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Crown Build-Up Procedure Explained

A crown, commonly referred to as a cap, is a permanent form of restoration that reinforces the strength of a tooth.  Indications for the placement of a crown include root treated or severely fractured teeth. This procedure may be done for cosmetic purposes as well. Either 1 or 2 visits may be required for the

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What is Bruxism? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep

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What to Expect During a Root Canal

A root canal is a form of treatment that is used to preserve a tooth that has become infected due to a deep fracture within the tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment on the specific tooth or trauma. The procedure involves removing the pulp, as well as the nerve tissue within the canals of

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How to tell if your teeth and gums are healthy

The oral cavity is the gateway to the body and can tell a lot about your body’s overall health. It is not always obvious that your teeth and gums are not healthy, below are some signs and symptoms to look out for. Absence of pain, sensitivity or discomfort during functio Brushing, flossing and chewing should

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The Low-Down on Restorative Dentistry

Although restorative dentistry can help you reclaim your smile, it is not quite the same as cosmetic dentistry. Restorative procedures are designed to restore the smile. As the name implies, it is about rectifying certain issues or using existing dental structure rather than changing your smile. There are a number of procedures done that can

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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Teeth

With so many products on the market, how do you even begin to go about choosing the best toothpaste? At any given supermarket or pharmacy, you will find rows upon rows of dental products, each offering huge promises of being the best. There are the whitening and brightening toothpastes, promising a glowing smile. There are

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Questions to Ask Your Dental Hygienist

In addition to keeping your teeth and gums in optimal health, your dental hygienist also has a wealth of knowledge and advice to share. If you have been having any doubts about any health issues or you have been wanting to speak to someone about which products to use, it can be very useful to

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10 Habits That Damage Your Teeth

Are you causing tooth damage without even realising? Every single day, there are many small habits that you may make without knowing how much damage they potentially cause to your teeth. From brushing too hard all the way to chewing on pencils or using your teeth to open packages, these habits may not seem too

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7 Things That Turn Your Teeth Brown

Every day, the things you eat and drink can all cause tooth discolouration. It’s not just food and drinks that cause teeth to go brown, either. In some cases, dark spots can occur from underlying issues such as tooth decay, dead roots or a build-up of tartar. In other cases, certain medications, bad habits such

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How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

Whether you are wondering whether dental x-rays are safe for your child or yourself, we’re here to answer some of the most common questions about x-rays to give you some peace of mind. The first thing that you should know is that this type of x-ray is a commonly done procedure that is considered safe

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