Teaching Your Children How to Brush and Floss

Teeth Brushing

Teaching your children how to brush and floss can be a very challenging endeavour. It is, however, essential to inculcate good habits at a very early age. The oral hygiene habits that you teach your children will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. The same amount of effort that you […]

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Types of Dental Anaesthesia

sedation dentistry

When most people think of dental anaesthesia, they think of the dreaded numbness associated with novocaine. While similar anaesthetics are used to this day, the field of dental anaesthesia covers not only local treatments, but in certain cases, general anaesthesia and sedation. The type of treatment that is needed determines which type of anesthesia is […]

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

wisdom teeth

There are a few theories as to why we have wisdom teeth, but it is now generally accepted that wisdom teeth are throwbacks to our ancient past. Way back when, (and I’m talking tens of thousands of years ago) humans couldn’t easily digest the cellulose in plant tissue, which comprised most of our diet in […]

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay

tooth decay prevention

Everyone hates the notion of getting a tooth drilled to repair a cavity, but do little to actually prevent such a procedure. While everyone thinks a quick brush of the teeth twice daily will prevent your teeth from decaying, tooth decay has risen to be the second most common disease in the country. It doesn’t […]

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The Many Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

sedation dentistry

Millions of people have a degree of fear deep down when it comes to visiting the dentist, whether it be because of the potential pain from a procedure, or simply because they are anxious about having the tools in their mouth. Because of this, people go without the dental treatment that they may, and certainly […]

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Oral Hygiene Basics

oral hygiene

You’ve heard it ever since you were a kid: “brush and floss twice daily”. This routine forms the basic framework of your oral hygiene program, but as we grow up, we often stop brushing and flossing as often as we should. Think of it this way: how long does this task really take? Do you […]

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Teeth Whitening Options

Teeth Whitening

Who doesn’t want beautiful white teeth? Sometimes, the usual brushing and flossing just doesn’t cut it – especially if you want to smile like a celeb on a red carpet. Thanks to all the advancements made over the last couple of years, there are always many different teeth whitening options to consider. If you would […]

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Benefits of Dental Sealants for Adults

dental sealants

Dental sealants are applied to teeth, protecting chewing surfaces. That means that they’re usually applied to molars and premolars: the teeth most prone to cavities. Molars and premolars have surfaces that include spots that are hard to reach with a toothbrush, and the sealant prevents damage caused by the acids that come from plaque. Most […]

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First Trip to the Dentist

children dentist

Can you remember your first trip to the dentist? If you can, your parents probably left it a little later than they should have. Ideally, your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen within 6 months of getting their first tooth. But why should a dentist look at your child’s teeth when they are […]

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Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth Replacement

Apart from the fact that missing teeth look odd and change the shape of your face, giving it a more sunken appearance, missing teeth also make it a lot more difficult to eat properly. Replacing missing teeth is therefore essential for your overall health, but what are you options? Dentures Most people associate dentures with […]

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