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Top Toothache Causes

A toothache can be utterly miserable and often will require expert dental treatment. We’ve outlined some of the most common reasons for toothache in Newcastle below. 1.    Tooth Decay You might have guessed this is the most common reason for toothache and occurs if the inner part of the tooth, called the dentin becomes damaged and more sensitive, especially to changes in temperature. Initially, the pain might be an ache, but it could become sharper and will worsen if the decay reaches the dental pulp right in the centre of the tooth. By this stage, the tooth is badly infected and needs urgent treatment. 2.    Dental Abscess When a tooth infection isn’t treated promptly, the tooth may become abscessed, where the tissues surrounding the tooth root also become inflamed and which can destroy gum and bone. Now, treatment is even more critical, and you should see an emergency dentist in…

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Mar 8, 2019 by
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Why Have Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

You conscientiously brush your teeth twice a day, and you are pretty good about flossing regularly too! So, why is it necessary to visit a Newcastle dental office regularly to have your teeth professionally cleaned? Your daily oral hygiene routine can help to maintain a healthy mouth in between dental visits, but it is only part of a good preventative dental plan. Even if you clean your teeth meticulously, spending at least two minutes each time, you are almost certainly missing out some areas, leaving plaque bacteria remaining on tooth surfaces. Initially, dental plaque is a soft, sticky layer, but unless it is removed thoroughly from your teeth surfaces, it quickly hardens into calculus or tartar. Calculus is very different because it is extremely hard, meaning it cannot be brushed away during your everyday oral care routine. Instead, it can only be removed during your regular hygiene appointment here at…

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Mar 1, 2019 by
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Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a procedure like a smile makeover, and it can produce amazing results. Overall, full mouth reconstruction in Newcastle aims to ensure you receive a beautiful smile that enhances your facial features, but equally importantly we want to make sure you have teeth that function correctly, and that your dental health is the best possible. What Type of Treatments Are Used during Full Mouth Reconstruction? The type of treatments used during full mouth reconstruction varies tremendously. For example, if you just need your smile refreshing, treatment could be as straightforward as removing ageing fillings and replacing them with cosmetically appealing tooth coloured fillings, perhaps combined with a professional teeth whitening treatment. However, your treatment plan can include more advanced procedures such as teeth straightening using the very latest invisible braces from Invisalign, or restoring missing teeth using the most advanced dental implant treatments in Clarington. Other treatments…

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Feb 22, 2019 by
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What are the Choices for Replacing a Front Tooth?

Losing any teeth is distressing, but it can seem worse when it is a highly visible front tooth. Luckily, there are several solutions, so no matter your needs or budget, we can make sure your smile and your ability to eat comfortably is soon restored. Your choices include a denture, dental bridge or a dental implant. Denture A one-tooth denture or dental flipper is the most cost-effective solution for restoring a missing front tooth. It is also the least invasive treatment which can be appealing for anyone with dental anxieties or phobias. A one-tooth denture has a gum-coloured acrylic base that rests on the gums, and it supports the denture tooth. The range of denture teeth is enormous, and our dentist in Bowmanville can help you choose a tooth that will blend in beautifully with your existing teeth. Despite the ease of treatment, a one-tooth denture is frequently regarded as…

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Feb 15, 2019 by
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Heart Health and Its Connection to Oral Health

At this time of year, lots of people are thinking about how best to spoil their honey. While Valentine’s Day might be all about hearts and flowers, it is worth remembering that it’s celebrated during Heart Month here in Canada. Approximately 2.4 million Canadians are affected by some form of heart disease, and most of us will know somebody with heart problems. What you may not have realized, is that poor oral health, and especially gum disease has been associated with higher rates of heart disease in numerous studies. In 2012, the American Heart Association released a statement supporting an association between the two. Currently, it is still unclear whether one condition can actually cause the other, and especially as both health problems have similar risk factors. These risk factors include smoking, diabetes, and having a poor diet. How Can Heart Disease and Oral Health Be Connected? There are several…

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Feb 8, 2019 by
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