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Dental Tips for Teens

Dental Tips for Teens

Teenagers are well known for its caring, casual and slipshod attitude towards life. Similarly, teenagers hardly care about their health and hygiene. They are fond of eating junk food, lollies, chocolates and other things that may become the cause of the harm to their oral cavity. Although they know the pros and cons of these… Continue Reading

Mouthguards – Off the shelf VS. Dentist fitted

Mouthguards – Off the shelf VS. Dentist fitted

With over 5 million teeth being knocked out each year, mouthguards are a necessity for all contact sports players. The selection process for a sports mouthguard should include an evaluation of the differences between custom fitted guards and off-the-shelf varieties. What are custom-fitted mouthguards? Mouthguards are a removable shield that is worn over your teeth… Continue Reading

Should I be worried about my amalgam fillings?

Should I be worried about my amalgam fillings?

In today’s Internet age, with a seemingly infinite amount of information available, it sometimes seems harder than ever to find a definitive answer to even a simple question. Health-related matters are often the most widely covered subjects, which makes sifting through the various sources and opinions even more difficult. A perfect example of this is… Continue Reading

How your dentist can fix bad breath

How your dentist can fix bad breath

Having bad breath from time to time, such as after eating a meal with garlic or onions, isn’t a cause for concern. However, having an unpleasant breath on a regular basis could indicate that you have an oral health problem. In addition to using mouthwash and brushing your teeth twice a day, you should also… Continue Reading

What to do about a dry mouth

What to do about a dry mouth

Dry mouth. We’ve all experienced it at one time or the other. Periodic dryness of the mouth isn’t anything to be concerned about. For most people, oral dryness isn’t a specific condition, but a simple annoyance caused by lack of fluids or even a case of nerves. This sort of ‘cotton mouth’ can be alleviated… Continue Reading

How often do my children need to visit the dentist?

How often do my children need to visit the dentist?

After your child is born, it is recommended that you take them to see a doctor at regular intervals to ensure they are growing, healthy, and happy. But what about dental visits? When should visits to a children’s dentist be scheduled? As babies don’t have teeth right away, going to the dentist may not immediately… Continue Reading

Thumb sucking, finger sucking and pacifier use

Thumb sucking, finger sucking and pacifier use

The sucking reflex is naturally present in every child at birth. Due to this, with time, babies start sucking everything which comes near their mouth. It is common to see newly born babies sucking their fist and palms. However, with time this habit gets shifted to thumb sucking, and finger sucking as the newborn baby… Continue Reading

The value of single-tooth implants

The value of single-tooth implants

A single-tooth implant is as close as you can get to replacing a real tooth. A titanium screw bonds to the bone in the jaw, acting like a sort of root to the tooth. The dentist then screws a crown into the implant—the bone actually grows onto the implant. Dental implants are strong, and they… Continue Reading