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  • Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Dentistry

    WHY ARE MY TEETH YELLOW? Very few people have really white teeth. If your teeth are yellowish, it does not necessarily mean that your teeth are weak or unhealthy. The bulk of teeth is formed by dentine which is yellowish in colour. This colour can be seen through the relatively translucent enamel. Teeth darken with […]

  • Gum Disease

    Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect not […]

  • Dental X-ray

    A dental x-ray is a useful diagnostic tool for detecting cavities in teeth, bone and gum disorders. As for record keeping, a dentist may recommend x-rays to have a baseline to identify any changes later. Specific x-rays may be taken before treatment is done. X-rays are safe but they need a low level of radiation […]

  • Tooth Anatomy & Decay

    TOOTH ANATOMY WHAT ARE CAVITIES? “Cavities” is another way of saying tooth decay. Tooth decay is heavily influenced by our lifestyle, what we eat, how well we take care of our teeth, and the presence of fluoride in our water and toothpaste. Heredity also plays a role in how susceptible your teeth may be to decay. While cavities […]

  • The Importance Of Dental Consultations

      Many people think that there is no need to go for a dental check-up unless they are in pain. This is not true. Many dental problems progress very slowly without any signs. Your dentist is trained to detect such problems. Early detection and timely treatment can correct or even prevent problems from occurring. Apart […]

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