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The Dental Symptoms You Need To Get Checked Out

The Dental Symptoms You Need To Get Checked Out

Even though you might be doing everything that you need to for healthy teeth and gums, there is still a slight risk of developing a dental condition. Some of them are not completely preventable, no matter how hard we try. Thankfully, though, as long as you catch most dental problems at an early stage they should be a lot easier to treat and manage. That just requires you to know which are the important symptoms to look out for. Here are the ones you need to know about.

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Toothache

If you have been suffering from regular toothache recently, then you should get your teeth checked out by a doctor. A professional like Dr Alistair Graham from Mona Vale Dental will be able to examine your teeth and gums to see if there is an underlying condition causing the discomfort in your tooth. You might have gum disease or an abscess, for example. If that is the case, the dentist will be able to get you on the right course of treatment straight away.

Bad Breath

You might think that bad breath is nothing more than an annoyance that can happen whenever you’ve eaten something with a potent smell. However, what most people don’t realize is that it can actually be a symptom of some serious dental conditions. If your bad breath is persistent and is still noticeable even after brushing your teeth, it could be the result of gum disease. You should let your dentist know about this symptom.

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Thinking Of Your Future Self: What Can You Do?

Thinking Of Your Future Self: What Can You Do?

Sometimes we need to be aware that the things we do today, will have an impact on our tomorrow. Sometimes we can get stuck in the here and now and focus too much on how we feel today, and making sure that we feel good about it, but often, sometimes those things on a long term basis will not help us in the future. It is always good to feel amazing in the present day, but if you can, making wise choices as well for your future self. Here are some of the things that you can do.

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Take care of your teeth

Your teeth are often one thing that you overlook, but in truth, we only get one shot at looking after our adult teeth. You may not be able to avoid accidents that cause your teeth to be damaged or fall out, but you can ensure that they are looked after, free from plaque and are in good condition. This is when things like a decent dental care schedule could work in your favour. Enabling you to go to appointments, have your teeth regularly checked and ensure that any treatment needed is done. It may sound like a simple thing, but we will all be thankful for decent healthcare in the future as we get older.

Work on your mindset

Your mind is a powerful tool, and so you should ensure that you work on this aspect of your life. The issue is that we can all develop habits of thinking. You may naturally go towards a negative outlook, think about the worst case scenario of generally feel not good enough. But this is your mindset, and it can be changed. Like anything habits need to be broken and made again, and you can certainly turn negative thoughts into something more positive. You could also work on other things like gratitude, which could also work towards helping you change your outlook on life for the better. Small steps can have the biggest impact.

Change your lifestyle

Your lifestyle is a big factor, and the things that you eat and the amount of activity you do day to day can also have a positive effect on your future self. You need to ensure that you nourish your body with the things that it needs to function more effectively. Activity doesn’t mean heading to the gym each day, but making a choice to be active everyday. This could be walking your dog, or even just taking the stairs instead of a lift. Changing your lifestyle is an ongoing thing, and takes work and effort to realise what will work for you and what won’t.

Becoming more aware of makes you feel good

Finally, you only get one life, and so it is vital that you become more aware of the things that make you feel good, and avoid those things that don’t. Of course, not all of us will have a job we love but yet we still need to do it in order to pay our bills. But the long term benefit of that is being able to live the life we want, so it’s an essential cog in the system. This is more about surrounding yourself with people you love and build you up, and also being able to do the things that you enjoy doing. Fill your days with as many good things as possible.

Let’s hope this helps you to think of your future self.

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A Smile A Day Keeps the Dentist Away 

A Smile A Day Keeps the Dentist Away

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Our teeth go through a lot in their lifetime. If we live past the age of 70, it is likely that we will have lost the majority of them through natural decay; the lifespan of a tooth has not evolved in the same way as our general lifespan has, as the years have gone by and been kinder to us.

There are so many ways to treat our teeth the way that they deserve to be treated, yet many of us rarely do it (only half of us admit to keeping up a regular flossing routine). So what can we do to ensure our smile never fades?

