Your smile plays a major role in boosting self-confidence. Plus, it’s one of the first things that people notice about you. That is why we all strive for pearly white teeth! However, teeth tend to stain over time by our daily activities such as eating, drinking, and...
Once orthodontic treatment is complete, to minimize the chances of relapse (teeth shifting back to previous positions), patients are provided with an appliance called a dental retainer. Dental retainers are a custom-made appliance that is removable and worn at night during your sleep. There is a permanent option as well. Here are three different types […]
It’s that time of the year again, HALLOWEEN! Halloween is all about dressing up, having fun, and most importantly, indulging in a lot of treats! Consuming a lot of sugar-filled goodies is one of the main causes of cavities but, that doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating Halloween. If you maintain proper oral hygiene […]
It’s that time of the year again. You are due for your semi-annual routine check-up at the dentist’s! Although it may feel like you are coming too often, there are many reasons why dental offices set a 4-6 month recall date. A dental recall appointment usually consists of a full mouth cleaning by a hygienist, […]
There are so many simple things that we do in our day to day life that affect our teeth. We often don’t realize it until its too late. With all bad oral habits, its best to recognize them earlier than later so you can address the problem and prevent all the adverse effects it will […]
From a young age, we were told to brush and floss our teeth daily. It is important to floss before bedtime and brush for two minutes. The first step to maintaining optimal oral hygiene is incorporating this into our daily routine. The second step is to make sure we have the proper brushing & flossing […]
What are early childhood caries (ECC)? Children under the age of 6 that have already developed two or more cavities in their first set of teeth are considered to have ECC. What are the common risk factors for ECC in infants? Not visiting the dentist on time Going to sleep with a full bottle of […]
A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth, typically the upper two front teeth. This is very common amongst children but exists in adult teeth as well. What causes spaces between teeth? An imbalance between the size of the teeth and the jaw Oversized labial frenum Thumb sucking Incorrect swallowing reflex that causes […]
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