April 26, 2016
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HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, which is our body’s defence against illness. The virus is passed from one person to the next through blood-to-blood contact and sexual contact. It can also be passed from
A deep cleaning is a procedure done by your dentist or hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. It is very different from a regular cleaning. Your regular dental cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth above the gum line (supragingival), while a deep cleaning will cleanse the areas beneath the gum line (subgingival).
A dental crown (cap) is a fixed device/restoration that fully covers the portion of the tooth that is visible in the mouth.
World Oral Health Day is recognised every year on March 20. It was launched in 2013 by the FDI World Dental Federation to help raise awareness of the importance of having good oral health and to highlight the significance a healthy mouth has on the entire body. World Oral Health day is promoted locally by national dental associations in over 140 countries worldwide.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long initiative brings together dental professionals, health care providers and many others in the effort to promote the benefits of good oral health in children.
Preventative dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It involves oral care education, treatment and the practice of maintaining a healthy mouth.
One of the most common health problems children, teens and adults suffer from is cavities (dental caries). A cavity develops when your tooth begins to decay.
Make 2017 the year to improve your dental health!
The Christmas season is finally upon us! It’s a time we celebrate the birth of Christ. A time of decorating trees, putting up lights and sharing the Christmas spirit with others.
The adult dentition of a human being consists of 32 teeth. The third molars - or ‘wisdom teeth’ - are the last set of teeth to erupt in the mouth.
Whenever thinking about oral health most of us remember the basics – brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day.
Children need healthy teeth in order to chew food and speak clearly. Despite what many may think, primary teeth are just as essential as their permanent successors. It is important to teach your child good oral hygiene habits from young so they will take these practices into adolescence and adulthood.
In order to have healthy teeth, more than brushing twice daily and flossing once daily is required. For complete oral care, it is important to visit your dentist every six months for a check-up and professional cleaning.
It’s that time of year again, where parents are making a list of items their children will need to go back to school. Books, pens, pencils, school uniforms and shoes are just some items on the back-to-school list, but one item often forgotten is a dental check-up.
Many people have various reasons why they do not visit their dentist regularly.
HAVE YOU ever woken up in the morning with headaches, a painful jaw or a chipped tooth? If so, you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep at night.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. It is five times more common than asthma and 20 times more common than diabetes. If left untreated, it can destroy your child’s teeth, disrupt your child’s growth and development, and have a long-lasting effect on your child’s overall general health.
As women, we know that we have very specific health needs. We know in order to stay healthy, diet, exercise, brushing and flossing our teeth intermingled with regular visits to our doctor and dentist are extremely important. Further, at certain times in our lives we have to take better care of ourselves.
Do you have missing teeth? Does this make it difficult for you to chew food? Are you embarrassed to smile because people will see the spaces?