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Dental Care for Children – Thumb Sucking 101

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Psycology behind it Kids do it. So do chimpanzees and other primates. Many times it starts in the womb. It comforts, soothes and calms the child and provides an overall pleasurable sensation. When the habit is developed, a favorite finger … Continue reading

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Root Resorption associated with Orthodontics

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The last type of resorption that we’ll discuss is that which occurs during orthodontic tooth movement. Root resorption or ‘shortening of the roots’ occurs in nearly all cases of orthodontics, but is so insignificant that it may not be possible … Continue reading

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External and Internal Tooth Resorption

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In the last blog we touched upon a pathological dental process known as resorption. As discussed, resorption is a process in which tooth structure is ‘eaten away’ due to the body’s response when the tooth is subjected to trauma, an infection … Continue reading

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Tooth Resorption

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Tooth resorption is a pathological dental condition in which the cells of the body attack and actually ‘eat away’ or dissolve tooth structure. It is a painless process. There are two types of resorption which can affect both the crown … Continue reading

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Acid Erosion and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part Four

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Our last blog on the subject of ‘Acid Erosion and its Effects on the Oral Cavity’ was posted on November 22nd, 2016. It may be helpful to reread this blog as this next one is a continuation. In this blog, … Continue reading

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“Another year’s over…A new one’s just begun”

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What does the start of a New Year mean to you? Resolutions or should I say more resolutions? And what may they be? Exercising? Losing weight? Eating well? Stop smoking? Meditation? New hobbies? Play more, read more? Be more grateful? … Continue reading

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PH of the Mouth – Part Two

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Let’s take a closer look at the bacteria within plaque It may be beneficial to re-read the last blog before reading this one. Plaque is made up of bacteria that are acid and non-acid producers…also known as non-healthy and healthy … Continue reading

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Ph of the Mouth – Part One

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In the past few blogs we discussed acid reflux and its effects on the oral cavity. It is important to touch on the topic of ‘ph of the mouth’ as this is a factor which may contribute to the erosion … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part Three

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It’s not only stomach acids that can be damaging to your teeth… In this blog we will look at how one’s diet, salivary flow and exercise can affect their teeth as well. Diet Consider the following: Acidic drinks i.e. citric … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part Two

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Welcome to part two of the series. Let’s begin by looking at the intra-oral effects of stomach acids entering the oral cavity: -Sour taste upon wakening. -Dysphagia (difficulty, discomfort or pain upon swallowing). -Increased salivation. -Sensitive teeth. -Mouth pain/irritation (raw … Continue reading

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