28Jan, 2016

You May Have Been Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way This W

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Tooth or Consequences When brushing your teeth, have you ever wondered to yourself, “Am I doing this right?” Probably not. But you should. Have no fear, though, because we’ve got the inside scoop on cleaning the inside of your mouth. Size Matters First off, you need the proper toothbrush. The size of your toothbrush should correlate to the size of your mouth. “If you are straining to open wide enough to let the brush in, the brush is probably too big,” said Richard H. Price, DMD, consumer advisor for the American […]
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20Jan, 2016

Why Invisalign is a Better Alternative to Braces

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For most people, their braces experience brings back memories of mouths full of metal, snapping wires, regular tightenings, food and drink restrictions and general unpleasantness. However, my personal experience couldn’t have been more different. When it was decided a few months before starting university that braces were something I needed, I was reluctant as I didn’t want to start university with a mouth full of metal. I therefore opted to have Invisalign braces instead of the conventional train tracks. With celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Tom Cruise and Gisele Bunchen […]
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19Jan, 2016

The English do not have worse teeth than Americans, study proves

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It is a common stereotype, propagated by characters such as Austin Powers: the British man with an abysmal set of chompers. But a new study comparing oral health in the US and England reveals that the oral health of Americans is no better than that of the English. According to the authors of the study, published in The BMJ‘s Christmas issue, the popular belief held by Americans that the English have terrible teeth dates back over a century, with toothpaste ads eulogizing American smiles. But until now, there were no studies […]
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7Jan, 2016

Dentist Carries Out Root Canal Treatment On 400-Pound Gorilla

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A dental team in England meticulously performed a root canal treatment on a 400-pound, western lowland gorilla named Pertinax who lives at Paignton Zoo. Pertinax was sedated for two hours while the dental team went on with the dangerous dental mission. The gorilla developed a fracture that could lead to a boil. Jo Reynard from the zoo’s veterinary team explained the living pulp risks exposure when the tooth is fractured. Saving the tooth required removal of the pulp and implanting a biocompatible replacement. Zoo officials had to work fast on […]
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5Jan, 2016

Be careful! Some sugar-free drinks can also damage teeth, experts warn

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Sporting a sugar-free label does not make a product tooth-friendly, warn oral health experts who urge consumers to be aware of the potential for sugar-free beverages and confectionery to be as damaging as those containing sugar. Researchers at the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), based at the University of Melbourne, Australia, tested 23 different types of sugar-free drinks – including soft drinks and sports drinks – and found those that contain acidic additives and those with low pH levels cause measurable damage to tooth enamel, even if they have […]
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