Worst Foods For Your Teeth
There are some foods that are just not good for the health of your teeth. Your dentist will tell you that these foods help the bacteria that cause plaque (which leads to cavities) to thrive and proliferate. The worst foods are:

- sour hard-boiled and jelly sweets
- Fizzy drinks
- Alcohol
- Bread
- Citrus fruits
- Dried fruits
- Potato crisps
- Ice

"How can you prevent plaque from wreaking havoc on your mouth? Besides brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing and visiting a dentist regularity, try to avoid or limit the foods listed."

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Why Get Children's Braces Before Age 10?
Braces represent an effective means to treat a host of orthodontic problems. Dentists are encouraging parents to get their child evaluated for orthodontics at an early age (age 6 or 7) for a variety of reasons.

The teeth are more easily repositioned, so treatment is quicker. Severe bite problems can be corrected much more easily at a younger age. Your child can grow up more confident with a great smile and straight teeth. And today’s braces are much more fun, with brightly coloured elastics in the child’s favourite colours.

It is important that the braces are cared for properly. What are three takeaway points which parents should address?
  • Always promote the proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Make certain that the child addresses hard-to-reach areas.
  • Mild pain medication may be provided if there is mild discomfort.
"Braces today tend to be less uncomfortable and less visible than they used to be."

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Have You Considered Replacing Your Dentures with Implants?
Dentures can be annoying, as they need special cleaning agents and often come loose. Have you considered getting dental implants instead?

- Dental implants comprise a titanium post that is screwed into your jaw and topped by a crown, and look just like natural teeth.

- Dental implants can be cleaned just like your natural teeth and remain permanently fixed into your jaw.
- Implants can benefit your oral health as they prevent bone loss from your jaw.
- Most people are suitable for dental implants; those that are not suitable include those with diabetes, smokers or those with insufficient jaw bone (your dentist can advise).
- You can also get four dental implants to keep your dentures secure, a treatment called All-on-Four.

"If you are considering options to replace uncomfortable dentures, schedule a consultation about dental implants today."

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Dental X-Rays and Their Importance to Oral Health
Dental X-rays are used to record images of the teeth and gums for your dentist to evaluate your oral health. It is a common process but as important as regular teeth cleaning in maintaining healthy teeth.
Key takeaways: 

- If you are new to a dentist, they will take a dental X-ray to assess your current oral health.
- You will usually have a dental X-ray once a year unless more are required to monitor any ongoing dental treatment.
- Dental X-rays involve low levels of radiation and are viewed as safe to both adults and children.

"Women who are pregnant or believe they may be pregnant should avoid all types of X-rays. Tell your dentist if you believe you are pregnant, because radiation is not considered safe for developing fetuses." 

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