CAUSES, REMEDIES AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR BAD BREATH

Bad breath, also called “halitosis,” can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety.  Most bad breath starts in your mouth, and there are many possible CAUSES OF BAD BREATH including: Food: The breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth can increase bacteria and cause a foul odour. Eating certain foods, such …

SMILE DESIGNING: PORCELAIN VENEERS

Veneers are a great way to improve your smile, especially if your teeth are chipped, malformed, or discoloured. Veneers are thin shells that fit over the front of teeth to improve their appearance, protect them from damage, and create a beautiful smile. Most patients opt for veneers to improve their appearance, but they also have …

SENSITIVE TEETH – CAUSES AND REMEDIES

What Is Teeth Sensitivity? Teeth Sensitivity is discomfort that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air. Pain can be sharp, sudden and shoot deep into tooth nerve endings. This happens when the enamel, which is the protective layer of the tooth, gets worn out due …

NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN DENTISTRY

1. Digital X-Rays: Digital X-rays are faster and contain 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays. When a patient has a digital X-ray done, the image appears on the computer in a matter of seconds. Your dentist can then zoom into the image to better assess and educate the patient regarding their oral health. 2. Intraoral Camera: The intraoral …

WHAT IS A ZIRCONIA CROWN

This type of crown is made from Zirconia, which is a very strong, long lasting material compatible with the human body.  There is no fear about the body rejecting Zirconia or displaying an allergic reaction to it. Because of its strength and longer durability, it is preferred over porcelain fused to metal crowns. While porcelain …

MYTHS IN DENTISTRY

Myth 1: Sugar Causes Cavities. While sugar does contribute to the formation of cavities, it’s not the sugar itself that causes the problem. Rather, it’s the bacteria that eats the sugar. Sticky food, like starches, attracts bacteria to thrive on and around teeth. These bacteria produce an acid compound that promotes tooth decay. Rinse and …

Dental Tips To Follow Before, During and Post Pregnancy.

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that boost the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby.  Below are some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during, and post pregnancy. Before You Get Pregnant Try visiting your dentist before you get pregnant. A professional clean up …

Preventive Dentistry For Children

Plenty of parents make the mistake of assuming that their childrens’ teeth are healthy just because they are young. But in reality, the children are more prone to dental decay because of improper brushing techniques and routines and the increased consumption of sugary foods. Preventive dentistry is extremely important in order to prevent the damage …

What To Avoid After A Dental Surgical Procedure?

DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL FOR 24 HOURS – Avoid alcohol for the first 24 hours after your oral surgery, as it can interfere with the healing process. And make sure that you do not drink any alcohol while you are on any pain or antibiotic medication that it may interfere with.  DO NOT SMOKE – …

Ageing And Dental Health

Ageing occurs in all of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs. These changes affect all parts of the body, including the teeth and gums. Certain health conditions that are more common in older adults and taking certain medicines can also affect oral health. There are certain oral health problems which are more predominant in people …