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Stay Teeth Clean and Fresh

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day may be one way to prevent cavities and decay, but even those who take great care of their teeth should visit our friendly smile experts for a cleaning every six months. This one-hour visit can uncover many oral health issues like cavities, periodontal disease and even oral cancer […]

Facts About Nitrous Sedation

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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  Sedation Dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures. Dentistry has been around for over 100 years, and has continued to evolve over the last 40 years as more options are made available to patients. In order to perform sedation, dentists are required to […]

Painless With Nitrous Oxide

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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   Nitrous oxide is an anaesthetic gas. It can be given to your child to breath during a procedure to help reduce any discomfort they have and to help them to feel calm. It has been safely used for patients of many ages in dental clinics, during child birth and in Emergency Departments for several […]

Conceal Those Holes To Maintain Beautiful Teeth

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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   What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth, molars and premolars to help protect them from decay.    Which teeth are suitable for sealants? Permanent molars are the most likely to benefit from sealants. The first molars usually come […]

The Need For Fluoride Supplements

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Enamel, the outer layer of the crown of a tooth, is made of closely packed mineral crystals. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from inside the enamel crystals. Losing minerals is called demineralization. Gaining them back is called remineralization. Cavities used to be a fact of life. But over the past few decades, tooth […]

Treat Your Oral and Dental Infections Fast

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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  A bacterial oral infection can be caused either by bacteria already present in the mouth or by organisms introduced to the body. Most of the time, bacteria are beneficial. Most bacteria live on the skin and teeth of the body, in the spaces between our teeth and gums, and in the mucous membranes in […]

Show Those Straight and Pearly White Teeth

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Do you have a minor defect in your pearly whites that you’d like to erase? Seeing your dentist about tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, could be the answer. The appearance of the teeth can have a big impact on how the overall smile looks like. Even a single tooth that is misshapen can have […]

Wearing Braces Has No Age Limit

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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  Thinking about getting braces? Experts say it’s never too late. These days, adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients hoping to finally get the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed about. Braces have evolved considerably in the last 15 years. Breathe easy, the days of being a true “metal mouth” are over and more […]

Cover Those Cracked Tooth and Share a Radiant Smile

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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You’re crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn’t melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is a piece of broken tooth.   Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in […]

The Reason Why Most People Want Dental Bridges

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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A bridge allows the dentist to replace lost teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. Basically a false tooth is held in place by being attached to a tooth next door. The disadvantage is that the teeth next to the space have to be prepared in a similiar way to a crown […]