Dental X-Rays

Posted on July 15, 2013

In today's dentistry, X-rays are very important to help the dentist diagnose and treatment dental problems. It enables us to see what is hidden from our naked eye. For example hidden tooth decay and hidden structures like wisdom teeth. Without the help from X-rays we will be working blind. So some schools recommend X-rays every 6 months to 1 year to scan for potential problems.   In general radiations from dental X-rays are considered ...

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Posted on July 15, 2013

Many women are cautions about visiting the dentist when they are pregnant. Of course it is natural to be worried for your baby, especially when old wife’s tales are still pretty much alive in our society.   But some studies have shown that oral health is related to adverse pregnancy outcomes. The most documented is the relationship between severe gum disease and preterm/low birth weight babies, which is a significant ...

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Tooth Whitening

Posted on July 15, 2013

The natural colour of our teeth varies as we are all unique individuals. Most people have teeth that are slightly yellow in colour, but in today’s society we see whiter teeth as more beautiful. Our teeth also do become more yellow or darker shade as we age. A root canal treated teeth or teeth with dead nerve will appear darker.   Bleaching, or whitening as it is commonly known as, is the process of chemically bleaching the ...

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Dental Injury

Posted on July 15, 2013

There can be many causes of injury to the teeth. The most common are falls due to various reasons. Fortunately, we are program to break the fall with our limbs to protect our face.   There are many outcomes of injury to the teeth due to the severity of the trauma. I will give an overview of the steps to be taken after injury to the teeth/mouth.   1. Do not panic. Remove any dirt or debris from the injured area. If there ...

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Root Canal Treatment

Posted on July 15, 2013

All teeth have root canals embedded in the tooth which contains blood vessels and nerves that supply the tooth. When the tissue in the root canal gets infected/inflamed you will experience what we usually call toothache. Sometimes it can also present as a swelling on the gums. It can be caused by large decay, trauma to the tooth, severe gum disease. But unfortunately not all teeth that have problem with the root canal will have pain so an X-Ray ...

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