Oral Health Advice

Tooth decay begins with a small patch of softened enamel at the tooth’s surface, often hidden from sight in the fissures or between the teeth.

Cold sores are the consequence of a viral infection, normally in childhood. They usually appear on the lips and nostrils but can be more widespread.

Although dental enamel is the strongest material the body makes, it also has a brittle glass-like structure. This makes it vulnerable to cracking or fracturing under certain circumstances.

A missing back tooth can start a chain reaction over years that in extreme cases could lead to the loss of more teeth. Back teeth (molars) are chewing teeth.

Myofascial pain, also known as Temporo-Mandibular Jaw (TMJ) pain, is similar to dull toothache or wisdom tooth pain but is essentially muscular. It is sometimes difficult to locate, and there may be pain in the jaw joint and all the surrounding structures.

To prevent sensitive teeth there are several things you can do on a daily basis to help.

If you play a contact sport, wearing a custom-made mouthguard will protect your teeth from damage.

The common causes of tooth wear are acids in the mouth & wear from incorrect tooth brushing technique or a brush with firm bristles

Your wisdom teeth are the last to erupt at the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 18 and 22. Sometimes they appear many years later.

Having the right information about your teeth, and how to care for them, can be as important as getting the right treatment for any problems that might occur. Even if you’ve been told that you have nice teeth, it’s crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent problems. This involves getting the right oral care products, as well as being mindful of your daily habits.

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