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Thumb Sucking Long Term Effects

A close-up of a baby thumb-sucking.

The long term effects of thumb sucking

As parents we tend to have millions of concerns when it comes to our kids. Thumb sucking is a normal and soothing habit for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some other tend to still hold on to this habit quite longer. Parents sometimes wonder if will continue or when is the appropriate time to seek for help. […]

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Treat Cavities Using SMART

As a family dentistry, we handle many cavity treatments in a year. Our most recommended method? The SMART treatment. A minimally-invasive technique in which silver diamine fluoride is applied to the tooth to remineralize the cavity at hand, the tooth is then restored two-to-four weeks later with a natural-looking glass ionomer filling.  Today, we’re listing […]

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Dental Sealants

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. […]

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Back-to-School Checkup

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. […]

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