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Dental erosion

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Laser dentistry

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Dental decay

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Extractions

Extractions are performed to remove teeth: which have become unrestorable through tooth decay or periodontal disease or dental trauma to reduce crowding which are impacted , such as wisdom teeth Tooth extraction is usually relatively straightforward, and most can be performed quickly while the individual is awake by using local anesthetic injections to eliminate uncomfortable sensations. Local anesthetic blocks pain, but the pressure is still vaguely felt. Some teeth are more difficult to remove for several reasons, especially related to the tooth’s position, the shape of… Read More

Take care of your mouth

Your mouth can indicate the state of your health at distant sites. Mounting evidence suggests that oral health is linked to cardiovascular, reproductive, skeletal and metabolic wellness. Your dentist may be the first to spot the warning signs of problems elsewhere in your body. It makes sense that the health of a large organ such as the mouth, with its inner cheeks, tongue and 32 teeth, can have an impact on general health. The cardiovascular connection Although much more research is required to confirm the link… Read More

X-ray frequency and safety

Q: It seems like every time I go to the dentist they want to take x-rays. How often should dental x-rays be taken and how safe are they? This is a frequently asked and important question. Today’s x-ray machines and image capturing techniques are so sensitive, the amount of radiation needed for diagnosis is negligible, almost next to nothing compared to what you get from every day background radiation. Since we know our annual background exposure to natural x-radiation (all around us) is from 2 to… Read More

Tongue scraping

Tongue scraping is simply the process of removing all the debris that gets trapped in between the taste buds (or bumps) on your tongue. While cleaning this “gunk” off your tongue has been recognized and recommended by dentists for over 50 years, it is only recently that studies have been conducted to show the decrease in halitosis (bad breath), gum problems, and tooth decay by scraping your tongue. How does tongue scraping work? There are dozens of different types of tongue scraping appliances. They are all… Read More

TMJ/TMD

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a general name for a variety of symptoms which can have a variety of causes. It’s often known as TMJ, for Temporomandibular Joint (Syndrome) and is a very common problem. The jaw joint The lower jaw is attached to the skull near the temples, and when it closes, the teeth should meet smoothly, with an even pressure and no discomfort. If teeth are misaligned and the jaw closes in an unstable or uncomfortable way, the muscles, tendons and ligaments related to the… Read More

Orthodontic treatment

Why Braces? There are many benefits of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This can result in tooth decay, worsen gum disease and lead to tooth loss. Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints. These can lead to chronic headaches and face or neck pain. Orthodontic treatment can be less… Read More