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Opal Dental Blog

At Opal Dental, we want to help you protect your oral health. That’s why our talented team of dentists has created their very own blog. In addition to the latest news about our practice, you’ll benefit from free advice on taking care of your oral health. From everyday guides through to specialist areas such as wisdom teeth, we cover it all. And for those of you who are seeking cosmetic work, we feature the latest news on services such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

What can I do about teeth grinding?

If you grind your teeth, you’re not alone — it’s a very common issue. But it’s important to know that grinding can damage your teeth and cause other problems like jaw pain and headaches. We take a closer look at teeth grinding and explain how your dentist can help. What is teeth grinding? Teeth grinding […]

Wisdom teeth explained

What do you know about wisdom teeth? One of the things most people know about them is that they don’t appear until your late teens. You may also be aware that they can cause pain and discomfort. In this post, we’re going to take you through everything you need to know about wisdom teeth and […]

How diabetes can affect your dental health

It’s common knowledge that diabetes can affect different body systems, such as the eyes, nerves and heart. But did you know that it can also affect your dental health? In this article, we’re going to explain the link between diabetes and tooth decay and gum disease. We’ll also explain how you can take care of […]

What’s the difference between silver and white fillings?

No one likes the idea of getting a filling, but the more you know about them, the easier it will be. And if you’ve heard about the different types of filling available, you may want to find out more about which is best for you. So in this article, we’re going to take a look […]

How does my dental health affect the rest of my wellbeing?

Did you know that dental hygiene and health issues are closely linked? Poor dental hygiene poses health risks, increasing your chances of some serious diseases. We’re going to take a look at the relationship between your dental health and wellbeing in our latest article. The link explained Gum disease is related to several serious conditions […]

What is dental abrasion?

Dental abrasion is when your teeth lose some of their enamel, leaving them sensitive and not looking their best. It can be uncomfortable, but your dentist can help you with it. It’s also good to know how it happens and what you can do to avoid it in the future. We’ve put this article together […]

How can I get my child into good dental habits?

As a parent, you’ll want to gift your child good health and great habits that last a lifetime. This includes teaching your child an oral hygiene routine that will give them a beautiful smile — for life! We show you how with your children’s dental health tips that are easy and fun to follow. 1. […]

Thumbsucking and your child’s oral health

Thumbsucking is a very common childhood habit. In fact, it’s a natural reflex that comforts a child and can even start when they are in the womb. In many cases, it doesn’t cause problems and children simply grow out of the habit in time. But prolonged thumbsucking affects oral health and is something a parent […]

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