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Sensitive Teeth

Why are my teeth sensitive ..? Tooth sensitivity is caused by the stimulation of cells within tiny tubes located in the dentin (the layer of tissue... Read More


Brushing Technique

What is the best technique for Brushing ..?  There are a number of effective brushing techniques. Patients are advised to check with their dentist or hygienist... Read More


Temporomandibular Joint

What is the Temporomandibular joint ..? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that slides and rotates just in front of your ear, consisting of the... Read More


Periodontal disease

What is Periodontal disease ..? Periodontal (gum) disease may result from gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums usually caused by the presence of bacteria in plaque.... Read More


Gum disease

What is the Gum disease ..? Gum disease or periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue, is the major cause... Read More


Fluoride

What is Fluoride, and why is it good for my teeth ..? Fluoride is a compound of the element Fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature... Read More


Bruxism

What is Bruxism ..? Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching that abrades teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench,... Read More


Sealant

What is a sealant ..? A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in... Read More


Dry mouth

What causes dry mouth ..? Dry mouth is caused by a decrease in the amount of salvia in the mouth when the salivary glands do not... Read More


How can you brighten your smile ..?

Your wedding is coming up and you want your smile to be its brightest. Or maybe you have an important speaking engagement. Whatever the reason, tooth... Read More


Flosses and water-picks

Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing germs that accumulates on teeth, including places where toothbrushes can’t reach. This can lead to gum disease. The... Read More


What is halitosis ..?

More than 90 million people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused... Read More