1. 7 Causes of Teeth Irritation

    21st October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile beauty teethTooth pain could be caused by different reasons. You should be keen to discern the origin of the pain to get treatment.

    Key takeaways:

    • Brushing aggressively may lead to gum recession that exposes the root of the tooth.
    • Periodontal disease is caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the gum and may cause pain.
    • Teeth grinding or clenching in your sleep will wear down the tooth enamel and even fracture teeth.

    Especially during allergy and flu season, a sinus infection may creep up in a way that doesn’t even feel like a normal one. “Since the roots of certain teeth actually sit right by the sinuses, the pressure from a sinus infection actually mirrors tooth pain,” says Handschuh.

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  2. Is it time for a smile makeover with dental veneers?

    by thecourtyardclinic

    smile, beauty,teeth,If you’ve put up with bad teeth for awhile, it’s time to see your dentist. Dental veneers might be the perfect solution it your teeth have a few flaws – a crooked or chipped tooth, or discoloured, or maybe upper teeth that are a bit too long.

    • Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells shaped like your teeth. We create them from porcelain or a resin composite.
    • These very thin shells will be bonded to the front of your teeth.
    • Veneers can change the colour, shape, and size of a tooth – improving appearance greatly.

    With veneers, you can get a quick smile makeover that lasts a long time. Patients walk away smiling at the difference. Everyone loves having a better-looking smile. Especially if you’ve put up with bad teeth for awhile. Right?



  3. Some Astounding Ways to Whiter Teeth

    19th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    whiter teeth

    Having a bright smile may open doors for you. But you must take care with everyday habits to maintain that dazzling smile.

    Key takeaways:

    · A bright smile will help you get more dates and secure a dream job. A sparkling smile certainly helps you to stand out.
    · Avoid dark-colored foods and energy drinks, and don’t use baking soda products to clean teeth.
    · Eat raw fruits and vegetables, change your toothbrush regularly, and brush your tongue.

    Although they’re a good go-to for vitamin C, citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes, contain acid that erodes tooth enamel. This can make teeth stain more easily. The fix? Make sure to rinse your mouth out with water immediately after eating these fruits to wash the destructive acid off your teeth.

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  4. Early Oral Care for Healthy Gums and Teeth

    18th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    healthy gum

    When looking for pacifier, safety is a major concern. You do not want a pacifier that comes apart and hurts the oral cavity.

    Key takeaways:

    • Choose a pacifier that will not affect the development of the jaw or tooth alignment. The pacifier should also not come apart when in the mouth.
    • In the first few months, clean the gums with gauze. Rubbing the gums also helps during teething.
    • Once teeth appear, ensure that your child is brushing twice every day with fluoride toothpaste.

    Orthodontic pacifiers are supposed to keep your baby’s jaws in proper alignment, but Delarosa says that the frequency, intensity, and duration of sucking are more likely to affect your child’s bite than a pacifier type. Use whichever one your baby prefers.

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  5. Wisdom Teeth Are Part of Dental Milestones

    17th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    beauty smileWisdom teeth appear in unique ways in different people. In some instances, the wisdom teeth may cloud other teeth or cause damage to surrounding teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    • Wisdom teeth refer to the third set of molars that will appear between the ages of 17 and 21 years.
    • The appearance of wisdom teeth is linked to problems especially if there is no space for them to grow.
    • Wisdom teeth are permanent teeth and may need to be removed if there is pain, infection, cysts, tooth decay, gum disease, and even for dental procedures such as insertion of braces.

    Wisdom teeth that are not removed should continue to be monitored because the potential for developing problems later on still exists. As people age, they are at greater risk for health problems—and that includes potential problems with their wisdom teeth.

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  6. Causes and Treatment for Teeth Grinding

    by thecourtyardclinic
    smile teeth

    sleeping man

    A misaligned jaw could be a cause of teeth grinding. Other notable causes of bruxism are stress and anxiety that build up tension in the jaw.

