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Your myths about tooth whitening.jpgsmile is the first thing people notice about you and you want it to shine bright. Having discoloured teeth can make you feel self-conscious showing the world the beautiful smile you have.

Don’t let your teeth hold you back, there are many different things that can be done to give you a bright smile. To help you feel more comfortable in your decision to have your teeth whitened here are a few myths about teeth whitening: Continue reading

Pericoronitis – inflammation characterized by edema, hyperemia (redness) may be a suppuration hood wisdom tooth.

Hood in the wisdom tooth and its complications.jpg

Pericoronitis can develop when wisdom teeth only partially erupt (break through the gum). This allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection. In cases of pericoronitis, food or plaque (a bacteria on teeth after eating) may get caught underneath a flap of gum around the tooth. If it remains there, it can irritate the gum and lead to pericoronitis. If the pericoronitis is severe, the swelling and infection may extend beyond the jaw to the cheeks and neck. Continue reading

HyperesthesiaHyperesthesia – increased sensitivity of the dental tissues to the action of mechanical, chemical and thermal stimuli. Most often this phenomenon is observed in the pathology of tooth tissue of non-carious origin, as well as decay and periodontal disease.

Reasons of Hyperesthesia

Healthy teeth do not hurt and are not sensitive to external stimuli. To feel they begin only when damaged. Continue reading

dental flossHave You Been Flossing?

Flossing and good oral health go hand in hand. While brushing is important, unfortunately, a toothbrush just can’t get in between the teeth to properly clean those hard to reach areas. While this is common knowledge you would be surprised the excuses people make for not flossing. Our hygienists have heard everything from “it hurts” to “my teeth are toot tight to floss” to “my dog ate my floss!” The truth is with the proper floss you will be able to dramatically improve your dental health and effectively reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease! Continue reading