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  • Sterilization and Infection Control

      So now, more than ever, the possibility of getting infected while undergoing dental treatment is practically NIL. WHAT IS CROSS-INFECTION? It is the transmission of diseases from one patient to another, or from the patient to the dentist, or vice-versa. This is prevented by the routine practice of Universal Infection Control, so described because […]

  • Aging and Your Teeth

    Our first adult tooth erupts at around with age of six and stays with us for as long as we can maintain it. As we age, the adult teeth are subjected to the following processes: Wear and tear from chewing food and excessive grinding habits, Erosion from acidic food and beverages and gastric reflux; and […]

  • Tooth Sensitivity

    Many people would have experienced a sharp pain or discomfort when they drink cold water, have sweet and sour food or drinks, or even breathing in cold air. The pain is usually of very short duration and can happen on more than one tooth. IS SENSITIVE TEETH A COMMON PROBLEM? It can affect more than […]

  • Sports Mouthguard

    A mouthguard is a protective device that is worn over the teeth to prevent injury to the teeth, gums, jawbone and lips. Most often, it is worn over the upper teeth only, however, in special instances determined by your dentist, it may be required for the lower teeth as well.  It can be worn by both […]

  • Children’s Dentistry

    TOOTH DECAY IN CHILDREN Tooth decay is a bacterial disease of the teeth and can occur as long as there are teeth present in the mouth, regardless of age.     Early childhood caries is a chronic disease that usually takes months to develop; a common early sign of the disease is the appearance of […]

  • Replacing a Lost Tooth

    DENTURES A denture is commonly known as false teeth as it replaces missing natural teeth. It can be made of plastic or a combination of metal and plastic. It can be taken in and out of the mouth by the wearer. BRIDGES IMPLANTS Conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing […]

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH? They are the third permanent molars and are the last teeth to develop. They erupt or come up into the mouth in our late teens or early twenties. We can have up to four wisdom teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower. WHY SHOULD THEY BE REMOVED? […]

  • Root Canal Treatment

    WHAT CAUSES TOOTHACHE? Toothache is the common term for pulpitis, inflammation of the tooth pulp. Tooth pulp is the living tissue found in the tooth and it is a fragile tissue that contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue .The pulp is protected by the encasing tooth structure from bacterial infection. In the presence of […]

  • Braces

    Braces are devices which gently correct irregularities in the arrangement of your teeth. They are also called orthodontic appliances. Braces treatment, also known as orthodontic treatment, aims at correcting malocclusion and bringing teeth and jaws into a harmonious position with the face. This may improve appearance, oral health and function.   Article contributed by the […]

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