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Dental Hygienists: Expert Tips for Homecare

In between regular cleanings with a dental hygienist, many people wonder what they can do to clean, protect and strengthen their teeth. If you are one of the many people with questions, this blog is designed to help you keep your teeth sparkling in between professional cleanings. It shows you how to adapt professional dental hygiene methods for your home, it explores home whitening techniques, it discuses the best flossing strategies and more. If you want to protect your smile, stick around. You will love the tips, tricks and ideas about dental hygiene that you learn from this blog. Although professional cleanings are necessary, these is a lot you can do in between your appointments, and you can learn about that here. Thanks!

Brace Yourself: What to Expect With Orthodontic Treatment

Although it's very common to have braces to straighten your teeth now, it can still be an intimidating process, especially for a child or teenager. The equipment involved may seem complex and intense, and as the average length of treatment is one to two years, it feels like a real commitment. However, there's really nothing to be nervous about. One way of reducing that anxiety is to understand exactly what the process involves — so here's what you can expect to happen when you get custom braces. Read More 

Are All-on-4 Dental Implants Right for You? Ask Yourself These Three Questions to Find Out!

Whilst dental implants are already quite popular today, the All-on-4 dental implant system is now increasing that popularity further. The All-on-4 implant uses a combination of dental implants and fixed bridges to give you a whole mouth full of beautiful looking teeth replacements. Because the All-on-4 system uses only four dental implants instead of implants for every tooth in the mouth, they're easier to install. Are they right for you? Ask yourself the questions below to get the answer. Read More 

Dental Emergencies and Pregnancy: Can You Have an X-ray?

If you have to make an after-hours appointment at a dentist because you have a problem with your teeth, the dentist you see may have to quickly assess the nature of your emergency. In some cases, this may obvious; however, in other cases, the dentist may feel that an X-ray is needed to work out the exact source of the problem. For most people, this isn't an issue, but, if you're pregnant, you may worry about any adverse effects the X-ray may have on your baby. Read More 

Three steps to take when your young one has a fused or germinated tooth

Tooth fusion and germination is one of the rarest abnormalities that occur during a child's dental development. With fusion, two tooth buds fuse to create a wider crown while with germination, one bud tries to sub-divide itself into two separate teeth. When an X-ray of the tooth is taken, it will have two separate pulp chamber and even different root canals. However, the fusion will be from the top of the tooth all the way down to the root apex. Read More 

Three Simple Guidelines for Alleviating Teeth Sensitivity

If you have been experiencing teeth sensitivity, you should understand the cause of the problem. Understanding the factors contributing to the condition can help you manage the dental degradation from the root, ensuring long-term oral health. There are numerous issues which can contribute to the sensitivity. The common ones include tooth decay, dental cracking, tooth grinding, over-brushing, gum disease and the use of harsh whiteners. You should evaluate your habits and eliminate the causative factors. Read More