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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...

What is Tooth Enamel?
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What is Tooth 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 they may be...

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...

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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...