Top Tips to Prevent Bad Breath
Nobody wants bad breath so here are some tips to prevent it:

- Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent bad breath; brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily.
- If you use a mouthwash containing alcohol you may benefit from switching to an alcohol-free mouthwash as this won't dry your mouth out as much, meaning less chance of bad breath.
- Eating foods rich in Vitamin C such as berries can help prevent gum disease and smelly breath.

"Make sure that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and dental cleanings."

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How to Spot a Cracked Tooth
It is important to see a dentist if you suspect that you have cracked one or more teeth. Still, there are a handful of telltale signs which could indicate that a significant amount of damage has occurred.

Let us quickly list three of the most common symptoms of a cracked tooth.

- You could experience a sudden sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
- The gum near the tooth may appear red and painful.
- A transient pain that tends to ebb and flow.

"The crack may be visible, though this is not always the case."

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The Facts You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

Pricing, size and colour are some of the considerations you should discuss with your dentist if considering dental veneers. These thin shells are attached to teeth to address certain dental issues and improve a tooth's appearance.

Key takeaways:

- People wear veneers to address discoloured, misaligned, chipped and uneven teeth.
- Veneers are available in a range of shades and your dentist can match them to your tooth colour.
- Your dentist will prepare your teeth before affixing the veneers.

"The dentist will evaluate your teeth and may take X-rays and teeth impressions to help identify the need for veneers."

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