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Preventing Plaque and Tartar Buildup

Bacteria may still be present in your mouth even if you practice proper oral hygiene. The bacteria in your mouth combines with proteins, food byproducts, saliva, and fluids that form on your teeth and create plaque. Plaque (the sticky and colorless film deposit of bacteria) is usually formed at the back teeth, along the gum […]

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Thumb Sucking & Permanent Teeth

Thumb Sucking is common among children who are under two years old and is usually associated with the child being hungry.  Other children thumb suck when they’re sleeping, teething, upset, tired or shy. About 30% of children in preschool continue to thumb suck. Most children surpass this stage by age 5. Thumb sucking may not […]

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What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a surgical procedure where patients get a permanent replacement for a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Patients with dental implants do not have to deal with any pain, discomfort or ill fit; and they don’t have to follow any maintenance procedures needed for traditional dentures. They are custom-made and designed to […]

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Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever experienced tingling or pain on your teeth when you sip a cup of hot coffee or take a bite of ice cream? This is a sign of sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can also make you flinch intermittently when brushing or flossing. Probable Causes of Sensitive Teeth cavities cracked teeth gum disease damaged […]

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Coping with Dental Anxiety

Anxiety is fear of the unknown. Most people have experienced anxiety, to some degree, particularly if they were exposed to something they have never experienced before. This is the same with Dental Anxiety. Dental anxiety is not merely characterized by sweating of the palms brought by the thought of going to a dentist. It is […]

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Frequency of Dental Visits

Several questions are raised as to the frequency of dental visits. It is important to note that the schedule for a dental check-up varies with each person. There are some who require an every 6-month dental check while others may require a more frequent dental visit. The standard dental check-up recommendation is twice a year, […]