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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Pregnancy and your smile

Private Dentist Medway Towns

If you are pregnant, having a baby will make you smile – eventually!

But what are the true implications of being pregnant and your oral health.

It’s true to say that most women can go through pregnancy without losing teeth.

However, there are some pitfalls, so let’s have a look at the risks:

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The Daily Grind

 

Christmas can be a stressful time and sometimes we may all feel like clenching our teeth in the Christmas queues but what is the truth about tooth grinding?

The technical term for tooth grinding is Bruxism and it can be a habit of grinding and or clenching the jaw. This habit tends to occur at night in our sleep. There are three problems as a result: (more…)

For there was never yet philosopher

‘For there was never yet philosopher

That could endure the toothache patiently’

William Shakespeare, MuchAdoAbout Nothing

The most common cause of toothache is dental decay – i.e.: a cavity. This is caused by bacteria (plaque) turning the sugar we eat into acid, this slowly over time produces a hole in the tooth.

The hole allows toxins to irritate the nerve in the tooth and this causes pain. It’s treated in the early stages by removing the decay and placing a filling in the tooth.

At a later stage we would need to also remove the nerve itself by using root canal therapy. (more…)

Tooth staining

 

Everyone understands that self confidence can be boosted with nice clean white teeth and we at Fresh Dental Care are very happy to help.

There are several reasons why teeth can appear stained and discoloured, so if we have a look at each of these we can understand the possible treatments that can address a variety of problems.

Teeth can appear stained and discoloured on the surface or within the body of the tooth. Let’s have a look at the outside staining first. (more…)

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