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Dental Stains
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Dental Stains

Dental stains is a very common issue that happens to everyone. There have been many home remedies tried over the millennium; previously Egyptians had used ground pumice and vinegar. Which they were on to something in a way. The pumice would be advantageous to remove superficial stain(s); however in some cases if the pumice is...

Dental Special Tests & Investigations Blog
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Dental Special Tests & Investigations Blog

There are many dental special tests that the team at Skygate Dental are able to go through to evaluate your medical and dental health. The general principle with any dental investigation or special tests is to firstly go through a thorough history and discussion. This is to aid in isolating the cause of the dental...

Dental Orthodontics Retainers (Fixed & Removable)
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Dental Orthodontics Retainers (Fixed & Removable)

Generally when the course of braces is finished some form of retention is necessary to help maintain an optimal result. If for example you did nothing and just left the teeth it would be very unlikely that they will revert back to their original position straight away; however, over the course of time it is...

Skygate Dental’s Guide to Flossing Your Teeth
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Skygate Dental’s Guide to Flossing Your Teeth

Flossing at least once a day is important to maintain optimal oral health. Many people find it difficult to floss and thus will forgo the experience. Skygate Dental has compiled a few tips and step by step guide to flossing your teeth to help achieve ideal oral hygiene ????. Dentist Tips From Skygate Dental for...

Comprehensive Guide to Flying & Dental Conditions
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Comprehensive Guide to Flying & Dental Conditions

  Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Flying & Dental Conditions December 2017 By: Skygate Dental There are several issues flyers may come across with regards to their teeth. A toothache from flying is known as Barodontalgia (click here to read more about how air pressure can affect teeth). However this is usually a risk for those...

What is Tooth Enamel?
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What is Tooth Enamel?

What is an Enamel? The basic structural unit of enamel is the enamel prism/rod. The prism usually consist of several million hydroxyapatite crystallites packed into a long thin rod 4-6 um in diameter and up to 2.5 mm in length. The typical distance between x-striations is about 4-5 um; however, in the middle portion of enamel...

Skygate Dental Halloween Blooog
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Skygate Dental Halloween Blooog

Halloween is around the corner! Boo! Sugary treats are a given during any great trick or treat Halloween adventure, for kids of all ages at this time. So what can be done to minimize any potential trouble and protect your teeth? The Detail is in the Time Generally snacking candies, and in particular sugary foods,...

Saliva To Diagnose and Screen For Systemic Diseases
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Saliva To Diagnose and Screen For Systemic Diseases

Saliva Introduction: Saliva plays an important role in the day-to-day functions of bodily systems; from helping fight bacteria all the way too aiding in digestion. Saliva is able to do these vast functions because it is composed of may different components; from antimicrobial agents like lysozyme all the way to glycoproteins useful in breaking down...

Root Canal Medicaments
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Root Canal Medicaments

Root Canal Medicaments Intra-canal medicament – Intra-canal medicaments have a long history of use as interim appointment dressings. They have been employed for the following three purposes. Reduce inter-appointment pain Decrease bacterial count and prevent re-growth Render the canal contents inert Types of Root Canal Medicaments Phenols + Aldehydes -> more of historical importance / studies show that...

Missing Tooth
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Missing Tooth

Teeth can be lost for many reasons; ultimately there are a number of options for replacement with each set of options being unique for each individual. In some circumstances leaving the missing tooth space as is, may be a perfectly sound option; however, there are a few things to consider long term if the space...