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Crucial Questions to Ask Your Dentist

Crucial Questions to Ask Your Dentist

The more you know about your oral health, the better you can take control. Here are some essential questions to ask your dentist at your next visit. 1. Is There Anything I Can Change to Help Prevent Gingivitis and Tooth Decay? Gingivitis or early gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common dental diseases. Things that can help include watching the number

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Why Have Regular Dental Examinations?

Why Have Regular Dental Examinations?

Have you ever wondered why we strongly suggest six monthly check-ups for most people? It’s because regular preventative dental care is the simplest way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you have any issues or ongoing dental problems, we might suggest seeing you more frequently. In between your visits to The Avenue Dental, it is crucial to remain vigilant about looking after your dental

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Tryptophan the Sleep Nutrient and Other Tips for Getting a Better Night Sleep

Tryptophan the Sleep Nutrient and Other Tips for Getting a Better Night Sleep

Specific foods have a reputation for helping you to sleep more soundly, and especially foods containing tryptophan like dairy products. Other good sources of tryptophan are nuts, honey, eggs, and bananas. In fact, if you have trouble sleeping, you can indulge any cravings for carbohydrates. Follow these tips to help you sleep more soundly. Eating carbohydrate-rich foods helps to boost tryptophan levels in the blood,

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Know the Basics of Wearing Braces

Know the Basics of Wearing Braces

Braces are excellent for straightening teeth but wearing them and looking after them takes a little more dedication. They take a bit more effort to keep clean, and you do need to avoid certain foods, but your reward is a beautifully straight and healthy smile. Brushing with Braces Tooth brushing is even more essential while you wear braces so make sure you brush after each

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The History Behind Toothpaste

The History Behind Toothpaste

Did you realise people have been cleaning their teeth since 5000BC? In fact, the earliest form of toothpaste was created by the Egyptians and contained mint, dried iris flowers, crushed rock salt and pepper. The ingredients created a powder that although quite abrasive, was as effective as most of the toothpaste used even just a century ago. The earliest more ‘modern’ toothpaste was invented around

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