When does Invisalign stop hurting?

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People often wonder when when does Invisalign stop hurting? The answer is different for everyone – and also changes depending on the type of Invisalign pain experienced. The good news is, the vast majority of Invisalign pain is easily remedied and passes within 48 hours or less.

Does Invisalign Hurt

Invisible braces like Invisalign are used to move teeth to give you a better smile. Just like traditional braces, Invisalign can give discomfort as your teeth move into their better position.

So yes, Invisalign does hurt. However..

“tooth movement pain or discomfort is a sign that the Invisalign treatment is working

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Parents Try Out This Elmo Brushing Teeth Song

Elmo really says it all in this Elmo brushing teeth song video – everyone has to brush their teeth to keep them healthy! Remember for most people – 2 minutes twice a day is a good guideline!

Elmo is joined by Nicole Kidman and Bruno Mars – who also want to remind kids to brush their teeth. Good work promoting oral health in an interesting way by the team at Sesame Street.

Elmo Brushing Teeth Song

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Top 21 Funniest Wisdom Teeth Memes

The third set of molars are known as the Wisdom teeth. Despite their name, these teeth can be downright stupid – and can grow impacted or out of position. It is very common for people to need to have their wisdom teeth removed by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ouch!

I have put together a collection of wisdom tooth memes submitted via Instagram as the TOP 20 Wisdom Teeth Memes – share with a friend who is recovering! Humour can be the best medicine*** (and salt water rinse and soft foods and painkillers).

Wisdom teeth are famous all around the world as they cause all kinds of trouble. Having wisdom teeth out is one of the most common surgeries people can have – particularly in the mouth. Because wisdom teeth are in the mouth, they can be uncomfortable to recover from after you have had them out – hopefully this list of memes will make you or your loved on feel better while they recover!

If you are suffered with an impacted wisdom tooth you may have had on and off discomfort, pain or smell from your wisdom teeth for months or years before they are removed. What a frustrating set of teeth!

Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth out though – some of us have enough space and the wisdom teeth will grow in normally. They can be perfectly good teeth! When there is enough space.

 

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6 Natural Cures For Bad Breath

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No-one likes stinky breath. However we will all experience it at some point in our lives! In fact almost 35-45% of us have bad breath chronically (all the time) according to the boffins at the Bad Breath Institute (source)

When you are dating – having bad breath is one of the biggest “turn-offs” according to a post shared by the dating website Match.com. They cite a study that says a majority of young people have pulled out of a kiss or “intimate moment” because the other person had bad breath. Eww!

Today I wanted to share some the natural ways that some people are using foods and nature to control or cure their bad breath. Some of these options are also said to take normal breath and make them smell BETTER than average!

If you have morning breath or stink breath in general, it may help to look beyond the mouth rinse and super strength toothpaste and try out a natural cure for bad breath.

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Do I need To Keep Invisalign Trays Once They Are Done?

do i need to keep invisalign trays

People often stockpile their old Invisalign aligners trays just as a habit. But do they need to keep Invisalign trays and for how long?

Clear aligners are one of the most popular new types of braces used to straighten teeth. Invisalign is the most recognised international brand that dentists use to provide clear aligners braces. But do you need to keep your Invisalign trays after you move to the next set?

Do I Keep Invisalign Trays?

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Video

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Wisdom teeth are the third molars found at the back of the mouth. They are typically the slowest to develop of all the teeth and can appear at any time from 16-24 (though some people fall outside this range!)

Not everyone has wisdom teeth! Some people are lucky enough to be born without them – or have less than the four in total.

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What To Do If You Have Bad Breath

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Six Things To Do If You Have Bad Breath

Woken up with bad breath? Got some anonymous feedback from a coworker or family member? Wondering why you can’t score a second date? Time to fix your stinky breath!

A 2012 study showed that a majority of young people aged 18-34 had backed out an “intimate moment” because the other person had bad breath! (source) They said they could overlook almost all traits like dressing poorly or sweaty palms – but stinky bad breath was a dealbreaker.

There are many things that cause cause bad breath (also known as halitosis). The most common causes are dental in origin. You can see all the 6 most common causes of bad breath here!

So if you do have breath, here are six specific things you can do to improve it!

  1. Rinse your mouth out
    • Bad breath is often caused by bacteria in the mouth. Swish some mouth rinse to blast them and enjoy the minty taste at the same time!
    • It’s the simplest solution to give you short and help with long term bad breath control
    • If you don’t like/can’t stand the taste of mouth rinse – even just swishing with water after eating has been reported to improve bad breath
  2. Improve your oral hygiene AKA brush twice per day properly and floss in between your teeth
    • Brush twice per day – it is a life sentence. Soft toothbrush, toothpaste, two minutes. A simple recipe.
    • Some people find better results with an electric toothbrush
    • Put the whitening toothpaste aside if you have bad breath problems – just use boring regular paste
  3. Clean that tongue!
    • Odour is worst on the tongue for many people. Clean it every day!
    • The easiest way is to use a manual toothbrush when you brush your teeth spend ten seconds gently cleaning the tongue with the bristles
    • A tongue scraper is an awesome cheap tool that many people find helps them greatly
  4. Put the cigarettes aside
    • Much of the bad smell from smoking comes from the cigarettes itself  – some people say e-cigarettes give them less odour issues
    • Quit smoking or reduce it before events that you are worried about the smell
    • The odour of smoking is also inhaled and sticks around in the lungs – so masking the breath helps but there will always be some odour
  5. Chew gum
    • Bad breath? Sugar free chewing gum should be your best friend.
    • Low saliva flow or dry mouth? Sugar free chewing gum should be your best friend.
    • Gum is MUCH better than mints or sprays at giving you long term freshness
  6. Avoid stinky foods (garlic, onion)
    • Brush all you want, after you go to town on a garlic rich meal – the smell will stick around. Avoid heavily scented foods before important events when you are worried about the smell of your breath.

Questions or comments about what you do? Comment below!