Info-graphics: The Straight Teeth

A smile is usually the first thing you notice about someone. And while many decide to get braces to improve their smile, there are many more benefits to having straight teeth then just perfect pictures. From healthier teeth to healthier gums, this infographic shows just some of the many benefits to fixing your teeth with…

Fake Braces: The New Status Symbol for Asian Teenagers

We know how teens in the West can’t wait until the day their dentists finally remove their dental braces. Now according to recent news, adolescents from Southeast Asia are reported to sport fake braces as a symbol of status, wealth and style. Officials have warned that the metal wires on fake braces may contain lead,…

Causes of Dental Erosion

The acidity of food/fluids: tooth enamel is composed of minerals, such as calcium and phosphate. Both enamel and dentine are weakened and dissolved by acid (pH less than 5.5). The enamel layer in primary teeth (the first set of teeth in children) is thinner making them particularly vulnerable. In commercially available sports drinks, the pH…

[Video]: How a wisdom tooth is removed

Teeth consist of two main parts, the crown and the root. The root is formed in a way that it can exist beneath the gum tissue, long term. The crown, however, is covered by enamel and formed in a manner that should protrude through the gum for predictable health in the mouth. Having the enamel…

Tooth Decay – Young Children

Every child is at risk of tooth decay. The enamel (hard outer layer of teeth) is much thinner and softer on baby teeth, making them at greater risk of decay. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable. Causes of tooth decay in young children Bacteria (Mutans streptococci) in the mouth feed on…

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth. It is important to remember that cleaning your teeth regularly and enjoying a wide variety of nutritious foods can help to prevent tooth decay and avoid the need for fillings. Dental check-ups can help to make sure any problems are found and treated early….

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is the most common condition affecting teeth. It can cause pain, discomfort and affect eating, speaking and sleeping. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable.