What Is The Best Whitening Toothpaste?

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It is sad to know that a reported 20% of people hide their smile in photos because they are embarrassed about their smile! It is terrible that some people feel their teeth are not pretty enough too smile. One of the most common complaints is their teeth are too yellow. That’s probably why you are here looking for the best whitening toothpaste!

Many things can contribute to stained teeth, such as smoking, tea and coffee, certain foods, and tooth decay. Gum disease and medications can also result in stained teeth.

There are many options to whiten teeth such as veneers, in-chair whitening at the dentist, and bleaching gel with custom trays. However, the best and easiest way to start whitening teeth it to pick the right toothbrush and the best whitening toothpaste.

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Brief Dental Implant History Infographic

Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. We are lucky that dental implant technology has improved so much! Check out this infographic on the brief history of dental implant.

Dental implants that integrate with the jawbone are pretty amazing. There is a whole lot of complex science that goes into the simple concept of screwing an implant into bone. This infographic gives a brief overview of some of the history of implants!

The most important breakthrough came when Branemark released a paper in 1977 establishing osseointegration. This meant he discovered a type of metal that human bone actually grows into! This allowed much more stability and the modern dental implant was born. He actually first placed a Titanium implant into a volunteer patient over ten years earlier, but needed longer to better research and gather evidence.

Modern dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or a whole arch of teeth! Sometimes we can place a tooth onto an implant straight away. Other times we need to wait weeks or months! Technology is constantly improving but there is still a way to go.

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What Is A Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is used to fill a gap caused by missing teeth. It actually ‘bridges’ the gap between teeth to fill in the space. A dental bridge is mounted to either natural teeth or dental implants.

A dental bridge is some false teeth that are glued in permanently to fill in spaces. Gaps in teeth are filled by the bridge after it is glued in place. It creates a natural looking smile and gives strong teeth to chew on.

Dental bridges can look fantastic and often last a long time. They are made typically out of ceramics (porcelain) with or without a metal layer underneath. Dental bridges are custom made to match your particular tooth or implants. They are glued in using strong cement.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

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If you get you third set of adult molars (known as wisdom teeth) it’s possible you don’t have enough space or they are coming in at an odd angle. These wisdom teeth often lead to pain, discomfort and infection. So it’s a common questions people ask -why do we have wisdom teeth?

Is there a point to these teeth that give us so much trouble? There are a few theories behind why we have wisdom teeth.

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When does Invisalign stop hurting?

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People often wonder when when does Invisalign stop hurting? The answer depends on a few factors and the type of pain.

I’ve seen patients  with clear aligners experience no pain from day one till treatment completion, but also have seen patients experience discomfort for days after each aligners change. Everyone is different!

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Why do I have a smelly tooth? How can I fix stop it smelling?

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A smelly tooth or bad breath can be terrible thing to endure, and also to inflict on others! Whether you have noticed it yourself or it has gotten to the stage that someone else has commented, there are plenty of reasons why a tooth may smell bad.

Why do I have a smelly tooth?

1. The tooth has started to decay

If the tooth has stated to decay there are bad bacteria that are eating away at enamel (outside layer) and inner layers of the tooth. This is one of the most common causes of a smelly tooth. Decay is important to get fixed by a dentist before it gets worse!

2. The tooth is not clean and there is bacteria build up

If the tooth or gums are not clean there is bacteria on the tooth that can smell very bad. The bacteria will smell till you get the tooth cleaned well!

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Does Invisalign hurt? Do invisible braces hurt like normal braces?

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Does Invisalign hurt? We know that other type of braces can hurt, but what about the invisible braces? When you get Invisalign or clear aligners you should not necessarily expect to feel pain or discomfort. Some people do however get a surprising amount of pain or soreness. Usually this discomfort is a great sign that the Invisalign is working!! But you should try and figure out what type of pain is happening to figure out how to fix it!

So Does Invisalign hurt? The types of discomfort people feel with invisible braces

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. Three different type of pain or discomfort that people with Invisalign can get are

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