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What Causes Bad Breath?

2022-05-09T17:39:54+00:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , |

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a dental health issue that can affect anyone. The good news is that it is easy to manage it, especially if you know the root cause of the problem.   Possible causes of halitosis include: Tobacco use Tobacco products such as cigars and cigarettes cause bad breath and put your body at risk of oral cancer and periodontal disease.  Consider living a healthier lifestyle by quitting smoking or chewing tobacco-based products. Food Foods such as onion, coffee, spicy foods, and garlic can also cause bad breath. After eating, ensure you brush your teeth, use mouth wash, or chew some sugar-free gum.  Dry mouth Dry [...]

How To Prevent Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

2022-04-15T23:55:46+00:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

Blood clots may sometimes dislodge prematurely from a tooth extraction area, leading to a dry socket. The condition is usually painful and prolongs recovery after tooth extraction. However, you can reduce the risk of dry sockets and resume your everyday life with proper dental care as soon as possible. What Exactly Is Dry Socket? It is a dental condition that mainly occurs after removing wisdom teeth. Typically, blood clots on the wound after tooth extraction, forming a protective layer on the nerves and underlying bones. But when the blood clot dissolves before the wound heals, it results in a dry socket. How to Prevent Dry Socket Dry sockets are treatable. [...]

Things to Know About Different Types of Teeth Whitening

2022-03-01T19:46:24+00:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

Let’s face it. Everyone desires a bright white smile. But unfortunately, most people’s teeth will lose their shine over the years, leaving their smiles looking dull and lackluster. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, it’s no surprise then that teeth-whitening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental procedures.  With a wide variety of products available in the market today, teeth whitening has never been more accessible and more achievable for the average person. In this post, we look at some of the teeth-whitening options offered today so you can make an informed choice on the right solution for your smile.    Home-based Teeth-Whitening Solutions Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste Regular [...]

Is It Possible For Gum Disease To Cause Cancer?

2022-02-10T08:33:44+00:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

It is no secret that good oral hygiene is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. However, proper dental hygiene is not just limited to our teeth - it also entails taking care of our gums. As a matter of fact, gum disease has been linked to numerous health conditions, including diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease, and cancer.  So, what exactly is the correlation between gum disease and cancer? Keep reading to find out.  Relationship Between Gum Disease and Cancer Numerous research studies have found a strong link between gum disease and cancer.  One study conducted in 2017 with a sample size of 60,000 women found that individuals with a history [...]

How Do You Floss With Braces?

2022-04-11T20:41:14+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

Despite being remarkably effective at treating all forms of structural issues in the mouth like overbites, misalignments, overcrowding, and jaw disorders, braces can make it hard to brush and clean your teeth. As you probably know, lack of proper hygiene can increase your chances of developing long-term problems like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.  Fortunately, it is still possible to keep your teeth clean, and thus healthy, even while on dental braces although it takes some time and effort to get it right. Why And How Often You Should Floss When Wearing Braces Braces are held together by rigid frames called brackets that not only trap food particles but [...]

Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Braces

2021-12-14T19:26:10+00:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , |

For the longest time, braces were only worn by the awkward kids in school and were a target of everyone else’s jokes. But as with everything else, the allure of braces has grown tremendously in recent years, thanks to technological advances that not only made them more effective but also allowed the introduction of “cool” features like fun band colors and customizable patterns.  Other functional inventions like clear brace aligners have also made it possible for adults to wear braces without fear of stigma. In today’s world, braces are cool, very effective, and can be worn by everyone. But before you book a visit to your orthodontist, there are a [...]

What is the Ideal Age For Braces?

2021-12-14T19:24:32+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

Many parents only think about getting braces for their children when it becomes obvious that their teeth are crooked. However, waiting until these signs are visible (usually around the ages of 9-12), means that you miss out on a number of not-so-obvious problems that may also require braces.  Generally, kids orthodontists recommend taking your child for an orthodontic evaluation when they are around 6 or 7 years old, even before all their teeth mature. At this age, problems like teeth crowding, missing teeth, misalignments, spaces, and weak bites are easily identifiable and corrected, whether through braces or other oral devices. Further, these early evaluations help the dentist to determine other [...]

When is it Time to Replace a Toothbrush?

2021-12-14T19:27:33+00:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

How often do you change your toothbrush? It is normal for us to restock essential minerals and vitamins, change beauty products and get rid of expired food. Unfortunately, our dental hygiene often gets the least amount of attention compared to other areas of our routine. Fortunately, we are here to help. Below are general tips and guidelines you should follow to maintain optimal dental health. When to change your toothbrush According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should change your toothbrush every 3 months. Due to frequent use, toothbrushes go through the usual wear and tear. Over time, they become ineffective to perform their primary duty, which is getting [...]

What are the Medical Benefits of Braces?

2021-10-18T18:11:10+00:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Dental, Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , |

In modern times, braces have become a common solution for misaligned teeth. However, apart from straightening teeth and providing beautiful smiles, there are plenty of health benefits that teenagers and adults alike can derive from wearing braces. These include: Improved Bite While braces are commonly worn to fix crooked teeth, they are also effective when it comes to correcting a poorly aligned bite. A ‘bite’ is a dental term that describes the manner in which the upper and lower teeth fit together. The presence of gaps in your mouth due to missing teeth or misaligned teeth can make the process of chewing a lot harder. In more severe cases, a [...]

Why Dental Fillings Are Important

2021-08-03T18:11:34+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Statistics from the National Institute of Health indicate that over 78% of people are more likely to develop tooth decay before their 17th birthday. Poor dental health and hygiene are the main culprits as far as tooth cavities are concerned. If you don’t observe the guidelines of oral health and hygiene, you are prone to lose the enamel of your teeth gradually. The enamel is the hard, outer layer of the teeth and its role is to protect your teeth from damage.  Enamel erosion will inevitably make your teeth vulnerable to plaque buildup and decay. Your teeth will have cavities that come in the form of holes. Without proper treatment, [...]