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Codeine sensitivity or allergy

Codeine sensitivity or allergy

Codeine and its Effects.  The next article in our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions” series discusses Codeine sensitivity or allergy in patients and alternative medications you can take to reduce pain. If you have...

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Medical History and Dental Surgery

Medical History and Dental Surgery

This month we are going to be looking at how your medical history can impact surgical care. As the information provided is quite in-depth and substantial we have broken it down to a series of posts. Each week will be publishing 3 posts in the series. The full list of...

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Dry mouth (also known as Xerostomia)

Dry mouth (also known as Xerostomia)

What this article covers: The salivary glands which with reduced salvia production causes dry mouth: Parotid salivary glands Sub-mandibular salivary glands Sub-lingual salivary glands Accessory salivary glands The functions of saliva Symptoms of reduced saliva Effect...

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Tongue Tie Surgery: known as a Frenectomy

Tongue Tie Surgery: known as a Frenectomy

An increasing number of children, as young as 18 months, are being referred to me for a surgical procedure called a frenectomy or tongue tie surgery. The term frenectomy means the removal of a frenum; a frenum being the tissue that attaches the lip or cheek to the gum...

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Natural Teeth & how to maintain them

Natural Teeth & how to maintain them

Advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to help you with maintaining your natural teeth. And that’s important. Maintaining your natural teeth is the best thing for your oral health as your teeth provide support for your gums and jaw. Treatments such as apicoectomy...

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Children and keeping their teeth healthy

Children and keeping their teeth healthy

In this article, we show you how to keep your children’s teeth healthy There appears to be a great deal of confusion in the community about what parents should do to ensure that their children’s teeth remain healthy and free of tooth decay. Children need to have a...

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Implants: The whole story of when, where, & how

Implants: The whole story of when, where, & how

Implant development Implants: The whole story of when, where, & how. Dental implants have been available for over 40 years since the pioneering work of Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark in Goteborg, Sweden.  A Swedish orthopaedic surgeon, he is regarded as the father...

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Decay prevention for young adults

Decay prevention for young adults

How to prevent dental decay This final article is an overview of preventive dental information for young adults about preventing dental decay, as well as a discussion on the importance of custom-made mouthguards. A summary of practical advice on preventing dental...

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Plaque and Gum Disease: Young Adults Series

Plaque and Gum Disease: Young Adults Series

Preventing plaque and gum disease This article, the third in the series, is written to help young adults understand dental diseases and the preventive actions they can take to minimise their experience of tooth decay and gum disease, by the proper way of controlling...

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Third molars: to remove or not to remove

Third molars: to remove or not to remove

Why the removal of third molars or wisdom teeth is not so straightforward. FACT:  The third molars (wisdom teeth) have been causing problems for human beings for thousands of years. They continue to do so today and will continue to do so in the future. FACT:  The...

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…and the leading cause of tooth loss is?

…and the leading cause of tooth loss is?

And the leading cause of tooth loss is... Gingivitis (Gum Disease) Over 90% of the world’s population will suffer from gingivitis, which is an inflammation. This inflammation is the leading cause of tooth loss.  Gingivitis (Gum Disease) is caused by the gum...

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Brushing or Flossing and Bleeding Gums

Brushing or Flossing and Bleeding Gums

Is it normal for my Gums to bleed when brushing or flossing? Answer.  “This question always triggers alarm bells for me because it is clear that the message has still not got through that bleeding from gums at any time is a sign of gum disease.  There should not be...

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Chronic Headaches? You May Have TMD

Chronic Headaches? You May Have TMD

Do you have Chronic Headaches? Do you suffer from chronic headaches, aching muscles in the face, locking of the jaw, trouble opening or closing or even clicking noises? You May Have TMD…TMD is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – this is a condition that causes...

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Youth, Dentistry, & the Next Generation

Youth, Dentistry, & the Next Generation

Teaching the Youth to Care for their Teeth It’s strange that a significant proportion of the population avoids the dentist because they fear pain, but only attend when they are in pain. This school of thought needs to be displaced within our youth so that they are...

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Losing your tooth: Keeping your dignity!

Losing your tooth: Keeping your dignity!

Improve your Smile after Losing a Tooth Losing a tooth can cause you huge embarrassment, but unlike other methods of replacing teeth, dental implant treatment most closely maintains your dental structures in a healthy state while restoring your appearance and...

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