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The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is sometimes also called endodontic therapy in Newcastle. It is an excellent treatment that can help to save and preserve teeth after a tooth has become infected and inflamed. If this treatment hadn’t been developed, we would have no other option but to remove severely infected teeth, something we try very hard to avoid. You needn’t fear this treatment as it shouldn’t feel any worse than having an ordinary filling, although it can take a little longer because it’s quite complicated. When Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary? This treatment removes the infected or injured or dead pulp tissue from deep inside your tooth. Right at the centre of each tooth is a pulp chamber that is connected to the root canal system extending into your tooth roots. The pulp chamber and root canals contain soft tissues made up of nerves and blood vessels and which help teeth…

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May 24, 2019 by
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Protecting Your Family’s Teeth During Sports with a Mouth Guard

We know that many people in Newcastle play sports regularly and that these recreational activities are frequently important for general health and well-being. However, we often see dental injuries caused by participating in sports. The severity of many of these injuries could have been reduced or even eliminated entirely had a well-fitting custom sports mouth guard been worn. Any injury to your teeth can be very upsetting, and especially if you knock out or severely damage a tooth. It is also worth remembering that dental injuries will often require a lifetime of restorative dental care, and a mouthguard is a far more cost-effective solution! Who Should Wear a Sports Mouth Guard? Sometimes it is easy to know when you should be wearing a mouth guard, and our national sport has seen the demise of many a smile! However, there are lots of other sports where it is best to wear…

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May 10, 2019 by
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Dry Mouth and How to Treat It

Saliva is one of those things we take for granted until it is no longer there, creating an uncomfortable condition called dry mouth or xerostomia. Did you realize the average adult produces an amazing three pints of saliva each day, and this body fluid has some important qualities? How Saliva Helps Your Oral Health When you chew food, it prompts your body to produce more saliva which begins the process of digestion, breaking down food and making it moist, so it’s easier to swallow. Saliva contains a digestive enzyme called amylase that begins to break down starch. It also acts as a buffer, helping to reduce the impact of enamel-eroding acid created by bacteria. The antibodies in saliva help to fight oral bacteria and other infections. Your mouth needs to be moist for you to speak clearly because it allows the tongue to create the intricate sounds necessary for speech.…

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May 3, 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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