Tag: Bad Breath

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...

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Fluoride

Fluoride What is Natural Fluoride (F-)? (F-) occurs naturally in the world, found in rocks, water and the soil. In the ocean (F-) can be found at a concentration of around 1.0 ppm. (Which is around a standard level for most drinking water). Further, (F-) is found within our teeth the enamel as well in...

Dental Implant Considerations
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Dental Implant Considerations

Dental Implant Considerations Dental Implants can be highly predictive if properly planned. There are many issues that need to be considered within the full assessment of implant planning. Below are keys points that may lead to failure of an implant to integrate into bone. Aged Older Individuals (Elderly) -> Delayed Healing Medical conditions are potential...

Dentine Sensitivity
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Dentine Sensitivity

Dentine Sensitivity What is Dentine hypersensitivity? Dentine Sensitivity – is the sensation that occurs when the middle portion of the tooth is directly affected by a stimulus, such as cold air, acid, mechanical touch or heat. The middle portion of the tooth is called the dentine.  Further, this is the part of the tooth structure underneath...

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Importance of Saliva

  Importance of Saliva The assessment of saliva in the dental patient is an important modality in treatment planning. The importance of saliva cannot be underestimated, as this filtrate of serum which has a normal range of production of 0.5-1 L per day is important not only for teeth, but also protection from microbes, and...

Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia, That is a mouthful, What is that?  What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Is a sensory disorder that effects the fifth cranial nerve (The Trigeminal Nerve). This disorder is most commonly observed in middle aged to older individuals. The main characteristics of the condition is characterized by random attacks of very high pain, almost like...

Kids Teeth – Teething and First Check Up
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Kids Teeth – Teething and First Check Up

Kids Teeth – Teething and First Check Up Your newborn already has his/her teeth developing underneath their gums; however, they generally do not erupt until six months after birth. It is quite normal that before the teeth erupt the gums may become sore, in some cases causing some mild discomfort for the child. In some instances the gums...

Dental Emergency Enamel Dentin Pulp Fracture
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Dental Emergency Enamel Dentin Pulp Fracture

Dental Emergency Enamel Dentin Pulp Fracture A complicated fracture; a dental emergency, best describe the Enamel-Dentin-Pulp Fracture, which is a form of dental trauma. This type of dental trauma can be sustained for a blow or knock on a tooth. This form of trauma involves the enamel (outer part of the tooth), the dentin (the middle layer) as well...

Emergency Emergency Bad Breath!!
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Emergency Emergency Bad Breath!!

Bad breath or often referred to in the dental realm as halitosis. But what causes bad breath? How can you treat bad breath? Oral Hygiene Perhaps the biggest cause of dental mal-odor would be from a drop in oral hygiene. The main goal with oral hygiene is to brush all the surfaces of the teeth...