Dental professionals are no stranger to tooth decay. Dental sealants been saving teeth since 1960s. According to a study done by the CDC, 1 out of every 5 children aged 5-11 and 1 of 7 adolescents aged 12-19 have dental decay. However not only children suffer from tooth decay. A study done by the Canadian Dental Association there was a 35% untreated decay on permanent teeth. Dentistry is about prevention, however without utilising this component than these resources are null and void. Dental sealants is one of these prevention components.
Dentition is covered by a thin layer of bacteria-packed biofilm called plaque. This plaque binds with acids upon eating and drinking and attack the tooth surface. By brushing and flossing helps eliminate plaque but due to the anatomy of the molars, which are the teeth at the back consist of deep pit and fissures on the occlusal surfaces which are hard to thoroughly be cleaned. This is where sealants come to place. […]
Millions of children has started a new school year. Most of the routine physical examination and visions tests have been done prior to new school year to help ensure that students are in good health before school begins. A dental examination is also as important as booster shots and should be part of back-to-school preparations. If you haven’t completed an examination it is recommended to schedule an appointment with your dentist for a regular dental checkup. Many parents and caregivers don’t realize that serious tooth decay is an infectious disease for which there is no immunization.
More than one-half of all children aged 5 to 9 years have at least one cavity of filling. A painful tooth or chronic dental problem can lead to difficulty in eating, speaking and concentrating. Regular Dental checkups and preventive dental care, such as cleanings and fluoride treatment, provide children with ” smile” insurance. When examinations uncover issues can be treated in early stages when the consern is minimal and restorations can be small, but when the issue is missed of ignored than it can cause more damage and restorations can become bigger. Any preventive care helps treat painful conditions that can save money. […]
The most important part of dental care is to brush and floss your teeth regularly (at least twice a day, better yet after every meal or snack) based on the advice of your dentist. This will help prevent acid attack to your teeth and help avoid plaque formation. […]
Dentinal hypersensitivity or tooth sensitivity occurs when there is a loss of enamel exposing the dentin ( inside layer), exposing the nerve endings to hot, cold, acidic or sticky foods or either through loss of the enamel layer or recession of the gums. […]
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plummer lips and reduce the signs of wrinkles around the lips. Dermal fillers are the most common method of augmentation.
Some people have naturally smaller or thin lips which want to create a fuller presence. Some might be noticing that their lips over time are thinner or she likes that are more noticeable around the lip area. As well, some might want to create a more distinct presence regardless of the lip size. Whatever your needs or thoughts regarding your lips we may be able to help. […]
At Maplebrook Dental we recommend a checkup appointment to have your teeth examined and cleaned. We can also remove any plaque that has built up, treat cavities and help to revive your oral health. We offer a professional in-office Zoom laser Whitening system which you can see dramatic results in one single appointment, or a custom whitening tray to take home. […]
What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis — an inflammation of the gums — is the initial stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. The direct cause of gingivitis is plaque – the soft, sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms constantly on the teeth and gums. […]
Do you notice clicking or popping when you open your mouth? Is it difficult or painful to open your mouth? Does your jaw occasionally lock, so it is stuck open or closed? If so, you should see your dentist for a consultation and examination. […]
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