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  • What Is Tooth Sensitivity And Why Do I Have It?

    Many people suffer from sensitive teeth, mainly between the ages of 20 and 40, but this can begin at any time. It can leave the individual with the sensation of a mild twinge to severe discomfort within the mouth that can be present for up to several hours.   What Is Tooth Sensitivity? This occurs when the enamel gets thinner or when gum recession occurs around the base of the tooth, exposing the underlying surface of dentin. When this is…

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  • TMJ And Dentistry?

    What is TMJ Joint? The temporomandibular joint (often called the TMJ Joint) is located at the base of the skull in front of the ear and connects a person’s lower jaw with the upper jaw. This joint is unique in structure as it is made up of a rounded protrusion of the lower jaw that sits against an indentation of the skull and a disc-like structure made of cartilage found in between the bones. The TMJ is held together by ligaments connected to…

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  • Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Out?

    Not everyone develops wisdom teeth, with 35% of the population not getting them through. Despite this, they may still be present in the bone! If they do appear, they can cause issues, such as severe pain within the mouth, which often leads to dentists recommending having them removed. Wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth to appear on the jawline, with them usually happening between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. Not everyone who…

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  • Unsure About Braces?

    Everybody wants to have their dream smile and sometimes the best way to achieve this is through the use of braces. There are a wide range of braces available, from plates to traditional metal brackets but unfortunately, over time these have developed a stigma for being obviously visible against teeth, uncomfortable and unpleasant to the eye. However, not only are there other options available that are more comfortable and allow you to keep…

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  • What To Do If You Sustain A Dental Injury

    Dental injuries happen. You may look after your teeth meticulously by brushing twice-a-day, going to all your regular dental appointments, and taking your dentist’s advice, but some situations cannot be predicted. There are a few injuries that we can sustain that are reasonably common, read more about these below: Loose Teeth Injuries caused by trauma can be as simple as a tooth coming loose. Teeth mobility can be due to sudden force or by gum…

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  • Would you know if you needed a Root Canal?

    How would you know if you a needed Root Canal? We understand that it’s not something that any of us want to think about, but if not treated, it could become a lot worse. At Shifnal Dental Care, we are here to help! Root Canal procedures are performed when an infection in a tooth occurs, as a result of bacteria that lives in the mouth invading the tooth. This invasion of bacteria is made possible by tooth decay, leaky fillings, or damage that…

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  • Our Tips To Prevent Tooth Decay

    Tooth Decay occurs when acid is produced from plaque which then builds up on your teeth. You may not know that you are experiencing tooth decay as it can often occur without pain. If you allow plaque to build up, it can lead to greater problems such as gum disease or dental abscesses, and you don’t want that! If you’re not sure, here are some symptoms that may be telling you that you need to see the dentist: Toothache – This can be a…

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  • Why go to your dentist for facial rejuvenation treatment?

    You may expect to have to go to your beauty salon or specialist clinic for dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. However, did you know you can also get these kinds of cosmetic procedures at your local dentist too? A growing number of dentists, including Shifnal Dental Care are now offering facial rejuvenation treatments. If you’ve not considered visiting your dentist for your next Botox treatment, here’s why you should… Dentists are…

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  • 7 Common Myths and Facts About Dental Health

    Taking care of your smile is important and there are many misconceptions about how you should be doing this. We’ve outlined some common myths and facts about dental health below to help distinguish between what is fact and fiction.   I shouldn’t brush my teeth if I have bleeding gums Bleeding gums are often caused by bacteria or food debris not being properly removed by regular brushing resulting in a build-up of plaque along the…

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  • What to expect when you have a filling

    A filling is a way to restore a damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape. If your dentist finds a cavity, they will decide on the best course of action. A dental filling is better suited for minor decay, but if your tooth decay is more severe, other types of treatment such as a dental implant or crown may be needed. If you require a filling, do not worry about it being painful as you will be given local anaesthetic so the area around…

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