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Choosing and Caring for Your Toothbrush

Did you realize you will most likely spend more than 1,000 hours cleaning your teeth during your lifetime? Your toothbrush is an essential tool that our dentists in Newcastle hope you use at least twice a day, so it is critical to ensure you select the right toothbrush. Without the proper brush, cleaning your teeth is much harder and is less likely to be effective, but given the wide selection available, choosing a toothbrush can seem a little daunting. The reality is that almost any brush will work well for you provided it feels comfortable to hold and that you brush your teeth properly and for the full two minutes each time. Most people, without a timer, will only brush their teeth for less than one minute but you need at least two minutes to reach all your tooth surfaces effectively and to remove dental plaque that contains cavity-causing bacteria.…

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Apr 26, 2019 by
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Is Your Smile in Shape for the Wedding Season?

The wedding season is about to begin in earnest, and nowadays those wedding photos are posted everywhere for people to enjoy. If you have an invite or two, you have almost certainly given some thought about what you will wear, but have you thought about your smile? Weddings are an occasion when everyone wants to smile, laugh and talk, and the last thing you want, or need is to feel unsure about your smile. Trying to smile with your mouth closed or hiding behind your hand could mar your enjoyment of the day. If you do feel a bit self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, now is the time to take action. Often, the solution for improving it might be quicker and more cost-effective than you realize. If it has been a while since you last saw a dentist in Newcastle, the best way to investigate the cosmetic dentistry…

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Apr 19, 2019 by
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Is Snoring Ruining Your Beauty Sleep?

Snoring is an annoying habit, but it can potentially be more damaging than you realize. This is because it could be a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Most people with sleep apnea will snore, but not everybody who snores will have sleep apnea. But, how can you tell if you just happen to snore, or if you have sleep apnea? Although sleep apnea can cause sufferers to snore loudly and regularly, it does create other symptoms. If you recognize any of these signs, you may have sleep apnea in Courtice. What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?One major sign is the way you feel when you wake up in the morning. If you frequently feel tired and are excessively sleepy during the daytime, you might have this condition. The reason why sleep apnea can create excessive sleepiness is that it interrupts breathing. As you fall asleep, the muscles in your…

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Apr 12, 2019 by
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How to Have a More Tooth Friendly Easter

Easter is looming large on the calendar, and the stores are full of enticing Easter goodies. It is hard to resist temptation and especially if you have kids, and it’s unreasonable to think that you won’t indulge at least a little bit. However, with a bit of planning, you can enjoy this sweet celebration without causing too much harm to your pearly whites. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family’s teeth safe this Easter, and hopefully cavity-free, so there’s no need to see an emergency dentist in Newcastle! Choose When to Eat Easter TreatsChoosing when to eat Easter goodies can make all the difference to your dental health. Whenever you eat something very sweet or sugary, bacteria in your mouth will thrive. They create acid as a by-product which weakens and erodes your tooth enamel. After eating something sweet or sticky, your mouth remains more acidic…

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Apr 5, 2019 by
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