Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

Prevention is better than Cure. Oral Habits that help you fight! Studies have shown that bad oral hygiene habits can lead to major health problems, including mouth cancer. Oral cancer is a type of mouth cancer that is caused due to the growth of cancerous tissues in the oral cavity. It can occur in any […]

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White Fillings

White Fillings

Why should l consider white fillings? Many people have fillings of one type or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are both functional and natural looking. Many people don’t want to have silver fillings because that shows when they laugh or smile. Are white fillings expensive? Because many white fillings are classed as a cosmetic […]

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Caring for my teeth

Caring for my teeth

Why are my teeth so important? Our teeth vary in shape and size and its position in the mouth. These differences help the teeth to perform different jobs. The main function of teeth is 0chewing and aid digesting the food. They also help us to talk, and to pronounce different speeches clearly. Finally, teeth form […]

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Trismus

Trismus

What is the trismus? Trismus, also known as lockjaw, is the condition where your jaw movement will be restricted with pain in that area. The chewing muscles will become inflamed and infected, and this will lead to restriction of your jaw movement. Usually fully opening refers to opening beyond 35 millimeters wide, a little wider […]

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CROWNS OR IMPLANTS? CONFUSED? READ ON TO FIND OUT THE PROS AND CONS OF BOTH

CROWNS OR IMPLANTS? CONFUSED? READ ON TO FIND OUT THE PROS AND CONS OF BOTH

Crowns Or Implants? When people have missing teeth, there a number of solutions to this problem: Bridges or crowns Implants Dentures Lets see what are the pros and cons of bridges and implants. Implants essentially act as the new root of the tooth and are replaced without using the adjacent tooth. However, for other restorative […]

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CLEAR ALIGNERS OR REGULAR BRACES?

CLEAR ALIGNERS OR REGULAR BRACES?

Many people who had crooked teeth never dared to straighten them because they didn’t want to go through the conventional treatment of braces that was not only unaesthetic but also uncomfortable and sometimes painful. In 1998, clear aligners were developed, before which, the only line of treatment to straighten crooked teeth or to align protruding teeth was metal, […]

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LETS SOOTH A TEETHING BABY (continued..)

LETS SOOTH A TEETHING BABY (continued..)

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR BABY BE MORE COMFORTABLE DURING TEETHING? Use a clean finger (or cold teething ring) to gently rub your baby’s gum for about 2 minutes at a time. Many babies find this soothing, although they may protest at first. Provide safe objects for your baby to chew on, such as teething […]

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LETS SOOTH A TEETHING BABY (continued..)

LETS SOOTH A TEETHING BABY (continued..)

SYMPTOMS OF TEETHING Here is a list of symptoms to beware of teething babies: Soreness and swelling in the gums. Babies become fussier. Babies may bite on their fingers or toys to help relieve the pressure in their gums. They may also refuse to eat and drink because their mouths hurt. Drooling during teething happens […]

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LETS SOOTH A TEETHING BABY

LETS SOOTH A TEETHING BABY

Teething is a process in which your baby’s first set of teeth also known as milk teeth erupts in gums. This happens typically in pairs. Teething can start any time between 3 months to 12 months. It is also known as “cutting teeth”. But in reality, the teeth don’t cut through the gums, instead the […]

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BUSTING DENTAL MYTHS

BUSTING DENTAL MYTHS

It’s no myth that dental treatment scares the wits out of some people. In fact, it can be so dreaded that people choose to not visit a dentist all together.  Out of this fear, stress or anxiety there is so much built up, that its not surprising that people have made up several myths over […]

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