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When Should You Take Your Child to the Dentist?

  Early dental visits are essential for ensuring your little one grows up with a healthy smile. The first visit should occur soon after your child’s first birthday. It’s an excellent way for children to become accustomed to regular preventative dental care and we can provide useful and practical advice on how to care for…

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The Pros and Cons of Electric Toothbrushes

Here at Smilexcellence, we are frequently asked if electric toothbrushes are better than manual. Statistically, people who use electric toothbrushes tend to have lower rates of plaque and gingivitis, but it is mostly down to personal preferences and your brushing technique. Here are some pros and cons to consider. The Pros Electric toothbrushes are easy…

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Dentistry Once You Hit 60

Provided you have looked after your dental health your teeth should remain in great shape as you age. However, some dental conditions are more likely to occur with age, and which include the following: Discoloured Teeth Teeth naturally darken as you age, often because tooth enamel begins to thin, exposing more of the dentine underneath…

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How Does Seasonal Change Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

Have you noticed your teeth are more sensitive as the weather gets colder? It’s a common complaint. During colder weather, your teeth can contract slightly, potentially causing microcracks that slightly open whenever you bite down, and which can allow unwanted sensations to penetrate your tooth nerves. Usually, your teeth are protected by tooth enamel, which…

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What is the Life Expectancy of a Filling?

All too frequently, people assume that once a tooth is filled, it’s good for life. While dental fillings can last for several years, they do need replacing periodically. Usually, the average lifespan of a filling depends on the material chosen by your dentist. Other factors that can influence its longevity include your daily oral hygiene…

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Supercharged Foods for Your Teeth

We’ve all heard the saying you are what you eat, and this certainly applies to your dental health. Sugary foods like fizzy drinks and sweets will all contribute to tooth decay. Try to include at least some of these healthy, tooth-friendly foods in your diet. Cheese Cheese is great for teeth because it increases the…

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Periodontal Disease and the Connection to Systemic Diseases

For decades it was thought that diseases affecting the mouth were completely separate from those affecting the body. However, we now know that oral health and particularly periodontal disease is closely connected to systemic health. Periodontal disease or gum disease is now linked to serious systemic conditions including Type II diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease…

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At-Home Guide for Keeping Your Dental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an uncertain world, there is one thing that you can control, and that is your preventative dental care routine. Practicing good oral care is key to avoid emergency dental appointments for toothaches and other problems. Tooth Brushing and Flossing Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time,…

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Taking Care of Your Oral Health in Self Isolation

During self-isolation, make sure you are well prepared to care for your oral health. Toothbrush Hygiene Keep safe by making sure nobody uses each other’s toothbrushes and that they are stored well away from everybody else’s toothbrush. The damp environment of a toothbrush is ideal for spreading viruses. Use separate toothpaste as well. Continue with…

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