5 Aug 2021

Are Braces Really Necessary?

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Are Braces Really Necessary?

Correcting tooth alignment issues with braces can help treat (or prevent) oral health problems, as well as improve the appearance of your smile. You can discuss the options available to you with your dentist. Key takeaways: Straightening your teeth can help prevent (or reduce) jaw problems associated with temporomandibular disorders. Treating teeth with minor alignment […]

29 Jul 2021

When Might You Need a Dental Crown?

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When Might You Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a natural-looking option to fix a tooth. Your dentist may fit a crown as part of a dental restoration to help protect or restore damaged teeth, maintaining a natural-looking smile. Key takeaways: A dental crown may be required on top of a deep filling to help protect the structure of a […]

21 Jul 2021

Best Nutrients for Healthy Gums

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Best Nutrients for Healthy Gums

In order to have healthy teeth it is necessary to have healthy gums. Good oral hygiene and regular check-ups at the dentist are of course extremely important for dental health — but a balanced diet which includes nutrients and vitamins also plays a significant role.  To maintain gums in top condition the following are of […]

15 Jul 2021

An Ounce of Prevention: The Importance of Regular Dental Cleaning

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An Ounce of Prevention: The Importance of Regular Dental Cleaning

When was the last time that you had a professional dental cleaning? This is one of the best ways to protect the health of your teeth and gums. Experts now recommend that for some people, these appointments should occur more frequently than once every six months. Here are the primary reasons why: These cleanings can […]

6 Jul 2021

Three Ways To Prevent Tooth Loss

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Prevention is better than cure – and that applies to tooth loss too, which affects a large number of adults. The three most important things you can do to avoid losing teeth are: Keeping an eye on the early signs of gum disease and getting cavities treated as soon as possible. Quitting smoking.  Getting chipped […]

30 Jun 2021

Why You Should Care For Your Child’s Baby Teeth

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Although temporary, baby teeth promote your child’s oral health and general well-being in so many ways. Below we discuss why it’s essential for parents to take care of their child’s primary teeth. Key takeaways: Baby teeth help in jaw development which allows permanent teeth to erupt properly with no misalignments. Healthy baby teeth will also […]

25 Jun 2021

What Is the Impact of Smoking on Teeth and Gums?

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Smoking increases the risk of oral health problems, including oral cancer. Your dentist can help you take steps to stop smoking and reduce the potential damage to your teeth and gums from tobacco products. Key takeaways: Tobacco products contain chemicals which can increase bacteria in the oral cavity, putting you at a major risk of […]

20 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021

Consequences of TMJ Disorders

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The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are essentially the hinges that link the lower jaw to the rest of the skull. Problems with these joints make it difficult to eat, chew or even talk but that is just the tip of the iceberg.  Caught early most TMJ disorders can be successfully treated by a dentist but if […]

11 Jun 2021

4 exciting innovations that can enhance your braces treatment

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When considering the principle of orthodontics, tooth movement hasn’t really changed. However, there have been more advances over time, such as more orthodontic appliances for straightening teeth and the integration of technology in dental and orthodontic care. Dr Moira Wong takes us through these innovations to help you decide which is best for you. 1. Visible […]