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Benefits of sports mouthguard

What is a mouthguard? A mouthguard is a dental appliance worn over your teeth. They cushion the impact of contact sports injuries to your teeth and soft tissues. High-impact sports that require mouthguards include basketball, boxing, football, field hockey, lacrosse, gymnastics, ice hockey, rugby, racquetball, skateboarding, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, skiing etc. The Australian Dental Association recommends the use of appropriate mouthguards to minimise the incidence and severity of tooth damage. What are the benefits of…

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Children’s dental health for parents

Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities, but they don’t always know the best way to do so. Here are some tips and guidelines. Teeth begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth, your baby has 20 primary teeth, some of which are fully developed in the jaw. Good oral health for your child should begin even before…

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Tooth Sensitivity

Have you been avoiding those hot or cold drinks or even an icecream/sweet because you know they are going to hurt your teeth? It may be time to discuss with your dentist about tooth/teeth sensitivity. The reason behind this could be many. A healthy tooth has a protective layer called the enamel which protects the crown. The second layer is the dentin which contains tiny tubules. When the enamel wears, the dentin gets exposed allowing…

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