What You Need to Know About Fluorosis
added on: November 4, 2020

Our mouths contain bacteria that use sugars in the foods we eat and the beverages we drink, to produce an acid that harms our teeth.  Fluoride protects our teeth and is an important mineral, especially for children. However, too much fluoride can cause something called dental fluorosis which can harm our teeth.    Dental fluorosis Read more…

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Thumbsucking and using a Pacifier
added on: October 15, 2020
Thumbsucking and using a Pacifier

Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Babies feel secure and happy while sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, or other objects as this may help them to learn and explore about the world around them. Young children may also suck their thumb to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep. How can My Child’s Teeth Read more…

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
added on: September 30, 2020
What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

You may have sensitive teeth, if the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee is sometimes a painful experience. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above Read more…

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Why a healthy smile should also be a white smile
added on: September 17, 2020
Why a healthy smile should also be a white smile

A straight and white smile is becoming more sought after than ever before. This mind-set began when we first started to develop an interest in mimicking the results of celebrity cosmetics, also called the ‘Hollywood smile’. Today, the price of cosmetic dentistry, like tooth whitening and adult orthodontics has become far more affordable and accessible. Read more…

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Food and drinks that spell trouble for oral health
added on: August 31, 2020
Food and drinks that spell trouble for oral health

Acids play an important role in oral health, however when hearing the word ‘acid’ we might be likely to recall the various chemicals we saw in glass bottles in science class at school. We may also think of it as the thing that can cause heartburn and indigestion.  There are several foods and drinks that Read more…

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Osteoporosis and Oral Health
added on: August 4, 2020
Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Certain medications can influence dental treatment decisions and it’s important to let your dentist know about all the medications that you take. In the case of antiresorptive agents—medicines that help strengthen bones—these medications have been associated with a rare but serious condition called osteonecrosis (OSS-tee-oh-ne-KRO-sis) of the jaw (ONJ) that can cause severe damage to Read more…

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Is Water Flossing the Perfect Tool for Better Oral Health?
added on: July 16, 2020
Is Water Flossing the Perfect Tool for Better Oral Health?

Good oral health involves more than having a beautiful smile; it is key if we are to enjoy food, feel confident about interacting with others and avoid oral pain. Statistics however show that many Americans could improve in this department. Over 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity, and one in four has Read more…

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COVID-19: Looking after yourselves and others through better oral hygiene
added on: June 16, 2020
COVID-19: Looking after yourselves and others through better oral hygiene

Maintaining great personal hygiene has never been more important, given the current pandemic situation that many of us across the world find ourselves in. Advice around how to do this is something that we all should take note of. Especially, regular handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer gel when Read more…

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5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick
added on: January 16, 2020
5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority and that includes your mouth. Here are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re not feeling well: Practice Good Hygiene When you’re sick, you know to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Read more…

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Dental Tips During Pregnancy
added on: January 1, 2020
Dental Tips During Pregnancy

Did you know that a baby’s teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth months of pregnancy? That’s why making smart food choices early in pregnancy can help set your child up for healthy teeth throughout their lives. During your pregnancy, a sufficient quantity of nutrients especially vitamins A, C, and D, protein, calcium Read more…

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