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How To Avoid Bad Breath While Wearing Braces

Braces And Bad Breath

Bad breath is not a subject most people like to talk about, right? While not exactly a life-or-death affliction, at the very least, bad breath can be an inhibiting embarrassment in social situations, and at the worst, a sign that there might be something medically wrong with you. Unfortunately, wearing braces may contribute to bad breath. The main cause of bad breath is the presence of bacteria in your mouth – typically when you’ve been lax about brushing your teeth. When food particles remain lodged in your teeth, they decay and, well, create that unpleasant smell. But even when you’re…

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Sep 26, 2016 by

Can I Wear Braces After A Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal And Braces

The short answer to this question is, yes, you can. What’s more, you can even receive a root canal treatment with your braces already on. Let me explain. First of all, the root canal procedure has gotten what some would call a “bad rep”. Ultimately, a root canal is just a special filling that may take a little longer to do than a regular filling. The purpose of this procedure is to eliminate a tooth’s diseased nerve, clean up and disinfect the area affected by it and fill the space with material that feels somewhat like rubber. This is done…

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Sep 19, 2016 by

Are Teeth Braces Recommended For Sensitive Teeth?

Braces For Sensitive Teeth

A cone of delicious ice cream and a frosty drink on a scorching summer day… Sounds like just what the doctor ordered, doesn’t it? Yet, for many people with tooth sensitivity, these treats are definitely not what the doctor ordered. If you cringe with pain every time you dig into a cold or hot food or drink, you are one of these people. How does tooth sensitivity happen? Tooth sensitivity is very common and it usually occurs when there is some damage to the gums and they start to recede, exposing parts of your teeth normally protected by enamel. It…

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Sep 12, 2016 by

What Is The Role Of Mouthguards In Treating Sleep Apnea?

Mouthguards For Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops for about 10 seconds about 15 times an hour during sleep. It may be surprising how common this ailment is. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s 2009 Sleep Apnea Rapid Response Questionnaire, conducted by Statistics Canada, found that “over one in four Canadian adults (26 per cent) was at high risk for having obstructive sleep apnea based on the presence of three or more of seven risk factors/symptoms..” What happens when I have sleep apnea? When you’re awake and in control of your body, your throat muscles are kept stiff and…

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