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Flossing
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This is the quintessential question that has been debated for long now leading to many different theories. One argument holds that flossing should be done before brushing since flossing loosens the plaque food particles lodged between your teeth making it easier for these to be removed when you brush. Also, the cleaning agents in your toothpaste will make better contact with your teeth once they are rid of plaque and food particles coating them.   A contrary theory to this recommends brushing is better before flossing because brushing removes a bulk of the plaque. Flossing afterwards causes the cleaning agents left over in your mouth after brushing make better contact with your teeth by forcing them into the spaces between your teeth. This ensures better oral hygiene   While there is no clear consensus on whether flossing before brushing is good or bad, the good news is if you’re asking...

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Precautions for Dental Implants
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So you’ve finally regained your dazzling smile by using dental implants to get rid of those damaged and lost teeth. Congratulations! Now, you need to take certain precautions to ensure your dental implants are protected from damage so they can last longer. Here are a few precautions you should take after a dental implant procedure:   Refrain from irritating the implant: Once you have a dental implant inserted in your mouth, it is quite likely you could experience some discomfort and be tempted to adjust the implant. Refrain from doing so because adjusting the implant could cause inflammation and can also result in the implant coming loose in your mouth. If you do experience discomfort, consult your dental implant specialist in Milton Keynes.   Rinse your mouth with salt water: You dental implant specialist in Milton Keynes will advise you not to brush your teeth for a certain period of...

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Invisalign for Teeth straightening
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Perfectly straight teeth can not only enhance your smile and improve your self-confidence; it can also prevent many dental problems. Misaligned teeth, also known as ‘malocclusion’ in medical terms, can cause several oral and dental problems including but not limited to periodontal (gum) diseases and bad breath. Straightening teeth can provide a number of benefits including improved oral hygiene, less wear and tear of your teeth due to reduced clenching and grinding and decreased chances of contracting gum diseases.   With the many advances in cosmetic dentistry, today, orthodontists can recommend a wide range of teeth straightening options – from metal braces, ceramic supports, lingual braces and clear aligners - depending on individual requirements and preferences. Invisalign is one such option. Invisalign is a clear aligner that is near invisible, unobtrusive and unlike conventional braces, does not use brackets and wires for straightening your teeth making these not only a...

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Dental Veneers for Smile Imperfections
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Crooked, stained, chipped, misshapen teeth are some of the most common dental problems that could give you an ugly looking smile and a lower self-esteem. If you have any of these problems, or you are looking for a quick, convenient and painless way to improve and rejuvenate your smile, dental veneers may be the perfect choice for you.   Dental veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to treat dental problems like crooked teeth, repair cracked or damaged enamel and to fill gaps between two teeth. Dental veneers are made to individual specifications and are available in 5 different types - porcelain, composite, lumineers, palatal and non-permanent veneers. Dental veneers have been successfully used to correct dental problems that adversely affect the appearance of your smile.   Stained teeth: Smoking, food, consumption of beverages like wine, tea and coffee can lead to discolored and stained teeth over time. If you are...

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Invisalign for misplaced teeth
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Perfectly straight teeth can not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but it can also help boost your self-confidence by improving oral hygiene and preventing many dental problems. With the introduction of new tools and technologies, today, there are a variety of teeth straightening options available to orthodontists to cater to the specific requirements of every individual. Recent advances in dentistry have ensured the teeth straightening options available today are, in most cases, natural looking, imperceptible, unobtrusive and practical. The following treatments are some of the treatments available for getting your misplaced and misshapen teeth in shape: Dental implants: Typically dental implants aren’t designed to fix misplaced and misaligned teeth. They are usually used to replace natural teeth when you’ve lost them or to replace broken, chipped or severely damaged teeth. In some cases, dental implants may be used to correct extremely crooked and severely misplaced teeth but this...

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Teeth Straightening Invisalign
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So, you’ve grown wary of your crooked teeth and have finally decided to get your teeth straightened. Congratulations. You’ve taken the first determined step towards improving the appearance of your smile, but you aren’t particularly comfortable with the idea of wearing those unsightly metal braces. Fear not. With the many advances in cosmetic dentistry, braces have evolved over time and now you have the option of using invisible braces for getting a perfectly straight set of teeth without having to experience the discomfort and social stigma usually associated with conventional, metal braces. Invisible braces are also called ibraces, lingual braces or clear aligners and are being increasingly used as a replacement to traditional metal braces which, in addition to being terribly uncomfortable, could also impair your ability to speak and eat. Invisible braces work in the exact manner as conventional metal braces. The only difference is that they are attached...

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