5 Common Dental Problems and How to Prevent Them

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Your mouth may seem like a small part of your body, but it gets a lot of use every day and small oral health issues are likely to arise fairly often. Here are 5 of the most common problems our patients experience and some tips on how to avoid them. Bad Breath (Halitosis) Everyone experiences bad breath sometimes, as much as we may not want to admit it. Luckily, bad breath is usually something that good oral care at home can fix. Make sure you brush and floss regularly, use a freshening mouthwash, and clean your tongue to remove excess bacteria. If you have persistent halitosis, this can often be caused by an underlying dental condition such as gum disease,...

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Overcoming Your Dental Anxiety

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In a recent study by the Australian Dental Journal, it was found that around one in 7 people experiences a high level of dental fear, and the majority of the population were revealed to experience some nervousness about dental visits. Fortunately, dentists are specially trained to work with anxious patients and will strive to make you as calm and comfortable as possible. A dentist’s ultimate aim is to provide the care and treatment you need in a non-threatening environment. At Ipswich Family Dental, we will do all we can to alleviate your concerns before and during your appointment – read on for more tips on how you and your dentist can make sure your visit is stress-free. Be Honest about...

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