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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 [...]

Sensitive Teeth vs. Cavity: How to Tell

2020-09-19T07:45:15+00:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

Differentiating between tooth sensitivity and a cavity can be a huge challenge for any parent. This is because these dental issues are strikingly similar. Besides, tooth sensitivity in most cases results from a cavity hence it is difficult to separate the two. Unless you are a kid’s dentist, you will never know for sure if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. In this post, we discuss the major symptoms, the main differences, as well as how to tell if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. Let’s start with the definitions. Definitions Tooth sensitivity refers to a sharp pain or discomfort that occurs when the [...]

Avoiding Tooth Decay and Cavities

2019-09-04T05:28:08+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Dental|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tooth decay is the gradual softening of the enamel (the hard, protective layer that covers the teeth). In the absence of timely dental intervention, tooth decay can spread to the dental cavities, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Everyone with poor dental hygiene is susceptible to tooth decay, although it is more common among children and young adults. Understanding Tooth Decay Tooth decay is typically the end-result of unchecked bacterial buildup on the teeth. These bacteria, which are brought about by most of the food you eat, feed on the food particles that remain in your mouth, and thereby produce acid. This food and bacteria combination, in addition to the acid [...]