8 Jun 2021

Sweet Choices for Teeth

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Sugary sweets are not an ideal treat, but some types are less damaging to children’s teeth. Key takeaways: Dark chocolate contains less sugar and more antioxidants so is a healthier choice. Sticky sweets are often acidic and stick to tooth enamel for longer periods of time — so they should be avoided.  Hard sweets can […]

1 Jun 2021

Can a Dentist Help Correct A Lisp?

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People who lisp have problems making ‘s’ and ‘z’ sounds and pronounce them as ‘th’ instead. Key takeaways:  A dentist can assess if a misaligned bite — an underbite or overbite — is causing the speech problems.  A problem concerning size or position of tongue can also cause a lisp. Some children may have learned […]

28 May 2021

Medical and Dental Health Links

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It should come as no surprise that an unhealthy mouth can be linked to an unhealthy body. Taking proper care of the teeth, gums and mouth is not only crucial in avoiding unwanted trips to the dentist but is also an important part of overall well-being.  Harmful bacteria and plaque can migrate from the mouth […]

19 May 2021

Treating And Preventing Tooth Sensitivity

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Sensitive teeth can bring pain and discomfort when eating, drinking, or being exposed to temperature changes. Here’s what you need to know about this condition. Key takeaways: Sensitivity is caused by enamel damage, so keeping cavities and gum disease at bay is the first preventative step. This problem can improve with fluoride treatments. Sometimes, you […]

14 May 2021

Covid-19 Safeguards at the Dentist

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Dentists are acutely aware of the dangers posed from infectious diseases. Protecting themselves and their patients from Covid-19 has raised protective measures to new levels and a dentist’s office is now one of the safest places to be during the current pandemic. Basic safety measures include: Observing social distancing Proper office ventilation Limited number of […]

7 May 2021

What You Need to Know about Impacted Teeth

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Impacted teeth are teeth which do not emerge through the gum properly. You may experience pain, swelling or sore gums if a tooth is impacted. Key takeaways: – Impacted teeth can push other teeth out of line, leading to crooked teeth. – Impacted teeth are difficult to clean which can result in infection. – Cysts […]

30 Apr 2021

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)symptoms, causes and treatments

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Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder. In this video, our experts share the symptoms, causes, and treatments for TMD. Are you suffering […]

29 Apr 2021

What are the Benefits of a Dental X-Ray?

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Have you been informed that your dentist will perform an x-ray of your teeth and gums in the near future? If so, there is nothing to worry about. This non-invasive procedure is completely painless and it can be used to diagnose a number of problems that might be tough to spot otherwise.  Here are some […]

17 Feb 2021

What is malocculsion?

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Dr Moira Wong, a leading orthodontist, explains what malocclusion is and why you should seek dental help for it. What is malocclusion and why is it bad for my teeth? Malocclusion is simply a misalignment between the upper and lower teeth. This can be caused by the teeth being in the wrong position alone or both the […]

17 Feb 2021

Should I get braces and which type is best for me?

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Braces are a really common orthodontic treatment, which is often carried out on children. However, more and more adults are realising the benefits of having a well-aligned jaw, both on their appearance as well as solving pain or discomfort caused by misaligned teeth. Dr Moira Wong, a leading orthodontist, talks about braces, their benefits and the different types available. […]