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How Flossing Regularly Can Improve Your Dental Health


Brushing your teeth and flossing more frequently are common reminders that we often hear from our local dentists, but when it comes time to actually going through our daily routine, it isn’t unusual for us to skip one of these tasks–with flossing being the most regularly forgotten. In the moment, we don’t really think of skipping this routine as being such a big deal. However, flossing daily can drastically help to maintain your dental health as it is a vital part of keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Benefits of Flossing Appearance – Plaque can easily build up on the … Continue reading

Facts You Should Know About Dry Mouth


Dry mouth, also called as xerostomia, is a condition that is characterised by chapped lips, difficulty in swallowing food, feeling of dryness or burning sensation in the mouth. Listed below are few important causes of dry mouth- Dehydration – Low water intake can dehydrate your body and cause dryness in mouth. Hence, try to keep yourself hydrated by wetting your mouth or drinking plenty of water. Tobacco consumption – Tobacco, in any form, when consumed frequently can result in reduced salivary flow. Due to the dip in salivary flow there is a hike in the tendency to develop dental cavities. … Continue reading

Do I Have Gum Disease?


Periodontitis, also known as periodontal or “gum” disease, is an infection that affects the soft tissues and bone that surround your teeth. Left untreated, this gum infection can lead to tooth mobility or loss. Its presence also impacts the severity of underlying health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, pneumonia, etc.   But how do you know whether or not you have a periodontal infection? Watch for signs like:   Bleeding gums: It’s not normal or healthy to bleed when you brush and floss. Bleeding when you clean along the gumlines or between teeth is a red flag.  Gum … Continue reading

Teeth cleaning for a better quality of life


Teeth cleaning coupled with dental hygiene checkups on a regular basis are perhaps the most crucial service that a dental professional can perform. The two cannot only prevent damage to the teeth but can also be helpful in extending dental restorations’ lifespan. In addition, this is the best investment one can make when it comes to the health of the gums, teeth, and the whole body. Preventive dentistry is the type of dentistry that you don’t require a license for you to practice. Your responsibility is to practice proper oral hygiene which includes brushing your teeth at least two times … Continue reading

3 Options for Replacing Missing Teeth


Are you struggling to smile because of a missing or recently extracted tooth? Fortunately, you don’t have to keep on living that way. When it comes to tooth replacement, you have more options than ever. Dental Implants Often referred to as the gold standard in tooth replacement, dental implants have an extremely high success rate and tend to last for decades. When well cared for, most implants can last for life. Plus, they’re stable enough to support any variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and even full dentures. They’re useful no matter how many missing teeth you need to replace. … Continue reading

Is your child suffering from crooked teeth?


Straightening those crooked teeth We use different types of braces to straighten crooked teeth in children to give them a beautiful and radiant smile for the many years to come. We offer both conventional metal braces as well as clear aligners depending on the needs of your child. For our adult patients, we have Invisalign braces which are clear and are worn like a gum guard. Your child may experience several complications such as jaw joint pain and wearing down of tooth surfaces if they have untreated crooked bite.  The best time to start orthodontic treatment (braces) is when your … Continue reading

Why having your teeth cleaned is so important


 Do you know that your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances? Those ingredients actually help strengthen and protect the dentition? Although this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will sooner or later build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Often times, it is tooth colored and can easily be mistaken as part of the dentition, but it also can vary in color – from brown to black, depending on the duration the plaque … Continue reading

Get the kids excited for brushing and flossing!


Have you heard the saying “old habits die hard”? It’s true – it’s hard to break habits, even the good ones. If you make brushing and flossing a non-negotiable rule in early childhood, as your children grow they’re more likely to keep taking care of their teeth.So how do you establish great habits that will protect your kids’ teeth? By making brushing and flossing a fun and positive experience when they are little!Here are some ideas: Brush your teeth at the same time. Kids love copying mum and dad, especially when you make a big deal about it. Add some … Continue reading

How to prevent tooth decay


Cavities take quite along time to develop, in fact, with regular visits, your dentist can often detect changes in your tooth enamel long before a hole develops. Holes in teeth begin when bacteria that is fueled by sugars in your saliva starts eroding the good minerals in your teeth and breaks down tooth enamel. As the enamel wears away, cavities start to develop. Eating or drinking sugary or starchy foods feed the bad bacterial that attacks tooth enamel and causes an ‘acid attack’. If you eat sugary or starchy foods often, and you don’t clean your teeth after eating these … Continue reading