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How We Handle Dental Emergencies Here at New Age Dental

Anyone who has ever experienced a dental emergency knows it can be uncomfortable at best and even somewhat scary. If you do have a dental emergency, don’t worry as we are here to help you. Contact us straight away, and if you are in discomfort or pain, we will make every effort to see you […] Read more

Aug, 22, 2019

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How to Encourage Kids to Prioritise Their Oral Health

You can begin getting your child into good oral habits while they are still very young. Initially, when their first teeth come through, you will need to brush their teeth for them, but by age two, you will probably find they want to start learning how to brush their teeth. If your child hates having […] Read more

Aug, 22, 2019

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High Blood Pressure Risks in Older Women with Missing Teeth

A recent study discovered that postmenopausal women who are missing teeth could be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure. The study found a positive association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and tooth loss in postmenopausal women. Postmenopausal women missing teeth were found to have an approximately 20% higher risk of developing hypertension. Researchers […] Read more

Jul, 05, 2019

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What is the Life Expectancy of a Filling?

All too frequently, people assume that once a tooth is filled, it’s good for life. While dental fillings can last for several years, they do need replacing periodically. Usually, the average lifespan of a filling depends on the material chosen by your dentist. Other factors that can influence its longevity include your daily oral hygiene […] Read more

Jul, 05, 2019

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What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

The health of your mouth greatly affects your overall health, as it is literally a gateway to your body.  Studies have shown associations between poor gum health (gum disease) and serious general health complications like cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that is curable in its early stages. Listed […] Read more

Jul, 05, 2019

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How to Brush Your Teeth Without a Toothbrush

Have you ever gone away and forgotten your toothbrush? It happens to everybody occasionally, but it is possible to clean your teeth without a toothbrush. All you need is a paper towel and your toothpaste. Carefully wet the paper towel a little bit and squeeze on a dab of toothpaste. Wrap the paper towel around […] Read more

Jul, 05, 2019

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What is Smile Design?

Smile makeovers are increasingly popular, but a successful smile makeover considers far more than just your teeth. When you smile, you use your teeth, your lips and your facial muscles to express this emotion. It’s essential to make sure your teeth, muscles, joints and your facial bones work harmoniously, providing you with an aesthetically pleasing […] Read more

Jun, 11, 2019

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Your Immune System and Its Connection to Your Oral Health

The more we learn about oral health, the more we understand its close connection with the immune system. When a person’s oral health is poor, it can increase the risk of serious health conditions like diabetes, dementia, respiratory diseases and cardiovascular disease. This is because of the way bacteria in the mouth can potentially affect […] Read more

Jun, 11, 2019

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Why Oral Cancer Screenings Work

Oral cancer can affect the cheeks, lips, gums, or your throat. The risk of developing oral cancer has been linked to consuming alcohol, to smoking, or exposure to the human papillomavirus. However, approximately a quarter of all oral cancers are diagnosed in people who have no known risk factors. Unfortunately, all too frequently, oral cancer […] Read more

Jun, 11, 2019

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Talking to Your Dentist- Dietary Dental Advice

We are often asked how to look after children’s teeth, and diet can make a huge difference. While children need energy-rich foods for health and development, it is best they don’t consume too many foods with added sugars. When preparing food for infants, do not add sugar and be especially careful with fruit juices. All […] Read more

Jun, 11, 2019

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