Floss

So as previously stated, only half of us floss. The main reason that a number of us don’t is because we haven’t been brought up with it as habit (i.e. shown to us as a positive thing to do by parents or another figure that we would’ve looked up to as children), so it is imperative that if you have a child, you show them what to do when they are age-appropriate. Flossing has evolved so that you don’t even have to rely on the traditional dental-string now to get in between your teeth – interdental brushes such as those made by Wisdom and TePe are gaining in popularity due to dentist recommendations, and come in different sizes to ensure a more thorough clean than traditional floss could ever provide.

Brush Properly

It may sound incredibly patronizing, as it is something that we have been doing every day for years, but do you know how to brush your teeth? Have a quick search online for how best to do it. You may be thinking that the whiter your teeth are is a good indicator of how good your brushing technique is, but the colour of your teeth isn’t the main thing that dentists are looking for to show that you are up keeping a good routine. There are things to help you get your teeth looking whiter if brushing isn’t helping – look for reviews on the best teeth whitening strips for a quicker solution if any whitening toothpaste that you have invested in isn’t working as well as you had hoped.

Drink More

Certain drinks stain – certainly the notable ones like coffee, tea and wine – and not just your carpets if spilt. They can cause marks to appear on teeth that may be hard to get off, if you can get them off at all without cosmetic help. If you drink more water, not only will this help with your general health and wellbeing, but it is also extremely good for your teeth. Any food debris that you have floating around your mouth will be washed away with water without causing any other damage, and it will help your mouth to keep lubricated with saliva. As gross as this sounds, saliva is actually your friend – it contains enamel-strengthening enzymes which fight against tooth decay and help to keep your mouth a happy one.

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Brushing Dos And Don’ts: Are You Getting It Right?

Brushing Dos And Don’ts: Are You Getting It Right?

We all know it’s important to look after our teeth so that we can enjoy healthy, attractive smiles for years to come. But have you thought about your dental health impacts the rest of your body? Studies show that caring for your teeth and gums has incredible benefits for general health. Research suggests that poor oral health increases your risk of a host of health problems, from heart disease and dementia to strokes and diabetes. It’s never been more important to pay attention to your pearly whites, so are you getting it right? Here are some simple tips to ensure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your dental health on track.

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Have you got your brushing technique down?

Brushing your teeth is essential because it eliminates harmful bacteria and food debris from the mouth. If you don’t brush, there’s a good chance that plaque will form. Plaque is a sticky, colorless substance, which you may be able to feel on your teeth when you first wake up. It clings to the surfaces of the teeth and the gums, and it’s made from bacteria, food particles, and saliva. Plaque is the main cause of dental decay and gum disease.

Brushing dos

Do brush for 2 minutes

It’s not enough to whizz a brush around your mouth and hope for the best. You need to pay due care and attention when you brush. Set a timer to make sure that you brush for at least two minutes. It may not sound like a long time, but you may be shocked if you timed how long you brush for at the moment. Take care to clean every tooth, and angle the head of the brush so that you can clean along the gum line.

Do swap your toothbrush every 3-4 months

Be honest. When was the last time you swapped your toothbrush head or bought a new toothbrush? It’s essential to replace brushes every 3-4 months, as work bristles don’t work properly. Some brushes are fitted with colored bristles, which show you when you need to buy a new brush. If you’re not sure which brush to buy, your family dentist will be able to give you tips and recommendations.

Brushing don’ts

Brush too hard

You may think that the harder you brush, the better the results, but sadly, you’d be wrong. Brushing vigorously can actually do more harm than good, as it can wear away the enamel. When you’re brushing, use small, circular motions, and be gentle. Once your enamel is worn, it’s not possible to repair it.

Rinse after brushing

Many people assume that they need to rinse their mouth out after brushing. However, it’s actually better to avoid doing this. If you use fluoride toothpaste, rinsing the mouth removes the fluoride, and prevents it from benefiting your teeth. Fluoride is a mineral, which helps to strengthen the enamel and reduce the risk of decay.

Most of us have been brushing our teeth twice a day for as long as we can remember, but have you been getting it right? Hopefully, these simple dos and don’ts will enable you to hone your brushing skills and reduce your risk of developing troublesome dental diseases.

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