Keeping your teeth young
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Keeping your teeth young

As we get older suddenly we realised many things we didn't appreciate about being young - being fit, having smooth skin and having all your own teeth. As our loose teeth (and bridges) struggle to deal with chewier food we start eating bland mush and, there is no easy way to say this, OLD PEOPLE FOOD. I'm determined not to let that happen to me and I'm doing everything I can to keep my own teeth as long as possible, and when that's not possible to get the best possible teeth replacement. If you are like me and want to keep on eating whatever you want, I think you'll like my site. It's all about dental health and teeth replacement & maintenance.

Keeping your teeth young

  • High Time for Eye Teeth: Why Canine Teeth Haven't Erupted Yet

    24 February 2017

    Your canine teeth, also known as eye teeth due to their position directly under the eyes, are an important part of your dental arches. Not only do they benefit your smile aesthetically, but canine teeth are also responsible for cutting and piercing your food as you chew. Under normal circumstances, lower primary canines should erupt first between the ages of 9-10 followed by the upper canines between the ages of 11-12.

  • Turner's Tooth Explained: How Compromised Baby Teeth Can Negatively Affect Permanent Teeth

    21 December 2016

    Your children's baby (primary) teeth usually begin to loosen and fall out between the ages of 5 and 7. This process generally starts with the lower central incisors (bottom middle teeth) and is followed by the upper central incisors soon after. During this phase it is not uncommon for these teeth to come out whilst your child is chewing some toast or eating a sandwich. This is a perfectly natural process and once a baby tooth has come out in this way, it takes anywhere from a week to 6 months for the permanent tooth to appear.

  • Brush, Scrape, Rinse: How to Clean Your Tongue

    9 December 2016

    When you think about maintaining your oral health, you will probably focus on your teeth and gums. However, there is another important area which is often overlooked—the tongue. The small grooves on the surface of your tongue provide the perfect location for food debris and bacteria to collect. Your oral health routine should include cleaning your tongue. Below is a guide which will help you to keep your tongue clean.

  • What you need to know about yellow teeth

    30 November 2016

    Whether a result of your dietary habits or reasons out of your control, teeth discolouration can be a headache. Sometimes even the usual task of brushing twice a day and flossing regularly doesn't seem to do anything to improve the yellowed appearance. While consulting your dentist is a good step in the right direction when it comes to properly whitening your teeth, there are a number of other useful things to know to make combating yellow teeth easier.

  • Recovering Addict? Non-Narcotic Pain Relief Methods to Ask Your Dentist About

    17 November 2016

    When recovering from an addiction, it's important to remain vigilant, even when it comes to prescribed medication. Opiate pain relief is often given by dentists following procedures like wisdom tooth extraction. While this medication is useful in treating pain, it also comes with the risk of triggering a relapse in recovering addicts. Talking to your dentist about your history beforehand will allow them to recommend non-narcotic pain solutions that won't threaten your sobriety.