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Orthodontic Aligners
26Jun, 2018

How shall I clean my Aligners?

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Many times, patients ask how to clean retainers or Invisalign aligner? Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth and improve dental health without the hassle of wearing traditional metal braces. Like all dental and orthodontic appliances, however, Invisalign retainers require proper care and upkeep to keep them invisible and free of bacteria. Once you’ve begun wearing your Invisalign aligners, you’ll no doubt notice that the same debris (dental plaque and tartar) that tends to accumulate on your own teeth has started to build up on them too. These few […]
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Foods that stain your teeth!!
22Jun, 2018

Foods that stain your teeth!!

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  Maintaining a bright smile can be difficult because our tooth enamel is porous, which makes it susceptible to stains. Certain foods and beverages will discolour our teeth due to their colouring and/or level of acidity. Your morning cup of joe might not be negotiable in your mind. Coffee contains acidic polyphenols called tannins that can lead to staining and discolouration. Coffee is also acidic, it alters the pH balance of the mouth, making any acidic foods you eat afterwards damage the teeth much more quickly. Like coffee, tea also contains […]
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Veneers
16Apr, 2018

Veneers

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A veneer (also called laminate) is a thin layer of porcelain placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a tooth’s surface. Veneers originated nearly one hundred years ago during the early days of the film industry. In the late 1920s, Dr. Charles Pincus, a famed Hollywood dentist, conceived of veneers as a way to enhance actors’ and actresses’ smiles on the screen. He would temporarily apply false fronts to the stars’ teeth, giving them the stunning smiles that quickly became a trademark […]
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Why Should I Wear Retainers?
4Apr, 2018

Why Should I Wear Retainers?

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Once braces are off, wire and acrylic retainers are worn to complete orthodontic treatment. All the hard work and expense put into braces can be lost if retainers are not worn properly to settle the teeth into their new positions. Retainers are small devices that are placed in a patient’s mouth behind his/her teeth in order to re-align or maintain a specific position of the teeth. There are different types of retainers, such as removable versus a fixed retainer.  They are typically made from clear plastic or wires. They can help to […]
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How Do Retainers Work
28Mar, 2018

How Do Retainers Work?

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Many patients are familiar with braces, but some will ask, “How do retainers work?” In short, retainers are made from a very fine measurements based on the shape of the patient’s mouth by taking an impression of the patient’s mouth so that it can be poured into plaster and serve as a perfect model. A retainer is usually the last stage of your dental treatment. They are used in order to help prevent the teeth from falling back to their original position by holding teeth in a certain position while […]
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Hairy Tongue
23Mar, 2018

Hairy Tongue

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The term hairy tongue or lingua vilosa is used to describe abnormal coating on the top surface of the tongue. Hairy tongue occurs when these filiform papillae do not shed properly, and there is a build-up of the skin protein known as keratin. When this happens, food, bacteria, or yeast can accumulate in the over-keratinized filiform papillae network and cause odd discoloration. It is most frequently referred to as black hairy tongue (lingua villosa nigra); however, hairy tongue may also appear brown, white, green, pink, or any of a variety […]
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Oral Health And Diet
16Mar, 2018

Oral Health And Diet

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Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection. All types of food are classified into three distinct groups: Protein such us meats, fish and various dairy product and pulses. Fat such as animal fat and vegetable oils. Carbohydrate natural sugars and starches from fruit and vegetables, and artificial sugar from processed foods. From all of these, […]
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What Do Retainers Do?
7Mar, 2018

What Do Retainers Do?

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Many patients are familiar with braces, but some will ask, “How do retainers work?” In short, retainers are made from a very fine measurements based on the shape of the patient’s mouth by taking an impression of the patient’s mouth so that it can be poured into plaster and serve as a perfect model. They are used in order to help prevent the teeth from falling back to their original position by holding teeth in a certain position while allowing surrounding gums and bone to adjust once braces are removed. […]
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How To Keep My Teeth And Gum Healthy Under Braces
23Feb, 2018

How To Keep My Teeth And Gum Healthy Under Braces?

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Good dental hygiene is crucial for patients with braces. You’ve seen how excited your child has been anticipating that happy day in the future when the braces finally come off. To make sure his smile is everything he’s been hoping for, it’s important to keep his teeth clean and ensure that he develops good brushing habits while still wearing braces. It is important to brush regularly with braces because food can easily be lodged in and behind the braces, creating pockets of potential decay. Each night before bed, have your […]
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Orthodontic problems
10Feb, 2018

Dental Agenesis

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Tooth agenesis or hypodontia is one of the most common anomalies of the human dentition, characterized by the developmental absence of one or more teeth. Besides an unfavourable appearance, patients with missing teeth may suffer from malocclusion, periodontal damage, insufficient alveolar bone growth, reduced chewing ability, inarticulate pronunciation and other problems. Many studies have reported that the prevalence of congenital absence of permanent teeth varies from 3% to 11% among European and Asian populations. Although specifically it describes the absence of one to six teeth excluding third molars. Oligodontia refers to […]
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