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Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Just Pull It Out"

Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Just Pull It Out"

Dr. Emma
Tooth extraction – is it always necessary? According to Dr Emma: “Extractions used to be the cornerstone of dentistry. My nanna tells the story of being a child in the 1920s, given a coin to take herself down to the dentist to have an aching tooth pulled out, then walking herself home again.  For lots of people today, it seems the obvious choice when a tooth is painful, and particularly when money is tight. Although, completely removing a tooth or teeth is not always the best option”. In this post, Dr Emma discusses the risks and benefits associated with tooth extraction and also explains the mental checklist she runs through before deciding to "pull it out…"
 
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Sedation for Kids

Sedation for Kids

Dr. Emma
Has your child ever suffered from an abscess? If you’ve answered yes, you’ll know how important it is to seek treatment and remove the infection. But with dental professionals offering ‘general anesthetic’, ‘sleep dentistry’ and even ‘twilight anesthetic’ – how do we know which method is safest for our children?
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Denture Lifespan

Denture Lifespan

Dr. Emma
Every wondered what the average life span of a denture is? According to Dr Emma: “A lot depends on how many teeth are on the denture, what it is made out of, how it is held in place, how it is maintained, and the general condition of the rest of the mouth.” In this post, Dr Emma offers her advice on how long an average denture should function and answers a readers concern following an unpleasant dental experience.
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Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Ulcers"

Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Ulcers"

Dr. Emma
Hands up who’s ever had a mouth ulcer? That annoying sting in your mouth, and your tongue just won’t leave it alone? Yuck. Fortunately, for the majority of us it only happens once in a while, however for others it can become a regular occurrence. In THIS post, Dr Emma defines what an ulcer actually is, explains what triggers ulcers and most importantly, tells us when the time is right to seek a professional opinion. 
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Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Who Should Whiten My Teeth"

Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Who Should Whiten My Teeth"

Dr. Emma
Who would you visit to have your teeth whitened, your dentist or a beauty salon? If you’ve researched tooth whitening in the past few years, you’ll know that there’s various ways to achieve that beautiful gleaming smile. But is there any difference between whitening done by a dentist and whitening done by a beauty salon? In this post, Dr Emma explains why whitening by beauticians may be inappropriate for some individuals and discusses how a correct diagnosis can be the difference between stunning white teeth and a potential waste of time and money. 
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Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Getting Long in the Tooth"

Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Getting Long in the Tooth"

Dr. Emma
What is periodontitis and are you at risk? According to Dr Emma: “Periodontitis means ‘inflammation around the teeth’. More specifically, it's an inflammation of the gums, caused by plaque, in which the ligaments and bone holding the teeth in are attacked and destroyed - (sounds nasty, doesn’t it?!) In this post, Dr Emma explains the symptoms to look out for and delves into the various factors which can increase your risk of developing this gum disease. She also offers her advice on why gum recession and losing teeth as part of getting older, shouldn’t just be accepted.
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Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Variations on Normal"

Dental Health Article by Dr Emma - "Variations on Normal"

Dr. Emma

Did you know there could be ‘variations’ in your mouth that make you unique? We’re not talking about diseases like tooth decay, but rather conditions which are considered to be a ‘variation on normal’. According to Dr Emma, these are physical quirks that not everyone has, but simply sets us apart from the crowd. Read Dr Emma’s latest post to find out more. 

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Question for Dr Emma - "Removing Amalgams"

Question for Dr Emma - "Removing Amalgams"

Dr. Emma
Amalgam fillings - should you have them removed? According to Dr Emma,  “Although recent evidence has shown that the removal of amalgam fillings will reduce the level of mercury in your body, it is yet to be seen whether or not there are any long term health benefits.” In this post, Dr Emma answers a reader’s concerns by explaining the best way to remove old amalgam restorations. She also discusses why it’s important to weigh up the perceived benefits with the potential risks before completing this procedure. 
 
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