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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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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Severely Decayed Teeth

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The consequences of tooth decay can be quite serious depending on how severe the decay is. Re Cap In a previous blog, “Dental anatomy 101,” posted on August 5th, 2016, we looked at the anatomy of the tooth i.e. the … Continue reading

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Water Floss or String Floss?

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Did you know that there are two ways of flossing? One is with string and the other with water. We discussed flossing with string in a previous blog, “Proper Oral Hygiene Techniques – Part 1,” posted on February 19th, 2012. … Continue reading

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Can You See What I See You? A Case Study

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This will be our last in the series of blogs devoted to different dental entities that can be seen on a panorex x-ray film. Let’s start from the upper left area of the mouth (the patient’s right) and go clockwise. … Continue reading

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Can You See what I See? A Case Study

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In this blog, we will continue our educational series of what entities can be seen on a dental x ray…in this case, a panorex. The image above shows a full complement of 28 teeth. What we’re going to focus on … Continue reading

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