental tips will help you to enjoy the holidays without compromising your dental health. Stick to Your Regular Oral Hygiene Routine We know it’s often a frantic time of year, but even the busiest elves can spare a few minutes to brush and floss after a late night. Just think about how much nicer it is to wake up with a clean mouth than to discover last night’s spinach dip is still adorning your not-so-pearly whites. Fill Up on Healthy Foods Before Splurging on Seasonal Goodies Many festive events offer a chance to…

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Dec 7, 2018 by
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