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How to Brush- Teeth

Place the toothbrush at a 45°angle along the gum line. Move the toothbrush in gentle circular motions, repeating for each tooth.
Brush the inside surface of each tooth, using the same gentle circulation motion.
Brush the top surface of each tooth in a back and forth motion.
Use the tip of brush to brush behind the rear teeth.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria that causes bad breath.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the rear molars that are the last to erupt, usually around the late teens early twenties. However, they can also come through much later in life or not at all. Most people have four wisdom teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw.
In some cases, there is no space at the rear of the jaw to accommodate for wisdom teeth to come through properly causing wisdom teeth to become wedged or impacted. This can make brushing and flossing very difficult. Some impacted wisdom teeth remain buried and cause no trouble. However, other impacted wisdom teeth may push against adjacent teeth, causing damage to neighboring teeth, decay, discomfort and infection.
The symptoms of an infected wisdom tooth include facial swelling, inflamed gums, pain, pus coming from the gum line and difficulty swallowing or opening the mouth.
Often it will be recommended that problematic and painful wisdom teeth be removed. If your wisdom teeth are likely to be difficult or complicated to remove, our dentist may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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Types Of Teeth And Their Function

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Each tooth has its own unique shape, size, function and location in the jaw; this enables your teeth to work together helping with chewing, speaking and assisting in giving your face its shape.

• Incisors (upper and lower front teeth): upper and lower incisors have thin cutting edges which
work together to cut food like a pair of scissors
• Canines (sharp teeth): canines are used to tear food
• Premolars: premolars have a flat surface which is used to crush food
• Molars (upper and lower back teeth): molars are large teeth with a flat surface used to grind
food

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Tongue Scraper

Do you want to know a tooth cleaning super secret? use a tongue scraper every morning to remove tongue plaque.One major cause of bad breath is the buildup of bacteria on the tongue, which a daily tongue scraping will help banish.
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Temporomandibular Joint

The temporomandibular joint is a hinge which connects your lower jaw to your skull. These joints are attached to muscles, allowing your lower jaw to move up and down and side to side. Temporomandibular joint disorder occurs when the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw isn’t functioning properly. Dysfunction can cause jaw pain, discomfort, clicking, difficulty chewing and locking of the jaw. The most common cause of temporomandibular joint disorder is teeth grinding (bruxism). Treatments may include medication, custom-made night guards and physiotherapy.

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Chipped and Broken Teeth

Teeth are remarkably strong, in fact the enamel is the hardest part of the human body. However, due to causes such as cavities, trauma and biting down on something hard they can chip, break or fracture.

When a small part of tooth chips it may not hurt, however it may feel sharp and uncomfortable. When a large piece of tooth breaks it usually results in pain, if the nerve inside the tooth becomes exposed this may cause nerve damage and extreme discomfort especially when exposed to hot, cold and air.

Each type of tooth chip or break requires a different treatment, minor chips may only require a small filling to prevent further damage, or it may not need any treatment only a small polish if the area feels rough.

Major breaks may require a filling, crown or onlay. If the break or fracture exposes the nerve a root canal treatment may be required. In cases where the nerve is infected, and a root canal treatment won’t be sufficient option, the tooth will need to be removed.

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Caring for your Baby’s Teeth

It’s important to get your child used to opening their mouth from a young age, and incorporating teeth cleaning into their daily routine.

A guide for looking after your baby’s teeth:
• Prior to teething – wipe your baby’s gums and mouth using a moist soft cloth once a day
• First tooth – twice daily use plain water and a baby’s tooth brush with a soft head and bristles to brush teeth
• After 18 months – use a tiny amount of baby’s tooth paste (0-3 years old), teach your child to spit out the tooth paste after brushing
• 4 to 5 years old – use a pea-sized amount of children’s tooth paste, brush using a circular motion
• 6 plus – use an adult tooth paste, encourage your child to brush their own teeth, monitor their brushing and step in if needed. Introduce the use of dental floss or flossettes (floss handles)

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7 Benefits of Drinking Milk

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• Strong and Healthy Teeth – milk helps protect the enamel surface against acidic substances which helps prevent cavities and tooth decay.

• Healthy Bones – milk is the best source of calcium which essential for growth and strong bones. Proper calcium intake helps reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and bone fractures when injured.

• Vitamin D – most milk produced is fortified with Vitamin D, this helps the body absorb calcium.

• Muscle Growth – milk contains proteins that are great at improving muscle growth.

• Eliminates Heartburn – acidic foods tend to cause heartburn, milk helps ease heartburn by coating the oesophagus with a cooling sensation.

• Improved Eyesight – milk helps reduce the production of cholesterol near your liver which helps to improve eyesight.

• Clear Complexion – milk contains many vitamins and nutrients that help keep your skin looking soft and glowing.

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