A dental implant is a fixture which mimics the way how the natural teeth works. One of the main differences between Dental Implants and Natural teeth are that Dental implants are artificial. They are made out of titanium or zirconia which is suitable for our jaw bone to grow around the implant fixture to allow…

What is Tartar (Dental calculus)? To make it simple, tartar is made up of hardened dental plaque. Plaque is a biofilm composed of several different kinds of bacteria and their products that develop over the enamel on a layer known as pellicle. The process of plaque formation takes several days to weeks and will cause…

Smoking and Your Teeth Everyone knows smoking can affect your mouth in a variety of ways, and result in a range of aesthetic, social, and health problems. And in common knowledge smoking can lead to emphysema and lung cancer problems. Most people who use tobacco are aware of these risks. There are also side effects…

WHAT IS COMPONEER?? Nowadays there are many ways to make your teeth look nice not only straighten the alignment of the teeth but also can change the colour. Componeers or prefabricated veneer is a thin shell made of composite in a factory which will covering the surface of your teeth.  This type is a simple…

Mouthwash is an antibacterial agent. It can be used in adjunct to toothbrushing and flossing. Toothbrushing is effective against plaque, adding mouthwash to the mix can be more effective in reducing the amount of bacteria in the mouth, making you less susceptible to having oral health concerns such as gingivitis or cavities. According to a…

What is dental plaque and how can I get rid of it? Have you ever noticed that after a dental cleaning your teeth look sparkly and white, but over time you notice they become more yellow with yellowish deposits between your teeth and at the gum line? That yellowish color comes from plaque, a filmy…

Mental and oral health are interrelated. Patients with mental health problems often demonstrate the inability to take care of their physical health including oral health, or often struggle to regularly maintaining it. This in turn affects their self-esteem and self-appreciation, affecting their overall health. Patients with critical mental illnesses are at higher risk of oral…

How to Stop Grinding Teeth What is Grinding Teeth (Bruxism) Grinding teeth or the specific name is Bruxism (BRUK-siz-um) is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have griding teeth (bruxism), you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep…

There is a saying that “Smile is the best accessories that everyone can wear”, but how can we achieve that best smile for everyone if we happened to have unpleasant teeth not because of our teeth are crooked, or not aligned but because some of our teeth are flattened. What is the cause of having…

WHAT CAUSES TEETH SENSITIVITY – Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. It can cause sharp temporary pain to certain stimuli, such as hot and cold. When the protective enamel layer is worn out, tubules in the underlying layer of teeth (dentin) emit signals to the pulp which…

Being pregnant comes with many responsibilities and the way you care for your teeth is no exception. Although many women make it nine months with no dental discomfort, pregnancy can make some conditions worse or create new ones. For most women, routine dental visits are safe during pregnancy, but let your dental office know what month you…

When it comes to chewing gum, it’s the type of gum you chew that makes a difference in whether it’s helpful or harmful to your teeth. While chewing gum containing sugar may actually increase your chances of developing a cavity, you might think that, like most candy, chewing gum can only do damage to your…

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