    Key takeaways:

    • You will know that you have bruxism if you wake up with tense jaw or a dull headache in the morning.
    • Constant teeth grinding will prove to be a major problem for the teeth. Worn out tooth enamel will lead to sensitivity and even chipped teeth.
    • Teeth grinding can be managed by reducing stress, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and getting a mouth guard to protect the teeth.

    TMJ is not necessarily a cause of grinding, though. “People who have chronic TMJ pain are more likely to grind their teeth,” says Dr. Wadhwa. “However, it’s a chicken and egg argument. We don’t know if TMJ pain causes one to grind their teeth or vice versa.”

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  7. Recommendations on How to Care For Baby Teeth

    13th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic
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    smiling girl

    Dental visits for your child should not be missed. The visits should commence at six months or immediately after the first teeth appear.

    Key takeaways:

    • Baby teeth have thinner and less resilient enamel making the teeth vulnerable to sugars and bacteria that cause tooth decay.
    • Early childhood decay is associated with regular consumption of sugary drinks in baby bottles or sipping cups.
    • Tooth decay in the baby teeth or primary teeth leads to abscesses that can affect the permanent teeth developing inside the gums.

    High levels of consumption of sugar-containing food and drinks and low exposure to fluoride are the causes of tooth decay. Children in deprived areas are more likely to have higher rates of decay than children from more affluent areas, although the impact of this seems to be mitigated in areas where the water is fluoridated.

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  8. What Space Missions Have Brought Us Earthlings

    by thecourtyardclinic
    teeth dentist

    Astronaut in outer space

    Space explorations sometime appear far removed from the day to day experience here on earth. However, investments made on the mission have had a ripple effect here on earth.

    Key takeaways:
    · Invisible dental braces were an invention of space programs. The transparent ceramic brace brackets make teeth-straightening less embarrassing.

    · Space programs have pioneered technologies such as medical imaging such as the computed axial tomography (CAT) scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.

    · Ear thermometers were developed and first used by space scientists. It is a camera-like lens that detects infrared energy emitted as heat.

    Freeze-dried food – this reduces food weight and increases shelf life without sacrificing nutritional value, a vital invention to allow astronauts to survive in space. Its spin-offs, from freeze-dried fruit and vegetables to ready meals, can be found in any supermarket.

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  9. Teeth Indicate That Individuals in Prehistoric Britain Were Highly Mobile

    12th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic
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    ancient europe

    Analysis of the teeth collected in the Stonehenge and Yorkshire regions indicate that people were not ‘local’ to this final resting place. These prehistoric people must have had a mobile lifestyle.

    Key takeaways:

    • The teeth found at the sites were dated back to the Early Bronze Age and Chalcolithic periods (2500 to 1500BC).
    • Tests carried out on collected tooth fragments using an oxygen isotope analysis of tooth enamel provided information as to where an individual lived when the tooth formed.
    • Their findings were that the people of the time not only moved within their own country but also travelled within continental Europe.

    The diversity is similar to what you would expect to find in medieval ports and cities. What we don’t know is whether they travelled within the UK or whether they also came to and from continental Europe as the isotopic signatures in Europe are similar to those found in Britain and Ireland. Dr Maura Pellegrini, School of Archaeology

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  10. Treatment Options Available For Receding Gums

    10th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic
    receding gums disease

    receding gums treatment

    Early diagnosis and treatment of receding gums will increase the chances of reversing the condition. Treatments are aimed at prevention or reversal of the condition, to avoid tooth loss.

    Key takeaways:

    • Receding gums, also referred to as gingival recession, lead to exposure of roots of the tooth.
    • Receding gums are linked to problems such as tooth sensitivity, infection, tooth decay, pain, and tooth loss.
    • Gingival recession is caused by poor oral hygiene, physical wear, misaligned teeth, lip piercings, periodontal disease, and dental treatments.

    Most cases of mild gum recession do not need treatment. Dentists may simply give advice about prevention and offer to monitor the gums. Teaching people how to brush gently but effectively is a good early intervention.

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