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Dental fear or dental phobia
10Feb, 2018

Dental Fear Or Dental Phobia!

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Fear and anxiety of the dentist and dental treatment are both significant characteristics that contribute to avoidance of dental care. Anxiety associated with the thought of visiting the dentist for preventive care and over dental procedures is referred to as dental anxiety. It has been cited as the fifth-most common cause of anxiety. Phobia is persistent, unrealistic, and intense fear of a specific stimulus, leading to complete avoidance of the perceived danger. Both dental anxiety and fear evoke physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioural responses in an individual. This is a […]
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Why should I see the hygienist twice a year
2Feb, 2018

Why Should I See The Hygienist Twice A Year?

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The hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar using an ultrasonic scaler associated with the hand scaled. Hygienists also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. The hygienist will work with the dental team to give you care that is needed for a healthy gums. Most of people don’t understand the importance of having a dental check-up and cleaning every six months to ensure good oral health. A few reasons to have your dental […]
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25Jan, 2018

Lingual braces: Am I a good candidate?

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Lingual (the tongue or palate side of the teeth) braces are the latest method of moving teeth invisibly. They are an excellent system for aligning teeth at the same time as delivering improvements to your bite. With lingual braces, the brackets, wires and even the elastics are all mounted to the back of your teeth, which is a desirable option if you don’t want people to know you are wearing braces. Whether you are a teenager who worries about peer pressure or an adult who has a career where appearance […]
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plaque
18Jan, 2018

Do you know what plaque is and how it builds up?

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The full name is bacterial dental plaque and it’s referred to as plaque. Plaque is a thin transparent layer of saliva, oral debris and normal mouth bacteria which sticks to the tooth surface, and can only be removed by cleaning. After a person eats food with carbohydrates, the carbohydrates combine with the mouth’s natural bacteria to create an acid. The acid then combines with old food particles and saliva in another chemical reaction that causes the microbial substance to become sticky and hard. Plaque is responsible for the two most […]
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thumb sucking
19Dec, 2017

Help Your Child To Stop Thumb Sucking

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Thumb and finger sucking is normal in the newborn period. Thumb and finger sucking offers these tots a level of comfort allowing them to self sooth, relax and sleep. Most children stop their non-nutritive sucking habit at two and three years of age. If your child stops his habit before the age of 5 then the negative effects of the habit should be minimal. Thumb sucking isn’t usually a concern until a child’s permanent teeth come in. At this point, thumb sucking might begin to affect the roof of the […]
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31Jul, 2017

Tips For Adults With Braces

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When you have braces on teeth, your teeth need extra attention and protection from decay and gum disease. You should also take precautions to avoid damaging the braces. For example, activities to avoid include eating chewy or sticky sweets, eating hard or crunchy foods, biting your lip, breathing excessively through your mouth and pushing your tongue against your teeth. Brushing Brushing your teeth twice a day is the standard oral care recommendation; however, when you wear braces, you should brush after every time you eat — even after that mid-afternoon […]
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21Jun, 2017

FAQ’S Regarding Braces

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What is orthodontic treatment? Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening your teeth to improve the appearance of them and the way they work. It can look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints by spreading the biting pressure over your teeth. Why should I have orthodontic treatment? Many people have crooked or crowded teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help straighten or move them into a better position. This can improve their appearance and the way teeth bite together, whilst also making them easier to clean. Some […]
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13Jun, 2017

The Foundation For A Lifetime Of Beautiful Teeth

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Early orthodontic treatment can begin as early as five or six years old.  However, conventional orthodontic treatment often doesn’t start until the age of 11 or older when all the baby teeth have been lost. The goal of early treatment is to correct the growth of the jaw and bite problems, such as underbite. Early treatment also helps to make room for permanent teeth to come in properly, reducing the chance of extractions in the future. How to tell if your child may need early orthodontic treatment Your child should […]
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7Jun, 2017

Living With My Braces

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The Orthodontics team at Angel Smile Orthodontics will be able to advise you on your braces and teeth. If you do not take their advice, the brace may take longer to work and the treatment may be unsuccessful. If your brace is damaged or broken, this can also delay the treatment. How often should I see the dentist while I am wearing my brace? You will need to have your brace adjusted regularly to make sure it is working properly. Usually you will have an appointment roughly every six to […]
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7Jul, 2016

5 Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

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It is usually tricky cleaning your teeth with braces installed. Your teeth need extra attention to protect them from decay, staining and gum disease. However, when brushing your braces be sure not to damage your braces in the process. Activities to avoid include eating chewy, sticky, hard and crunchy foods, biting your lips, breathing excessively through your mouth and pushing your tongue against your teeth. It’s up to you to keep your entire mouth clean and off cavities. Plaque needs to be removed from your teeth a couple of times […]
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