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Scaling & Polishing

January 10, 2011 | Posted in General Dentistry

Professional Teeth Cleaning includes teeth scaling and polishing. Regular teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) is recommended to remove tartar (mineralized plaque) and dental plaque from teeth, to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis. Tartar may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult for a patient to reach on his own at home. …

Paediatrics Dentistry

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Paedodontics (Kids Dentistry)

Children Dental Visit Your child’s first visit to a dental clinic should be a pleasant experience. Otherwise the scar of the first impression will last a lifetime. The right time to bring a child for a dental visit is before all the milk teeth have erupted – before the child has completed two years of …

Root Canal Treatment

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulpal tissues from the damaged tooth. The pulp can be infected or inflamed due to either deep caries or heavily restored tooth that involves the pulp. Symptoms experienced may range from occasional sensitivity to hot and cold foods, to constant throbbing or a dull ache, to pain …

Oral Surgery (Wisdom Teeth Removal)

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Oral Surgery

Third molars or commonly referred to as wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. In the mouth, there are four wisdom teeth, two in the upper arch and two in the lower. Wisdom teeth may not erupt or emerge from the gums until late teens or early twenties – if they …

Orthodontics (Invisalign)

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Orthodontics (Braces)

Invisalign braces are excellent for people who do not have severe problems. The “braces” consist of strong plastic transparent trays that are specially fabricated. They are indeed invisible. Invisalign will be an excellent choice if your bite is not severely off and your teeth are not severely crooked. The teeth will get straightened without anyone …

Orthodontics (Metal & Ceramic)

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Orthodontics (Braces)

Orthodontics is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (incorrect bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can correct dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. Metal & Ceramic Orthodontics is concerned with the study and treatment of …

Dental Implants

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Dental Implants

Dental implants can be described as today’s best alternative to natural teeth. They are effective natural looking replacements for missing teeth. They have indeed changed the lives of many people. A dental implant is a metallic object that is inserted into the jawbone to act like a natural tooth-root. It integrates with the jawbone to …

Crowns & Bridges

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Prosthodontics (Tooth Restoration)

A crown is an artificial cap that restores a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal shape and size. A crown is used to protect the structure of the tooth that is cracked or broken. It can also be used to change the shape of a tooth, to correct a cosmetic problem, or to strengthen …

Cosmetic Dentistry (Tooth-coloured fillings)

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Aesthetic Dentistry

Tooth-coloured fillings White fillings, also called composite or glass-ionomer fillings, are made from tooth-coloured materials that restore the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth. Because they blend well with tooth enamel, it is recommended if the teeth to be restored are near the front of the mouth. Other types of white fillings …

Cosmetic Dentistry (Teeth Whitening Treatment)

January 10, 2011 | Posted in Aesthetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening are also known as dental bleaching. Two major teeth whitening options are available today. In-Office Whitening Significant teeth colour change in a short period of time is the advantage of in-office whitening. This treatment involves using the hydrogen peroxide gel and ultraviolet light to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest time. Generally, …