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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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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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