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Time to spit the dummy?

Sucking on a dummy can help relax and settle a baby down, but many parents may be unaware about the long term effect it can have on their child’s teeth and mouth. In most cases, sucking on a dummy, thumb or even fingers can cause changes to their teeth and jaws. The younger a child …

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What is tooth erosion?

Many things that we eat and drink are acidic. Food acids can often be added to processed foods and drinks. These acids can dissolve and also soften some of the tooth’s surface, making it easier for them to be worn away by abrasion or teeth grinding. Some common foods and drinks that contain high levels …

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Grinding your teeth?

Bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding of the teeth. Usually, a person doesn’t realise that they grind their teeth in their sleep. For example, some people grind their teeth when they are angry, concentrating or feeling anxious. Some common signs and symptoms of teeth grinding include: Grinding sounds while the person is asleep Clenching the …

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Are dental implants for you?

Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically inserted into your jaw bone, often where teeth are missing. The implant acts as a substitute to your tooth’s natural root, creating a strong foundation which are attached to small posts that come out through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for the implant crown, an …

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Calcium is important for strong teeth

Calcium assists in making your teeth stronger by helping to remineralize tooth structure. However, calcium also needs phosphorus and vitamin D to maximise its bone strengthening benefits. A healthy diet containing calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D (which can assist in absorption and regulate the balance in your body) is essential for healthy teeth. Here is …

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